Sean Huang, MD (Internal Medicine, Geriatrics)
Hello, my name is Sean Huang and I am an internist who was born in Florida, but raised in both Tennessee and Indiana (my parents moved a lot). I went to the University of Notre Dame for undergrad and Indiana University for medical school. Afterwards, I moved to Chicago where I have been the past decade. I went to residency in Internal Medicine here at UIC and obtained a fellowship in Geriatrics at Rush. I also practiced primary care adult medicine for over five years at Northwestern Medical Group. During this time, I developed an interest in how physicians can use health-related data and technology to solve clinical problems and ensure good patient care. I am extremely grateful to the UIC Clinical Informatics fellowship for allowing me an opportunity to explore and extend my interests. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, listening to podcasts, working out to home DVDs, doing crosswords, playing trivia, and spending time with my family and friends.
Jorge Rodriguez, MD (Neurology)
My passion is the understanding of the brain function, while in medical school at the PontificaUniversidad Javeriana I realized how fascinating the brain is and how complicated it is in each dimension (cellular, network, tissue...). That led me to explore different research methodologies in neuroscience while in the US. To further consolidate my knowledge, I pursued a Clinical Neurology residency at UIC where I had the chance to work with the Neuro-Repository database in the understanding of how structural anomalies lead to epilepsy. As a clinician-researcher, I am fascinated by how data from different modalities help us to take better decisions. In a plan to further expand my interests I decided to continue my training at UIC in the Clinical Informatics Fellowship. During my fellowship, I will learn tools that allow me to close the gap between health care data and a better personalized patient care.
Sagar Harwani, MD (Internal Medicine)
After two decades away, I'm excited to be back in my birthplace of Chicago, IL to study Clinical Informatics at UIC! Growing up interested in both health care and technology, I studied Information Science with a concentration in HealthInformation Systems at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. At the time, I was excited to see the myriadof potential applications of information technology to healthcare delivery. I completed a Masters in Biomedical Sciences at Barry University, medical school at St. George's University, and residency training as well as a Chief Resident year in Internal Medicine at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. Along the way I opened a small healthcare IT company, project managed a hotel renovation, co-founded a startup that was accepted into a national accelerator fund, and now focus my free time on my new healthcare startup, Epihealth. I am excited by the promise of clinical informatics and the possibilities that lie ahead in delivering safe, highly reliable, and cost-effective care to our patients.
Jai Nebhrajani, MD (Family Medicine)
Hello everyone and welcome!
I am originally from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Attended Florida International University in Miami, FL attaining a Bachelors in Biological Sciences. Shortly thereafter I graduated medical school from University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St Kitts. I then went on to complete my Family Medicine Residency training at the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Pennsylvania. I am a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician.
Currently, as a Clinical Informatics Fellow, with a natural inclination toward the latest technology and gadgets throughout my life, my interest in the field of informatics grew during my residency training. As an intern, I had a chance to witness a Go-Live occurring as the hospital was transitioning from a paper-based documentation to an EMR system. As a resident, I continued to get involved with multiple optimization strategies. By helping providers to use the system more efficiently, improving compliance of medication reconciliation, and implementing a new electronic handoff tool for residents, I witnessed firsthand how technology can improve overall patient care and provider satisfaction. I hope with my training in Clinical Informatics to help bridge the gap between technology and medicine, to work synergistically in improving our overall health care system.
My other interests include basketball, football, swimming, biking, and Indian dancing.