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Stephen Locher, M.D.

Title: Chairman, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Residency: Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Special Interests: Resident and Undergraduate education, Menopausal Medicine, Fetal Monitoring, Obstetrical Safety and Quality Improvement.

Brenda Darrell, M.D.

Title: Residency Program Director
Medical School: Rutgers Medical School (presently Robert Wood Johnson Medical School)
Residency: Nassau County Medical Center
Special Interests: Laparoscopic surgery, Resident training, Pediatric gynecology, Missed abortion/early pregnancy/loss clinic

Leah Delfinado, M.D.

Title: Associate Residency Program Director
Medical School: Southern Illinois University
Residency:
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Special Interests:
Patient Education, Family Planning, Resident Education

Francesca Popper, M.D.

Title: Director of Ambulatory Services
Medical School: Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Doctorate in Medicine
Residency: Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Special Interests:Resident and patient education, Gynecologic surgery, Family planning

Silvia Bicalho, M.D.

Title: Vice Chair
Medical
School: University of Illinois
Residency: Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Special Interests: Full obstetrics service including high risk, ABC delivery, minimally invasive gyne procedures such as, vaginal hysterectomy, LAVH (laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy), Hysterosurgery, both diagnostic and surgical including Essure Tubal Occlusion.

Elliot Levine, M.D.

Title: Director of Informatics & Research
Medical
School: Chicago Medical School
Residency: Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Special Interests: Ob/Gyn Infectious disease, Sexology, Vulvar disease, Informatics

Jude Duval, M.D.

Medical School: University of Illinois Chicago
Residency: University of Illinois Chicago
Fellowship: Maternal-Fetal Medicine: University of Illinois
Special Interests: Prenatal diagnosis, abdominal cerclage

Morteza Dini, M.D.

Title: Director of Gynecology, Gynecology Oncology
Medical
School: Tehran University Medical, Tehran, Iran
Residency: Cook County Hospital
Fellowship: Gynecologic Oncology, Cook County Hospital; PhD in Pathology University of Illinois
Special Interest: Gynecologic Cancer, Reconstructive surgery for pelvic relaxation, Outpatient management of abnormal pap smear

Lori Weinberg, M.D.

Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Gynecologic Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Special Interest: genetic predisposition to cancer, minimally invasive surgery, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, rare ovarian tumors, and chemotherapy

Angeline Beltsos, M.D.

Title: Director of Reporductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI)
Medical
School: Michigan State University
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center
Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology, Washington University

Sean George, M.D.

Title: Director of Urogynecology
Medical
School: Chicago Medical School
Residency: Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Fellowship: Post-Graduate Training in UroGynecology, Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL
Special Interests: UroGynecology, pelvic reconstructive surgery, laparoscopic and vaginal surgery.

Traci P. Beck, M.D.

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago
Fellowship: UroGynfecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery: Cedar-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Special Interests: Female Urology,f Voiding Dysfunction, Genitourinary Reconstruction

Jon Simonelli, M.D.

Title: Director of Residency Affairs
Medical
School: Chicago Medical School
Residency: Cook County Hospital
Special Interests: Wilderness Medicine, Quality Assurance/Risk Management

Carlos Fernandez, M.D.

Title: Director of Gyneocologic Ultrasound
Medical
School: Universidad Central de Venezuela
Residency: Mercy Hospital, Chicago
Special Interests: Transvaginal gynecological and 1st trimester ultrasound; 3-D gynecological ultrasound; operative hysteroscopy

Bharathi Samy, M.D.

Medical School: India
Residency: Cook County Hospital
Special Interests: General obstetrics and gynecology, Adolescent education, Women's health, Infertility, and Menopausal health.

Irma Sodini, M.D.

Title: Co-Director Resident Research
Medical
School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Residency: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Special Interests: Contraceptive Management, Family Planning, Gestational Diabetes, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Fluent in Spanish

Melissa H. Dennis, M.D.

Title: Director of Obstetrics
Medical
School: University of Missouri - Kansas City       
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Special Interests: Family Planning, Obstetrics 

Angela McElwee, M.D.

Medical School: University of Illinois
Residency: University of Illinois
Special Interests: Obstetrics, minimally invasive surgery

Abraham Shashoua, M.D.

Title: Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotic Gynecology
Medical School:
University of Miami
Residency: University of Chicago
Special Interests: Advanced laparoscopy, da Vinci robotic surgery, female incontinence and prolapsed, pelvic pain, uterine leiomyoma.

Christopher Sipe, M.D.

Medical School: Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship/Graduate School: University of Iowa
Special Interests: Infertility, menstrual irregularities, and polycystic ovary syndrome.

Stephanie Heraty, M.D.

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Loyola University Medical School
Special Interests: contraception, fibroids, colposcopy and pregnancy

Marie Cabiya, M.D.

Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Special interests: cervical dysplasia, polycystic ovarian syndrome, family planning and contraception, vulvar conditions, menopause

Megan Graber, D.O.

Title: Director of Ungergraduate Education
Medical School:
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Fellowship/Grad School: Middlebury College
Special Interests: Minimally Invasive surgery, Uterine Fibroids and Obstetrics

Andrea Kemp, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School: University of Cincinnati – College of Medicine
Residency: Bethesda–TriHealth Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fellowship/Grad School: University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Special Interests: Medical Complications of Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis, Preterm Labor

Priya Koduri, M.D.

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Residency: University of Illinois of Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship/Grad School: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Special Interests: Antenatal and Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Evaluation, Prenatal Diagnosis (including CVS), International Health

Gary Loy, M.D., M.P.H.

Title: Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Medical School:
 University of Chicago – Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago-Chicago Lying-In
Fellowship/Grad School: Maternal-Fetal Medicine at University of Colorado
                                           MPH – Health Policy at University of Illinois
Special Interests: Fetal Ultrasound – Fetal Echocardiography, Prenatal Diagnosis – Chorionic Villus Sampling, Medical and Surgical Disorders of Pregnancy, Clinical Teaching and Curriculum Design, Urban Medicine and Environmental Exposures in Pregnancy

David Rojas, M.D.

Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Residency: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Special Interests: Minimally Invasive Gyne Surgery, Education, Medical Information Technology

Rosally V. Starr, M.D.

Title: Director of Quality and Performance Improvement
Medical School:
Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Chicago Lying-In Hospital, University of Chicago Hospitals
Special Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Cervical Dysplasia, Menstrual Disorders, Family Planning

Riva Branch, M.D.

Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Residency: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Fellowship/Grad School: Barry University

Charlotte Hammond-Brown, BSM, MBA

Title: Residency Program Administrator
Hometown: Chicago Illinois

“I was born and raised in the Windy City. The desire to help in a medical setting has always been a passion since my early years as being a candy stripper. I’ve had a variety of roles in the healthcare industry; ranging communications coordinator, radiology, clinical scheduler and operations manager. I find my role in medical education to be rewarding! I grow with the residents, we are a team. The attendings are great, approachable and beyond passionate in teaching the next generation of medical professionals. The tone in the medical center is warm and nurturing.” These are necessary elements for success! Our graduates are Chicago’s Finest. Now, how bout that!” :)

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