McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

Trainee Accomplishments

Paramount in McGaw’s mission is our commitment to the success of our residents and fellows, so we are gratified to share the latest news of their accomplishments.  


So proud of Neurological Surgery resident Dr. Amit Ayer for being chosen as one of the top 4 finalist for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ 2018 Innovator of the Year.  He will be presenting “The Wearable Shunt Monitor” at their 2018 Annual Meeting this fall. 


During each rotation, the Feinberg School of Medicine asks medical students to recognize a resident who they believe demonstrates exemplary professionalism. More than 200 of McGaw’s residents were nominated – an amazing recognition of the amount of mentorship and role modeling provided each day. The complete list of those named can be found here.  Of those nominated during academic year 2017-2018, we want to recognize the top 5 who each earned multiple nods from FSM medical students: 

Sharlay Butler, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Anita Rao, Psychiatry

Isaac Bourgeois, Neurology

George Culler, Neurology

Alexa King, Neurology

We are proud of the high level of excellence demonstrated by our housestaff and grateful to partner with them throughout their training with McGaw. 


Congratulations to Diagnostic Radiology resident Dr. Bradley D. Allen whose abstract was accepted into the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging meeting! The abstract dealing with chemotherapy, is derived from work funded by his  RSNA research grant.


Congratulations to Urology resident Dr. Oliver Ko for publishing the "Rates and Predictors of Conversion to Open Surgery During Minimally Invasive Radical Cystectomy" article in the Journal of Endourology.


Congratulations to Nephrology fellow Dr. Josh Waitzman for co-writing an editorial on latest APOL1 Cardiovascular Disease study.


Congratulations to Radiation Oncology resident Dr. Chelain Goodman for being the first author of the study "Association of Circulating Tumor Cell Status With Benefit of Radiotheraphy and Survival in Early-Stage Breast Cancer" published in JAMA Oncology.


Congratulations to Cardiovascular Disease fellow Dr. Gregory Aubert for being one of the AHA17 ClinCard Laennec Young Clinician Award Finalists.


Congratulations to Internal Medicine resident Dr. Hawkins Gay for co-authoring the study "Women at Greater Risk of Stress-Induced Ischemia After Heart Attacks" published in Circulation.


Congratulations to Internal Medicine resident Dr. Anna Rosenblatt for being named a finalist of the QCOR Young Investigator Abstract Award.


Congratulations to Urology resident Dr. Amanda Vo and program director Dr. Stephanie Kielb for publishing the review of "Female Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence" in UroToday.


Congratulations to General Surgery resident Dr. William W. Phillips for receiving the 2018 American College of Surgeons Resident Research Scholarship.


Congratulations to Psychiatry resident Dr. Elizabeth Ryznar for receiving The American College of Psychiatrists 2018 Laughlin Fellowship Award.


Congratulations to Nephrology fellow Dr. Josh Waitzman on becoming an American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Workforce and Training Intern. 


Congratulations to Urology resident Dr. Adam B. Weiner for winning first place in the Chicago Urological Society Annual Charles B. Huggins Resident Essay Contest.


Hats off to Diagnostic Radiology resident Dr. Aki A. Tanimoto and program director, Dr. Senta Berggruen for raising more than $14,000 dollars in donations for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  Their efforts amounted over 44,000 meals!


Congratulations to Nephrology fellow Dr. Michael D. Donnan on being named a Martha Hofman Levin Scholar.


Congratulations to Urology residents; Richard Matulewicz, MD & Adam B. Weiner, MD along with Department Chair, Edward M. Schaeffer, MD PhD for publishing the “Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer” in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Congratulations to Diagnostic Radiology resident Dr. Bradley D. Allen for being awarded the Radiological Society North America (RSNA) Research & Education Foundation Resident Research Grant.


Congratulations to Diagnostic Radiology resident Dr. Bradley D. Allen for receiving the National American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI) Rising Star Fellowship Award.


Congratulations to Emergency Medicine resident Dr. Simiao Li-Sauerwine and others for publishing, “Gender Differences in Language of Standardized Letter of Evaluation Narratives for Emergency Medicine Residency Applicants,” in the AEM Education and Training Journal.  


Congratulations to Internal Medicine-Dermatology resident Dr. Namita Jain for winning the 2017 American Dermatological Association Research Award.


Cheers to Internal Medicine resident Dr. Quentin R. Youmans for receiving the AMA’s 2017 Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award.


Congratulations to General Surgery Residents; Ramiro Fernandez, MD & Stephen Chiu, MD for winning the 2017 Edelston-Bendix Award Resident Clinical Research Abstract Competition.