Leanne Beasley, DO (she, her, hers)
Medical School: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Leanne grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis (and before you ask, she’s a proud Lafayette HS alum). After completing degrees in both Biology and Religious Studies at the University of Missouri, she went on to earn a master’s in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. She attended the founding osteopathic school in tiny Kirksville, Missouri and discovered her passion for family medicine through her clinical rotations back home in St. Louis. When she isn’t putting her doctoring skills to use, Leanne is likely at home reading and spending time with her husband and dog-son. She is always up for good conversation over a cup of coffee. Leanne is excited to join the Northwestern family and can’t wait to meet her future patients!
Richard Canales, DO (he, him, his)
Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
Richard was raised in Las Vegas, NV where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Nevada and attended medical school at Touro University Nevada. Richard chose family medicine as it offers the opportunity to provide quality care to patients by helping achieve better health outcomes through preventative care, early detection, and practicing holistic medicine while creating long-term relationships with diverse patient populations. Richard is excited to be a part of the Northwestern Delnor Family Medicine team! Outside of medicine, Richard’s interests include spending time with his wife and his Maltese dog named Simba and trying new restaurants. He also loves playing soccer, volleyball, and video games.
Magdaleno Gutierrez, MD, JD (he, him, his)
Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Aaron grew up in Long Beach, California before making a move to North Dakota. He completed a B.A. degree in English at the University of California in Irvine and proceeded to pursue a Juris Doctor degree at the University of North Dakota School of Law, and ultimately received his M.D. degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Having been raised in a Mexican-American home, Aaron's passion for medicine first arose after being exposed to family in rural Mexico that suffered from treatable illnesses due to limited access to medical care. Family medicine was a natural fit because it would afford a great opportunity to provide care for all patient at each stage of life, but, in particular, patients from Spanish speaking communities. His interests within medicine include working with the medically underserved, integrative medicine, and advocacy. Outside of medicine, Aaron enjoys travel, volunteering, medical mission trips, regular doses of exercise, going to church when not working on Sundays, and exploring local restaurants or vineyards with his wife. Aaron feels honored to be a part of the Northwestern Delnor Residency family and looks forward to greeting each patient with an enthusiastic smile.
Brittany Hsu, DO (she, her, hers)
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Brittany was born in New York City and raised in Long Island, NY. She completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and her master’s degree at Tufts University. Prior to medical school, she did clinical research and joined Food Corps/AmeriCorps to teach nutrition classes to middle and elementary school students. She attended the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine where she continued doing research and was involved with health policy through her local medical society and graduated with her medical degree. She choose family medicine for the opportunity to build strong, long term relationships with patients and to work with patients of all ages and backgrounds. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys yoga, podcasts, reading, traveling, and modern art.
Cory McCleave, MD, MBA (he, him, his)
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Cory spent his early life moving around the Midwest, living in Detroit MI, Rochester MN, and in the suburbs of Chicago. He attended undergrad at North Central College in Naperville IL, and afterwards went on to the Loyola MAMS program. From there he took a year off to work as a cardiac tech at a local hospital and taught at a community college, before matriculating into Saint Louis University for their dual MD/MBA program in conjunction with Chaifetz School of Business. While at SLU, Cory was able to influence the direction of the wellness curriculum, helping to create the Wellness and Resiliency in Medical School (WaRMS) class as well as completing a Distinction in Wellness. He wants to combine training in Family Medicine with his business and leadership background to enter administration or occupational health careers. In his free time, Cory likes to hang out with his cat Sunflower, do DIY projects around his house, listen to and collect music records, and spend time with his family.
Laryn Sapetti, MD (she, her, hers)
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Laryn grew up in Springfield, Illinois, and completed her bachelor’s degree in biology at Illinois Wesleyan University. She then returned to Springfield for medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Laryn was inspired by the family medicine mentors she had throughout medical school and ultimately chose family medicine because she enjoys the broad scope of knowledge needed to care for patients during all stages of life. She is looking forward to continuing her training at Northwestern Delnor, where she will learn from faculty, co-residents, and patients alike. Laryn enjoys traveling with her family, skiing, volleyball, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs!
