Faculty & Staff

  • Michelle M. Olson, MD, MACM, FACS, FASCRS
    Michelle M. Olson, MD, MACM, FACS, FASCRS Director, General Surgery ResidencyColorectal SurgeonCarle Foundation Hospital
  • Anna Higham, MD
    Anna Higham, MD Associate Director, General Surgery ResidencySurgical OncologistCarle Foundation Hospital
  • Erin McGill
    Erin McGill Program Coordinator, General Surgery ResidencyGraduate Medical EducationCarle Foundation Hospital
  • Jim Kestner
    Jim Kestner Education Specialist, General Surgery ResidencyCarle Foundation Hospital
  • Daniel Mark Chase, MD, FACS
    Daniel Mark Chase, MD, FACS General SurgeonMedical Director of Surgical ServicesHoopeston Regional Health Center
  • Kimberly A. Cradock, MD
    Kimberly A. Cradock, MD Medical Director of Surgical Services QualityGeneral and Trauma SurgeonCarle Foundation Hospital
  • Sherfield Dawson, III, MD, FACS
    Sherfield Dawson, III, MD, FACS General and Trauma SurgeonCarle Foundation Hospital
  • John Kim, DO, MPH, FACS
    John Kim, DO, MPH, FACS Trauma and Acute Care SurgeonDirector, Simulation CenterCarle Foundation Hospital
  • Henry R. Moore III, MD, FACS
    Henry R. Moore III, MD, FACS Director, Trauma Services & Simulation CenterGeneral and Trauma SurgeonCarle Foundation Hospital
  • Uretz J. Oliphant, MD, FACS
    Uretz J. Oliphant, MD, FACS General and Trauma SurgeonBariatric SurgeonCarle Foundation Hospital
  • Christian Perez, MD
    Christian Perez, MD Minimally Invasive SurgeonCarle Foundation Hospital
  • Blair Rowitz, MD, FACS
    Blair Rowitz, MD, FACS Medical Director, Bariatric SurgeryDirector, Surgical ServicesCarle Foundation Hospital
  • Lyn E. Tangen, MD, FACS
    Lyn E. Tangen, MD, FACS Colorectal SurgeonCarle Foundation Hospital
  • Paul M. Tender, MD, FACS
    Paul M. Tender, MD, FACS Associate Medical Director, General Surgical ServicesColorectal SurgeonCarle Foundation Hospital

Residents

  • Amy Yesatook, MD
    Amy Yesatook, MD PGY-5Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin UniversitySurgical/Research Interests: Minimally Invasive SurgeryHobbies: former professional cellist, owns two Italian restaurants
  • Robert Yu, MD
    Robert Yu, MD PGY-5Ross University School of MedicineSurgical/Research Interests: Colorectal SurgeryHobbies: tennis, Florida Gators, football, basketball, music, movies, cooking
  • Gweniviere Capron, MD
    Gweniviere Capron, MD PGY-3Ross University School of MedicineSurgical/Research Interests: ACS, Trauma Surgery Hobbies: archery, scuba diving, sailing, international travel
  • David Chiang, MD
    David Chiang, MD PGY-3University of Illinois College of Medicine, ChicagoSurgical/Research Interests: General Surgery, ACS, Critical CareHobbies: video games, movies
  • Michael Nolte, MD
    Michael Nolte, MD PGY-3New York Medical CollegeSurgical/Research Interests: Vascular SurgeryHobbies: mountain biking, skiing, backpacking
  • Umakanth Avula, MD
    Umakanth Avula, MD PGY-2Indiana University School of MedicineSurgical/Research Interests: General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Hepatobiliary, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical InformaticsHobbies: photography, traveling, eating (burritos), college sports
  • Juan Rodriguez, MD
    Juan Rodriguez, MD PGY-2University of Illinois College of Medicine, ChicagoSurgical/Research Interests: General Surgery, ACS, Trauma SurgeryHobbies: trying new restaurants, playing guitar, visiting family in Chicago, keeping in touch with old friends from Peru
  • Benjamin Gulbrand, MD
    Benjamin Gulbrand, MD PGY-1St. George’s University School of MedicineHobbies: spending time with family and friends, golf, basketball, tennis, racquetball, Green Bay Packers football, photography, cooking, painting
  • Christopher Vetter, MD
    Christopher Vetter, MD PGY-1Ross University School of MedicineSurgical/Research Interests: Quality improvement, intraoperative surgeon performance, teachingHobbies: running, road cycling and singletrack mountainbiking, science fiction reading, following computer and tech news, watersports (competitive sailing, kiteboarding, surfing, fishing)
  • Hans Bindner, MD
    Hans Bindner, MD PGY-1 PreliminaryTulane University School of MedicineSurgical/Research Interests: Interventional RadiologyHobbies: constitutional law, playing jazz guitar, working on the family farm
  • Gaurav Rana, DO
    Gaurav Rana, DO PGY-1 PreliminaryArizona College of Osteopathic MedicineHobbies: cooking, keeping updated on latest technology news, running and hiking, urban exploring

Alumni

  • Neeta Karani, MD
    Neeta Karani, MD Graduated 2017Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Michigan State University, Flint, Michigan.
  • Lacey Stelle, MD
    Lacey Stelle, MD Graduated 2017Fellowship: Breast Surgical Oncology, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Maryland.
  • Robert Hoffman, MD
    Robert Hoffman, MD Graduated 2016Fellowship: Critical Care, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Lauren Sakai, MD
    Lauren Sakai, MD Graduated 2016Fellowship: Critical Care, Advocate Illinois Masonic, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Zachary Osborne, MD
    Zachary Osborne, MD Graduated 2015Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Christian Perez, MD
    Christian Perez, MD Graduated 2015Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Texas, Houston, Texas.