1044 North Francisco Ave. Chicago, IL. 60622

HPH Family Medicine Residency


Beyond the core requirements for Family Medicine set forth by the ACGME, the curriculum is organized in a unique layering of experiences that provides the learners with timely exposure and reinforcement of medical subspecialties as their continuity clinic responsibilities evolve. Additionally, residents are given scheduled time to undertake quality improvement projects, engage in community outreach, and develop practice management skills in a longitudinal fashion through the TEAM Care rotations. Finally, a midyear session known as “Interlude” creates opportunities to learn new procedure skills, explore the humanities, and take time for self-care and wellness. ​ The grid below details the rotation requirements for Family Medicine Residents: (13-4 week blocks)

One to two half-days of continuity of care clinic in the PGY-1 year
Two to three half-days of continuity of care clinic in the PGY-2 year
​Three to four half-days of continuity of care clinic in the PGY-3 year

Application Requirements

Must be a graduate of an accredited medical school. USMLE Scores: passing scores on Step 1, Step 2 CK, and CS Foreign applicants must be ECFMG certified. You must be a permanent resident or US citizen. Our hospital sponsor visas. Application: All applications must be submitted via ERAS Our Program Number is: 1201600705

Salary and Benefits

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Life/Accident/Disability Insurance Malpractice Insurance Free parking Free meals in physician dining room 2 lab coats for PGY-1 year 1 additional lab coat PGY-2 & PGY-3 Hospital subscription to Up-to- Date 24 hour access to Medical Library


Medical Residents


Edidiong Offiong, MD | Chief Resident

Hello, my name is Edi, I was born and raised in Abuja, Nigeria. My medical training was at St George’s University, where I also did part of my undergrad training. I have lived in Chicago for about 3 years now as I did my clinical rotations here. In my free time I almost always catch myself cooking (even though I convince myself that I absolutely hate cooking), I also love spending time with friends and family, listening to music (mainly Christian music and Afrobeats), and most importantly watching ‘The Office’. Growing up in a developing country, it just makes sense that I am drawn to serving the underserved population in the community, and HPH allows me this opportunity. In the future, I will love to keep serving in underserved areas across the country and in my home country Nigeria to the best of my ability.

Zaenab Ali, MD | Chief Resident

Hey, I’m Zaenab! I am a Libyan-American who was born in Louisville, Kentucky but spent most of my life living between Libya and Los Angeles, California. After graduating from Benghazi Medical University, I spent time working as a Senior House Officer at Benghazi Medical Center and in regions where there was a lack of medical care and infrastructure. This experience made me very passionate about women’s health and providing preventative care to under-served communities! While preparing for my medical boards, I volunteered as a clinical assistant at the Venice Family Clinic in LA where I additionally worked on quality improvement projects. Outside of medicine, I spend time with my 4 beautiful daughters and awesome husband. In my free time, I enjoy gardening, cooking Libyan food, and listening to history podcasts on my commute. I am enjoying being part of HPH and getting to experience this beautiful community here in Chicago!

Jason Saez, MD

Hi everyone! My name is Jason, and I am a first-generation Puerto Rican, born and raised in Bronx, NY. Eventually, I moved to Miami for undergrad, where I studied biology at the University of Miami; and later to Mexico, where I studied medicine at “La Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara”. My journey in medicine has allowed me the opportunity to live in various cities throughout the US, including Phoenix, Hudson County NJ, Sacramento and now, Chicago. Before starting residency, I worked in Pain Management and Clinical Documentation Improvement, which taught me skills that I still use today. “Why Chicago” you ask? Being of Puerto Rican background, I instantly felt connected to the neighborhood of Humboldt Park and excited about giving back to a community that is like my hometown. When I am not working, I enjoy traveling, cooking, exploring the city of Chicago and its food scene, as well as cycling and jogging. My passion in medicine includes pain management and addiction, especially the impact it has on underserved communities. I am truly excited to be a part of Humboldt Park Health and their vision of advancing health equity.

Sharon Kang, MD

Hi Everyone! I was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, California. I completed my undergraduate degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at UCLA. Then I went to St. George’s University of Medicine in Grenada. Realizing towards the end of medical student that medicine is multifactorial, I decided to pursue my Master’s degree in Public Health at St. George’s University. I have found myself to be adventurous and enjoy traveling to different countries. I enjoy hiking, running, playing tennis, watching movies, exploring new places, museums, and new restaurants. Love Korean food. During the pandemic, I had my daughter, and she is my love and joy. I choose to be part of this residency program in Chicago because it is an unopposed program, which gives me access to all fields of medicine and serve in the underserved community. I am excited to start a new chapter in my life and train as a family medicine resident at Humboldt Park Health.

