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Meet our team

Meet our team

With the goal of treating the whole child, physicians and specialists at Shriners Hospital for Children — Chicago are united in a mission to provide the highest quality care to children within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative environment.

Orthopaedic Surgery
Jeffrey Ackman, M.D.
Haluk Altiok, M.D.
Peter Smith, M.D.
Kelsey Elaine Davidson, M.D.
Katie Aukstik, PA-C
Kelsey Moon, PA-C
Allison Ragins, PA-C
Katrina Vogel, PA-C
Molly J. Grant, MSN, APN, CPNP

Spine Surgery
Kim Hammerberg, M.D., Chief, Spine Surgery
Purnendu Gupta, M.D., Chief of Staff
Michal Szczodry, M.D.

Hand Surgery
Michael S. Bednar, M.D.
Felicity G.L. Fishman, M.D.
Sameer Puri, M.D.

Plastic Surgery
Pravin Patel, M.D., Chief, Plastic Surgery
Mary M. O'Gara, MA, CCC-SLP, Director, Cleft Lip/Palate and Plastic Surgery Service
Mitchell Grasseschi, M.D.
Julia F. Corcoran, M.D.
David Morris, M.D.
Lee Alkureishi, M.D.
Clark Schierle, M.D., Ph.D.
Chad Purnell, M.D.
Robert L. Walton, M.D.
Patty Engebretson MSN, APN, CPNP
Marisa Foss, MSN, APN, CPNP
Sarah Richards, SLP

Otolaryngology
Arthur Curtis, M.D.
Kathryn L. Colman, M.D.

Rehabilitation/Spinal Cord Injury
Lawrence Vogel, M.D., Medical Director Spinal Cord Injury/Chief of Pediatrics emeritus
Consuelo Fuentes, MSN, APN, CPNP, WCC

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sue Mukherjee, M.D.

Pediatric Rehabilitation
Lauren Eckerle, CCC-SLP, Director of Rehabilitation Services
Ann Flanagan, PT, PCS
Kathryn Hess, MS, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Rheumatology
Linda Wagner-Weiner, M.D.
Melissa R. Tesher, M.D.

Urology
Mohan S. Gundeti, M.D.

Neurology
Marianne Larsen, M.D.
Kenneth Silver, M.D.

Neurosurgery
Arthur DiPatri, M.D.
Tadanori Tomita, M.D.

Pathology
Vladimir Vidanovic, M.D.

Pediatric Intensivists
Lev Podorovsky, M.D.
Susan Kecskes, M.D.
David J. Ubogy, M.D., MA

Pediatric Surgery
Nathaniel C. Koo, M.D.

Radiology
Eugene C. Anandappa, M.D. 
Ellen C. Benya, M.D.
James S. Donaldson, M.D. 
Miriam M. Kappil, M.D.
Jackson Norman, M.D.
Francis M. Prendergast, M.D.
Carla V. Quijano, M.D.
Cynthia K. Rigsby, M.D.
Martha C. Saker, M.D.
Jonathan D. Samet, M.D.
Richard M. Shore, M.D.
Mary R. Wyers, M.D.
Tracy O'Brien, RTR, Director of Radiology

Anesthesiology
Yulia M. Demidovich, M.D.
Jamey E. Eklund, M.D.
Helen Lee, M.D.
Pilar R. Mercado, M.D.
Sarah L. Oswald, M.D.
Katherine Ovsevitz, M.D.
Leelach Rothschild Dekoven, M.D.
Farheen Sultana, M.D.
Nicole C. P. Thompson, M.D.
Polina Voronov, M.D., Chief

Pediatric Dentistry
Stephen J. Grud, D.D.S., MS 
George Lin, D.D.S.
Richard Monahan, D.D.S.
James E. Parkhill, D.M.D.
David J. Reisberg, D.D.S.
Mark L. Runge, D.D.S., MS
Mital S. Spatz, D.D.S.

Psychology
Kathy Zebracki, Ph.D.
Meredith Albert, Ph.D.
Lydia R. Barhight, Ph.D.
Alicia M. January, Ph.D.

Motion Analysis Center
Gerald Harris, Ph.D., PE, Director
Nancy Scullion, PT, MPT, PCS
Karen Kruger, Ph.D., biomedical engineer

Research
Jennifer Schottler, MPT