Dr. Brisa Gulari-Jones is a Family Medicine Physician and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She received her medical degree from St. George's University in 2017 and completed the UnityPoint Methodist Family Medicine Residency in Peoria, IL. She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in health science from the University of Hartford. Dr. Gulari-Jones is a member of the Iota Epsilon Alpha Honor society and received a Patient Care Award July 2021. Before her career in medicine, she was a caseworker with at risk families and children. Her professional interests include obstetrics and women's health, breastfeeding medicine, procedures, and teaching. Dr. Gulari-Jones is fluent in Spanish and her hobbies include gardening, reading, and concert going.
Dr. Paprocki completed medical school at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019. She completed the Family Medicine Residency Program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Humboldt Park. She has an undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Paprocki also completed the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and the McGaw Northwestern Medical Education Clinical Scholars Program. She was inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society, and is a recipient of the U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award. Prior to studying medicine, Dr. Paprocki had a career as a high school science teacher in Chicago Public Schools for over four years. Her clinical interests include: medical education, addressing health disparities, osteopathic and integrative medicine, and trauma-informed healthcare for survivors of intimate partner violence. Dr. Paprocki's hobbies include listening to podcasts, traveling, barre and yoga, and spending time with her family and dogs.
Dr. Judith Disterhoft completed medical school at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Disterhoft also completed the Family Medicine Residency Program at West Suburban Medical Center and has a Bachelor's of Arts degree in English from Wesleyan University.
Dr. Emily Goodlin received her medical degree at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University. She is completing the West Suburban Medical Center Residency Program, Class of 2025. Dr. Goodlin's passion for global health began during her undergraduate years after she spent a summer in Arusha, Tanzania teaching about HIV/AIDS prevention. She has also gone on a medical mission trip to Honduras to provide basic medical care for people who did not have access to a physician. Dr. Goodlin hopes to continue this type of work throughout her career. She is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors, 49ers, and San Francisco Giants. She also loves spending time with her French bulldog named Frankie.. In her free time she likes to explore the different neighborhoods of Chicago and go to new restaurants and bars.
Dr. Yael Schwartz is completing the West Suburban Medical Center Residency Program, Class of 2023. She graduated from the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schwartz's interests include chronic disease management, women’s health, adolescent medicine, palliative care, and underserved care. She is a member of the Sigma Sigma Phi Honors Osteopathic Service Organization. Outside of work, she enjoys playing and watching sports, tai chi, mentoring kids, and spending time near water.
Dr. Kevin Wu is completing the West Suburban Medical Center Residency Program. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a Bachelor's in Science in psychology/biology, and then attended Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rockhurst University Helzberg School of Management to earn his DO and MBA degrees. Some of Dr. Wu's clinical research interests include patient flow and efficiency in clinic, and the effects of orthotics on balance and pain in patients after foot/ankle surgery. Outside of medicine, he is an avid martial arts practitioner and holds a 1st degree black belt in Shotokan karate. In his free time, he loves going to EDM festivals, visiting museums, and working out with family.
Dr. Harleen Multani is completing the West Suburban Medical Center Residency Program. She received her medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.
Dr. Alma Hajar is completing the West Suburban Medical Center Residency Program. She received her medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain.
Dr. Hoang Tommy Nguyen spent most of his childhood in New Orleans, though attended boarding school in Wisconsin for high school. He then studied biology at the University of Louisiana Monroe before going back to New Orleans for medical school at Louisiana State University. Dr. Nguyen is interested in continuity care, wound care, and sleep medicine. He is completing West Suburban Medical Center's Residency Program. In his free time, he enjoys video games.
Dr. Abel Alemayehu (pronounced "Ah-bell Ah-la-my-you") grew up in Ethiopia and came to the States to attend George Mason University in Virginia and study biology. For medical school, he attended the American University of Antigua, as well as Florida International University in Miami. He then did clinical rotations at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Dr. Alemayehu joins PCC particularly interested in addiction medicine and pain management. He is completing the West Suburban Medical Family Residency Program. He enjoys exercising and time with friends and family.