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Departmental Leadership at Rush


Chairperson: Kenneth J. Tuman, MD
Vice Chairperson: Steve D. Barnes, MD

  • Sections:
    • Ambulatory Anesthesia - Shyamala K. Badrinath, MD
    • Anesthesia Research - Robert McCarthy, PharmD
    • Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery - Christopher J. O'Connor, MD
    • Clinical Anesthesia Director - Christopher J. O'Connor, MD
    • Clinical Anesthesia Associate Director - Brian Birmingham, MD
    • Critical Care - Sarah Cocoma, MD
    • Liver Transplant - Brian Birmingham, MD
    • Neuroanesthesia - Mary K. Sturaitis, MD
    • Obstetric Anesthesia - Patricia M. Perry, MD
    • Orthopedics - Asokumar Buvanendran, MD
    • PACU (Medical Director) - Brian Birmingham, MD
    • Pain Medicine - Timothy R. Lubenow, MD
    • Pediatrics - Steve D. Barnes, MD
    • Preop Clinic - David M. Rothenberg, MD
    • Regional - Adrienne J. Wells, MD

Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery

Chairperson: Michael J. Liptay, MD

  • Sections:
    • Adult Cardiac - Antone Tatooles, MD
    • Thoracic Surgery - Michael J. Liptay, MD
    • Vascular Surgery - Alexandre d'Audiffret, MD
    • Pediatric/Congenital Heart Surgery - Joseph M. Forbess, MD, MBA

Cell & Molecular Medicine

Chairperson: D. Rick Sumner, PhD
Director, Human Anatomy Core Lab: James M. Williams, PhD
Director, Section of Anatomy Education: Adam Wilson, PhD

Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

Chairperson: Sharon E. Byrd, MD
Vice Chairperson: John R. Meyer, DO
Executive Vice Chairperson: Miral Jhaveri, MD

I. Division of Neuroimaging Radiology
Division Head: Miral Jhaveri, MD

II. Division of Body Imaging
Co-Division Heads: John R. Meyer, DO & Gregory M. White, MD

  • Section of Computed Tomography - Gregory M. White, MD
  • Section of Genitourinary Radiology - Stephanie Shors, MD
  • Section of Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Gregory M. White, MD & Stephanie Shors, MD
  • Section of Musculoskeletal Radiology -
  • Section of Thoracic Imaging - Palmi Shah, MD
  • Section of Ultrasound - Meri Chen, MD

III. Division of Interventional Radiology
Division Head: Bulent Arslan, MD

  • Section of Vascular Interventional Radiology - Ulku Turba, MD
  • Section of Interventional Oncology - Bulent Arslan, MD

IV. Division of Nuclear Medicine
Co-Division Heads: Jagadeesh Singh, MD & Sumeet Virmani, MD

V. Division of General Radiology
Division Head: James Cameron, MD

  • Section of Gastrointestinal Radiology - James Cameron, MD
  • Section of Pediatric Radiology - James Cameron, MD

VI. Division of Breast Imaging
Division Chair: Lisa Stempel, MD

  • Section of Breast MRI - Gene R. Solmos, MD

VII. Division of Medical Physics/Biomedical Engineering/Research
Division Head:

  • Section of Research - Mark Supanich, PhD
  • Section of Nuclear Medicine physicist - Rameshwar Prasad, PhD
  • Section of Magnetic Resonance co-physicists - Jei Deng, PhD & Robert Dawe, PhD
  • Section of Computed Tomography physicist - Mark Supanich, PhD
  • Section of Diagnostic Radiology physicist - Hua Ai, PhD

VIII. Division of Medical Informatics
Division Head: Miral Jhaveri, MD

Emergency Medicine

Chairperson: Dino P. Rumoro, DO
Academic Vice Chairperson: Jeffrey Schaider, MD

  • Sections:
    • International Emergency Medicine - Sobia Ansari, MD, MPH 

Family Medicine

Chairperson: Steven K. Rothschild, MD

Internal Medicine

Chairperson: Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD
Vice Chairperson, Education: Scott Hasler, MD
Vice Chairperson, Research: Vineet Gupta, PhD
Vice Chairperson, Quality and Patient Safety: Monnie Wasse, MD, MPH
Department Liaison for Stroger Hospital: Suja Mathews, MD
Director of Academic Affairs: Alan Harris, MD
Director of Residency Program: Scott Hasler, MD

