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Alumni & International Scholars

In 2017, a program was created to actively connect with and engage the current Bucksbaum Institute Faculty and Medical Student Scholars that have graduated from Pritzker or relocated to practice medicine in other states. The Alumni Scholar Program provides the Bucksbaum Institute and the University of Chicago Medicine an opportunity to create a network of faculty and recent medical school graduates that can continue to promote the mission and goals of the Bucksbaum Institute across the United States.


Since its founding in 2011, the Bucksbaum Institute has appointed, trained, and supported the research of, more than 350 physicians, medical students, and undergraduate student scholars. This map reflects the locations of more than 45 faculty and graduated medical student scholars who have moved from the University of Chicago to other academic programs. Their training at the Bucksbaum Institute will enable them to develop strong doctor-patient relationships and provide excellent patient care.

Bucksbaum Scholar Map

Student Scholars
Dara Richer Adams

Dara Richer Adams, MD

Otolaryngology Resident
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Bio

Hasenin Al-Kahersan

Hasenin Al-Kahersan, MD

Opthamology Resident
University of Miami Beascon Palmer (Miami, FL)
Bio

Steven Bhutra, MD

Steven Bhutra, MD

Anesthesiology Resident
University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
Bio

Annie Lauer Castro, MD

Annie Lauer Castro, MD

Anesthesiology Resident
Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC)
Bio

Brooke Gabster, MD

Brooke Gabster, MD

Internal Medicine Resident
Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
Bio

Sean Gaffney

Sean Gaffney, MD

Medicine Resident
University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)
Bio

Brenna Hughes Chase

Brenna Hughes Chase, MD

Pediatric & Urban Health Resident
Children’s Hospital (Boston, MA)
Bio

Kathryn Kinasz

Kathryn Kinasz, MD

Psychiatry Resident
University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
Bio

Sunny Kung, MD

Sunny Kung, MD

Internal Medicine Resident
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA)
Bio

Lukas Matern, MD

Lukas Matern, MD

Internal Medicine Resident
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Bio

Laurie Nosbusch

Laurie Nosbusch, MD

Emergency Medicine Resident
Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
Bio

Liese Pruitt, MD

Liese Pruitt, MD

Surgery Resident
University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
Bio

Elizabeth Rhinesmith, MD

Elizabeth Rhinesmith, MD

Pediatrics-Primary Care Resident
Children’s National Medical Center (Washington, DC)
Bio

Alexander Ruby, MD

Alexander Ruby, MD, MSc

Emergency Medicine Resident
Cook County-Stroger Hospital
Bio

Robert Sanchez, MD

Robert Sanchez, MD

Medicine/Pediatrics Resident
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Bio

Jasmine Taylor, MD

Jasmine Taylor Umana, MD

Department of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
Bio

Ashley Tsang, MD

Ashley Tsang, MD

Family & Community Medicine Resident
University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
Bio

Junior Faculty Scholars
Jonas de Souza, MD

Jonas de Souza, MD

Medical Director
Humana (Louisville, KY)
Bio

Raymon Grogan, MD

Raymon Grogan, MD, MS

Department of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)
Bio

Alexander Langerman, MD

Alexander Langerman, MD

Department of Surgery
Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Bio

Evan Lyon, MD

Evan Lyon, MD

Department of Medicine
Heartland Alliance (Chicago, IL)
Bio

Senior Faculty Scholars
Allen S. Anderson, MD

Allen Anderson, MD

Department of Medicine
Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
Bio

Agnieszka Ardelt, MD, PhD

Agnieszka Ardelt, MD, PhD

Departments of Neurology and Surgery
MetroHealth (Cleveland, OH)
Bio

Melanie Brown, MD

Melanie Brown, MD

Department of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN)
Bio

Sandra Culbertson, MD

Sandra Culbertson, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Geisinger Caring (Danville, PA)
Bio

Savitri Fedson, MD

Savitri Fedson, MD

Department of Medicine
Baylor University (Waco, TX)
Bio

William McDade, MD, PhD

William McDade, MD, PhD

Department of Anesthesia
Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer
Ochsner Health Systems (New Orleans, LA)
Bio

David Song, MD, MBA

David Song, MD, MBA

Department of Surgery
Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
Bio

Associate Junior Scholars
Danielle Anderson, MD

Danielle Anderson, MD

Department of Psychiatry
Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
Bio

Leslie Caldarelli, MD

Leslie Caldarelli, MD

Department of Pediatrics
Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
Bio

Woojin James Chon, MD

Woojin James Chon, MD

Department of Medicine
University of Missouri-Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
Bio

Sarah Collins, MD

Sarah Collins, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
Bio

Jessica Curley, MD, PhD

Jessica Curley, MD, PhD

Department of Pediatrics
Rocky Mountain Kidney Center (Denver, CO)
Bio

Deirdre de Ranieri, MD

Deirdre de Ranieri, MD

Department of Pediatrics
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Bio

David Dickerson, MD

David Dickerson, MD

Department of Anesthesia
NorthShore University Health System (Evanston, IL)
Bio

Gina Dudley, MD

Gina Dudley, MD

Department of Medicine
Private Physician (Memphis, TN)
Bio

Allen Gustin, MD

Allen Gustin, MD

Department of Anesthesia
Loyola University (Chicago, IL)
Bio

Stacy Kahn, MD

Stacy Kahn, MD

Department of Pediatrics
Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
Bio

David Kiragu, MD

David Kiragu, MD

Department of Medicine
Wilson Medical Group (Wilson, NC)
Bio

Jonathan Kohler, MD

Jonathan Kohler, MD

Department of Surgery
University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
Bio

Navin Pinto, MD

Navin Pinto, MD

Department of Pediatrics
Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle, WA)
Bio

Yasmin Sacro, MD

Yasmin Sacro, MD

Department of Medicine
Denver Health (Denver, CO)
Bio

Robert Sargis, MD, PhD

Robert Sargis, MD, PhD

Department of Medicine
University of Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Bio

Manish Sharma, MD

Manish Sharma, MD

Department of Medicine
Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Michigan (Grand Rapids, MI)
Bio

Robert Steppacher, MD

Robert Steppacher, MD

Department of Surgery
University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center (Worcester, MA)
Bio