I'm originally from Saigon, Vietnam, though I spent most of my life growing up in the suburbs of Washington DC. I went to American University in DC, majoring in biology and minoring in international development. Besides being interested in a career in medicine, I am passionate about all things international, i.e., languages, culture, history, and sociopolitics. I received my MD from la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico. I have a soft spot for international medicine and eventually plan to be involved with international bodies like Doctors without Borders, Red Cross, World Health Organization (WHO). Otherwise, I am open-minded and contemplates involvement with military medicine, academia and minority & LGBT health. Non-academic interests include being a Yelp foodie, exercise/fitness and traveling. I am fluent in English, Vietnamese, Spanish and striving to learn a fourth and possibly more languages. Choosing to come to NAH, was an alignment of ideals and beliefs, i.e., embracing our differences as Americans with unique backgrounds - hailing from different communities, yet sharing a common space and working for a common future that benefits all of us, especially support to the most needy and under-served.
Robert Jupiter, MD
Hey I’m Robert! I was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean blood in me is what drew me to St. George’s University Grenada where I did my Bsc Med Sci. I ended up loving it so much there that I stayed for the MD. I’m an adventurer who loves seeking out nice beaches. I enjoy running, biking, swimming, hiking traveling and trying new restaurants. Listening to soca music and instrumentals are my genres of choice.
Looking forward to meeting all of you!
Davey Ho-Sang, MD
Hey everyone, I’m Davey, I was born and raised in Spanish Town Jamaica. I then moved to Grenada where I would go on to complete Medical School and later on my Masters degree in Public Health at St. George’s University. As far as interests go, I’m usually catching up on sports and everything related to Miami Heat Basketball. When I’m not catching up on sports, you can find me at home listening to the tunes of dancehall and reggae or taking advantage of Chicago’s best places to eat
Amandeep Gujral, MD
Hello! I’m Amandeep Gujral. I was born in India but grew up in North Carolina. For undergrad I attended East Carolina University where I received a bachelor’s of science in biology and a bachelor’s of arts in chemistry. Then I attended St. George’s University of Medicine in Grenada. In my free time I am an avid sports fan, love watching movies or just playing video games at home. I also enjoy anything Sci-Fi TV like Doctor Who or anything related to Marvel. As a student I rotated through Norwegian American Hospital and enjoyed the city, and people and the food which was a major factor in coming back to do my residency here.
Emily Danies, MD
Hi everyone, I'm Emily! I was born and raised in Colombia and did medical school at the Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia. I came to the US and did research at Columbia University and NYU. After my husband matched at UIC, we moved to Chicago. Later we had a son with whom we love to be around. I really enjoy being part of the Norwegian Family Medicine Program because I can work with underserved and Hispanic populations. In my free time I like to be with my family and friends, play volleyball and sing while playing the guitar. In the future I would like to do alternative medicine especially Functional Medicine.
Wien Chan, MD
Hi Everyone! My name is Wien, I was born in Valledupar, Colombia, then I moved to Puerto Rico for 6 years before finally relocating in New York. I went to St. John's University in Queens, NY for my undergrad. After graduation, I was an EMT in NY for three years before I eventually went to medical school in American University of Antigua. In my free time, I like to be active, whether it be going to the gym, exploring new places, or just learning new things. Fun fact about me, I was a music major in JHS and HS, and played at Carnegie Hall twice in my life. I choose Family medicine because it is versatile and it trains you to be a jack of all trades. The reason why I picked this program is because it is unopposed and because it serves the population of people that I wish to cater my practice to in the future. Growing up as an immigrant, gave me a good sense of how important having access to medical care is and I want to be part of a community that would allow me to maximize on giving back. I can’t wait to take advantage of everything that Chicago has to offer. Another fun fact...I was Times Magazine Person of the Year in 2006.
Rashmi Prakash, MD
Hi Everyone! My name is Rashmi. I was born in India and raised in England, New Jersey, and Florida. I went to the University of South Florida for undergrad and American University of Antigua for medical school. I spent the last couple of years in New York doing my rotations and research. I am interested in behavioral health, specifically developmental disorders, as well as preventative medicine and women’s health. I developed an interest for global health and under-served populations while on a medical mission trip to rural Uganda. Outside of medicine, I love travelling, writing, photography, and cooking. In my spare time you will find me exploring the city, trying out new recipes, and finding new dessert spots! I chose this program because of my desire to work with under-served populations in a community-based setting. I am proud to live and work in a community that is both culturally rich and ethnically diverse. I look forward to exploring all that Chicago has to offer in the years to come!
