Anwar Jebran, MD (Internal Medicine-General)
I am an Internal Medicine physician who believes technology is the solution for the healthcare industry. I am an immigrant who was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. After moving to Chicago, I finished my Internal Medicine residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. During my residency, I have developed an interest in entrepreneurship, clinical informatics, health IT, and media. In 2019, I won the American College of Physicians - MIT National Hackathon to improve inpatient workflow.
I am currently a clinical informatics fellow at UIC and a member at the ACP Northern Illinois Chapter Governor’s council.
Kunal Patel, MD (Emergency Medicine)
I am originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I attended the University of Florida for an undergraduate degree in Business Finance, then went on to get my M.D., M.B.A. from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In 2021, I finished a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and I will stay to complete a fellowship in Clinical Informatics.
My passion for clinical informatics arose during my residency, when we started to transition from Cerner to Epic. I joined the transition team as a PGY 1 and continued to help the team throughout residency, specifically working to make the EMR interface user-friendly for Emergency Department providers. I am continuing to study clinical informatics to get a better understanding of hospital operations and how healthcare technology can improve the delivery of healthcare to our patients.
Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing video games, rock climbing, snowboarding, and scuba diving.
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.