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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.
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.