Jill Rosno, MD & Chetan Huded, MD
• Met in medical school at Dartmouth
• “Nebraska gal and East Coast guy” enjoying Chicago
• Planning a wedding for next September in Lincoln, NE
• Interdisciplinary award winners: teaching, bake-off, Rambach Award (Chetan)
• When not at the hospital, can likely find them out running
Tell us a bit about your backgrounds. How did you come to Northwestern?
JR: I grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and stayed there for undergrad at the University of Nebraska, until moving to Hanover, New Hampshire for medical school at Dartmouth.
CH: I was born and raised in Connecticut and was cursed with being a Chicago Bears fan from a young age. I came to Chicago for undergrad at the University of Chicago, then moved back east for medical school at Dartmouth. Jill and I met in medical school and decided that Chicago, specifically Northwestern, was the perfect place for us based on our families and career interests. Fortunately the couples match worked out great.
JR: Chicago is AMAZING! It’s the perfect fit for a Nebraska gal and an East Coast guy. We knew that at Northwestern we would be surrounded by extremely talented, grounded, and fun coworkers, and this expectation has certainly been met!
What is your favorite thing about being a physician?
JR: I am humbled each day to be granted an intimate glimpse into patients’ lives and then being entrusted with the responsibility of helping them at their most vulnerable state. I love the teamwork and creativity that this requires -- I can’t imagine a better job!
CH: The best part is when you make a bond with a patient, and they truly think of you as “their doctor.” Beyond that relationship, you can’t beat an opportunity to work with fun, energetic, and incredibly bright co-residents every day in a team setting.
“Jill and Chetan epitomize the qualities we seek in Northwestern residents. They are smart, patient-centered, and truly two of the nicest people you will meet...they inspire us all to be better physicians” -Diane B. Wayne, MD
You both have won a number of teaching awards - what’s your secret to teaching success?
CH: The main thing is remembering what it’s like to be a medical student and how a little bit of teaching and feedback can go a long way. The Northwestern medical students are fantastic, so I try to let them take the lead with their patients as much as they feel comfortable.
What are your plans after residency? How do you achieve a work-life balance as busy residents?
JR: I’ll be practicing primary care, hopefully working with an under served urban patient population. Chetan will keep busy with a fellowship in cardiology. He would probably also add that Bears season tickets are in his post-residency plans, but we’ll have to see about that! Instead of continually striving for the “next step” in our careers, Chetan and I made a deal early on that we would both fully embrace each stage in our training. This mentality has allowed us to fully live in the moment both at work and at home.
Where can we find you after hours? What are some of your favorite Chicago spots?
JR: We spend a good amount of time running, so you’ll usually find us on side streets, in Lincoln Park, or along the lake. We also enjoy going to baseball games and watching the Huskers and Bears play football. And I love to bake, which works out well for Chetan.
CH: We love running - we have a typical loop through Lincoln Park and back on the lake front, but I also enjoy using running as a way to explore the different neighborhoods in the city. For anyone who is interested, some great spots are way south on the lakefront near the 63rd Street Beach and Rainbow Beach, but it’s a long way from Streeterville!