Brooke Yang, DO (she, her, hers)
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Brooke grew up in St. Charles just down the road from Delnor Hospital. She attended college at Creighton University where she completed her undergraduate degree in biology and environmental science. She then pursued her medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Brooke fell in love with family medicine during her first clinical rotation and treasures the longitudinal relationship she has with each patient. Some of her medical interests include disability advocacy, care for the underserved, and healthcare reformation. Brooke is excited to be back in her hometown to serve the community alongside the renowned Northwestern Medicine system and explore all the new things popping up in the Tri-City area. In her free time, Brooke enjoys reading, trying new foods, weightlifting, and spending time with loved ones.
Kirsten Young, MD (she, her, hers)
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
Kirsten grew up in northeast Pennsylvania. She attended Bucknell University for undergrad, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. At Bucknell, Kirsten developed a passion for both teaching and molecular science, which led her to pursue a position as a biomedical researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After a few years working in the research field, she decided to transition to a career in medicine where she could use her passions to help patients learn about their bodies and make informed healthcare decisions. While in medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Kirsten continued working on various research projects and volunteered with Grow Memphis, the local community garden. She also facilitated reproductive health classes at local middle schools. Kirsten is excited to continue her medical training at Northwestern University - Delnor. After residency, she wants to work in academic medicine and teach future Family Medicine residents. Outside of work, she enjoys running, cooking, baking, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.
Ameel Chaudhary, MD (he, him, his)
Medical School: University of Oklahoma of Medicine at Oklahoma City
Ameel grew up in Naperville and lived in the suburbs of Illinois until high school. He was then accepted into the Medical Humanities Scholars Program at the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!) where he studied biology and minored in medical humanities with a focus on biomedical ethics. Ameel then matriculated to the OU College of Medicine, where he served as his class senator in Student Government and became President of the Medical Humanities Interest Group. Like it is for many, medical school was a time of profound development and self-discovery for Ameel; he hopes to use his experiences to bring about the best in himself and aid others who deal with similar struggles. He is very excited to be back home for residency! Ameel enjoys creative writing (poetry and short stories) and going for long walks. His areas of fascination include, but are not limited to: mangos, pigeons, plague doctors and all manner of bad puns.
Trevor Gohl, DO (he, him, his)
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Trevor was born and raised in Troy, MI, a suburb of the Metro Detroit area. He attended Michigan State University where he graduated with an undergraduate degree in Physiology. He furthered his training by completing a Master's Degree in Physiology with a research focus on immunology that resulted in multiple publications. He hopes to continue using his background in research to apply the advancements in medicine to patient care. He later earned his medical degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His passion for family care stems from his drive to assist those around him in all stages of life. Aside from medicine, he enjoys backpacking, climbing, biking, snowboarding, and all other outdoor activities with his fiancée. He also enjoys watching and playing most sports, particularly tennis, golf, and now pickleball. He hopes to incorporate his interests in life into his future practice.
Dillon Karst, MD (he, him, his)
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Dillon was raised in eastern Montana where he grew up helping his dad on the farm. He decided after high school to go on an adventure to study in Boston and completed his BA in Biology at Boston University and then his MD at Boston University School of Medicine. Dillon chose Family Medicine because he was inspired by his own PCP's role in his underserved rural area growing up as well as the specialty's advocacy for underserved urban populations at Boston Medical Center, a safety net hospital. At medical school, Dillon participated in the BUSM band which played at BUSM's history of epilepsy and helped them shine by backing them up with music! In his free time he enjoys playing piano, guitar, writing and spending time with family and friends.
Jane Lee, DO (she, her, hers)
Medical School: Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jane was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She then completed her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Saint Louis University. She then returned to her hometown, where she worked as a medical scribe in the emergency room for a year before earning her medical degree at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, AZ. She choose family medicine because she enjoys the continuity of care that the field provides and looks forward to building strong relationships with her patients. Jane is excited to be part of the Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency program at Delnor, where she will have the opportunity to learn and grow as a family medicine physician. Outside of medicine, she loves trying new foods with friends, playing board games, reading books, watching horror movies and traveling to new cities!