Christopher Chopcian, MD

Hi I'm Chris. I'm originally from Canada. I went to medical school at SGU. I moved to Chicago to see a Blackhawks game


Raghad Al-Aubid, MD

Hi! I was born in Sheffield, England and grow up all over the middle east. I completed my medical school in Libya. I completed my residency OBGYN residency in Jordan, worked as an OBGYN specialist for two years. I decided to leave Jordan and pursue my dream in becoming a board-certified family medicine physician in the united State and eventually subspecialized in women’s health. I absolutely love Chicago because it’s a city with its own palpable pulse and personality. Me, my husband, and my baby girl all love to travel and hike and yes including our baby, if you ask or don’t you will see her picture. I love science and art of medicine; love patient care and I am passionate about women’s health especially in the underserved communities. So excited to start my new learning medical journey in HPH Family Medicine Residency program and be part of the team.

Habeeb Farooqui, MD

Hello! My name is Habeeb and I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. I completed my undergrad education at Benedictine University and then attended Saint James School of Medicine in Anguilla for medical school. In my free time, you’ll find me in the garage working on cars or exploring our wonderful city for new spots to eat. I love doing projects with the Red Cross and other community outreach programs throughout Chicagoland. I’ve always wanted to practice medicine in the city and couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to do my training at HPH!

Muijj Ghani, MD

Hey I’m Muijj (pronounced Moo-weez). I was born in Dublin, Ireland and lived in various places from Australia to the US growing up. In these experiences I learned about the diverse array of cultures that paint our world. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Doane College and my medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. Since my adolescent years, I aspired to become a doctor for the underserved. With that in mind, it should be no surprise that I am more than excited to become part of Humboldt Park Health! As far as hobbies go, I enjoy playing competitive tennis, writing short stories, reading Vonnegut, and playing video games. I am also an avid fan of Muhammad Ali, Rafael Nadal, and the Bangladeshi cricket team.

Jennifer Jean Baptiste, MD

Hello! My name is Jennifer, but I like to be called Jenny or Jen. I am Haitian American. I grew up in South Florida. I attended the University of Miami where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, I later Attended Florida International University where I received a Master of science in nursing and specialized in Family Nurse Practice. I subsequently graduated from Saint James school of Medicine with a degree of Doctor of Medicine. I am fluent in English, Spanish, Creole, and French. In my spare time I like traveling, walking, biking, shopping, caring for my plants and dancing. I also enjoy learning about different cultures and exploring different cuisines. I feel that is a great way to bond with others and be more culturally sensitive. Additionally, I am passionate about providing care to underserved communities. Having had previous experience working with vulnerable populations. I understand the importance of access to care, the social determinants of health that impact care, patient education and building great rapport with our patient. I will continue to embody compassion, caring, active listening skills, a great work ethic, patient advocacy, reliability, and a team player. These are qualities that I have utilized as my approach to patient care. I look forward to pursuing a lifelong journey towards refining my interpersonal and leadership skills in medicine.

Sammir Naser, MD

Hi, I’m Sam. I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. I was a “non-traditional” medical student because I had a career before this venture. In 2008, I graduated with a bachelor’s of business administration before moving to NYC for 5 years. After a series of events, I realized my career path was ready for a shift, at which point I decided to pursue medicine. I completed the MD/MPH dual degree program at SGU and my clerkship at Humboldt Park Health. Now, I’m excited to begin my career as a family medicine resident physician in the same program!

Susmita Unni, MD

Hi, my name is Susmita Unni. I was born and raised in Mumbai, India. I completed my medical and public health degrees from St. George’s University. I am deeply passionate about health equity and global health. In my free time, I enjoy cooking and also hiking outdoors with my dog. I am grateful for this opportunity to train at HPH and help the underserved community of Humboldt Park.


Adelis Arias, MD

Hola todos! I’m Adelis; raised in Valencia, Venezuela, and attended Universidad de Carabobo. Upon graduation, I practiced as a rural physician in several underserved areas. I moved to Chicago in 2016 to pursue residency training in the US. I’m passionate about working with underserved populations, minorities, and lifestyle medicine. In my free time, I enjoy working out, grilling, and watching the latest movie/tv show. I’m thrilled to spend three more years in this beautiful city that I now call home. I am looking forward to meeting you all soon, go Cubs!

