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Leader in Medicine

Selection for the American Health Council’s “Leader in Medicine” award is reserved for those individuals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field. These doctors and medical educators serve as the guiding light for advancement from the classroom to the consultation room to the operating room. Leading by example, the difference begins with them.

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ILLINOIS

Illinois' Best in Medicine
Dr. Gangemi is both Assistant Professor of Surgery and Clinical Director of the Surgical Skills Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a role which he has held for the past five years.
John C. Wuellner, MD
At BJC Medical Group, Dr. John Wuellner performs routine hospital rounds — usually twice a day — as well as sees patients in his office. He is known for his strong work ethic as well as his strength in clinical skills.
Dr. Basim Shakir, DDS, PhD is a Dentist and Vice President of Perfect Dental Smile, LLC.Dr. Shakir attended the University of Sheffield School of Dentistry where he received...
Dr. Atul Joshi was exposed to medicine at an early age and was always fascinated by it. His grandfather was a physician and inspired him to become one as well. Dr. Joshi obtained his D.O. from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995 and has been in practice for 23 years.
Dr. Keith Berndtson, MD, is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He finished his family medicine residency in 1985 and practiced primary care until...
Dr. Donna Woods has truly excelled both in her academic and professional endeavors; having graduated from Harvard University with her Ed.M. in 1987 and from Brandeis University with her Ph.D. in 1987.
After attaining his medical degree from the Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Andrzej Jakubowiak extended his medical training through undertaking an internship and residency with his university of study. Thereafter, he undertook a substantial amount of further training and development through an additional residency with the University of Texas Health Science Center and fellowships with Weill Medical College of Cornwell University and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Hatzidimitriadis has been an Attending Physician at AMITA Health, a healthcare network located in Illinois, for over five years. He has spent seven years building his knowledge and experience in the healthcare industry. He became Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has subspecialties in Diabetic Care and Primary Care.
Best in Medicine
A current Anesthesiologist working Per Diem for the past 7 years. Dr. Smith also has fellowship training in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology. Dr. Smith earned her MD from Southern Illinois School of Medicine in 2002. She is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and is also a BLS Instructor.
John Bebawy, MD
Dr. Bebawy has been active in the healthcare industry for the last 10 years. He earned his M.D. from Loyola University in 2003 and completed his residency (2007) and fellowship (2008) at Northwestern University, McGraw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital). He is board certified in Anesthesiology. He became involved in his current profession because of his interest in Pharmacology and working with patients.

Jon Durrani, DO

Neurologist
Dayton Center for Neurologic Disorders

Antonio Gangemi, MD

Asst. Prof.
Univ. of Illinois At Chicago

Aristidis Hatzidimitriadis, MD

Attending Physician
Amita Health

Andrzej Jakubowiak, MD, PhD

Prof. of Medicine
Univ. of Chicago

John Johanson, MD, MSc

Gastroenterologist
Beloit Health Systems

Atul Joshi, DO

Physician
Team Health

Rashid Kysia, M.D. MPH

Attending
Cook County Hosp.

Ahmad Shaher, MD

Depart. Head
Roseland Community Hosp.

Vidya Sriram, MD

CAP Laboratory Inspector
Emeritus

William Zander, DO

Reg. Medical Director
Physicians Immediate Care

John Wuellner, MD

MD
Bjc Med. Group