Lauren Splittgerber, MD is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician specializing in Sports Medicine. She joined PCC in 2019 after completing a one-year fellowship in Sports Medicine at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University, where she also completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2018. Dr. Splittgerber received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She completed medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI in 2014. Dr. Splittgerber's recent publications include a review article on the significance of asymptomatic tendon pathology in athletes (Current Sports Medicine Reports, June 2019), as well as a textbook chapter published in a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation textbook (Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 4th ed, Editors Frontera WR, Silver JK, Rizzo Jr. TD; 2019). In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, tennis, and baking, and she also has an interest in art history.
Dr. Smith received his medical education from Rush University in 2016. He completed the Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency in Humboldt Park. Prior to medical school, he completed two years of AmeriCorps service at PCC Salud Family Health Center. Dr. Smith's hobbies include gardening, cooking, playing basketball, and spending time and traveling with his wife, daughter, and two cats. He speaks fluent Spanish.
Dr. Paek graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University. She completed the West Suburban Medical Center Family Residency Program and PCC's 2019-2020 PCH Fellowship program.
Angel Markin joined PCC in 2019 and brings a decade of experience as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in hospital, community, and substance use treatment settings.
Dr. Chidinma Osineme is a Family Medicine Physician and Medical Director at PCC Parkside Family Health Center. Dr. Osineme completed her undergraduate education at the University of Maryland and her medical education at the Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Nicole Kurian, APN is a family nurse practitioner who received her undergraduate nursing education at West Suburban College of Nursing.In 2014, Nicole completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Resurrection University and completed her field training at Lawndale Christian Heath Center.
Mary Leung is a certified nurse midwife. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and completed her nursing and midwifery education at University of Illinois at Chicago, where she received her Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 2017.
Sarah Neugarten is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner who completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing in 2017.
Dr. Leslie Smebak is from a small town in Minnesota very close to the Canadian border. She grew up with parents who raised cattle. Her introduction to family medicine started there, as it was difficult to find a specialist nearby. Dr. Smebak attended Cornell College in Iowa as an undergraduate. She studied biochemistry there. Prior to attending the University of Chicago – Pritzker School of Medicine in Hyde Park, she worked as a nursing assistant in the University of Iowa hospital system. Dr. Smebak is very committed to the full spectrum practice of family medicine, with a particular interest in obstetrics. She completed residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2021). Someday, she would like to teach medicine to others. Outside of medicine, her interests are focused on the outdoors. She loves hiking, camping, and canoeing.
Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Morgan Beatty graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2018 and subsequently from the West Suburban/PCC Family Medicine Residency Program in 2021. She then completed a fellowship in Community Health at PCC before joining as a full-time clinician in 2022. In addition to English, she speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Beatty's interests include reproductive health, behavioral health, and health education. She is also passionate about health policy, health system reform, and community engagement. In her free time, you can probably find her in the garden or enjoying food with friends.
Dr. Sarah Carreon completed both her undergraduate and medical education at Loyola University Chicago in 2005.
A native of the Bronx in New York, Damaris Velazquez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who attained her Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago in 2001.
Director of Behavioral Health, Joanna Trask is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with Certification in Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling. She has been with PCC since 2018 in a variety of different roles and has extensive experience working in healthcare research. She's applied this experience to grant management and implementation of initiatives at PCC. Joanna specializes in care for severe mental illness and substance use disorders. She completed both her undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Minnesota in 2016. She holds a Masters of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health. Joanna completed her social work field instruction at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN. She has served as a direct service advocate for survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. Joanna has also worked as a health science researcher at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, assisting veterans in transitioning from active duty to civilian status. As a Research Assistant at the University of Minnesota, she participated in projects on Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FMRI) in adolescents with bipolar disorder, FMRI and the diagnosticity of color and emotion, and the effects of primacy and recency on learned object permanence. In her leisure time, Joanna enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.