Clarice Lin, MD
MD: University at Buffalo
Residency: University at Buffalo
Northwestern Rheumatology offers both the strong clinical foundation and research mentorship that I am looking forward to further achieve my career aspirations. I feel fortunate to be afforded comprehensive rheumatologic training from world-class clinical experts during our subspecialty clinics, general continuity clinics, and inpatient consult services. In addition, there are vast opportunities to further pursue basic science, translational, clinical, and medical education/advocacy research. What makes Northwestern Rheumatology also unique is its palpable collaborative spirit amongst the faculty, spearheaded by dedicated program leadership. Lastly, this well-rounded program resides in one of the greatest cities; although I am a born-and-bred East Coaster, I must admit that Chicago has truly captured my heart with its numerous museums, scenic lakeshore trails and parks, and endlessly diverse gastronomy.
Natania Field, MD/PhD
PSTP Rheumatology Fellow
MD: University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center
I chose Northwestern for residency and fellowship due to its robust research opportunities and breadth of clinical exposure in a large, diverse city. However, it was the supportive learning environment that truly won me over. Northwestern has a strong culture of collegiality not only amongst the housestaff, but also at the faculty level. The rheumatology faculty here welcomed me into the department even before I officially began my fellowship, inviting me to join in clinical opportunities and events while I was still a resident. They have actively encouraged my research interests and are committed to the success of each of their trainees. Additionally, with its amazing restaurants, shows, beaches, lakeside trails, and rooftop bars, downtown Chicago is a phenomenal place live!
Stephanie Kao, MD
MD: George Washington University
Residency: George Washington University
The faculty and fellows made choosing Northwestern an easy choice. From my interview day to now being a fellow, everyone has been so welcoming and approachable. I am incredibly lucky to be training at a program that allows me to see such a wide spectrum of rheumatologic disease while learning from experts in the field. Additionally, this program offers many different resources to support my career goals and places a priority on helping fellows find good mentorship. Never having lived in the Midwest, I’ve come to love Chicago. This city has an unparalleled food culture, world class architecture, and a penchant for festivals celebrating everything from chicken wings to live music.
Brian Jaros, MD
MD: New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Residency: New York University Langone Health
The faculty and fellows I met on my interview day made choosing Northwestern an easy decision. The culture of support and collaboration amongst the Rheumatology division makes for an environment rich in discovery and growth for trainees. I am incredibly happy to be in a place that affords me exposure to some of the leading experts in rheumatologic disease while maintaining an atmosphere that is approachable and exciting. Overall, the breadth of clinical disease, research opportunities, and curricular engagement that Northwestern offers allows me to curate an individualized path of training aligned with my future goals for my career in Rheumatology. Coming from New York City, I might be a full-time Chicago convert with its remarkable restaurant scene and stunning lakeside views and beaches. There's something for everyone to love here!
Laura Arneson, MD
MD: Emory University School of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Internal Medicine
As a resident, my favorite aspect of Northwestern was its supportive and collaborative culture. I knew that culture, combined with Northwestern’s depth and breadth of clinical expertise and research in rheumatology, would make it an ideal place to stay for fellowship training. As fellows, we’re mentored by experts in every rheumatologic disease, learning alongside them in subspecialty and general clinics. Our division has connected me with incredible projects in my passion areas of medical education and health disparities, and there are endless opportunities in clinical and basic science research. I also love living in Chicago, where I can easily run along Lake Michigan after work, attend concerts in the beautiful parks, visit world-class museums, enjoy phenomenal restaurants, and indulge my love of snow.