Faculty

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Rita Rossi-Foulkes MD, FAAP, MS, FACP
Program Director University of Chicago: Department of MedicineInternal Medicine / Pediatrics

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 academic and clinical interests include Transition Care (care for adolescents and young adults with chronic childhood conditions), promoting cultural competence, reducing health care disparities, and promoting resilience. Dr. Rossi-Foulkes is the founder and director of  Med-Peds PATHways (Program for Adolescent and young Adult Transition to Health).

 

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Sachin Shah MD
Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Faculty Preceptor University 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.

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Valerie Press MD
Associate Director of Med-Peds Research, Faculty Preceptor University 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.

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Anna Volerman Beaser MD
Associate Program Director, Faculty Preceptor University 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.

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George Weyer MD
Executive Medical Director of Accountable Care, Faculty Preceptor University 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.

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Nabil Abou Baker MD
Assistant Program Director, Faculty Preceptor University of Chicago: Department of MedicineInternal Medicine / Pediatrics

Dr. Nabil Abou Baker completed his Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency training at Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ in 2017. He served as the Chief Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Resident during his final year. He previous research work has focused on understanding factors in transitions of care from pediatrics to internal medicine for patients with chronic childhood illnesses such as asthma, sickle cell disease, HIV, diabetes, hypertension, pediatric trauma, and seizure disorders.

Currently, he works as a primary care physician in the Primary Care Group and as a faculty preceptor to the Internal Medicine-Pediatric Residents and Internal Medicine Residents. He serves as a course director for the Internal Medicine Urgent Care Course. In addition, Dr. Abou Baker serves as one of the faculty members in the Med-Peds PATHways program.

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Deborah Burnet MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics/Section Chief, General Internal Medicine University of Chicago: Department of MedicineInternal Medicine / Pediatrics

Dr. Deborah Burnet has a variety of research and clinical interests, particularly in the area of disease prevention. She is currently involved in research to examine the effectiveness of community-based programs to halt the rise of obesity and type 2 diabetes in African-American youth.

As a leader in academic medicine, Dr. Burnet is also dedicated to improving medical education by training physicians on cultural competence as well as clinical topics.