Rheumatology Fellow MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Internal Medicine Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Rheumatology
"After completing my residency training at Northwestern, the decision to stay on for fellowship was an easy one. The breadth of clinical exposure even in the first weeks of fellowship has been incredible - I love the clinical expertise in the subspecialty clinics and learning from the faculty on the consult service. Northwestern has provided me with truly excellent clinical and research mentorship with mentors who are engaged in helping navigate projects that align with your interests and career goals. Beyond the hospital, I love living in downtown Chicago where there is always a new green space to explore and neighborhood cuisine to try."
Yoon Qiu, MD
Rheumatology Fellow MD: Duke University School of Medicine Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Internal Medicine Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Rheumatology
"I chose Northwestern because it offers great clinical training, research opportunities and mentorship, and because I love the people here. For clinic, you have both your own continuity clinic and specialty clinics (lupus, scleroderma, vasculitis), which is awesome for learning. I've found phenomenal mentors who are renowned experts in their fields but also very dedicated to mentoring trainees. I am able to pursue my interest in systemic sclerosis research and understanding pain mechanisms in rheumatology patients. And Chicago is a really fun city! There are tons of museums, parks, restaurants, and shopping. My favorite place is the Art Institute which has an amazing Impressionist collection."
Michael Lopker, MD, PhD
Rheumatology Fellow MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine PhD: University of Alabama at Birmingham Residency: University of Arizona Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Rheumatology
"What has been a continual truth for me is the inspiration derived from observing the bedside and reflecting on how each patient’s pathology represents both new and meaningful avenues of research and the opportunity to alleviate personal suffering. After a first year of rheumatology fellowship training which consisted of intense clinical exposure, I am starting a second year 80% devoted to basic science research. One of the Northwestern's great strengths is its well-developed research opportunities from clinical to basic across the spectrum of connective tissue diseases. After completing my rheumatology fellowship at Northwestern Medicine, I expect to be well prepared to contribute to the next incredible success story in rheumatology research and patient care."
Julia Sun, MD
Rheumatology Fellow MD: Duke University School of Medicine Residency: University of Chicago Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Rheumatology
"Our attendings here at Northwestern are the leading experts in vasculitis, scleroderma, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, to mention a few, and to be able to learn from them on a daily basis is a privilege. As a fellow I've had exposure to a high volume of complex patients from the Chicagoland area and beyond. I feel extremely well supported in pursuing my clinical and research interests in lupus. These are just a few reasons why Northwestern was hands down the best fit for me for rheumatology fellowship."
Third Year (T32)
Jean Lin, MD, PhD
Rheumatology Fellow MD/PhD: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Rheumatology