Meet Our Class of 2018 Residents

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West Suburban Family Medicine Residency Program
Class of 2018

Class of 2018

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Kyle Bohan, DO, MPH

A.T. Still University of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona Campus

Areas of Interest:
Underserved medicine, community health, innovations in primary care and public health, social justice, health policy, and approaching patient care with a whole-person perspective.

Research Experience/Interest:
Community-based participatory research, social determinants of health, prevention of childhood obesity, child development, and physician workforce issues.

Awards/Recognition:
Omega Iota Beta for political action in Osteopathic Medicine. Maureen Mangotich Scholar for commitment to public health and leadership. National Health Service Corps Students to Service Scholar.

Leadership:
Student Osteopathic Medical Association National Board and Chapter National Liaison Officer; Student Government Association Community Campus Senator; Public Health Student Alliance Alumni Liaison.

Non-Medical Interests and Hobbies:
Hiking and outdoor activities, travel, exploring restaurants, and athletics-both playing and watching.

Why did you come to West Suburban? What do you like best?
West Suburban has a reputation for strong training with passionate residents and faculty. I was particularly interested in the opportunity to train in a high-quality community hospital with friendly and driven providers/staff, as well as the dedication to underserved medicine.

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Anastasia Crihfield, MD

University of Virginia School of Medicine 

Areas of Interest:
My interests in family medicine are constantly changing (and growing!) but at the moment my main interests include serving Latino communities and underserved medicine in general, obstetrics, adolescent medicine, LGBTQ health, and in-office procedures.

Research Experience/Interest:
I have done survey research on the perceptions of autism among Latino parents in Charlottesville, VA and on the nutrient intake of women of childbearing age in Limpopo, South Africa.

Awards/Recognition:
AOA, Gold Humanism Honor Society

Leadership:
Former FMIG leader at the University of Virginia

Non-Medical Interests and Hobbies:
I enjoy running, especially with my fiancé Chris, sometimes running half-marathons, ashtanga yoga, knitting, having indoor plants, listening to NPR, discovering IPAs that I enjoy, and exploring all the awesome neighborhoods in Chicago.

Why did you come to West Suburban? What do you like best?
I am thrilled to be a part of West Suburban for so many reasons: the community hospital with a focus on underserved medicine, the strong OB training including exposure to C-sections, increased ICU experience, the stellar reputation, and most of all meeting all of the wonderful residents, faculty and administrative staff at the interview day and feeling excited and energized afterwards; I knew this is where I wanted to be!

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Haley Combs, MD

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine 

Areas of Interest:
Global health, complementary medicine, urban underserved communities.

Leadership:
Student Advocate, Student Wellness Committee Student Representative.

Non-Medical Interests and Hobbies:
Piano, yoga, running, cooking, traveling.

Why did you come to West Suburban? What do you like best?
I liked the patient population, the flexibility of the program, and the positive reputation it has in the area. Most of all, I enjoyed everyone I met, from the faculty to the residents to the support staff. I wanted to be a part of the team.

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Hareesh Gadde, DO

Rowan University College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Areas of Interest:
Healthcare cost and marginalized communities/populations. Medical education, OMT, human movement, and perception of pain.

Leadership:
Medical School Curriculum Committee Member.

Non-Medical Interests and Hobbies:
Computing, spending time outdoors, Buddhism, and finding new hobbies.

Why did you come to West Suburban? What do you like best?
The prodigal son has returned home to Illinois after living and working in Wisconsin, Louisiana, and New Jersey over the last 8 years. I look forward to being trained in full spectrum primary care.

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Anna Jonas, DO, MHA

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Areas of Interest:
Integrative medicine, global health, chronic pain, osteopathic manipulation, underserved medicine, women’s health, acupuncture, health care administration.

Research Experience/Interests:
I did HIV vaccine research at University of Wisconsin-Madison while I was an undergraduate student. I am interested in doing future research on osteopathic manipulative techniques.

Leadership:
I was involved in student government during medical school and served as Class of 2015 2nd Vice President and then Student Government President the following year. I also served as president of the Global Underserved Medicine Club.

Non-Medial Interests and Hobbies:
Yoga, outdoors, music festivals, Badger sports, microbreweries, great wine, great food, sailing, traveling.

Why did you come to West Suburban? What do you like best?
I really connected with the residents on interview day and during my second look. I also loved the faculty and administration. The program is in a wonderful location right outside of Chicago and it serves a diverse population. I also chose the program for the rigorous training, and I feel like I will be adequately prepared for broad spectrum family medicine.

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Alex Neuman, DO

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University 

Areas of Interest:
Interdisciplinary teams, community health, nutrition, OMM, procedures.

Research Experience/Interest:
Sleep research

Awards/Recognition:
Gold Humanism Honor Society

Leadership:
Healthcare for All, Physicians for a National Health Program

Non-Medical Interests and Hobbies:
Biking, playing the piano, watching movies and TED Talks, and enjoying meals with family and friends.

Why did you come to West Suburban?  What do you like best?
I learned a lot during my sub-I at the beginning of fourth year and knew I would be comfortable and challenged at West Sub. I like best the outpatient clinics, rigorous training, and wonderful team of physicians and support staff. Finally, it is located in Oak Park, which my wife and I fell in love with after moving here two years ago.

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Anna Nguyen, DO

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Areas of Interest:
Urban underserved medicine, community health, global health, public health, sports medicine, OMM.

Research Experience/Interest:
Health disparities

Leadership:
Recipient of the TOUCH (Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community Health) Award.

Non-Medical Interests and Hobbies:
Notre Dame athletics, the beach, playing sports (especially volleyball), traveling, music, exploring different languages and cultures.

Why did you come to West Suburban? What do you like best?
I came to West Suburban for the opportunity to train in broad spectrum family medicine with an underserved diverse patient population in a great city! I was also drawn to the friendly people and opportunities in global health.

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Mia Recupito, MD

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine 

Areas of Interest:
Underserved medicine, women’s health, global health

Awards/Recognition:
National Health Service Corps Students to Service Program Participant

Non-Medical Interests and Hobbies:
Long-distance running/marathons & half marathons

Why did you come to West Suburban?  What do you like best?
Since I attended medical school in the area, I heard a lot of great things about West Suburban’s Family Medicine Program throughout my four years. I did a fourth year rotation in Maternal/Child Health at West Sub and absolutely loved the program, service, and the residents, fellows, and attendings I worked with there, and I had fun while still learning a lot. West Sub is also a great fit for my interests in underserved medicine, women’s health, and global health, and provides many opportunities for me to grow in these areas.

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Jacob Shaw, MD

University of Illinois College of Medicine 

Areas of Interest:
Global Health, Underserved Medicine

Awards/Recognition:
Volunteer at Student Run Free Clinic

Leadership:
Global Health Leadership Program; Urban Health Summer Pre-Matriculation Tutoring Program

Non-Medical Interests and Hobbies:
I enjoy playing guitar, listening to music and going to live shows.

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Errin Varnado, MD, MS

University of Illinois College of Medicine 

Areas of Interest:
Underserved medicine, women’s health, diabetic care

Leadership:
I was a teacher for the Chicago Public Schools before attending medical school.

Non-Medical Interests and Hobbies:
Scrapbooking, reading, traveling, spending time with my son.

Why did you come to West Suburban? What do you like best?
I like the location. I like that it serves the West Side of Chicago. I also like the Electives that are offered. The staff and residents also are very nice.