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Poonam Thaker MD

Poonam Thaker, MD
Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship
Sports Medicine Center Director
Associate Director Family Medicine Residency

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Poonam Thaker, MD, is board certified in Family Medicine and has her Certificate of Added Qualification in Primary Care Sports Medicine. She earned a bachelor's degree in Biology from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and her medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Ill.

She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Presence Resurrection Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident, and conducted her Sports Medicine Fellowship training at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. She has been the Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship and faculty of the Family Medicine Residency at Presence Resurrection Medical Center since 2009.

Dr. Thaker is currently the Head Team Physician for North Park University and Medical Director of their athletic training undergraduate program. She is also a Team Physician for Ridgewood High School, St. Patrick High School, Whitney Young Magnet High School, and Resurrection High School.

Dr. Thaker has been a volunteer physician for numerous area events, including the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, and the Tough Mudder. She was a volunteer physician in Kona, Hawaii at the 2005 Ironman World Championship Triathlon. She has served as Medical Director for the Men’s Health Chicago Urbanathlon, BikeMS Tour de Farms, CARA Ready to Run, and CARA Lakefront 10 miler.

Dr. Thaker is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Wilderness Medicine Society, and the American College of Sports Medicine. She has presented at the Annual Meeting American College of Sports Medicine and the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Health Association. She continues to conduct research in Sports Medicine and is involved with the community. When she is not taking care of athletes, she enjoys playing soccer, biking, and snowboarding.

Brian Donohue DO

Dr. Brian Donohue, D.O.
Associate Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency
Associate Director, Transitional Year Residency

Dr. Donohue is an alumni of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his Family Medicine Residency and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Presence Resurrection Medical Center.  Dr. Donohue is board certified in Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Primary Care Sports Medicine.

Dr. Donohue has presented at the American College of Sports Medicine’s national conference as well as multiple local conferences.  He currently provides medical coverage for collegiate and high school athletics, as well as large mass events such as the Chicago Marathon, Chicago Shamrock Shuffle and the Chicago Urbanathlon.   In addition, Dr. Donohue enjoys endurance and high altitude medicine.  His personal interests include running, biking and skiing.

 

Dr. Michael Ladewski

Dr. Michael Ladewski, D.O.
Associate Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency

Dr. Ladewski is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Presence Resurrection Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident in 2008.  He went on to complete the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Presence Resurrection Medicine Center in 2009.  He is board certified in Family Medicine and holds a certificate of added qualifications in Primary Care Sports Medicine.

Dr. Ladewski has covered various Chicagoland high school sporting events, athletic training rooms, and numerous local endurance events, including the Chicago Marathon.  He has contributed to 5 Minute Clinical Consult for Sports Medicine and has presented at the American College of Sports Medicine national conference and multiple local conferences.  Dr. Ladewski is a member of the Chicago Area Runners Association medical committee.  His personal interests include running, triathlon and playing sports with his young children.

 
Christopher Mahr MD

Christopher Mahr, MD
Sports Medicine

Dr. Mahr completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Illinois and then went on to do an arthroplasty and sports medicine fellowship in Australia. He is assisting in developing the orthopedic component of the fellowship and serves as one of our orthopedic preceptors here at Resurrection.

 

Brian McCall MD

Brian McCall, MD
Sports Medicine

Dr. McCall completed his orthopedic residency at Georgetown University and has recently completed a sports medicine fellowship under the direction of world-renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews in Alabama. He is assisting in developing the orthopedic component of the fellowship and serves as one of our orthopedic preceptors here at Resurrection.