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Rush River North Physician Practices Site

Now Open: Rush River North provides high quality primary care, obstetrics-gynecologic and dermatology services to patients in a convenient, neighborhood setting.

The practice is designed around patient needs by offering convenient hours and walk-in care to accommodate your busy schedule. Our experienced providers combine outstanding care, education, and research to treat our patients while connecting them to specialty services at Rush University Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers.
As a patient of Rush River North, you have access to the following:      

  • State-of-the-art primary care, OB-GYN and dermatology services conveniently located in the downtown Chicago/River North area
  • In-office X-ray imaging and lab services (See Hours under Practice Resources)
  • A wealth of clinical resources available through Rush University Medical Center
  • Rush’s convenient online patient portal, which allows you to communicate with your providers, view test results, schedule appointments and complete forms at your convenience
  • Early morning and late evening appointments to accommodate your schedule
  • A street level practice with direct curbside wheelchair access
  • Convenient location, easily accessible by public transportation and an adjacent garage allows for easy parking


​​Sonal Chandra, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. She completed medical school at SUNY at Upstate Medical University, her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, and her fellowship at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and has clinical expertise in aortic aneurysm, aortic diseases, bicuspid aortic valve, cardiac imaging, cardiovascular risk assessment and counseling, coronary artery disease, exercise and physical fitness, heart disease in women, heart disease prevention, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglyceride, and integrative cardiology.

​​Elizabeth McAninch, MD, is the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Internal Medicine. She completed medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, her residency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and her fellowship at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, and Internal Medicine. She has clinical expertise in adrenal gland disorders, fine-needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid, goiter, Graves' disease, Hashimoto's disease, hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, hypogonadism, hypoparathyroidism, menopause, pituitary disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), thyroid cancer, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.

Daniel J. Pohlman, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush Medical College. He completed medical school at Rush Medical College, and his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine (PCP) and has clinical expertise in diabetes and high blood pressure.

Lisa Ravindra, MD, completed medical school at Wright State University School of Medicine, her internship program at Loyola University Medical Center, and her Residency at the University of Cincinnati. She is board certified Internal Medicine (PCP) and has clinical expertise in diabetes.

​​Mahtab Sohrevardi, MD, completed medical school at Tehran University School of Medical Sciences in Iran, and her residency and fellowship at the University of Utah Hospital. She is board certified in Internal Medicine (PCP) and has clinical expertise in diabetes, endocrine disorders, hyperparathyroidism, hypoglycemia, metabolic disorders, and thyroid cancer. She is also fluent in Farsi.

​​Richard G. Trohman, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS, is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. After finishing his cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan Hospitals, he trained in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Trohman is the Grace DeForest and William Louis Veeck Professor of Cardiovascular Research and Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical College. He is the co-director of the Section of Cardiology, associate director of Cardiology for Business Development, director of Cardiology Hospital Operations, and director of Electrophysiology, Arrhythmia and Pacemaker Services at Rush University Medical Center.

Trohman has received three awards for outstanding teaching in the field of cardiovascular medicine. He is a past member of the Heart Rhythm Society's Clinical and Research Training Committee, a current member of the Heart Rhythm Society's Membership Committee, and has represented the Heart Rhythm Society on the Technology Assessment Committee for Endoscopy in Patients with Implanted Electronic Devices. He is also a member of the Chairman's Society of the Heart Rhytm Foundation and strongly endorses its mission to enhance the prevention and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders by supporting the research, education and advocacy efforts of the Heart Rhythm Society.
Trohman is an editorial referee for 24 medical journals, an editorial board member of three journals and has authored or co-authored 290 abstracts, articles and book chapters in the field of clinical electrophysiology. His clinical and research interests include radiofrequency catheter ablation of tachyarrhythmias, cardiac pacing, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy.



Octavia Vega, MD, completed medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has clinical expertise in diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking cessation, vaccines, and weight management. He also is fluent in Spanish.

​​Murali Vinta, MD, completed medical school at Saint George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, and his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. he is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and has clinical expertise in abnormal pap smear, abnormal uterine bleeding, birth control, childbirth, chlamydia, endometrial ablation, family planning, gestational diabetes, gonorrhea, gynecologic procedures, herpes, laparoscopy, pap test, prenatal care, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), tubal ligation, vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC), and women's health. Additionally, he is an Assistant Professor and is fluent in Telugu.