Yu "Jayde" Liu, MD (she, her, hers)
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Jayde was born in Tianjin, China and attended primary school in Finland before setting up roots in the suburbs of Boston. As a kid, she was inspired by the knowledgeable family medicine doctors that took care of her. She completed her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College and then moved to Missouri to attend Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Jayde has devoted her time to a number of volunteer groups prior to and during medical school and served as co-board member. As an undergraduate student, she learned about extracellular vesicles, which are membrane vesicles that are released from cells and are involved in numerous cardiovascular, endocrine, and auto-immune diseases. She has co-authored original publications and review articles on extracellular vesicles with her research mentors. Most recently, she has been involved in research on pediatric ulcerative colitis with her mentor at Boston's Children's Hospital before starting residency. Jayde is very excited to be pursuing her family medicine training here at Northwestern to serve patients and promote community health in the future. Her hobbies include hiking, trying new restaurants and recipes, painting and spending time with her friends and family.
Vipin Mathew, DO (he, him, his)
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn Campus
Vipin was born and raised in New Delhi, India and moved to Las Vegas, NV with his parents when he was 18. During his first few years in Vegas, he was part of a few show bands and played the keyboard. He then decided to go to school to become a Respiratory Therapist. As a RT, he worked at the level 1 Trauma Center/Children's Hospital in Las Vegas and worked in all the ICU's including getting special training for PICU and NICU. He then completed a bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and moved to Auburn, Alabama for medical school. There, he was involved with being a part of the honors council and was a simulation intern for the students teaching them procedural skills and standardized patient scenarios. It was an easy choice for Vipin to choose Family Medicine since he loved the overall, encompassing idea of "cradle to grave" care that FM could offer. He is excited to be part of the Northwestern family where he has all the resources of a tertiary level university program available, but also has an unopposed training of a community program at Delnor. Outside of medicine, Vipin enjoys spending time with his family, and is looking forward to play time with his newborn baby. He also loves recording music, playing the piano, going to bible study, cooking Indian food, and exploring new restaurants.
Maureen Penn, MD (she, her, hers)
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Maureen was born in Janesville, WI and raised in Wilmington, NC. She earned her bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of Alabama before heading up north to Saint Louis for medical school. Maureen was drawn to family medicine because she loved the idea of providing care for the whole family and forming long-standing relationships with her patients. In her free time, Maureen loves watching movies, going on walks, and trying new restaurants. She also enjoys watching the Chicago Bears on Sunday Afternoons in the fall.
Trever Troutman, MD (he, him, his)
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
Trever was raised in the small town of Morrison, Illinois. He is the oldest of four children in his family and he loves to get back home to see them any chance he gets. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. He then pursued his medical education at UIC College of Medicine-Rockford. Being from a small town, Trever was excited to have the opportunity to further expand his education through an additional curriculum during medical school focused on overcoming disparities faced through rural healthcare settings as a member of the Rural Medical Education program through the National Center for Rural Health Professions at UIC-Rockford. Trever is excited to be part of the Northwestern Medicine team and to begin his career as a physician with the Family Medicine Residency at Delnor!
Mahreen Bux, DO, MBA, MPH (she, her, hers)
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mahreen was raised in the western suburbs of Chicago and is excited to return home to the Tri-City area to serve her community as a physician. She completed both her bachelor’s degree in Community Health with a concentration in Health Planning and Administration and her Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She then continued on to medical school and decided to pursue a dual degree program in conjunction with Rockhurst University Helzberg School of Management to obtain her Master’s in Business Administration to get a better understanding of how physicians, corporations and government entities interact with each other to influence healthcare outcomes. Throughout her career, she has had the chance to work with diverse populations in a variety of settings, from free and federally qualified health clinics in central Illinois and rural Missouri to large suburban hospitals in the Chicagoland area. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in academic medicine and primary care and participate in healthcare quality improvement initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, crafting, hiking and spending time with family and friends.
Carla Cavallin, MD (she, her, hers)
Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Carla was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and her graduate degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She was president of her medical school’s chapter for the Latino Medical Student Association where she helped run a medical Spanish course for her peers. She loves taking care of patients of all ages and backgrounds and holds a special interest for those who speak Spanish like herself. She enjoys trying new restaurants, her indoor plant collection, fishkeeping, and exploring parks with her dog in the local Geneva area.
