Greetings from the Internal Medicine Chief Residents!

Thanks for reviewing the MacNeal Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program website! We look forward to meeting you during your interview here at MacNeal. Welcome!

Ann Bunyan, M.D., Chief Resident

Ann Bunyan, M.D.

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean, St. Marten

Residency: MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, Illinois

Career Plan: Hospitalist


Welcome to MacNeal. It is my privilege to be one of the Chief Residents for the 2017-2018 academic year. My experiences at MacNeal Hospital have been wonderful. MacNeal encourages a team-oriented environment, which welcomes residents and employees from all cultures and backgrounds.  

Throughout my three years of residency at MacNeal, I was impressed by the professional resident mentorship, incredible teaching faculty, and consultants who have taught me the most about providing compassionate care to my inpatients and clinic patients. I have formed professional relationships with individuals of great character, which then turned into friendships I hope will continue for life.

As I undertake my responsibilities this year, I look forward to sharing my experiences in resident mentorship with the incoming residents. I am inspired by the following quote from Joanne Liu, President of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, “As a physician, this is my oath. I'm going to treat everyone regardless.” I have been fortunate to call Chicago my home and spend most of my free time with family and friends. Go Bears and Cubs!

Danielle Farrington, M.D.

Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center

Career Plan: Nephrology

Hello! My name is Danielle Farrington. I was born and raised on the small island of Bermuda and left at the age of 18 to attend college at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. I went to medical school at Emory University and completed my residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago. I am thrilled to be a chief resident at MacNeal Hospital!  I plan to use this year to enhance my teaching skills while learning more about hospital administration and medical education.

MacNeal is a truly wonderful place and I am excited to show you around! The people here are some of the kindest, friendliest, and most skilled clinicians that I know. In my spare time, I enjoy running, being outside, reading fiction, and spending time with my husband, son, and two cats.

Melanie Ripley, M.D.

Melanie Ripley, M.D.

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Internal Medicine – Primary Care, John H. Stroger/Rush University

Career Plan: Primary Care

Hi! My name is Melanie Ripley. I grew up in a very small town in Northern Minnesota (my graduating high school class was 12 people!) but moved to the East Coast for my undergraduate and graduate career. I decided to come closer to home for residency and matched at the Internal Medicine-Primary Care residency at John H. Stroger Hospital/Rush University. I really wanted to do a chief year to hone my teaching skills and learn about the administrative side of medicine so I applied to MacNeal and I am so thrilled to join the team here! I am excited to meet all of the new residents and work with the esteemed faculty here - all while getting the chance to teach.