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Associate Junior Faculty Scholars

Each year, the nomination process for Junior Faculty Scholars consistently generates many exceptional candidate recommendations from all clinical departments. In an effort to retain involvement from these superb faculty, the position of Associate Junior Faculty Scholar was created in 2012. Associate Junior Faculty Scholars are eligible to participate in all Bucksbaum Institute programs and each spring they may apply for funding through the Bucksbaum Institute Pilot Grant Program.

Cuoghi Edens, MD

Cuoghi Edens, MD

2021–2022 ASSOCIATE JUNIOR FACULTY SCHOLAR

Department of Pediatrics
Bio

Dr. Edens is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago where she is an adult and pediatric rheumatologist and the pediatric rheumatology fellowship program director. She is originally from New Mexico where she graduated from medical school. She completed her combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at the University of Michigan and adult and pediatric rheumatology fellowship at University Hospitals/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Her clinical and research concentration lies in the interplay between the pregnancy, sexual health, contraception, and rheumatic diseases across ages but particularly in teens and young adults. She is active in the American College of Rheumatology Reproductive Health Initiative and the co-leader/founder of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Reproductive Health Work Group. She is also interested in health care transition for those with pediatric-onset rheumatic diseases.

Andrew Fisher, MD

Andrew Fisher, MD

2021–2022 ASSOCIATE JUNIOR FACULTY SCHOLAR

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bio

Andrew Fisher, MD, specializes in obstetric and gynecologic medicine and delivers comprehensive well women care. Dr. Fisher treats a wide range of conditions affecting women, including abnormal uterine bleeding, opioid use disorder in pregnancy, hormone therapy for gender affirming transgender patients and more.

Dr. Fisher is also an expert in transabdominal cerclage (TAC), a procedure that strengthens the cervix during pregnancy for women who have a weakened or short cervix to prevent premature labor.To elevate his clinical practice, Dr. Fisher evaluates new and improved treatments and techniques to enhance the lives of his patients. His recent research has investigated the risk factors associated with fertility preservation in transgender patients. Dr. Fisher’s work has been published in several highly respected peer-reviewed journals, including Fertility and Sterility and Biophysical Journal.

David Hampton, MD

David Hampton, MD

2021–2022 ASSOCIATE JUNIOR FACULTY SCHOLAR

Department of Surgery
Bio

Dr. David A. Hampton earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Minor in Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis and completed General Surgery Residency at Oregon Health & Science University, and Trauma-Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowships at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He performed additional trauma training at Groote Schuur Hospital at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Hampton is currently an Assistant Professor of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and a Commander in the US Naval Reserves assigned to the 4th Marine Logistic Group, Surgical Company Bravo.

Dr. Hampton’s research interests include improving surgical outcomes in austere environments, trauma-critical care resuscitation, compassion fatigue and medical education. He has extensively published and presented at numerous national and international conferences on these topics. Dr. Hampton also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Adult Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and as the Third-year Medical Students’ Associate Surgical Clerkship Director.

C. Maxwell Medert, MD

C. Maxwell Medert, MD

2021–2022 ASSOCIATE JUNIOR FACULTY SCHOLAR

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Bio

Dr. C. Maxwell Medert is an ophthalmologist, who will serve as a Glaucoma specialist in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science at the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor. He completed his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine before completing his residency in Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. He has dedicated himself to a fellowship in Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. He is interested in creating educational tools for patients with Glaucoma to help them understand their disease, their care, and the surgical options available to them. He also has an interest in education and hopes to develop the first Glaucoma fellowship at the University of Chicago.

Amanda Adeleye, MD

Amanda Adeleye, MD

2020–2021 Associate Junior Faculty Scholar

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bio

Dr. Amanda Adeleye is a reproductive endocrinologist and an Assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the section of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She completed her medical degree at Columbia University. Dr. Adeleye completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia’s New York Presbyterian Hospital. She pursued a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of California San Francisco. She is interested in health care disparities in fertility care as well as the reproductive considerations for transgender and non-binary people. Dr. Adeleye also has an interest in patient education and is on the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Patient Education committee and Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Medical Student and Resident education committee.

Osman Ahmed, MD

Osman Ahmed, MD

2020–2021 ASSOCIATE JUNIOR FACULTY SCHOLAR

Department of Radiology
Bio

Dr. Osman Ahmed is currently an Assistant Professor in the section of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Chicago. He completed medical training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine before attending the University of Chicago for Diagnostic Radiology residency. He subsequently completed his VIR fellowship at Stanford.

