Norwegian American Hospital is an exclusive core clinical training site for St. George’s University Medical School.
Each month, medical students rotate through the hospital and its affiliated physician offices. While on rotation, the students are required to attend morning report and focused teaching rounds with our attending physicians. Students also participate in monthly conferences, including morbidity and mortality, and tumor board.
Norwegian American Hospital (NAH) takes great pride in teaching. We feel that it is important to foster an environment of education within our residency and for our students. NAH has an exclusive affiliation with St. George Medical School.
St. George students interested in more information regarding scheduling rotations, please contact:
Residency Program Coordinator, Graduate Medical Education Program
Norwegian American Hospital
1044 N. Francisco Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 312-824-6750/Fax 773-292-5954
Meet our current class
Hi everyone, I’m Victor. As a native New Yorker, I’m gradually transitioning to a land of deep dish pizza and ketchup-less hot dogs; I shall refrain from commenting further (..fuggedaboutit) I’ve spent my childhood between Gotham City and Asia’s World City, and graduated from St. George’s University prior to venturing here to the Windy City. Before medical school, I worked as an Emergency Medical Technician serving the underserved communities, a venture that I plan to continue in my career. In my spare time, I enjoy anything martial arts related (osu!), language learning, and urban+rural exploration. I’m conversant in Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, and slowly incorporating Spanish into the mix to do my name justice. I’m looking forward to working, learning, and growing with the team!
Greetings! My name is George and I’m originally from the metro Detroit area. I grew up in the multi-ethnic city to Iraqi-immigrant parents, always drawn to all things cultural. Before attending medical school at St. George’s University in the West Indies, I received my M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from Wayne State University, staying close to home throughout my college years. Coming to Chicago for residency places me in a similar environment to that which I knew growing up…friendly Midwest personas of all backgrounds…but adding to it a developed, vibrant downtown where in my free time I especially love to enjoy good eats. My other interests include international soccer, solving math puzzles, and foreign language. I am always in search of the world’s finest cup of coffee, but hospital fare is never too shabby.
Hi, I’m Unnati. I’m originally from small-town Iowa and naturally went on to medical school in Hangzhou, China at Zhejiang University. Before arriving at NAH, I worked in clinical research at UIC and UNLV. I went on to obtain my M.S. in Global Health and Health Policy at Georgetown University which included a capstone project based at WHO (World Health Organization) in Sierra Leone and an internship at Save the Children in Washington D.C. I’m excited to be back in Chicago for residency and specifically in Humboldt Park, a medically underserved and culturally diverse community! In my free time, I like to travel (my last trip was to Cuba), host game nights (yay Catan!), run half-marathons and try out new restaurants.
Hello there! I am a graduate of Ross University and I speak Arabic fluently. I have distinguished myself through quality and process improvement coordination at Norwegian. I have 4 wonderfully crazy kids that keep me busy –since you know, Residency isn’t enough! Fun fact about me is that I paid my way through medical school working as an auto mechanic –now, I’m everyone’s go-to for car troubles!
Hi and welcome to Norwegian! I’m Palak, a proud Chicago suburban native. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Zoology and English and wrote my senior thesis on Mental Health in Russian Literature which inspired me to pursue Medicine. I attained my MPH and MD at St. George’s University and did clinical rotations on the East Coast before moving back to the Midwest. In my free time, I enjoy finding new bookshops, stumbling upon hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and running outdoors (I just signed up for my first marathon!). What I love most about Chicago outside of its Midwestern charm and litany of niche neighborhoods are the people that make this city so singular.
Susana Villate Prieto
Hi, I am Susana Villate Prieto. I was born in Colombia (the country), and moved to Miami when I was 15, I graduated from University of Miami for my Bachelors and went to St. George’s University for medical school. I enjoy all aspects of medicine, but there is something special about delivering babies and being able to follow-up with both mother and baby. I hope to continue pursuing this after residency. I am a soccer, football and basketball fan. I love the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, and the Miami Hurricanes (It’s all about the U). Both of them tend to break my heart at the end of each season but I have faith with each new year they will go all the way to a championship. However, my biggest hobby and passion is going out with my husband and dog on walks. I usually prefer to be out in nature, but I’ll take my walks where ever I can. Chicago, has turned out to be a great place to explore on walks.
