"I feel the faculty is committed to my development as a physician and leader, and to providing the highest level of care to underserved populations."
—Minesh Shah, Class of 2008
Clinical Educator, University of Illinois Medical Center
The core faculty is unified for the Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine programs and also serves as core teachers in the Department of Medicine. All have developed careers in medical education and are dedicated to underserved communities.
The diversity of faculty interests serves to enrich the program’s innovative curriculum. Our faculty has expertise in clinical epidemiology, clinical reasoning, evidence-based medicine, screening and prevention, behavioral and psychosocial medicine, global health, human rights, women’s health, musculoskeletal medicine, community-oriented primary care, liberation medicine, physical diagnosis, addiction medicine, HIV and pain medicine.
All faculty members act as clinical preceptors, with the ratio of residents to full-time preceptors in clinic less than 4:1.
Linnea Capps, MD, MPH
Lauren Shapiro, MD
Melissa A. Bender, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director
Joseph Deluca, MD
Robert Beil, MD, AAHIVS
Andrea Card, MD, MPH
Chinazo Cunningham, MD, MS
Larry Dyche, ACSW
Aaron Fox, MD
Laura Guderian, MD, MPH
Shwetha Iyer, MD
Eva Metalios, MD
Felise Milan, MD
Jerry Paccione, MD
Viraj Patel, MD, MPH
Calie Santana, MD, MHS
Joanna Starrels, MD, MS
Deborah Swiderski, MD
Marcus Bacchuber, MD
Dr. Marcus Bacchuber graduated in 2003 from the University of Wisconsin, with a B.S. in Molecular Biology. During
his undergraduate studies, Dr. Bacchuber visited Oaxaca, Mexico and volunteered in a hospital providing charity
care to indigent patients. In medical school, he extended his studies in order to pursue a year-long medical student
fellowship in Botswana with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, working with the TB-HIV section.
During medical school, Dr. Bacchuber volunteered at the United Community Clinics, the medical student run free
clinic, and was co-chair of the LGBT People in Medicine student group, advocating on behalf of LGBT patients and
medical students. He graduated from the Primary Care/Social Medicine residency program in 2012 and is serving
as Chief Resident for 2012-2013, after which he will begin a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars
Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.