Tim Loftus


Academic Interests: Quality Improvement, Clinical Operations

Fellowship: Clinical Operations and Administration

Residency Program: University of Cincinnati

Medical School: Northwestern Feinberg

Undergrad Institution: Notre Dame (Psychology)

Hometown: St. Charles, IL

Why do you choose to work at NUEM? Unique and special combination of clinical excellence, education, leadership, and academic achievement make this place very special. Add to it that it's in one of the greatest cities in the US are all the reasons why I'm fortunate to be here and #whyNUEM

Last book you read or TV show you binged? Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Favorite thing to do outside of work? I enjoy spending time with family - my wife Kirsten and children Teddy (3.5) and Franny (1.5).

Favorite thing about Chicago? Too many to mention, but here are some - running on the lake, Sox and Hawks games, Chicago summers, softball leagues.

Favorite restaurant in the city? Twin Anchors or Quartino

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Nahzinine (Nahz) Shakeri


Academic Interests: Med Ed/Med Ed Research

Fellowship: Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship at Northwestern

Residency: HAEMR (Brigham & Women’s/ Massachusetts General Hospital)

Medical School: University of Maryland

Undergrad Institution: University of Washington (BS in Biology; BA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations)

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Why do you choose to work at NUEM? Our amazing residents, stellar colleagues and incredibly diverse patient population. Our focus on innovation in medical education and advancing the field of emergency medicine. The beautiful city of Chicago!

Favorite restaurant in the city? Boeufhaus

Favorite thing about NUEM? Our residents amaze me everyday!

Share your favorite NUEM memory. Graduation every year when we celebrate the incredible achievements of the graduating class as they become EM attendings and welcome the new interns.

Favorite thing about Chicago? Everything. The food, the neighborhoods, the people, the culture, the architecture, the street murals, the four seasons - especially summer.

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Matt Levine

Academic Interests: Trauma, Emergency Orthopedics

Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Medical School: Northwestern University

Undergrad Institution: Northwestern University

Hometown: Allendale, NJ

Why do you choose to work at NUEM? It is the best place to teach emergency medicine to emergency medicine residents.

Favorite restaurant in the city? RPM Steak

Favorite thing to do outside of work? Go to Northwestern Football games with my sons

Last book you read or TV show you binged? Ozark on Netflix

If you could have any super power what would it be? To require no sleep.


Matt Klein


Academic Interests: MedEd

Fellowship: Northwestern Fellowship

Residency: Northwestern

Medical School: Brown

Undergrad Institution: Yale (Molecular Biology)

Hometown: Park Ridge, IL

Why do you choose to work at NUEM? I love the clinical environment at NUEM - a combination of bread-and-butter emergency medicine, combined with high acuity, complex patients - and the opportunity to work alongside a smart, hard working, and fun team of nurses, pharmacists, students, techs, EVS staff, physicians, respiratory therapists, and others. I also love the educational mission of NUEM, and the opportunity to teach students at the Feinberg School of Medicine.

Favorite thing about Chicago? Running on the lakefront bike path!

Favorite thing about NUEM? The people I'm lucky to work alongside!

Favorite restaurant in the city? Piece - great New Haven style pizza

Last book you read or TV show you binged? Recently finished The Americans - great show


Abra Fant


Academic Interests: MedEd, QI

Fellowship: Northwestern Fellowship in Medical Education Scholarship

Residency: New York-Presbyterian Columbia & Cornell

Medical School: Rush Medical College

Undergraduate: Northwestern, BA in Biology (Neurobiology concentration) and MS in Psychology

Hometown: Springfield, IL

Why do you choose to work at NUEM? (#whyNUEM)
The residents are the most amazing and inspiring group of people. I can’t imagine a better group to watch mature through their training. They teach me something new every day.

Favorite restaurant in the city?
Longman and Eagle

Last book you read or TV show you binged?
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

Share your favorite NUEM memory.
There are so many but taking “prom pictures” with my coaching group (shout out to Simiao, Gabby and Dana and looking forward to new memories with Andra and Nikki) on a night out was pretty epic. Graduation of the class of 2018 was also pretty special as they were the first PGY2 class that I advised and watching them grow and develop into amazing attendings was an honor.

Favorite thing to do outside of work?
Playing with my dogs


Seth Trueger


Academic Interests: Social Media, Health Policy, Airway

Fellowship: Health Policy @ GWU

Residency: Mt. Sinai

Medical School: Loyola University, Chicago

Undergraduate: Cornell, BA in Government

Hometown: Millburn, NJ

Why do you choose to work at NUEM? (#whyNUEM)
Great mix of complex quaternary & inner city urban care with great people all around

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

Last book you read or TV show you binged?
Station 11

If you won a million dollars what would you do with it?
Travel more

Favorite thing about Chicago?
Can't name a favorite restaurant


Patrick Lank


Academic Interests: Toxicology, Addiction, Medical Education

Fellowship: Toxikon Consortium (Stroger/Cook County Medical Toxicology Fellowship)

Residency: Northwestern

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Undergrad: Yale - History of Science/Medicine; Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Why do you choose to work at NUEM? (#whyNUEM)
The residents, my co-faculty members, and the amazing location

Favorite restaurant in the city?
Goosefoot - sure it’s a fancy multi-course kind of restaurant, but it feels like you are eating at the chef’s home. Plus it’s BYOB.

Favorite thing to do outside of work?
A few years ago I started doing triathlons. Of those three sports, running is my favorite. There’s nothing like going for a run along Lake Michigan in (almost) any kind of weather!

Last book you read or TV show you binged?
A few of my college roommates have written novels. The most recent one I read was Trash Mountain by Bradley Bazzle. It’s funny, weird, and a little insane just like the author.

Share your favorite NUEM memory.
I have been fortunate to attend many NUEM retreats. Each one of them is my favorite.