Dr. Jessie Kue Ndukwe is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2024). She was born to Cameroonian parents who immigrated to the U.S. in the 1990s. She was born in Detroit and raised in Okemos, MI. After completing a bachelor's degree at Evangel University in biological chemistry, she attended Wayne State University School of Medicine for medical school. During that time, she developed her passion for addressing health disparities via research by pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Research at the University of Michigan. She is newly married to her loving, supportive husband, who is an ophthalmology resident in Chicago. When she has free time, Dr. Kue Ndukwe enjoys bike rides, visiting jazz clubs and restaurants with her husband, cooking, exercising, and hanging out with family and friends.
Dr. Natasha Thern completed her medical education at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2024). Dr. Thern up in a small town (Lola) in central Wisconsin. She attended St. Norbert College as an undergraduate and studied biology there. She then attended Dominican University in River Forest for a post-bac pre-med program before continuing on at Rosalind Franklin University. Dr. Thern is currently living in River Forest with her husband and a cat and enjoys cooking in her spare time.
Dr. Maggie Spini completed medical school at the University of Maryland. She is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2024). Dr. Spini grew up in a small town (Arcata) in northern California, among the redwoods. She studied English as an undergrad at Duke University and spent some time after graduation in politics in California. Dr. Spini then completed a post-bac pre-med program before attending medical school. She is now living in Wicker Park with her cat and likes to read, bake, run, and bike.
Dr. Bridget Doyle completed her medical education at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. She is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2023). Her medical areas of interest include underserved medicine & social determinants of health, community medicine & public health policy/advocacy, women’s & maternal-child health, behavioral health, addiction medicine, sports medicine, nutrition and fitness education, and patient-centered medical home models of care. Her research experience includes: "Infants Cared for by Mother’s Family Physician Maternity Care Provider Have Higher Well Baby Attendance Rates"; “Home-Based, Interactive Nutrition Education with High-Need Southeast D.C. Families”; “Game On! Provider Usage of a Sports Directory to Target Pediatric Obesity”; and “Park Rx: Increasing Provider Prescription of Outdoor Physical Activity to Promote Long-Term Health and Well-Being." Prior to residency, she was a member and advocate for Doctors for Camp Closure, a school-based health center public health education Curriculum Coordinator, and on the Biomedical Ethics Club Executive Board. Dr. Doyle has won the Silver TOUCH Award for community services and the ATSU MPH Scholarship. Her non-medical interest and hobbies include tennis, running, hiking, concert going, watching Netflix, traveling to new cities, and exploring new cuisine.
Dr. Nicole Runkle completed her medical education at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2023). Her medical areas of interest include underserved medicine, social determinants of health, maternal child health, women's health, and public health and policy. She's done qualitative research on food insecurity from the community and primary care perspectives. Prior to residency, she was an AAFP Foundation Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Scholar, MCW student-run free Clinic Manager, FMSA Health Room Helpers Coordinator, former AmeriCorps member through the National Health Corps, and an MCW Apprenticeship in Medicine Mentor. Dr. Runkle's non-medical interests and hobbies include running and trying out new workouts, playing with her dog, spending time with family and friends, hiking and being outdoors, pyrography, trying new food, and binge watching Netflix.
Dr. Katie Ives-Louter completed her medical education at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2023). Her medical areas of interest include full spectrum family medicine, women's health, obstetrics, underserved medicine, addiction medicine, medical education, and healthcare policy. Before residency, Dr. Ives-Louter worked with the Chicago and Illinois Departments of Public Health to evaluate the barriers and treatment outcomes of a state-funded hepatitis C treatment program for low-income Illinois residents co-infected with HIV and HCV. In the past, she was an Education Centered Medical Home Clinic Chief, a National Health Services Corps Scholar, a Chicago Youth Programs Tutor, and a Blood Drive Coordinator. Outside of medicine, Dr. Ives-Louter enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, cooking new recipes, playing with her cats, and house plants.
Lisa Kozinski is a Family Medicine Physician. She received her medical degree from Rush Medical College in 2002 and completed residency at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL. Dr. Kozinski completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Northern Illinois University. She speaks fluent Polish.
Ruchi M. Fitzgerald, MD, FAAFP is a family physician and an addiction medicine physician. She is the Service Chief of Inpatient Addiction Medicine at PCC. Dr. Fitzgerald is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Rush University, as well as the Associate Program Director of the Rush Addiction Medicine Fellowship. She completed the addiction medicine fellowship at Rush University in 2020. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and completed the Montana Family Medicine Residency Program in 2012. Dr. Fitzgerald developed an interest in provision of care for underserved populations and those affected by substance use disorders during her residency. Her love for teaching medical students and family practice residents developed in Montana while she was a community faculty physician with the Montana Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Fitzgerald also has extensive experience in telemedicine. During her fellowship, Dr. Fitzgerald worked with the addiction medicine faculty to create RISE-MD (Rush Integrative Substance Use Disorder Education for Medical Doctors), an educational initiative in Rush Medical College that focuses on eliminating stigma while promoting evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders in the next generation of physicians. She has worked with the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine on key advocacy and policy initiatives related to substance use disorders. Dr. Fitzgerald is also an active member of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs and is an advocate for physician health and wellness.In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, run, read, and cook.
Dr. Weimer obtained her medical degree at the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio. She completed the University of Wisconsin's Family Medicine Residency Program in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Weimer also completed PCC's 2020-2021 PCH Fellowship program. She is dedicated to obstetrics/perinatal health and addiction medicine. Outside of medicine, her interests include kayaking, volleyball, rock climbing, hiking, biking, spending time with her family, thrifting, and home improvement projects.
Dr. Kathryn Nutting is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program. She received her medical education from The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Nutting also studied public health and biochemistry as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In between her undergraduate and medical studies, she worked as a nursing assistant. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, cooking, and outdoor activities such as swimming, biking, and hiking.