Program DirectorUniversity of Chicago: Department of MedicineInternal Medicine / Pediatrics
Dr. Rita Rossi-Foulkes (Program Director) completed her Medicine-Pediatrics residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1993. She received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Science and Research from Rush in 2003. Before accepting the position of Program Director here in 2006, she was the Associate Program Director and later Program Director at Rush for almost ten years. Dr. Rossi-Foulkes has conducted public health research regarding Pertussis, and serves on the Immunization Advisory Committee for the Illinois Department of Public Health. Her other interests include medical education, teaching evidence -based medicine, quality improvement and transition care.
Associate Program DirectorUniversity of Chicago: Department of MedicineInternal Medicine / Pediatrics
Dr. Sachin D. Shah joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2010 after completing his Medicine-Pediatrics residency at the University of Rochester. He is a faculty preceptor at our combined Med-Peds clinic and sees his own patients with the Primary Care Group. Dr. Shah is active in resident and medical student education and enjoys working in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. His other interests include primary care, medical informatics, and medical humanities.
Associate Director of Med-Peds ResearchUniversity of Chicago: Department of MedicineInternal Medicine / Pediatrics
Dr. Valerie Press completed her Medicine-Pediatrics residency at the University of Chicago in 2008, her General Medicine Scholars fellowship at the U of C in 2010, and her MPH in Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan in 2004. She is a faculty preceptor in our combined Med-Peds clinic. Her current interests include health literacy, health disparities, adolescent health, women’s health and community outreach. Her current research projects focus on health literacy in patients with asthma. Her policy interests have lead her to be active with the American College of Physicians and serves on their Council of Associates as a Midwest representative.
Associate Director of Med-Peds EducationUniversity of Chicago: Department of MedicineInternal Medicine / Pediatrics
Dr. Anna Volerman completed her Medicine-Pediatrics residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Boston Children’s Hospital in 2013. She served as the chief resident during her final year. She joined University of Chicago and currently provides primary care to both adults and children. Her academic interests include medical education and health care delivery. She also leads community-based initiatives to develop health and wellness programs in local schools.
Associate Director of Med-Peds Quality ImprovementUniversity of Chicago: Department of MedicineInternal Medicine / Pediatrics
Dr. George Weyer completed his Medicine-Pediatrics residency at the University of Chicago Medicine in 2014. He joined University of Chicago faculty following graduation. He is a preceptor at our combined Med-Peds clinic and sees patients of all ages within the Primary Care Group. His academic interests include quality improvement, population health and health care delivery innovation. He is actively engaged in UCM’s efforts to adapt to novel healthcare reimbursement models and serves as the associate director for population management within the Primary Care Group.