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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.

Brooke Hernandez, Associate
Serving South and Southwest Suburbs
(773) 573-9500

Demetria Avant, Associate
Serving Northwest Indiana
(773) 717-0458

Eric Donnelly, Associate
Serving Western Suburbs
(773) 217-2563

Kathy Lindstrom, Associate
UCM Care Network
(312) 507-1324

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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.

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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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