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Sangili Chandran, M.D.

Dr. Chandran is a graduate of Madras University, India, and was trained in orthopedics at Madurai University, India. He completed two years of general surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a family practice residency at CMS/Swedish Covenant, serving as chief resident. Board certified in primary care sports medicine, Dr. Chandran is the Director of Sports Medicine/Musculoskeletal Care. Dr. Chandran is a Clinical Associate Professor of family medicine at Chicago Medical School. He serves as team physician for area high schools, and provides sports physicals for St. Xavier University. He is fluent in Tamil. Dr. Chandran is married and has three children. He participated in, and finished, the Chicago Marathon.

Jolyne Kaar, M.D.

Dr. Kaar is a graduate of Rush University Medical School and completed her training in family medicine at West Suburban Family Medicine Residency in Oak Park. Her professional interests include preventative and alternative medicine. Dr. Kaar is doing a fellowship program in alternative medicine through the University of Arizona. She is also affiliated with the Christian Medical and Dental Association and American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Kaar was part of a group practice through Advocate for four years before becoming a faculty member of the Advocate Christ Family Medicine Residency program in January 2012. She resides in the downtown Chicago area and her hobbies include biking and yoga.

Edward Rybka, D.O.

A lifelong resident of Oak Lawn, Dr. Rybka graduated from Saint Xavier University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Rybka received a Masters of Biomedical Science in 2004 from Midwestern University then went on to earn his Doctor of Osteopathy from Midwestern University in 2008. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center where he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Rybka became board certified in Family Medicine in 2011. He is currently a member of a private practice in Oak Lawn.

Stephen Sladek, M.D.

Dr. Sladek is a graduate of the College of the University of Chicago and received his medical training from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his family medicine residency in South Bend, Indiana and pursued an NIH Clinical Scientist training fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics at the University of Pittsburgh, where he researched the physiology of labor and preeclampsia. Dr. Sladek has had a wide-ranging career in family medicine, all centered around maternal-child health, caring for the underserved, and teaching resident physicians. His first practice site was a farm worker clinic in Healdsburg, California. Cedar Rapids, Iowa was his next home as a full-time FP Residency faculty member teaching full spectrum care, as well as ObGyn. Family brought Dr. Sladek and his wife back to Chicago, where his children, granddaughter, and extended family now live. Dr. Sladek enjoys camping, hiking, biking, musical theater, and church music.

Roxanne Smith, M.D.

Dr. Roxanne Smith is a board-certified Family Physician who joined the Advocate Christ Family Medicine Program in May 2008. Dr. Smith received her medical degree from Duke University and she is a graduate of the West Suburban Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Smith also received her Master's in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has also completed fellowship training in Addressing the Health Care Needs of the Underserved at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's medical interests are in maternal and child health, preventive care and community medicine. She is currently the Medical Director of the Family Medicine Center as well as Associate Program Director. Professional memberships include the American Academy of Family Physicians and Society for Teachers of Family Medicine. She and her husband reside in Chicago with their children.

Robert Zitter, Ph.D.

A native of Chicago, Dr. Zitter is a graduate of West Virginia University and completed his internship in clinical psychology at Brown University School of Medicine in 1979. He has been on the faculty of the Advocate Christ Medical Center Residency Program since 1980. He currently holds a teaching appointment at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, and his interests include psychosomatic medicine, anxiety disorders and grief. Dr. Zitter is the residency's Director of Behavioral Medicine. He has served as President of the Board of Directors on a local domestic violence agency. He and his wife have two sons. 


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