Our Residents

Kyla Nighohossian

Kyla Nighohossian, MD

Chief Resident

Kyla Nighohossian is from Granite City, Illinois. She completed her B.S. in Biology from McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois, and finished her M.D. at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Kyla enjoys playing soccer, fitness, traveling, reading, and drawing.

Juan Romero Gaddi

Juan Romero Gaddi, MD

Juan Romero Gaddi ​was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela but has recently been living in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his MD from Universidad del Zulia Facultad de Medicina in Venezuela. Juan enjoys spending time with his dog, Ray, and cat, Blake. He also enjoys creating his own reef tank aquarium, rollerblading, biking, visual arts, figure drawing, music, and concerts.

Thomas Boyd

Thomas Boyd, MD

Thomas Boyd was born and raised in Milford, a small town in central Illinois. He received his B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In May, 2016, he received his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Britney Galantino

Britney Galantino, MD

Britney Galantino earned a B.A. in sociology from The University of Tampa and an M.D. from American University of the Caribbean. A native of Tampa, Florida, Britney counts Italy and England as homes away from home: she has studied in both countries, where she also frequented their open-air markets for antiques that now decorate her new home as a resident in Peoria, Illinois.

Erik Shipley

Erik Shipley, MD

Erik Shipley was born in Vancouver, Canada, but has been living in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona and completed his MD from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. Erik’s passions lie in bicycling (he completed a 2 month mountain biking tour from Canada to Mexico with his father), soccer, literature, writing, psychology, linguistics, skiing, hiking, camping, rock climbing and volunteering.

Rafal Szymczuk

Rafal Szymczuk, MD

Rafal Szymczuk was born in Poland and at 4 years old moved to Ottawa, Canada. At 16 years old, he enlisted in the Canadian Forces Navy as an engineer then a boatswain. He earned his BS in Psychology with a Minor in Philosophy and completed an honors project in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Ottawa where he met his now pediatrics resident wife, Vivian. Together, they earned their MD at UMHS St. Kitts. Raf enjoys weightlifting, humor, MMA, marksmanship and the humanities.

Shane Burke

Shane Burke, MD

Shane was born in Downers Grove, Illinois. He received his BS in Social Work from New York University and his MD from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. In his spare time, he enjoys running, skiing, scuba diving, watching reality TV and tries to run a half-marathon every year.

Alexandra Gens

Alexandra Gens, MD

Alexandra attended the University of Central Florida and received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Microbiology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. From there, she attended St. George’s University School of Medicine where she earned her MD. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and playing with her new poodle puppy Sunny.

Shubhada Reddy

Shubhada Reddy, MD

Shubhada was born in Edison, New Jersey. She earned her BA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her MD from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. Shubhada’s passions lie in drawing, cooking, playing with her dogs, and film.

Mark Schlotterback

Mark Schlotterback, MD

Mark was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended Concordia College where he earned his BA in Biology. He then went on to complete his MD at the University of North Dakota. Mark and his wife, Makenzie, enjoy exercising, playing tennis, reading, cooking and taking care of their cats, Monte and Minnie.

Kevin Kilroy

Kevin Kilroy, MD

Kevin Kilroy was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, but has been living in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his BA in American Studies, with honors, at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and completed his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. Kevin is married to Nicole Mader and his interests lie in music, film, visual art history, photography, animals, and cooking.

Kamolika Roy

Kamolika Roy, MD

Kamolika Roy was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts where she majored and earned her BS in both Neuroscience and Biology. She went on to Boston University School of Medicine, completing her thesis, and then on to St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada to complete her medical degree. Kamolika’s hobbies include travel, drawing, origami, yoga and reading mysteries and postcolonial South Asian literature.

Jonathan Rubenstein

Jonathan Rubenstein, MD

Jonathan Rubenstein was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada but came to us from Brooklyn, New York. He attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec earning his Bachelor of the Arts degree in History. He completed his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. Jonathan’s interests include mountain climbing, hiking, basketball, and meditation. He is also a host for an NBA podcast.

Maranda Stokes

Maranda Stokes, MD

Maranda Stokes was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She attended Austin Peay State University in Clarkesville, Tennessee where she earned a BS in Biology. She went on to American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine to where she completed her medical degree. Maranda is married to Christopher Parchman and she enjoys hiking, traveling, taking care of her pets, and reading.