Department of Medicine


Our Fellows

2016/17 Endocrine Fellows

Valerie Butler, DO 
Residency: Doctor's Hospital - Ohio
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Erie, Pennsylvania Campus
Interests: V‚Äčalerie is interested in practicing general clinical endocrinology after fellowship. Her research focus during fellowship was Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus under the mentorship of Dr Evans-Molina.

Zunaira Chaudhry, MBBS
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine
Medical School: King Edward Medical University
Interests: Zunaira did a dedicated year of research supported by the T32 Grant under the supervision of Dr. Evans-Molina, her research project focuses on the effect of smoking on the pancreatic beta cells in animal models of cigarette smoke exposure. In addition to diabetes she is also interested in Women’s Health and the effect of cancer and cancer treatments on bone health.

Lisal Folsom, MD (Med/Peds)
Med/Peds Combined Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Interests: Lisal's fellowship is in both adult and pediatric endocrinology, and she plans to care for patients of all ages when she completes her training. She loves seeing patients in clinic, as well as working with residents and medical students. She has a special interest in the care of transgender patients. Lisal's clinical and research interests include nutrition and its effects on the endocrine system.

Ghurulakshmi Moorthy, MBBS
Residency: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Medical School: Madurai Medical College - Tamil Nadu Government Medical College
Interests: Ghuru plans on a career in clinical endocrinology after fellowship. She enjoys all aspects of general endocrinology. Ghuru's research focused on the management of hypothyroidism at the VA under the guidance of Dr. James Walsh.


2017/18 Incoming Fellows
Rebecca Aguirre MD, PhD (med/peds)
Residency: Indiana University
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Kirithika Dorairaj, MD
University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign
Medical School: Coimbatore Medical College

Zeb Saeed, MBBS
Indiana University
Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College

Nour Batarseh, MBBS
Residency: Advocate Christ Medical Center/University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine