Saturday, October 10, 2015

Medical Providers

To schedule an appointment with any of our providers, please call 773-388-1600.

Magda Houlberg, MD
Chief Clinical Officer

Education & Training
Antioch College, Bachelors of Science in Biology,
Rush University Medical College, MD
Internal Medicine Program, Rush University Medical College, Internship and Residency
Section of Geriatrics, Rush University Medical College, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine

Professional History
Provider of Internal Medicine, HIV and geriatric medicine care at Howard Brown and an Assistant Professor in the Section of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care at Rush University Medical Center. Interests include LGBTQ aging, health promotion and interdisciplinary medical care for populations at risk.

Kristin Keglovitz Baker
Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Certified Physician Assistant

Education and Training
MS Physician Assistant Studies Marquette University, August 2003
National Health Service Corps, September 2003-December 2005
BS Biochemistry, Marquette University Milwaukee, WI August 2002

Family Practice, Women's Health, Pediatric/Adolescent Medicine

Professional History
Pediatrics/Family Practice Family HealthCare Network Visalia, CA 93291
Emergency Medicine Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Evanston, IL

Alfred Torrence, MD
Site Medical Director

Dr. Torrence is a board certified Internist. He received his M.D. from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1981. His internship and residency was completed in 1984 at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He served the indigent population as a member of the United States Public Health Service from 1984 through 1986. Dr. Torrence joined the staff of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the faculty of Northwestern Medical School in 1986 as an Instructor of Clinical Medicine. He was in solo, private practice from 1986 through 1995. He was a founding partner of Northwestern Memorial Physician's Group and worked as vice president of operations until 2000 when he went back into private practice. Dr. Torrence joined Howard Brown's Triad office in 2011 because of his desire to serve Chicago's LGBTQ community. He is a member of the Endocrine Society and the National Lipid Association. He was recently certified by the AAHIVM. He lives in Lakeview with his partner.

Andrew Altiveros, MD
Medical Provider

University of Santo Tomas, Doctorate in Medicine


Professional History
Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, Stroger Cook County Hospital
Chief Resident for the Department of Pediatrics, Stroger Cook County Hospital

Cory Brown, MD

Staff Physician
Education & Training
Brigham Young University, Bachelors of Arts
George Washington University, MD
Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Program, St Vincent's Hospital at New York Medical College, Internship
Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Program, University of South Florida, Residency
Internal Medicine for Adults
Pediatrics for Children
Professional History
Primary Care physician for all ages and family members,  interests include chronic disease maintenence, genetics, and end-of-life care

Cathy Creticos, MD
Attending Physician and Associate Medical Director

Education and Training
College: University of Chicago
Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Internship and Residency: Loyola University of Chicago
Fellowship in Infectious Diseases: Loyola University and University of Illinois at Chicago

Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine

Professional History
Specialist and Consultant in infectious diseases at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Rush North Shore Medical Center from 1987 to present; Medical Director of MATEC (Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center) since 1999, and Physician Educator for MATEC since 1994; Specialist for HIV care and treatment since 1986; Staff Physician at Howard Brown Health Center since 1996 (and interim Medical Director in the past at Howard Brown); Researcher in HIV related prevention and treatment studies for several years.

Catherine Dezynski
Medical Provider

Education & Training
Loyola University Chicago, Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 2005
Loyola University Chicago, Masters of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Women’s Health, 2010

Gynecology and Obstetrics

Professional History
Loyola University Medical Center Registered Nurse- antepartum/postpartum unit, NICU & newborn nursery, labor & delivery units during 2005-2010
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with the Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern practice and Planned Parenthood of Illinois during 2010-2014

Reproductive health for both men and women, family planning, placement of intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants, colposcopy, HIV care and transgender health

Patrick Gibbons, DO

Education & Training
Miami University of Ohio, Bachelor of Arts in Zoology
Michigan State University, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Advocate Christ Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency

Family Medicine with interests in HIV and LGBTQ care

American Academy of Family Physicians, Member
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Member

Tarek Mikati, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Provider

Education & Training
American University of Beirut, Bachelors of Science in Chemistry,
American University of Beirut , MD
Internal Medicine Program, Yale New Haven Hospital, Internship and Residency
Division of Infectious Diseases, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer-Center, Infectious diseases Fellowship
Preventive Medicine and Masters in Public Health, Weill –Cornell Medical College & Mailman School of Public Health

Internal Medicine
Infectious diseases

Professional History
Provider of Internal Medicine, HIV  at Howard Brown and a Medical Director in the STI/HIV division  at Chicago Department of Health. Interests include STI’s , HIV, MSM health, and Travel Medicine.

Wen-Ho Yang, MD

Education & Training
Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Universidad Centeral, MD
UIC-Rockford, Family Practice Residency

Family Practice

Spanish and Mandarin Chinese

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered professional nurses who are prepared, through advanced graduate education and clinical training, to provide a wide range of health care services, including the diagnosis and management of common, as well ascomplex, medical conditions to individuals of all ages. Nurse Practitioners are legally authorized to provide comprehensive care management, including prescribing medications.

Michelle Evers
Certified Nurse Practioner

Education & Training
College of Mount Saint Joseph Cincinnati, Ohio
Bachelors of Nursing

Rush University College of Nursing
Adult Nurse Practitioner

Areas of interest include HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease, International Health Care, and LGBT health

Erica Gaddy, MPH, NP-C
Certified Nurse Practioner

Education & Training
University of Illinois, Bachelor of Science
University of Illinois, Master of Public Health
Rush University, Master of Science in Nursing

Family Practice
LGBT health
Emergency Nursing

Professional History
Family Nurse Practitioner at St. Bernard Clinic
Emergency Department Nurse at Rush University Medical Center
Health Programs Coordinator at American Lung Association
Chicago Health Corps

Kate Morrison, NP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Education & Training
Villanova University, Bachelors of Science in Nursing,
Rush University College of Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner.

Family Practice

Professional History
Nursing experience in women’s and children’s health.
Competed clinical rotations at Midwest Center for Women’s Health, Grove Pediatrics, Orr Adolescent Health Center, Dunbar Mercy Health Center and Howard Brown Health Center.

John Stryker
Certified Nurse Practioner

Education and Training
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, June, 1991
Bachelor of Science: Biology and Psychology
University of California, San Francisco, CA, June, 2005
Masters Entry Program in Nursing: MS Critical Care / Trauma
Rush University, Chicago, IL, August, 2009
Post-masters certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner

Emergency and Trauma Nursing
Primary Care

Professional History
Research Associate – AIDS Department, San Francisco Dept of Public Health
ED RN – San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA
ED RN and Nurse Educator – University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
RN – CommunityHealth, Chicago, IL