Program Info

Our Faculty


Terry Vanden Hoek MD

Title - Professor and Department Chairman of Emergency Medicine, Professor, Physiology Biophysics; Pharmacology

Residency - University of Cincinnati

Medical School - University of Chicago

Undergraduate - Calvin College

Interests - Academic Interests - Health Disparities, Emergency Cardiovascular Care, Preventive Emergency Medicine

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Brad Bunney MD

Title - Residency Director, Professor

Residency - Cook County Hospital

Medical School - Boston University

Undergraduate - Harvard University

Interests - Academic Interests - Neurological Emergencies

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David C. Snow MD, MSc

Title - Associate Residency Director, Education Director, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Residency - University of Cincinnati

Medical School - University of Kentucky

Undergraduate - Aberdeen University, Scotland (BSc), Robert Gordon University, Scotland (MSc)

Interests - Academic Interests - Resident Education & Leadership, Resuscitation Medicine, Airway Management

Non-academic interests -Golf, Running, enjoying the amazing Chicago summers.


Christopher M. Colbert DO, FACOEP

Title - Assistant Residency Director

Residency - Midwestern University

Medical School - Des Moines University

Undergraduate - Hampton University

Interests - Academic Interests - Resident education, sports, and music

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Carissa Tyo MD

Title - Assistant Clinical Professor, IM/EM Program Director

Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago - EM/IM

Medical School - University of Illinois at Chicago

Undergraduate - Lawrence University

Interests - Academic Interests - Emergent care of the morbidly obese, facilitating communications between specialties

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Stacey Chamberlain MD, MPH

Title - Assistant Professor; Assistant Director, International Emergency Medicine and Global Health

Residency - Northwestern University

Medical School - Northwestern University Medical School

Undergraduate - Indiana University

Interests - Academic Interests - Global heath, emergency medicine development in resource-limited settings and resident education

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Joseph S. Colla MD, RDMS

Title - Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director

Residency - University of Cincinnati

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University

Undergraduate - Mount Union College

Interests - Academic Interests - 1. Emergency Ultrasound, 2. International Medicine, 3. Resident Education and Remediation, 4. Board and In-service test Preparation, 5. Emergency Cardiac disease.

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Marina Del Rios MD, MSc

Title - Assistant Professor; Health Disparities Research Coordinator; Emergency Ultrasound Clinical Instructor

Residency - St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Medical School - UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Undergraduate - Haverford College

Interests - Academic Interests - discovering novel ultrasound uses in the emergency department, promoting practices to help reduce health care disparities, and incorporating primary

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Wesley Eilbert MD

Title - Associate Professor

Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago

Medical School - University of Cincinnati

Undergraduate - Miami University (Ohio)

Interests - Academic Interests - Medical education and research

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Lisa M. Gehm MD, FACEP

Title - Assistant Clinical Professor

Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago

Medical School - University of Illinois

Undergraduate - Stanford University

Interests - Academic Interests - medical education, departmental processes, international

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Janet Lin MD, MPH

Title - Associate Professor

Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago

Medical School - University of Illinois at Chicago

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania

Interests - Academic Interests - International emergency medicine, Global health, Public health, Humanitarian aid/response

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Timothy J. Meehan MD, MPH, FACEP

Title - Assistant Clinical Professor Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology

Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago / Toxikon

Medical School - University of Illinois - Rockford

Undergraduate - University of Chicago

Interests - Academic Interests - Toxicology (street drugs, pharmaceutical diversion, critical care) EM: Sedation & Airway

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Heather M. Prendergast MD, MPH, FACEP

Title - Associate Professor, Vice-Chair

Residency - University of Maryland

Medical School - University of Illinois - Chicago

Undergraduate - University of Illinois

Interests - Academic Interests - Diastolic Heart Failure Elderly Health Disparities

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Trevonne M. Thompson, MD FACEP FACMT

Title - Associate Professor

Residency - Cook County Hospital - Stroger

Medical School - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Undergraduate - Xavier University of Louisiana

Interests - Academic Interests - Medical Toxicology

Non-academic interests -Running, archery, martial arts


John W. Williams MD, FACEP

Title - Assistant Clinical Professor

Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago

Medical School - Wayne State University Medical School

Undergraduate - Oberlin College

Interests - Academic Interests - Patient Safety and Handoffs, ED Operations

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Pavitra Kotini-Shah MD

Title - Emergency Ultrasound & Advanced Resuscitation Fellow

Residency - William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan

Medical School - Eastern Virginia Medical School

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Interests - Academic Interests - Married, 16 month old toddler named Arjun, Love to do yoga, cooking, traveling

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