Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Faculty

Below is a list of faculty for the family and community medicine residency at Humbolt Park/Norwegian Hospital. View individual profiles of our faculty members – with publication and contact information, research and clinical specialties, and more – via the links below.

Castillo, Frank M

Castillo, Frank M

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Description of Interests

My career has been steeped in medical student teaching, even during the years I served as the Medical Head of the Department of Family Medicine at Erie Family Health Center. The arrival of the McGaw ... read moreFamily Medicine Residency Program to our Federally Qualified Health Center-making us one of the inaugural Teaching Health Centers in the country-has re-energized my passion for teaching and re-directed my efforts to try to inspire young and impressionable medical students to consider Family Medicine as a career direction. My clinical focus has gravitated toward the underserved Latino older adult population and the prevention and longitudinal management of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemias, and chronic degenerative musculo-skeletal conditions..

Dschida, Dorothy A

Dschida, Dorothy A

Lecturer of Family and Community Medicine

ddschida( at )eriefamilyhealth.org

Description of Interests

I am currently an assistant program director with the NW Family Medicine residency program. In this position I supervise our residents on the inpatient adult and OB services, as well as in outpatient... read more clinic. My clinical areas of interest include women's health, obstetrics, and urban underserved medicine.

Edberg, Deborah L

Edberg, Deborah L

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Description of Interests

Our residency program is one of the "Original Eleven" HRSA funded Teaching Health Center residency programs designed to revolutionize GME funding to prioritize increasing the primary care physician wo... read morerk force in our country. We focus on promoting training in underserved primary care and curricular advances specifically in leadership and scholarship training. My interests are residency education, leadership and underserved medicine.

Hirshfeld, Meredith McMillan

Hirshfeld, Meredith McMillan

Health System Clinician of Family and Community Medicine

Midgley, Deborah Elizabeth

Midgley, Deborah Elizabeth

Clinical Instructor of Family and Community Medicine

Rastetter, Mark J

Rastetter, Mark J

Clinical Instructor of Family and Community Medicine

Schroeder, Amy L

Schroeder, Amy L

Clinical Instructor of Family and Community Medicine

Shah, Anuj Kumar

Shah, Anuj Kumar

Clinical Instructor of Family and Community Medicine

Description of Interests

Dr. Shah is the Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency at Erie Family Health Center-Humboldt Park. He practices full spectrum family medicine at Erie, a federally qualified health... read more center on the west side of Chicago. The residency program was started in 2010 in order to address the growing demand for primary care and healthcare leadership in underserved, Spanish-speaking communities. Dr. Shah has particular interest in complex patient care, group visit care, integrative medicine, and graduate medical education.

Talen, Mary R

Talen, Mary R

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Description of Interests

Mary R. Talen, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and the Director of Primary Care Behavioral Health Education at Northwestern University's Family Medicine Residency Program, Chicago, IL. Dr. Talen ... read morehas focused her research, teaching and clinical practice in systems-based healthcare. Her experience includes clinical training of family medicine residents, medical students, family nurse practitioners, doctoral psychology students and social workers in behavioral health and multiprofessional team-based healthcare. She has published and presented at national and international conferences in primary care psychology and collaborative behavioral health. Her current research projects are in physician wellness, patient engagement; complexity care and team-based practice, and family medical visits.

Wheat, Santina J G

Wheat, Santina J G

Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Description of Interests

I am currently a core faculty member of the Northwestern Family Medicine residency program. In this position I supervise our residents on OB service, in outpatient clinic, and during their HIV trainin... read moreg. I also oversee their training in procedures and assist in the research curriculum My clinical areas of interest include women's health, obstetrics, and urban underserved medicine