Muhammad Hamza Arif, MD

Hey everyone, my name is Hamza, and I'm from Pakistan. I completed my medical school in Pakistan before moving to Chicago. I enjoy playing soccer, chess and video games. In my free time, I like working out, going on long drives and trying out new restaurants. After living my life in hot climate countries, i am excited for this next phase of living in the windy city and acquiring further medical training here!

Mackenzie Bradley, MD

Hi I'm Mackenzie! I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!). I studied Chemistry at Binghamton University before attending medical school at St. George's University. My husband and I moved to Chicago in 2021 while I completed my clinical rotations at Humboldt Park Health Hospital. I fell in love with the community, patients, and especially my coworkers which made it an easy choice to stay for Residency! My interests include community medicine and adolescent medicine. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, knitting/crocheting, hobby photography, and playing with my one-eyed dog, Jack. A fun fact about me is that I speak German!

Zil Gharia, MD

Zil grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and went to Loyola University Chicago for Undergrad, majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology. She obtained her medical degree from St. George's University in Grenada. Being from the Chicagoland area, Zil was excited to return back home and be near family and friends during residency. Zil is still contemplating what specific interest of medicine she wants to join. In her free time, Zil likes to workout, spend time with her friends, and go on spontaneous adventures. Fun fact about Zil is that she is trying to become a Mocha snob and find the best mocha in town.

Parisa Sairafi, MD

Hi everyone! My name is Parisa and I’m originally from Toronto, Canada. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Life Sciences at the University of Ontario and spent several years working in research before starting medical school. I first fell in love with Chicago when I moved here for clinical rotations, and I haven't been able to let go since. Today, I’m a proud graduate of St.Georges University School of Medicine and frequent enjoyer of deep dish pizza! Outside of medicine, I like cooking, playing tennis and working out. Looking forward to spending the next three years training at this residency program and exploring all that Chicago has to offer!

Semal Musleh, MD

Hey everyone! My name is Semal Musleh and I was raised in Minnesota. I went to medical school at St. George’s University and I completed the second half of medical school here in Chicago, and I’m excited to continue working here! I love trying new restaurants and enjoying nice weather in Chicago with friends and family.

Faculty & Administration

Samir Shahen, MD, Program Director

I am born and raised in Chicago, therefore was excited to complete my family medicine residency at St. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, in Chicago, serving as a Chief Resident in my last year of residency. I am board certified in Family Medicine and have been working as a member of the Hospitalist Program and a faculty member for the Family Medicine Residency teaching service. I’m an active member of the American Academy of Family Medicine (AAFP), American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), and in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). I have a strong interest in working in an underserved community as well at teaching I enjoy watching Chicago sport teams, working on cars, traveling and playing recreational soccer.

Lisa Tran, MD, Maternal Child Director

I was born and raised in the Milwaukee area. I obtained my BSN at Milwaukee School of Engineering and started my career in healthcare as an ICU nurse for several years before I attended St. George’s University School of Medicine. I even completed the majority of my medical school rotations here at Humboldt Park Health! I completed a Family Medicine residency at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio where I served as the Academic Chief Resident my final year of residency. I am board certified in Family Medicine. My medical interests include preventative medicine, prenatal care, complex chronic health conditions and finding creative ways to improve access for our patients. I chose to come back to HPH to teach because of the ability to truly give back to the medically underserved community. When I am not working, you will find me traveling with my husband, trying new foods, cooking, exploring Chicago, or walking our corgi, Boomer!

George Mammo, MD

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Nadia Kalam, Manager

I'm Nadia! I've been working with residents for several years, and in Graduate Medical Education for the last five. My favorite part of the job is meeting and working with new & different people of all kinds of backgrounds every year, but mostly watching everyone grow throughout their three years with us. I'm happy to be a part of the family environment we have formed here amongst our team. In my spare time, I enjoy taking my new puppy Olivia to the park, spending time with family and friends, and following most Chicago team sports! I'm a die hard Chicago Cubs, Bears and Bulls fan!

Loreal Booker, Coordinator

I am a free spirited, dedicated individual. I am very goal oriented and love team building. I have 15 years of experience within the medical field and feel rewarded working in Healthcare. Born and raised in Chicago, however, I love to travel and experience different ways of life.

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