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2013


Good Samaritan Hospital welcomes new physicians to the medical staff this month

DOWNERS GROVE – Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital welcomes the following new physicians to its medical staff:


Salman Arain, MD, is a cardiologist with an office in Downers Grove. He attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College, completed a residency in internal medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center and a fellowship in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Ochsner Clinical Foundation.


Joann Bennett, DO, specializes in family medicine and has an office in Downers Grove. She attended medical school at University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed a  residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in medical diseases of the chest at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Saira Doja, DO, is a pediatric hospitalist and practices in Elgin. She attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in pediatrics at Inova Children’s Hospital.  


Cynthia Go, MD, specializes in otolaryngology and practices in Lemont. She attended medical school at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed her residency in otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals.


Stephanie Jennings, MD, is a pediatric hospitalist and practices in Chicago. She attended medical school at Rush University Medical Center and completed a residency in pediatrics at Jacobi Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


Jessica Kandel, MD, is a pediatric surgeon and practices in Chicago. She attended medical school at Columbia University, completed her residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and her fellowship in pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Leslie Mattson, MD, is a hospitalist with an office in Winfield. She attended medical school at Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Loyola University Medical Center.


Nitin Malhotra, MD, specializes in pain management with an office in Bolingbrook. He attended medical school at Saint Louis University, completed a residency in anesthesiology at University of Louisville School of Medicine and a fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.


Abid Khalid Nazeer, MD, specializes in psychiatry with an office in Downers Grove. He attended medical school at Frontier Medical College and completed his residency in psychiatry at Louisiana State University Hospital.


Rinku Patel, DO, is a pediatric hospitalist with an office in Oak Lawn. He attended medical school at Midwestern University and completed his residency in pediatrics at Advocate Christ Medical Center.


Arius Patolot, MD, specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation with an office in Elk Grove Village. He attended medical school at the University of St. Thomas and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at University of Chicago at Schwab Rehab Hospital.


Tatiana Pereira DaCunha, MD, is a pediatric hospitalist with an office in Libertyville. She added medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at Advocate Children’s Hospital. 


Eva Pilcher, MD, specializes in neurology with an office in Hinsdale. She added medical school at Rush University Medical College and completed her residency in neurology and a fellowship in neurophysiology at Loyola University Medical Center.


Joshua Podjasek, MD, specializes in dermatology with an office in Darien. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College and completed a residency in dermatology and fellowship in dermatopathology at Mayo Clinic.


Carol Schermer, MD, specializes in general and trauma surgery. She attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and complete her residency in general surgery at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Her fellowship in critical care surgery was completed at the University of California-Davis Medical Center.


Chandra Sharma, MD, specializes in family medicine with an office in Woodridge. She attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and completed her residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.


Hong Vo, MD, specializes in pain management with an office in Downers Grove. She attended medical school at University of Texas Medical School, completed a residency in anesthesiology at University of Texas Health Science Center, and completed a fellowship in interventional pain management at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


Summer Wirth, MD, specializes in obstetrics and gynecology with an office in Downers Grove. She attended medical school at University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


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