Meet the residents of the Rush Copley Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dyman Kwarciak MD
Dyman Kwarciak, MD, is a proud Arizona native. She attended Arizona State University and received a BS in psychology. She completed her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts. She is interested in Behavioral Health, Women's Health, and Pediatrics. She is passionate about pediatrics and has remarkable infant care experience. She and her Husband (also a resident) understand the joys and challenges of having children during residency. They both take these skills in stride and cherish life's blessings.
Natasha Ahmed, MD
Natasha Ahmed, MD, grew up in New York City before moving to Michigan in the 6th grade. She received her Bachelor's degree in Physiology from Michigan State University. She then completed her medical degree at SABA School of Medicine. Her medical interests include integrative medicine, preventive care, and sports medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, learning about different cultures through food, travel, and TV shows. She also enjoys being active through spending time being outdoors, exercising and practicing yoga.
Francis Aquino, MD
Francis Aquino, M.D., was born and raised in Los Angeles. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Aquino completed his medical degree at American University of the Caribbean. His medical interests include preventive medicine and inpatient care. In his free time, Dr. Aquino will likely be listening to cappella music while cooking or baking a batch of macarons, or out exploring; taking photos of cities or landscapes.
Ishminder Singh, MD
Ishminder Singh, MD, grew up in Orange County, California. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of California, Irvine. He then earned his medical degree from American University of Antigua. Dr. Singh’s medical interests include sports medicine, preventive care, and pain management. Outside of Medicine, Dr. Singh enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing basketball, taking flight lessons, and traveling to different countries around the world.
Nathan Smith, MD
Nathan Smith, MD, was born and raised in Pontiac, II. He completed his undergraduate education at Illinois State University in Normal, IL where he received his Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences. He then earned his medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago. His main career interests include primary care medicine with an emphasis on behavioral health, and management of substance use disorders. In his free time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing guitar, bass, and drums, fishing, and practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He and his wife are also avid fans of television shows such as Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.
Unnati Upadhyay, MD
Unnati Upadhyay, MD, was born in India and moved to Canada when she was 13. She attended McMaster University and graduated with an Honors Life Sciences degree. She pursued her medical degree at the American University of Antigua. Dr. Upadhyay’s medical interests include women’s health, behavioral health and emergency medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities and dancing. She is passionate about animals and has adopted an elephant named Lima Lima.
Summer Azmat, MD
Summer Azmat, MD, was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a French minor from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She then completed her medical degree at the American University of the Caribbean. Dr. Azmat’s medical interests within family medicine include obesity medicine and nutrition, urgent care, and sports medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Azmat likes to stay active. She is an avid hiker and yogi. Aside from exercising, she enjoys reading and is a coffee and tea enthusiast, especially when she travels.
Lucas Chamberlain, MD
Lucas Chamberlain, MD, is from Nova Scotia, Canada. He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Acadia University, where he also played varsity soccer. He then earned his medical degree from Saba University. Dr. Chamberlain has a great passion for traveling and global health. Outside the hospital, you can find him hiking, skiing, scuba diving, playing music, or working out. His medical interests include sports medicine, hospital medicine, and surgical obstetrics.
Daniel Ignell, MD
Daniel Ignell, MD, is from Chicago. He received his Bachelor's degree in Biology from St. Louis University. Dr. Ignell completed his medical degree at American University of the Caribbean. His family medicine interests include sports medicine and preventive care. During his free time, he plays hockey when he can and watches the Chicago Blackhawks during the season. He also likes to snowboard, wake-board and frequent bike trails. Dr. Ignell loves to travel and is constantly planning his next trip.
Sariya Siddiqi, MD
Sariya Siddiqi, MD, grew up in Naperville, Illinois. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She went on to earn her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. Her interests within family medicine include geriatric medicine and women’s health. In her free time, Dr. Siddiqi enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew, baking, attending concerts, and spending time in Chicago.
Parth Patel, MD
Parth Patel, MD, is from the suburbs of Chicago. He received his bachelor’s degree in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Patel completed his medical degree at American University of the Caribbean.
His passions include traveling, watching and playing basketball as well as exploring the outdoors. His medical interests include pain management, preventative care and sports medicine
Keirsten Reilly, MD, MS
Keirsten Reilly, MD, MS, was born in Cornwall England and grew up in Nova Scotia Canada. After completing a bachelor of science in biology at St. Petersburg College she completed a masters degree in medical science at USF and earned her medical degree at Ross University school of Medicine.
Dr. Reilly’s interests within family medicine include maternity care, obstetrics and providing education and medical care for individuals, for families and their communities.
In her spare time she enjoys practicing yoga, biking, holiday baking and decorating and hopes to someday continue her flight training. Her favorite activity of all is adventuring and trying new things with family and friends.
Brandon Shun, MD
Brandon Shun, MD, was born and raised in Queens, New York. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The City of College of New York, CUNY, and went on to complete his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine. He has a passion for traveling and would like to contribute internationally as a member of Doctors without Borders. Dr. Shun’s medical interests within family medicine include global health, preventative medicine, and urgent care.
In his free time, Dr. Shun enjoys golf driving ranges and playing/watching football and basketball; New York Knicks fanatic. He also enjoys listening to podcasts and binge watching reality TV shows with his girlfriend.
Alex Wang, MD
Alex Wang, MD, was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Taiwan. He received a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology with a concentration in Human Biology and Health Sciences at University of California, Berkeley. He then completed his medical degree from the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars program, a joint program between St. George's University and Northumbria University. He is particularly interested in public/global health, preventive medicine and sports medicine.
In his free time, Dr. Wang enjoys spending time with family and friends, running marathons, hiking, trying new types of cuisine, photography, traveling, and inspiring others to make a positive difference in the world.