  • Division of Cardiology - Kim A. Williams, Sr., MD
    • Section of Electrophysiology - Richard Trohman, MD
    • Section of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant - William Cotts, MD
    • Section of Invasive Cardiology - Clifford Kavinsky, MD, PhD
    • Section of Noninvasive Cardiology - Anupama Rao, MD
  • Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition - Ali Keshavarzian, MD
    • Section of Gastroenterology - Mark T. DeMeo, MD
    • Section of Hepatology - Nancy Reau, MD
    • Section of Endoscopy - John Losurdo, MD 
    • Section of Nutrition Research -
  • Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism - Brian Kim, MD
  • Division of General Internal Medicine - Daniel Dunham, MD, MPH
  • Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Medicine - Anthony J. Perry, MD
    • Section of Epidemiology Research - Dennis A. Evans, MD
    • Section of Palliative Medicine - Sean O'Mahony, MB, BCH, BAO, MS
  • Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy - Timothy Kuzel, MD
    • Section of Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant - Celalettin Ustun, MD
    • Section of Hematology - Parameswaran Venugopal, MD
    • Section of Oncology - Timothy Kuzel, MD
  • Division of Hospital Medicine - Suparna Dutta, MD, MPH
    • Section of Global Health - Stephanie Crane, MD
    • Section of Pharmacy Practice - Nora Flint, PharmD, BCPS
  • Division of Infectious Diseases - Gordon M. Trenholme, MD
  • Division of Nephrology and Nephrology Transplantation - Stephen M. Korbet, MD
    • Section of Clinical Nephrology - Jochen Reiser, MD
    • Section of Transplant Nephrology - Samuel N. Saltzberg, MD
  • Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Robert A. Balk, MD
    • Section of Critical Care Medicine - David P. Gurka, MD, PhD
    • Section of Pulmonary Medicine - Robert A. Balk, MD
    • Section of Sleep Medicine - James Herdegen, MD
  • Division of Rheumatology - Joel A. Block, MD 

Microbial Pathogens and Immunity

Chairperson: Lena Al-Harthi, PhD
Associate Chairperson: Mary C. Tobin, MD
University Consultants in Allergy/Immunology - Mary C. Tobin, MD

  • Sections:
    •  Allergy/Immunology - Mary C. Tobin, MD

Neurological Sciences

Acting Chairperson: Zoe Arvanitakis, MD, MS
Acting Clinical Vice Chairperson: James Conners, MD

  • Sections:
    • Cerebrovascular Disease - James J. Conners, MD
    • Clinical Neurophysiology & Epilepsy - Michael C. Smith, MD
    • Cognitive Neuroscience - Zoe Arvanitakis, MD, MS
    • Critical Care Neurology - Sayona John, MD
    • General Neurology - Andrew Dorsch, MD
    • Movement Disorders - Deborah A. Hall, MD, PhD
    • Multiple Sclerosis - Dusan Stefoski, MD
    • Neurobiology - Jeffrey H. Kordower, PhD
    • Neuromuscular Disease - Madhu Soni, MD
    • Pediatric Neurology - Charles Marcuccilli, MD
  • Other:
    • Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center - David A. Bennett, MD
    • Stroger Hospital of Cook County - Lakshmi Warrior, MD
    • Rush Neurobehavioral Center - Clark McKown, PhD


Chairperson and Medical Director: Richard W. Byrne, MD
Surgical Director, Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit: Lorenzo Muñoz, MD
Director, Endovascular Surgery: 
Vice Chairperson, Residency Program Director, Director of Spine Service: Vincent C. Traynelis, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Chairperson: Cynthia Brincat, MD, PhD
Vice Chairperson: Gary Loy, MD, MPH