My hobbies away from medicine include watching and playing sports, trying different types of cuisine, traveling, and spending time with my wife/family/friends, and dog. My medical interests include sports medicine, HIV//STD prevention, and preventive medicine. I was drawn to Chicago and this program because of its dedication to serving all patients regardless of their financial status, the opportunity to serve a diverse community, and of course all the amazing food in this city. Fun fact about me: My wife and I hiked the Cinque Terre trail along the Mediterranean coast in Italy which is 7.5 miles long. The views were gorgeous, but the biggest highlight was that I ate gelato in all 5 towns on the same day.
Hi everyone, I’m Alex. I grew up just outside Chicago, in Naperville. Before coming back to Chicago, I did my medical training at St. George’s University in Grenada. During and after my training, I want to focus on community health. Norwegian American Hospital is one of the cornerstones to the Humboldt Park community. I love Chicago and I am an avid Chicago sports fan (Bears, Bulls and Cubs)! There is never a dull moment in Chicago. I’m excited to build strong relationships with the current Norwegian family as well as with future members.
Hey everyone, my name is Sam! I was born and raised in Canada(Eh!), I pursued my undergrad at McMaster University where I acquired a Bio-Psych Bachelors of Science. I later on relocated to Houston, TX. I completed my Medical Degree at St. George’s University. I’m really interested in Preventive Healthcare and Patient Education. I thoroughly enjoy Acting as a Hobby and I capitalize on chances to take classes from time to time! In my spare time I enjoy making Medical Education videos geared towards patient education! I find it’s fulfilling because it allows me to channel all of my passions of Medicine, Acting and Preventive Healthcare! I find Chicago to be so unique because it offers a little bit of the best of everything – from beaches in the Summer time, to beautiful Winter and Christmas displays, from incredible restaurants to amazing food festivals! Norwegian American Hospital is a special place because it allows us to help and provide care for our brothers and sisters that need it most, and that too, at the highest standard of care. Looking forward to meeting everyone soon!
Hi everyone! I’m Justin. I was born in South Korea, grew up in Toronto, and spent most of my life living in Chicago before attending Emory University for undergrad where I was a member of the Emory Scholars Program and the men’s swim team prior to attending medical school. My hobbies include cooking Asian cuisine, bouldering, and Netflix. I come from a family of renown Korean chefs so it was an all new experience for me and my family as I entered a career in medicine. My medical interests include outpatient medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Obstetrics. I chose Chicago and Norwegian American Hospital because its near home and the opportunity to be a healthcare provider in an under-served community hit home for me.”
Hi Everyone! My name is Rashmi. I was born in India and raised in England, New Jersey, and Florida. I went to the University of South Florida for undergrad and American University of Antigua for medical school. I spent the last couple of years in New York doing my rotations and research. I am interested in behavioral health, specifically developmental disorders, as well as preventative medicine and women’s health. I developed an interest for global health and underserved populations while on a medical mission trip to rural Uganda. Outside of medicine, I love travelling, writing, photography, and cooking. In my spare time you will find me exploring the city, trying out new recipes, and finding new dessert spots! I chose this program because of my desire to work with underserved populations in a community-based setting. I am proud to live and work in a community that is both culturally rich and ethnically diverse. I look forward to exploring all that Chicago has to offer in the years to come!
Hey, I’m Alkeem! I’m a big city boy, I was born in New York but moved to sunnier pastures in Miami. I’m a 2018 graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine. Prior to entering medical school, I was a biology teacher at Fordham High School for the Arts in New York. I strongly believe in increasing access to care in underserved communities, targeting high-risk populations and implementing preventive measures. I believe in a holistic approach to medicine by treating the patient not the diagnosis. I don’t mind working late, if it means I’m treating each patient’s individual needs while they’re with me. I have enjoyed the city life in Chicago, and can’t wait to get the chance to explore more of it!