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Julia Solomina MD 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2015-2017

Omid Savari MD 

Postdoctoral Research 

Fellow, 2012-2015

Julia came to us after her surgical training in Moscow, Russia. Currently, she is a general surgery resident at Allegheny Hospital, Pittsburg , PA. 

Omid joined us for research training as a young physician from Iran.

After his research training, he accomplished his  residency in pathology in Cleveland, OH and now continues his education as pathology fellow in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the New York City.

Randall Grose PhD 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2015-2016

Ryosuke Misawa MD PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2010-2012

Randall came to us for training from Australia. Currently, he is back home and works as ACRF Research Fellow in South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide, Australia 

Ryosuke is a surgeon and PhD from Japan who came to US to pursue his research in islet transplantation. Afterwards, he accomplished his surgical transplant fellowship In University of Miami and John Hopkins Hospital, general surgery residency in Brooklyn NY and currently works an attending transplant surgeon in Westchester NY. 


Zehra Tekin MD 
Postdoctoral Research 

Fellow, 2014-2015

Xiao-Jun Wang MD PhD
Postdoctoral Research

Fellow, 2011-2013

Zehra, originally from Turkey, after our research training she accomplished her medical residency in Queens, NY and fellowship in endocrinology in Cleveland Clinic, OH. Now, she practices clinical endocrinology in Texas. 

Xiao-Jun came for his research fellowship, he then went back to China to defend his PhD thesis and completed his surgical training. Currently,  heworks as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Military University Hospital, in China. 

Evelyn Konsur MD, 
Research Volunteer 


Sabrina Matosz MD 

Research Volunteer,


Evelyn is from Chicago, but obtained her medical training in Krakow, Poland.  After our research fellowship, she completed her  pediatric residency program in Cleveland, OH.  Fellowship in

Immunology and Allergology at Rush University in Chicago, IL, and now she is an Assistant Professor at North Shore University Medical Center and specialist in clinical immunology and allergology. 

Congratulations Evelyn!

Sabrina, a native of Alabama, graduated from  Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland. This year, she matched to a Internal Medicine residency at the University of Alabama. Congratulations Sabrina!

Natalie Fillman, MD 
Research Administrator 

Research Fellow 


Mark is from Chicago and graduated from Jagiellonian Medical University in Krakow. He completed a 1 month surgical elective with us, followed by extensive training in clinical research as a volunteer. This year, Mark matched into pediatric residency program at the Layola University Medical Center in Chicago. Congratulation Mark!


Natalie was born and raised in Chicago, but  she accomplished her medical training at Medical University ion Poznan in Poland. She was essential for the progress of own clinical research projects as administrator and a research fellow. Now, she decided to purse her career in business and administration with special interest in US health care system. . 

Mark Kijek MD, 
Research Volunteer 


Monica Para, MD 
Research Administrator


Filip Antic MD, 
Research Volunteer 


Filip is from Chicago but graduated from Medical University of Belgrad in Serbia.

Filip matched into an Internal Medicine Program in Bronx, NY. Congratulation Filip!

Monica is from Chicago too. She accomplished her medical training at the Jagiellonian Medical University in Krakow in Poland. She succesfully matched into internal medicine in Tampa, FL. After graduation she returned to Chicago where she practice medicine as a hospitalist.  Congratulation Monica! 


Peter Borek MD, 
Research Volunteer 


Kamil Cieply MD, 
Research Volunteer 


Kamil  is from Chicago but graduated from Medical University of Lublin in Poland

Kamil matched into Family Medicine Program in Michigan State University, MI

Congratulation Kamil!

Peter is Chicagoan and graduated from the Medical University of Poznan in Poland but.

Peter matched into Internal Medicine Program in Providence, RI

Congratulation Peter!


Jordan Pyda  MD, MPH
Research Volunteer 

Gabriela Stepinska- Generrete MD, 
Research Volunteer 


Gabriela joined us from Poland after graduation from her Medical University of Warsaw. 

Gabriela matched into Internal Medicine Program in Rockford, IL. Congratulations Gabriela!

Jordan collaborated with us during his general surgery residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston,MA. Next , he succesfully completed a transplant fellowship at John Hopkin Medical Center and  more recently joined Transplant Program at University of Maryland in Baltimore, MA. Congratulations Jordan!


Marta Szymanska, MD 
medical student


Monika Halas MD, 
medical student


Monika joined us for her surgical rotation and then after graduation from the Medical University of Warsaw she was involved in the basic science projects in surgery. Now, she matched into surgical residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. 

Congratulations Monika!

Marta chose our program for her surgical elective. After that, she graduated from the Medical University of Warsaw in Poland and now matched into obstetrics and gynecology residency program in Detroit, MI. Congratulations Marta! 

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Damian Grybkowski MD


Michal Rajski MD


Damian is physician and researcher from Poland. He developed special interest in islet autotransplantation in children which resulted in published manuscript. 

Currently Damian continue his research career in  on eof the best cancer centers US, MD Anderson in Houston. TX. Congratulations Damian!

Michal was in college at University of Chicago, when he developed interest to study medicine. After graduation from the Medical School Brown University this year, he was accepted into the anesthesia residency program at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Congratulations Michal!

Roi Atenby MD


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Aaron Lucander

student- collaborator 

Roi is from Tel Aviv University Israel, was accepted to a clinical surgical elective in the transplant service at UCM. After excelling in the clinical elective, he was enthusiastic in joining our research team as a project collaborator. His work focuses on the results of islet transplants in type 1 Diabetes Mellitus patients and the role of autoantibodies as possible future biomarkers.

Next, Roi was accepted to the  Harvard School of Public Health Program. After completion, he went back to Israel to pursue his advanced medical training. This year Roi matched at the prestige surgical residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Congratulations Roi, well done!

After graduation from college (Duke University) Aaron  and plans to attend medical school. His strong interests in clinical transplantation and autoimmunity motivated him to collaborate with our team.

This year Aaron has been accepted to the MD PhD Program at the University of Alabama this year. Congratulation Aaron, well deserved.!

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Mateusz Ogledzinski MD

research fellow



William Lin M.D. 

research fellow


Mateusz hails from the vibrant city of Chicago. Following his graduation from medical school in Poznan, Poland, he pursued a research fellowship in our esteemed program. Subsequently, he embarked on rigorous training in surgery and emergency medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, further honing his skills and expertise in the field. Currently, Mateusz is a family medicine resident at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. Congratulations Mateusz!

Will journeyed to us from the picturesque city of Vancouver, Canada, following his graduation from the Medical University of Poznan in Poland. Having recently completed his research fellowship in our program, he is now poised to commence his medical residency. Wishing you all the best, Will, as you embark on this exciting new chapter in your career!


Sarah Gondek B.S.

research associate



Joseph Tomecki B.S. 

research associate


Sarah has always dreamt about becoming a physician.  After obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biomedical Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI,  spent two years in training in clinical and basic science research at our Laboratory. This year she was accepted to the Medical School at Layola University in Chicago. Congratulations Sarah!

Joe obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biomedical Science from Layola University in Chicago and decided to gain his first research experience in our lab before applying to a medical school.. This Joe was accepted to the Homer Stryker Medical School at Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, MI. Congratulations Joe!


Kamila Milejczyk B.S.

research associate


Kamila also aspirates to  become a physician. Last year she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Neurobiology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison WI. Afterwards, he got her training at work as EMT and subsequently jointed our team to gain some clinical and basic science research experience. This year Kamila was accepted to the medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI.  

Congratulations Kamila, well done!

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