Dr. Ahmed has been recognized as a leader in the community of IR, having recently been selected to attend the SIR’s leadership and development academy and received the society’s Young Investigator award for 2020. He also contributes as Social Media Editor for SIR’s flagship editorial, the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He has also been recognized by the journal as a Top Reviewer for the years 2016-2020. His clinical and research interests include catheter-based treatments for venous thromboembolism, caval filter retrieval, health economics, embolization, and interventional oncology.

Gillian Brennan, MD

Gillian Brennan, MD

2020–2021 ASSOCIATE JUNIOR FACULTY SCHOLAR

Department of Pediatrics
Bio

Dr. Brennan obtained her medical degree from the University College Dublin, Ireland. She completed her pediatric residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY, followed by a fellowship in neonatology at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell, New York, NY. Prior to coming to the University of Chicago, Dr Brennan was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology at the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr Brennan has been an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at University of Chicago since 2016. Her areas of interest at medical simulation and medical education. She is the Director of Neonatal Simulation and the associate program director for the neonatology fellowship program.

Jennifer Cone, MD, MHS

Jennifer Cone, MD, MHS

2020–2021 ASSOCIATE JUNIOR FACULTY SCHOLAR

Department of Surgery
Bio

Jennifer T. Cone, MD, MHS, FACS, earned her undergraduate degree at the Johns Hopkins University and her master’s degree at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She graduated from medical school at Tulane University and completed general surgery residency at Tulane.

Dr. Cone has an expertise i33n trauma, acute care surgery and surgical critical care. She has been an integral part of the opening of University of Chicago’s Adult Level 1 trauma center, developing many of the protocols that are used to guide clinical practice. She has an active interest in resident education and is an Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program. She has won the Golden Apple award for excellence in teaching and serves as a mentor and advisor for both clinical and research residents. Dr. Cone leads surgical intern bootcamp and a monthly intern skills club. Her academic work has focused on trauma outcomes and violence prevention research. Additionally, she serves on several national committees related to surgery.

Arlene Ruiz de Luzuriaga, MD, MPH, MBA

Arlene Ruiz de Luzuriaga, MD, MPH, MBA

2020–2021 ASSOCIATE JUNIOR FACULTY SCHOLAR

Department of Medicine
Bio

Arlene Ruiz de Luzuriaga is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Dermatology, and Vice-Chief for Dermatopathology Operations. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Ruiz de Luzuriaga also holds an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago, where she received the Vashee Promising Entrepreneur Award from the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in 2017. She completed her dermatology residency at the University of Chicago, serving as Chief Resident in her final year of residency, and then also completed her dermatopathology fellowship. Dr. Ruiz de Luzuriaga is a dermatologist and dermatopathologist. She is interested in epidemiologic studies in dermatology and dermatopathology, clinical informatics, and the use of information technology for the improvement of patient care, diagnosis and treatment algorithms, quality improvement, and medical education. Her clinical focus is on total body photography, dermatoscopy, skin cancer surveillance, and melanoma prevention and early detection. She hopes to explore the decision-making experience surrounding ambiguous melanocytic neoplasms, and how patients and dermatologists incorporate additional data from novel ancillary diagnostic tests for melanocytic lesions.

Vincent DiMaggio, MD

Vincent DiMaggio, MD

2020–2021 ASSOCIATE JUNIOR FACULTY SCHOLAR

Department of Medicine
Bio

Vincent A DiMaggio, MS, MD, is a physician who practices in both the inpatient and outpatient settings at the University of Chicago. After completing graduate and medical education at Georgetown Univeristy, he went on to residency at the University of Chicago. Dr. DiMaggio is trained in both internal medicine and pediatrics, sometimes referred to as “Med-Peds.” This practice includes care for patients from newborns to the elderly. His specific clinical interest involves the Transition from pediatric to adult general care of adolescents and young adults with chronic medical conditions of childhood. Academically, Dr. DiMaggio is a dedicated medical educator with ambitions to focus on the doctor-patient relationship. Notably, he completed a Fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at the MacLean Center of the University of Chicago in his last year of residency and completed a Chief Residency in Pediatrics in the following year. During residency, he was admitted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society as a resident educator by the Pritzker School of Medicine. Currently, he remains at the University of Chicago as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Comprehensive Care Program providing longitudinal care for high risk patients in both primary care and hospital medicine settings.