​Srinivas Vourganti, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Urology. He is a robotic and minimally invasive urologic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney and ureter. As a urology fellow at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Vourganti collaborated with world experts in clinical care, basic science and engineering to develop new ideas and bring them to the clinic. Vourganti is especially interested in refining translational imaging-based platforms as well as minimally invasive, image-targeted focal therapy.   ​

​Kim Allan Williams, MD, was born and raised in inner-city Chicago, and attended the College of The University of Chicago (1971 to 1975), followed by the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine (1975 to 1979), internal medicine residency at Emory University (1979 to 1982), and overlapping fellowships in Cardiology at the University of Chicago (1982 to 1985), Clinical Pharmacology (1984 to 1985), and Nuclear Medicine (1984 to 1986).  He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

Dr. Williams joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 1986, specializing in clinical cardiology, nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology.  He served as Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Director of Nuclear Cardiology at The University of Chicago School of Medicine until 2010.  Among numerous awards and honors for his teaching in the medical school, residencies and fellowships, he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in 2008.
In 2010, he became the Dorothy Susan Timmis Endowed Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Chairman of the Division of Cardiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI.  At Wayne State, he has started the Urban Cardiology Initiative – a program of education of physicians on disparities in healthcare, primary school education on cardiovascular health and community health screening in inner city Detroit.  In November, 2013 he returned to Chicago as the James B. Herrick Endowed Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center.
Dr. Williams has published numerous peer reviewed articles, monographs, book chapters, editorials, and review articles in the field of nuclear cardiology and minority health issues, with emphasis on education and innovations in perfusion imaging and quantitation of ventricular function. His research interests include selective adenosine receptor agonists, fluorinated perfusion PET imaging, health care disparities and payment policy, and appropriate use of cardiac imaging.
Dr. Williams has served on numerous committees and boards at the national level, including the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the Certifying Board of Nuclear Cardiology, the Certifying Board of Cardiac Computed Tomography, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC).  He also served on the Cardiovascular Disease Examination Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM-CV) until 2012.  He currently serves at the Vice President of the ACC for 2013-14, and is slated to serve as ACC President-Elect in 2014 and ACC President in 2015.



Timothy Wollner, DO, completed medical school at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and his residency at MacNeal Memorial Hospital. He is board certified in Family Medicine (PCP) and has clinical expertise in adolescent health and development, exercise and physical fitness, heart disease prevention, high blood pressure, men's health, older adult health, and self-management of chronic health conditions.



Rush River North will offer comprehensive medical services for men and women 18+ years of age.

These services include the following: 

Primary care
  •  Routine health screenings
  •  Preventive care
  •  Weight management
  •  Care for chronic conditions, such as hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, COPD/Asthma and thyroid conditions
  •  Smoking cessation
  •  Adult immunizations
  •  Routine skin exams
  •   Innovative treatments for common conditions, including the following:
      • Acne
      • Atopic dermatitis (eczema
      • Psoriasis
  •  Coming soon - Cosmetic dermatology services, including the following:
      • Antiaging therapies, such as botulinum toxin and filler injections
      • Chemical peels and microdermabrasion to make skin smoother and improve acne, wrinkles and skin discoloration
      • Varicose vein treatments 
Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Well-woman examinations
      • Annual Pap smear
      • Physical examination
  •   Assessment and treatment of gynecologic concerns, including the following:
      • Birth control
      • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
      • Endometriosis
      • Gynecologic infections
      • Irregular periods
      • Menopause and its symptoms
      • Ovarian cysts
      • Polycystic ovary syndrome
      • Sexually transmitted infection
      • Uterine fibroids
  • Assessment and treatment of obstetrical care, including the following:
      • Childbirth
      • Ectopic pregnancy
      • Gestational diabetes
      • Gestational hypertension
      • High-risk pregnancy
      • Miscarriage
      • Placenta previa
      • Prenatal care
  •  Consultations for surgical options, including the following:
      • Colposcopies
      • Endometrial ablation
      • Hysterectomies
      • Laparoscopy
      • Tubal ligation

Accreditation and Recognition

Rush River North
539 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-549-4400
Fax: 312-549-4401
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