Daniel Gondi, MD
My hobbies away from medicine include watching and playing sports, trying different types of cuisine, traveling, and spending time with my wife/family/friends, and dog. My medical interests include sports medicine, HIV/STD prevention, and preventive medicine. I was drawn to Chicago and this program because of its dedication to serving all patients regardless of their financial status, the opportunity to serve a diverse community, and of course all the amazing food in this city. Fun fact about me: My wife and I hiked the Cinque Terre trail along the Mediterranean coast in Italy which is 7.5 miles long. The views were gorgeous, but the biggest highlight was that I ate gelato in all 5 towns on the same day.
Alex Htun, MD
Hi everyone, I’m Alex. I grew up just outside Chicago, in Naperville. Before coming back to Chicago, I did my medical training at St. George’s University in Grenada. During and after my training, I want to focus on community health. Norwegian American Hospital is one of the cornerstones to the Humboldt Park community. I love Chicago and I am an avid Chicago sports fan (Bears, Bulls and Cubs)! There is never a dull moment in Chicago. I’m excited to build strong relationships with the current Norwegian family as well as with future members.
Samiraly Moosa, MD
Hey everyone, my name is Sam! I was born and raised in Canada(Eh!), I pursued my undergrad at McMaster University where I acquired a Bio-Psych Bachelors of Science. I later on relocated to Houston, TX. I completed my Medical Degree at St. George’s University. I’m really interested in Preventive Healthcare and Patient Education. I thoroughly enjoy Acting as a Hobby and I capitalize on chances to take classes from time to time! In my spare time I enjoy making Medical Education videos geared towards patient education! I find it’s fulfilling because it allows me to channel all of my passions of Medicine, Acting and Preventive Healthcare! I find Chicago to be so unique because it offers a little bit of the best of everything - from beaches in the Summer time, to beautiful Winter and Christmas displays, from incredible restaurants to amazing food festivals! Norwegian American Hospital is a special place because it allows us to help and provide care for our brothers and sisters that need it most, and that too, at the highest standard of care. Looking forward to meeting everyone soon!
Justin Park, MD
Hi everyone! I'm Justin. I was born in South Korea, grew up in Toronto, and spent most of my life living in Chicago before attending Emory University for undergrad where I was a member of the Emory Scholars Program and the men's swim team prior to attending medical school. My hobbies include cooking Asian cuisine, bouldering, and Netflix. I come from a family of renown Korean chefs so it was an all new experience for me and my family as I entered a career in medicine. My medical interests include outpatient medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Obstetrics. I chose Chicago and Norwegian American Hospital because its near home and the opportunity to be a healthcare provider in an under-served community hit home for me.
Alkeem Savage, MD
Hey, I’m Alkeem! I’m a big city boy - I was born in New York but moved to sunnier pastures in Miami. I'm a graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine. Prior to entering medical school, I was a biology teacher at Fordham High School for the Arts in New York. I believe in increasing access to care in under-served communities, targeting high-risk populations and implementing preventive measures. I believe in a holistic approach to medicine by treating the patient not the diagnosis. I am completing residency at PCC, as part of the Norwegian American Hospital Family Medicine Residency program.
Dr. Victor Chow
Dr. Victor Chow has joined the Faculty here in our very own residency program!
Dr. George Mammo
Dr. George Mammo will be heading back to his home state of Michigan and taking a hospitalist position in metro Detroit.
Dr. Unnati Patel
Dr. Unnati Patel will be assuming a Fellowship with Oak Street Health and Northwestern Kellogg School of Business.
Dr. Mohamad Salama
Dr. Mohamad Salama will be taking a hospitalist position at Freeport Memorial Hospital, west of Rockford, IL.
Dr. Palak Shah
Dr. Palak Shah will be assuming a Fellowship with Oak Street Health and Northwestern Kellogg School of Business.
Dr. Susana Villate Prieto
Dr. Susana Villate Prieto will take an ambulatory position in Norfolk with Bon Secours Health System.