  • Sections:
    • General Gynecology - Joseph M. Maurice, MD
    • General Obstetrics - Xavier F. Pombar, MD
    • Gynecologic Oncology - 
    • Family Planning - Sloane York, MD, MPH
    • Maternal-Fetal Medicine - Howard T. Strassner, MD
    • Reproductive Ambulatory Health Care - Carrie Smith, MD
    • Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility - Ewa Radwanska, MD, PhD
    • Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery - Soo Y. Kwon, MD


Chairperson: Kirk H. Packo, MD
Vice Chairperson: Jonathan Rubenstein, MD
Associate Chairperson for Education and Resident Program Director: Jack Cohen, MD
Associate Chairperson for Research: Matthew MacCumber, MD

  • Sections:
    • Comprehensive Ophthalmology - Richard J. Grostern, MD
    • Cornea and External Diseases - Richard F. Dennis, MD
    • Glaucoma - Steven V. Brown, MD
    • Neuro-ophthalmology - Thomas R. Mizen, MD
    • Ocular Oncology - Jack A. Cohen, MD
    • Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Adam J. Cohen, MD
    • Ophthalmic Pathology - Richard J. Grostern, MD
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Nancy Hamming, MD
    • Refractive Surgery - Jonathan B. Rubenstein, MD
    • Retina and Vitreous Disease - Kirk H. Packo, MD
    • Uveitis and Inflammatory Diseases - Pauline Merrill, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Chairperson: Joshua J. Jacobs, MD
Associate Chairperson for Academic Affairs: Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA
Associate Chairperson for Research: Markus A. Wimmer, PhD

  • Division of Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery: Craig J. Della Valle, MD
    • Section of Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery: Richard A. Berger, MD
    • Section of Quality and Outcomes: Scott M. Sporer, MD, MS
    • Section of Research: Craig J. Della Valle, MD
  • Division of Spine Surgery: Frank M. Phillips, MD
    • Section of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Frank M. Phillips, MD, and Kern Singh, MD (Co-Directors)
    • Section of Spinal Deformity: Christopher J. DeWald, MD
  • Division of Sports Medicine: Nikhil N. Verma, MD
    • Cartilage Restoration Center: Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA (Director) and Adam B. Yanke, MD, PhD (Assistant Director)
    • Primary Care Sports Medicine Program: Kathleen M. Weber, MD, MS
    • Section of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: Gregory P. Nicholson, MD
    • Section of Young Adult Hip Surgery: Shane J. Nho, MD, MS
    • Section of Clinical Research: Nikhil N. Verma, MD
  • Sections:
    • Biomaterials: Nadim J. Hallab, PhD
    • Biomechanics:  Hannah Lundberg, PhD (Acting Director)
    • Bone Biology: Rick Sumner, PhD
    • Foot and Ankle Surgery: George B. Holmes, Jr., MD
    • Hand and Elbow Surgery: Mark S. Cohen, MD
    • Molecular Medicine: Di Chen, MD, PhD
    • Orthopedic Oncology: Steven Gitelis, MD
    • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery: Monica Kogan, MD

Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Chairperson: Pete S. Batra, MD

  • Sections:
    • Dermatology - Vijaya Reddy, MD, MBA
    • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Nasal and Sinus Disorders - Peter Revenaugh, MD
    • Head and Neck Surgical Oncology - Kerstin Stenson, MD
    • Laryngology - Inna A. Husain, MD
    • Otology, Neurology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery - R. Mark Wiet, MD
    • Rhinology, Sinus Surgery and Endocscopic Skull Base Surgery - Pete S. Batra, MD
    • Sleep Surgery - Phillip LoSavio, MD


Chairperson: Vijaya Reddy, MD

  • Sections:
    • Anatomic Pathology - Paolo Gattuso, MD
    • Clinical Pathology - Robert P. DeCresce, MD


Chairperson: Jean M. Silvestri, MD
Executive Vice Chairperson: Valerie Kalinowski, MD

