Rush CF Program Directors
Girish D. Sharma, MD
Director, Section of Pediatric Pulmonology and Cystic FiCenter and associate professor of pediatrics
Sharma trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, both of which are leaders in the treatment of cystic fibrosis.
Salman R. Khan, MD
Associate director, Cystic Fibrosis Center; director, Pediatric Sleep Lab; associate professor of pediatrics
Khan completed his medical school training in Karachi, Pakistan, and did a pediatric pulmonary/sleep fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.
Robert A. Balk, MD
Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center; director, Section of Pulmonary Medicine; professor of medicine
Balk attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City and the University of Arkansas, becoming board certified in pulmonary and critical care.
David P. Gurka, MD, PhD
Associate director, Adult Cystic Center; director, Section of Critical Care Medicine; associate professor of medicine
Gurka attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals.
Rush CF Clinical Team
Kathryn Killeen, RN, CNS, Adult clinical nurse specialist
Jenifer Burke, RN, MSN, CPNP, pediatric nurse practitioner
Suzanne Cortez, RN, BSN, CF/pulmonary nurse
Sarah Peterson, MS, RD, CNSC, LDN, dietitian
Lori Yoder, LCSW, social worker
Michael Cooper, CRT, coordinator, Pediatric Pulmonary Function Lab
Susan Hauptman, RRT, respiratory therapist
Julie Gowin, RRT, respiratory therapist
Ellen Moran, RRT, coordinator, Adult Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Paul Wong, MD, genetic director
Kisha Johnson, genetics counselor
Paul Jones, MD, otolaryngology
Gourang Patel, PharmD, adult clinical pharmacist
Beth Shields, PharmD, pediatric clinical pharmacist
Anne Koehler and Rosa Figueroa, administrative assistants