Physician Relations Team




The University of Chicago Medicine Physician Relations team works to build meaningful relationships with referring physicians by understanding physicians' needs and addressing concerns. We also expedite access to University of Chicago Medicine specialists and services by acting as a collaborative bridge between you and your office staff, and our multidisciplinary physician teams. Committed to collaboration, our specialists augment the types of services that referring physicians are able to provide patients.

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Services Offered

Your dedicated physician relations advocate acts as a complete resource and offers easy access to all clinical programs at the University of Chicago Medicine by facilitating:

  • Patient referrals and consults with board-certified specialists and multi-disciplinary teams at the University of Chicago Medicine
  • Timely communications regarding referred patients
  • Scheduled visits to inform the practice of new programs, physicians, clinical trials and upcoming events at the University of Chicago Medicine, including meetings with University of Chicago specialists in your office and at your convenience
  • Educational programs within the practice and/or grand rounds, including Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs
  • Regular follow-up communication with you and office staff to ensure an exceptional experience

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Our Team

Please contact your dedicated liaison by phone or email with any request. We are here to serve you.

Please contact your dedicated liaison by phone or email with any request. We are here to serve you.

Carol Marshall, Director
(773) 702-9205
carol.marshall@uchospitals.edu

carol.marshall@uchospitals.edu

Amber Naik, Assistant Director
(773) 702-0335
amber.naik@uchospitals.edu

amber.naik@uchospitals.edu

Demetria Avant, Associate
Serving the Western Suburbs
(773) 717-0458
demetria.avant@uchospitals.edu

demetria.avant@uchospitals.edu

Mike DeLaRosa, Associate
Serving Northwest Indiana
(773) 230-8496
michael.delarosa@uchospitals.edu

michael.delarosa@uchospitals.edu

Anthony Turner, Associate
Serving the South and Southwest Suburbs
(773) 729-0822
anthony.turner@uchospitals.edu

anthony.turner@uchospitals.edu

Dionne Meekins-Michaud, Associate
Serving the North and Northwest Suburbs
(773) 717-0457
dionne.michaud@uchospitals.edu

dionne.michaud@uchospitals.edu

Brooke Hernandez, Associate
Serving the all regions for Pediatrics
(773) 573-9500

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Outreach Education Program

The University of Chicago faculty is available to provide Continuing Medical Education to community hospitals and physicians in metropolitan Chicago and Northwest Indiana. The Physician Relations Team coordinates this comprehensive program, which can meet any specific educational needs you might have. We now provide CME lectures directly to physician offices, with CME credit provided by the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

For more information or to schedule a speaker for your CME activity, please contact Amber Naik at amber.naik@uchospitals.edu.

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Accreditation Statement

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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