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.
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.
Class of 2022
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, MD
Kamolika Roy is from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. 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 master’s thesis, and then on to St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada to complete her medical degree. She was selected by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) as one of its 2020 AAGP Honors Scholars. Kamolika’s hobbies include live music, travel, visual art, yoga and postcolonial South Asian literature.
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, 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.
Class of 2023
Samicchya Adhikari, DO
Sami Adhikari was born in Kathmandu, Nepal and later in childhood moved to Rolling Meadows, IL. She earned her BS in Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. She then completed her MS in Biomedical Sciences at Kansas City University and subsequently completed her medical degree there as well. During medical school, she also concurrently completed an MBA in Healthcare Leadership through Kansas City University’s DO/MBA partnership program with Rockhurst University. Sami enjoys running, fitness, being outdoors, cooking and reading.
Ryan Meeder, MD
Ryan Meeder was born in Palos Park, Illinois. He attended University of Miami, Coral Gables where he majored and earned a BS in both Marine Science and Biology. He went on to American University of the Caribbean, where he completed his medical degree. He enjoys traveling and tries to find time to take a trip with his college roommates every few years, their most recent escapades have taken them to Iceland and Japan.
Nicholas Rogers, DO
Nicholas Rogers was raised in Aurora, Illinois. He earned his BS in Biology from Olivet Nazarene University. After college, he worked in the flavor chemistry industry for 2 years. He then went back to school and earned his DO at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois. Any of his free time is quickly filled up with his many hobbies including: gardening, hiking, muskellunge fishing, collecting retro video games, brewing beer and wine with his father and grandfather, contemplating the philosophical content of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes, hanging out with his pet birds, and dancing with his fiancé Jamie.
Caleb Weiss, DO
Caleb is from Damiansville, Illinois. He completed his BA in Biology at Saint Louis University, and earned his DO from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. During his free time, Caleb enjoys playing video games, binging both television shows and films, trying new restaurants, keeping up with Saint Louis sports, and attending trivia nights.
Class of 2024
Elizabeth Edwards, MD
Elizabeth Edwards was born and spent a significant portion of her childhood growing up in Eastern Europe. She studied Psychology with a focus on neuroscience during her undergraduate time at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where she assisted in research investigating the functional and neurological signs of depression. During her time as a medical student at UICOM-Peoria, she participated in the Rural Student Physician Program where she completed a scholarly project mapping the availability of medication-assisted treatment and behavioral counseling services to pregnant women with substance use disorder as part of the statewide Illinois perinatal initiative. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors, getting to know the Peoria community, and finding the best salsa dancing in town.
Jin-Huon Jou, MD
Jin-Huon Jou was born in New York City and grew up in Philadelphia. He earned his BA in Music at Lake Forest College and had careers as a freelance musician and IT technician/manager before deciding to pursue medicine. He then completed a post-baccalaureate program at Loyola University Chicago, and his medical degree at Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Jin finds joy in animals, bouldering, DDR, making music, studying languages, video games, and spending time with his family. He finds meaning in connecting with fellow humans and watching people thrive when they are given the space to grow.
Dustin Pilat, DO
Dustin Pilat was raised in Glenview, IL. He attended Loyola University Chicago where he earned his BS in Biology with a minor in Psychology. He went on to earn his DO at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Kirksville, MO. In his free time, Dustin enjoys video games, board games, virtual reality, biking, jet skiing, cooking with his fiancée Nicolette, and playing with his cat, Onyx.
Abigail Sebald, MD
Abigail Sebald was born and raised in West Lafayette, Indiana. She earned her BS in health sciences at Purdue University. She went on to earn her MD at American University of the Caribbean. In her free time Abigail likes to play disc golf with her husband Dan, and their 3 kids. She also enjoys board games, hiking, and exploring new ice cream shops around Peoria.