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Dr. Sorrentino has academic interests in Preventive Cardiology. He is a known expert on lipid disorders, the metabolic syndrome and hypertension. His research interests have been in the area of the clinical implications of novel lipid particles such as lipoprotein (a) and the treatment of hypertension in patients with target organ involvement such as left ventricular hypertrophy. He has been involved in a number of multicenter trials exploring treatment options to prevent cardiac events. He teaches extensively about Preventive Cardiology to students, residents and physicians both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Polonsky is a general cardiologist. She earned her MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, did internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago. She earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation at Northwestern University. She has an active clinical practice, with particular clinical interests in prevention and cardio-oncology. Her research interests include cardiovascular epidemiology and pragmatic clinical trials.
Dr. Nathan is a highly skilled cardiologist who specializes in interventional cardiovascular procedures. Dr. Nathan performs a wide range of coronary and peripheral vascular procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, including balloon angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy, thrombectomy, cryoplasty and intravascular ultrasound imaging. His research interests include platelet biology, interventional device therapies, intravascular imaging, and the use of antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapies in the management of acute coronary syndromes and heart attacks.
Adam Cifu is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He is originally from New York City. He earned his BA from Haverford College and his MD from Cornell University Medical College. He did his residency in internal medicine and a year as the Primary Care Chief Resident at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Cifu is a general internist who divides his time between clinical practice, medical student education, and scholarly work related to evidence-based medicine. He co-directs the Third Year Medicine Clerkship and directs a course for fourth year medical students, Critical Appraisal of the Landmark Medical Literature, and a course for first year students, Introduction to Medical Evidence. He is the co-author of two books: a textbook on clinical reasoning, Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence Based Guide and a book for the lay audience Ending Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives. He is a deputy editor of JAMA’s Clinical Guidelines Synopsis series.
His honors include the Department of Medicine Award for Clinical Teaching in 2006, 2011 and 2016 and the Distinguished Educator/Mentor Award for the Biological Sciences Division of The University of Chicago in 2016. He is a Senior Faculty Scholar in the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence and a master in the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators at The University of Chicago and has been selected as a Favorite Faculty Member by the graduating class of the Pritzker School of Medicine 14 times.
I am an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago in the Section of General Internal Medicine. I train medical students and residents in areas such as clinical reasoning, primary care, transitions of care, patient-centered communication and resilience skills. My research interests include handoffs in the ambulatory setting, ambulatory medical education, patient-centered communication, and resilience of medical trainees.
Shannon Martin MD MS is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Hospital Medicine at the University of Chicago. She completed her medical degree at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, and is a graduate of the internal medicine residency program at the University of Chicago. Following residency, she completed a dual fellowship as a Hospitalist Scholar and in the Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching and Scholarship (MERITS) program while earning her Master's Degree in Health Studies. Her clinical interests are in general internal medicine in hosptialized patients, as well as perioperative consultative medicine.
Dr. Martin serves as Associate Program Director for the University of Chicago Internal Medicine Residency program. She also co-directs the GME Scholars Track in Medical Education at the University of Chicago, a longitudinal track for residents from all specialties interested in pursuing careers as clinician educators. Her academic focus is on assessment in graduate medical education, clinical supervision in residency training, and improving trainee communication skills in consultative medicine. Her scholarly work has been published in Academic Medicine, the American Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Hospital Medicine, and she has presented at multiple regional and national conferences, including the Society for Hospital Medicine, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Dr. Tang is a general internist and hospitalist who focuses on developing patient-centered approaches to improving population health. Her clinical work as a Comprehensive Care Physician focuses on caring for frequenting hospitalized patients with complex, chronic illnesses, providing continuity of care across ambulatory and inpatient hospital settings. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Tang co-directs the Patient-Centered Longitudinal Experience for first year medical students, coordinates Journal Club for internal medicine residents, and conducts qualitative research related to the patient-physician relationship.
Dr. Alexander completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at Emory University in Atlanta, GA before moving to Chicago, IL for residency. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago followed by a chief residency at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL. He is now an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago where he sees patients in the outpatient pirmary care clinic, supervises residents and medical students in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, and has several educational pursuits involving clinical reasoning and evidence-based medicine. He currently serves as Core Faculty and director of the evidence-based medicine curriculum for the University of Chicago Internal Medicine Residency Program.