Ischel Kelso, MD (she, her, hers)
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Ischel was born and raised in Omaha, NE. She completed her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biology at College of Saint Mary where she was captain of the softball team. After hanging up her glove, she found her passion in medicine. Ischel stayed in Omaha to attend Creighton University School of Medicine. There she was heavily involved in mentoring with the Student National Medical Association and a peer support group. Family Medicine was an easy choice for Ischel as it the perfect combination of her love for people and her passion for healthier communities. Some of her medical interests include advocacy, health equity, and LGBTQIA+ medicine. She is excited to be at Northwestern Medicine and is looking forward to meeting her patients! Outside of medicine, Ischel enjoys exploring new restaurants, being with family and friends, and going on walks with her dog.
Holly Perez, MD (she, her, hers)
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine
Holly lived in Florida all her life prior to moving here for residency — and yes, despite the knowledge winter is coming, she is so excited to be here. Not even a polar vortex could overpower the warmth and support she sensed from the staff and patients alike here at Delnor, and she hopes to extend that same sense of warmth to all her patients as well. She completed her undergraduate and medical training at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and without college football happening nearby, she is on the lookout for new hobbies in her new state, especially ones she can do alongside her husband and 2 dogs.
Annie Phung, DO (she, her, hers)
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Annie was born and raised in Long Beach, California, the youngest of three children to Chinese-Vietnamese immigrants. She completed her Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (Zot, Zot, Zot!). After graduation, she pursued her Master’s and Medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Georgia. While in medical school, Annie grew more involved with leadership and advocacy opportunities, eventually serving in national student roles with the American Osteopathic Association and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Her passion for family medicine developed from these advocacy roles where she learned the importance of educating, engaging, and empowering the community on their health and lifestyle. She hopes to be able to practice family medicine in an underserved/immigrant community and contribute to both medical education and health policy. Outside of medicine, Annie enjoys exploring new restaurants, running, biking, Netflixing, podcasting, and traveling with her partner and two dogs, Kina and Taaka. Fun fact: Kina and Taaka have been to 30+ states by car!
Kinga Radowska, DO (she, her, hers)
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Kinga was born in Poland and grew up in Wheaton, IL. She earned her Bachelors degree from Northwestern University. Her passion for both biology and research led her to pursue a Masters of Biomedical Science degree from Midwestern University. There, she spent her time researching the interaction between the human immune system and a bacterium commonly found in the drinking water of third world countries. Her research has been published in multiple medical journals. She then moved to sunny Arizona and attended medical school at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. During medical school, she volunteered at the Phoenix homeless shelter where she developed a love for primary care. Additionally, she has volunteered as an interpreter for Spanish and Polish patients at many Chicagoland clinics for underserved medical populations. In her free time, she enjoys watching and playing tennis, boating, reading her kindle, and spending time with her husband, Nick, and their dog, Stewie.
Roy Thomas, DO, MPH (he, him, his)
Medical School: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University
Roy grew up in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for his undergraduate studies. Living in the city of Chicago, Roy developed a passion for serving the less fortunate and he was able to better understand the social determinants of healthcare when he pursued a Master’s in Public Health at Benedictine University. While in medical school, Roy used his leadership roles in student organizations to plan volunteering events and have an active role in the community. Roy has a strong desire to utilize his MPH degree in a clinical setting as a family medicine physician to understand a community’s health, create specific goals for improvement, and do his part in decreasing the inequalities of health care. Roy is very excited to be starting residency at Northwestern Medicine and being part of the Delnor family. Roy enjoys playing music, working out, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Catherine Tremblay, MD (she, her, hers)
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Catherine grew up in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and completed her undergraduate studies in biology and psychology at Wellesley College. She continued to Boston University School of Medicine and completed her Master’s in Medical Science. She then returned to Minneapolis and worked as an emergency room and ENT scribe before earning her medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Catherine is excited to be a Family Medicine resident at Northwestern Medicine Delnor! She chose family medicine to be able to work with patients in a holistic manner, where she can take the time to get to know their stories. Her favorite activities include creating adventure Saturdays with her husband, Mark, and their dog, Stella. They love finding new places to hike, towns to explore, and local restaurant recommendations. She also loves to bake new treats and is always on the lookout for the best pizza in the area.