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Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Alumni

The Department of Ob/Gyn at LUMC has a proud tradition of educating residents who become leaders in all areas of Obstetrics & Gynecology.  A review of the program alumni demonstrates an equal distribution of residents entering fellowship programs, academic medicine as a faculty member or entering private practice.  The LUMC Ob/Gyn faculty have always strived to facilitate the career dreams of our trainees. Many alumni have become actively involved in residency education on a national level, have become residency directors, clerkship directors and ABOG Board examiners, which is a testament to the love of academics that the department faculty pass on to the trainees.  

Whether a current alumni or a decade or more out of residency, a deep appreciation for their training and the faculty who motivated them to become the best they could be is at the core of their memories of residency.  Following are a few recent examples of statements made by alumni regarding their residency training through an anonymous post-graduation survey:

  • I think our surgical training is actually better than most.  Our providers are so comfortable with laparoscopy and robotic surgery which allows them to teach residents at such a high level and allows us to be much more hands on tranlates into a great surgical experience.
  • Excellent hands on surgical training starting on day one!
  • Diverse clinical training with depth and breadth greater than most programs.
  • I think our exposure in the subspecialty clinics is a real strength in our program. 
  • Skills that I possess during training that are superior to my peers are minimally invasive gyn surgery, efficient clinical practice and planning a research project.

Following is a list of the alumni and their post-graduation positions.

Alumni Post Graduation Positions

Year Graduate
2018

Sarah Salamon, MD
General Private Practice, Northwestern University, Chicago

Raanan Alter, MD
Gynecology Oncology Fellowship, University of Chicago

Whitney Dunn, MD
General Private Practice, Northwestern University, Chicago

Kristen Turner, MD
General Academic Practice, University of South Florida, Tampa

2017

Dara Matthew, MD
Private Practice
Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Ga

Prerna Raj, MD
FPMRS Fellowship
Johns Hopkins University

Nicole Sonn, MD
Generalist
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Juliana Sung, MD
MFM Fellowship
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

Allison Tsambarlis, MD
Generalist at FQHC
Chicago, IL

2016

Lindsey Carlile, MD
Private Practice
North Shore, Chicago, IL

Denicia Dwarica, MD
FPMRS Fellowship
Oklahoma University

Michelle Wyszomirski, DO
Private Practice
Erie Family Health Center, Chicago, IL

2015

Lauren Hernandez, MD
Instructor
Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb

Kristen Jacobs, MD
FPMRS Fellowship
Browns University

Tonya "Nikki" Thomas, MD
FPMRS Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic

Leslie Waddell, MD, MS
Private Practice
Lawndale Christian Health Center, Chicago

2014

Garrett Fitzgerald, MD
MFM Fellowship
University of Maryland

Jill Gadzinski, MD
Gyne Onc Fellowship
Magee Women’s Hospital, Pittsburg

Gretchen Garbe, MD
Repo/Endo Fellowship
Case Western, Cleveland

Jordan Sheran, MD
Private Practice
Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago

2013

Benjamin Barenberg, MD
FPRMS Fellowship
University of Oklahoma

Vance Broach, MD
Gyne Onc Fellowship
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Lyndsey Day, MD
Private Practice
Davenport, Iowa

2012

Michael Awad, DO
Private Practice, 
Chicago, IL

Megan DeJong, MD
Private Practice
Palos Heights, IL

Maike Liebermann, MD
Instructor,
Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb

Colleen Rivard, MD
Gyne Onc Fellowship
University of Michigan

2011

Danielle Burkett, DO
Attending Physician
Texas Healthcare,
Fort Worth Texas

Joanna Horwitz, MD
Attending Physician
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL

Vanessa Kennedy, MD
Gyne Onc Fellowship, UCLA,
Sacramento

Darby Murphy, MD
Private Practice
Centegra Primary Care,
Crystal Lake, IL

2010

Charles Anderson, MD
Gyne Onc Fellowship
University of Colorado

Maryann Chimhanda, MD
Private Practice
St. Joseph Hospital
Kokomo, IN

Suzanne Galloway, MD
Instructor,
Northwestern University, Chicago

Jayme Sloan, MD
Private Practice
Boston, MA

2009

Maryam Guiahi, MD
Family Practice Fellowship,
Columbia University, NY

Stephanie Heraty, MD
Attending Physician
Illinois Masonic
Chicago, IL

Melinda Lukens, MD
Instructor,
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Megan Trester, MD
Private Practice
Waukesha, WI

2008

Mary Arlandson, DO
Instructor,
Cook County Stroeger Hospital, Chicago, IL

Andrea Howick, MD
Instructor,
University of North Dakota

Margaret Liotta, MD
Gyne Onc Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic

Abigail Litwiller, MD
Instructor
Indiana University

2007

Paul Gleixner, MD
Private Practice
Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Emily Kimble, MD
Private Practice
Dayton, OH

Katherine Matta, MD
Laproscopic Fellowship
Orlando, FL

Sujantha Roberts, MD
Private Practice
Princeton, Minnesota

2006

Shannon Laughlin, MD
Fellowship
National Institute of Health

Thythy Pham, MD
FPMRS Fellowship,
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Kristin Rooney, MD
FPMRS Fellowship
Rochester, NY

Mark Santillan, MD
MFM Fellowship
University of Iowa

2005

Wafic ElMasri, MD
Instructor,
Texas Tech University

Robert Scott Furr, MD
Laparoscopic Fellowship
Chattanooga, TN

Carrie Giordano, MD
Private Practice
Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Gwyneth Smith, MD
MFM Fellowship
University of Chicago

2004

Mark Collins, MD
Private Practice

Scott Graziano, MD
Instructor,
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Sungyun Won, MD
Private Practice
Chicago, IL

2003

Kristen Stone-Mulhern, MD
Private Practice
Arlington Heights, IL

Paula White-Prock, MD
Instructor,
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL