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Meet Our Care Team

The rehabilitation team at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is committed to providing the highest level of care for our patients.

Physical Medicine

Van Do, MD – Medical Director

  • Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Residency: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Philosophy of care: My goal is to improve my patients' functional abilities. Whether I use therapies, physical modalities or medications, I want my patients to be able to do more for themselves and be able to participate in the activities they would like to do.

Julie Whittington, MD – Attending Physician

  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Residency: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Philosophy of care: My goal is to work with patients to restore functional ability regardless of the cause of impairment. I see patients whose level of functioning is altered by musculoskeletal dysfunction, stroke, spinal cord injury, cancer, amputation and brain injury, among others.

Physical Therapy

John Tiu, PT, Cert. MDT, OCS – Supervisor, Outpatient Department

  • Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, McKenzie Institute
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • More than 20 years of physical therapy experience
  • Clinical interests: Orthopedics, Improving outcomes for spinal and general orthopedic patients

Megan Forbes, MPT

  • APTA-credentialed clinical instructor
  • Treats patients with orthopedic conditions and vestibular disorders
  • Participates in a prosthetics clinic in conjunction with a physiatrist and a prosthetic/orthotic fabrication company
  • Working toward certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

Marina Papaioannou, PT, DPT, OCS

  • More than 10 years of orthopedic clinical experience
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Northwestern University
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification, APTA
  • APTA-credentials clinical instructor
  • Clinical interests: Orthopedic patients, including those with spine and peripheral joint pathology
  • APTA orthopedic section member

Lee Burtraw, PT, DPT

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Des Moines University
  • Specializes in evaluation and treatment of general orthopedic and neurological pathologies
  • Experience with pediatrics in both orthopedic and neurological settings

Karen Weeks, PT, MPT, WCS, CLT

  • Master’s degree in physical therapy, Midwestern University
  • Board-certified clinical specialist in women’s health physical therapy
  • Specializes in the treatment of pelvic pain, incontinence and pregnancy-related dysfunction
  • Certified lymphedema therapist, specializing in cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema management
  • Member of APTA, IPTA, National Volvodynia Association and the International Pelvic Pain Society
  • APTA Section on Women’s Health state representative

Christian Gaubatz, PT, MPT

  • Master’s degree in physical therapy, Rockhurst University
  • Working toward certification in mechanical diagnosis and therapy
  • More than nine years of experience in outpatient orthopedics
  • Clinical interests: Outpatient orthopedics and spine injuries

Kenneth Sy, PT, OCS, CMP

  • Orthopedic clinical specialist, APTA
  • Training in advanced manual therapy and dry needling techniques
  • More than 15 years of physical therapy experience
  • Experience in orthopedics, pediatrics, home health and skilled nursing facilities

Carol Lynn Nepomuceno, PT

  • Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • More than 20 years of physical therapy experience
  • Clinical interests: Outpatient orthopedics and women’s health
  • Specializes in female and male pelvic floor rehabilitation, incontinence, prenatal and post-partum management and bowel disorders
  • Member, Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium

Elizabeth Galati, PT, DPT

  • Doctorate in physical therapy, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Member, APTA Orthopedic Section
  • Clinical interests: orthopedics and sports-related injuries
  • Working toward Hatha yoga instructor certification

Megan Manning, PT, DPT, OCS

  • Doctorate in physical therapy, Northwestern University
  • More than six years of physical therapy experience
  • Working toward certification in mechanical diagnosis and therapy
  • Clinical interests: Spinal-related orthopedic injuries and sports-related injuries
  • Orthopedic clinical specialist, APTA

Laura Keil, PTA, CLT

  • Lymphedema-certified specialist, trained in complete decongestive therapy and manual lymph drainage
  • Incorporates pilates and martial arts into her practice
  • Fluent in Spanish

Erin Corrado, PT, DPT

  • Doctorate in physical therapy, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Certified lymphedema therapist
  • Clinical interests: Women's health and lymphedema

Katelin Domitrovich, PT, DPT

  • Doctorate in physical therapy, College of St. Scholastica
  • Working toward Manual Therapy Certification
  • Clinical Interests: Orthopedics and sports-related injuries
  • APTA Member, Orthopedic Section

Jennifer Kamieniak, DPT

  • Doctorate in physical therapy, Northwestern University
  • Experience in acute care and outpatient orthopedics
  • Clinical interests: General orthopedics and post-operative rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy

Morgan Walsh, OTR/L, CLT-LANA

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy, Western Michigan University
  • Certified lymphedema specialist; board-certified, Lymphology Association of North America
  • Specializes in upper extremity and hand rehabilitation that includes static and dynamic splitting
  • Member, Chicago Metro Hand Study Organization

Marissa Vilums, OTR/L

  • Master’s degree in occupational therapy, Western Michigan University
  • Clinical experience: Acute care, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient and home evaluations
  • Clinical interests: Upper extremity and hand rehabilitation

Speech-Language Pathology

Christine McCarthy, MS, CCC-SLP

  • Master’s degree in speech-language pathology, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Specializes in evaluation and treatment of speech, language, cognitive, communication and swallowing disorders

Kelly Hendricks, MA, CCC-SLP

  • Master’s degree in speech-language pathology, SUNY-Buffalo
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • More than 10 years of clinical experience related to speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice and swallowing disorders
  • Specializes in post-laryngectomy voice (TEP) and pulmonary rehabilitation, head and neck cancers, functional voice disorders and videofluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing

Audiology

Alexia Sarantopoulos, MA, CCC-A

  • Masters Degree, University of Cincinnati
  • Certificate of Clinical Compentence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • 14 years of experience in audiology including educational and pediatric audiology

Marianne Pinkin-Troyk, MS, CCC-A

  • Bachelor’s degree, West Virginia University
  • Master’s degree, Syracuse University
  • More than 29 years of audiology experience
  • Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Academy of Audiology and Illinois Academy of Audiology

Make an Appointment
To learn more or make an appointment with one of our physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, physical or occupational therapists, audiologists or speech-language pathologists, call 773.296.7450.


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