  • Sections:
    • Cardiology - Joshua Murphy, MD
    • Critical Care Medicine - Valerie Kalinowski, MD
    • Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics - Cesar Ochoa, MD, MPH
    • Endocrinology - Carla Minutti, MD
    • Gastroenterology/Nutrition - Randolph McConnie, MD
    • General Pediatrics - Kyran Quinlan, MD
    • Genetics - Carrie Jones, MD
    • Hematology/Oncology - Lisa Giordano, MD
    • Hospital Medicine - Laura Meltzer, MD
    • Infectious Diseases - Latania Logan, MD
    • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics - Surabhi Mehrotra, MD
    • Nephrology - Sara Jandeska, MD
    • Neonatology - Aloka Patel, MD
    • Neurology - Charles J. Marcuccilli, MD, PhD
    • Psychology - Michelle Greene, PhD
    • Pulmonology - Girish Sharma, MD
    • Sleep - Pallavi Patwari, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Interim Chairperson: Sheila Dugan, MD

Physiology & Biophysics

Chairperson: Michael Fill, PhD

  • Sections:
    • Cellular Signaling - Eduardo Rios, PhD

Preventive Medicine

Chairperson: Lynda H. Powell, PhD

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Interim Chairperson: Robert Shulman, MD
Residency Program Director: Cathleen M. Gould, MD


  • Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders - Mark Pollack, MD, and Sheila Dowd, PhD
  • Behavioral Sciences
    • Medical College Teaching - Jay Behel, PhD
    • Director of Training - Joyce Corsica, PhD
  • Bipolar Disorder - Joao V. Busnello, MD
  • Child Psychiatry - Louis J. Kraus, MD
  • Consultation-Liaison Service - Charles Hebert, MD
  • Day Hospital - Peter M. Fink, MD
  • Geriatrics - Sandra Swantek, MD
  • Inpatient Services - Michael S. Easton, MD
  • Outpatient Psychiatry - Alison Merrill Reminick, MD, and Michael S. Easton, MD
  • Psychiatry and the Law - James L. Cavanaugh, Jr., MD
  • Psychology Services
    • Neuropsychology - Christopher Grote, PhD
    • Outpatient Psychotherapy - Joyce Corsica, PhD
    • Psychosocial Oncology - Jay Behel, PhD
    • Rehabilitation & Geropsychology Services - Jay Behel, PhD
  • Psychotic Diorders - Jeffrey T. Rado, MD
  • Road Home Program, Center for Veterans and Their Families - Will Beiersdorf, executive director; Niranjan S. Karnik, MD, PhD, medical director; Alyson Zalta, PhD, research director
  • Sleep Disorders & Research Center - James K. Wyatt, PhD
    • Biological Rhythms - Helen Burgess, PhD
  • Treatment Research Center - John Zajecka, MD

Radiation Oncology

Chairperson: Brett Cox, MD

Clinical Services - Dian Wang, MD, PhD
Medical Physics -Julius Turian, PhD


Chairperson: Alfonso Torquati, MD, MSCI, FACS
Senior Vice Chairperson: Keith Millikan, MD
Vice Chair, Network Surgery: Theodore J. Saclarides, MD
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs: Anuja K. Antony, MD
Director for Quality and Clinical Effectiveness: Philip Omotosho, MD
Director of Clinical Practice/Operations: Jonathan Myers, MD
Residency Program Director: Edie Chan, MD
Clerkship Co-Director: Ami N. Shah, MD
Benjamin R. Veenstra, MD
Liaison to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County: Daniel J. Deziel, MD

  • Division of General Surgery - Keith Millikan, MD
    • Section of Acute Care Surgery - Samir K. Gupta, MD
  • Division of Surgical Oncology - Sam G. Pappas, MD
  • Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery - Philip Omotosho, MD
  • Division of Abdominal Transplantation - Martin Hertl, MD, PhD
  • Division of Pediatric Surgery - Srikumar B. Pillai, MD
  • Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Amir H. Dorafshar, MBChB, FACS, FAAP
  • Division of Urology - Edward E. Cherullo, MD