Physicians

Michael Bell, DO
Physician

College Education:

  • Howard University – MS, Zoology (endocrinology), 1968
  • Howard University – BS, Zoology, 1965

Certifications:

  • Family medicine

Interests/Hobbies:

Riding 1972 (full dress) Harley Davidson, Scuba diving

 

Pushpa Giri, MD, MPH
Physician

College Education:

  • University of Illinois, Chicago, IL – MD, 1995

Certifications:

  • Board Certified Int. Medicine, 2014 - current

Medical Interests:

Thyroid, DM, alternative medicine, mind over medicine

Interests/Hobbies:

Travelling, movies, reading about philosophy of life and mental power

Lynn Grabher, MD
Physician

College Education:

  • Lutheran General, Park Ridge, IL – Internal Medicine
  • Southern Illinois University – 1983
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL – B.S. of Biology, 1980

Certifications:

  • ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine)

Medical Interests:

Primary care

Interests/Hobbies:

Travel, reading, IL fan – football, basketball, marching Illini fan & prior member when in college

Japhia Jayasingh, MD
Physician

College Education:

  • University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, MBBS, 1992
  • University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, BS 1987

 

Milorad Ketchens, MD
Physician

College Education:

  • General Medicine Residency at Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center/Evanston Hospital
  • MD, Southern Illinois School of Medicine
  • BS, Loyola University of Chicago

Interests/Hobbies:

  • Served in the Army Reserve as a Flight Surgeon and called to active duty during the first Persian Gulf War.
  • Served as a 1st Aviation Training Brigade Flight Surgeon and as a Flight Surgeon for the Department of Evaluation and Standardization.
  • Member of the National Medical Association.
  • Active in Civil Rights organizations such as SCLC and Operation PUSH.
  • Member of the University of Illinois Black Faculty/AP Alliance.

 

Anne McKusick, BA, MD
Physician

College Education:

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD - MD
  • Tufts University, Somerville, MA – Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Certification in Community Health

Certifications:

  • American Board of Family Practice, 1991, 1997, 2004, 2014

Medical Interests:

Women’s Health

Interests/Hobbies:

Outdoor activities with family and friends including hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, camping, cross country skiing. Cooking, reading, fitness. Travel.

Grace Park, MD
Physician

College Education:

  • Carle Foundation Hospital/UIUC, Urbana, IL – Family Medicine Residency, 2008
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, IL – MD, 2004
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, IL – BS, Biology, 2000

Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Family Medicine

Medical Interests:

Department Head, Family Medicine at UIC-COM, Urbana-Champaign, Medical student educator

Interests/Hobbies:

I enjoy spending time with my family, church, and traveling. I am an Illini and Cubs fan but personally enjoy running and Pilates.

Robert Parker, FACP, MBA, MD
Physician

College Education:

  • University of Richmond, Richmond, VA – BS, Biology, 1975

Certifications:

  • Internal Medicine

Medical Interests:

Student health, Complex disease management, Men’s health, Wilderness medicine

Interests/Hobbies:

Tennis, Backpacking

Joyce Rhee, MD, MS
Physician

College Education:

  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, IL – MS
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL – BS

Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine 2001, 2011

Medical Interests:

Preventative medicine

Interests/Hobbies:

Reading, playing the piano, travel

John Schmale, MD
Physician

College Education:

  • University of Illinois Med School, Chicago, IL - MD, 1963
  • Wheaton College – BS, Biology, 1959

Certifications:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Subspecialty Certification in Medical Oncology and Hematology

Interests/Hobbies:

Music, American Civil War history, antique cars

Brin Schuler, MD
Physician

College Education:

  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine – MD, 2000
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL – BS General Engineering & BS, Physiology, 1996

Certifications:

  • ABFM

Interests/Hobbies:

Cooking, science fiction & fantasy, Pokemon Go

David Smith, MD
Physician

College Education:

  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center – MD, 1983

Interests/Hobbies:

  • I have tremendously enjoyed working with U of I students since 1989.
  • Being outdoors, landscaping, is my passion
  • All of my children are in a university, giving me a firsthand perspective from the parent’s and student’s point of view
Gretchen Sperka, DO
Physician

College Education:

  • University of Illinois Internal Medicine, Residency, 2003
  • Ohio University Heritage College Osteopathic Medicine, DO, 2000
  • Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, BA, 1990

Certifications:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003

Medical Interests:

Diabetes, Asthma, and other chronic conditions

Interests/Hobbies:

Hiking, Travel, Reading, Movies.

Abigail Templeton, MD
Physician

College Education:

  • The Washington Hospital Family Medicine Residency, 2010
  • Jefferson Medical College / Thomas Jefferson University, MD, 2007
  • Cornell University, BA, 2002

Certifications:

  • American Board of Family Medicine, 2010

Medical Interests:

Functional Medicine, Acupuncture

Interests/Hobbies:

Jogging, Gardening, Cooking.

Lu Ye, MD
Physician

College Education:

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL – M.S., Cellular Biology, 2006
  • West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China – MD 1999

Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Medical Interests:

Acute care, women’s health, hospital medicine, minor surgical procedures

Interests/Hobbies:

Gardening, movies, swimming