Physicians


TUNJI ALAUSA, M.D.

Nephrology


Tunji Alausa, M.D. is a board-certified Nephrologist. He is a founding partner of Kidney Care Center, which is involved in delivering optimal care to patients with a wide range of kidney diseases and hypertension. He is highly committed to advancing the delivery of excellent health care to the people of Joliet and the surrounding community, and has consistently worked with various agencies to try to bring this to fruition.

Dr. Alausa completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital, Chicago. He was appointed Chief Medical Resident upon completion of his residency and was responsible for co-coordinating the training programs of several interns and residents. He was also appointed to the faculty of RUSH University Medical School as an Assistant Professor, and an Attending Physician at Cook County Hospital before moving on to the prestigious Medical College of Wisconsin to pursue a specialist training in Nephrology and Hypertension.

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He has published many papers covering a diverse range of medical practice, and his publications have cut across both basic medical research and clinical medicine and have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine.

In 2007, Dr. Tunji Alausa was named one of America’s Best Physicians.

Philosophy of Care:

"Specialists should strive to work with primary care physicians to provide excellent health care in every community."

Specialty:

Nephrology

Education:

Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin / Milwaukee WI
Residency: Cook County Hospital / Chicago IL

Hospital Affiliations:

Presence St. Joseph – Joliet
Silver Cross


M. SAMEER SHAFI, M.D.

Nephrology


M. Sameer Shafi, M.D. has built a stellar reputation for his dedication to the health and well-being of the patients in the communities in and around the Joliet area. He has dedicated his medical career to working with patients with acute and chronic kidney disease, and provides patients with comprehensive evaluations and compassionate direct patient care.

Dr. Shafi incorporates a unique blend of experience, compassion and skill. Upon completing his medical education in 1991 overseas, Dr. Shafi did a residency in Internal Medicine at Englewood Hospital, an Affiliate of the prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he was appointed Chief Resident. In 1994, he completed his specialty training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Nephrology. In 2000, Dr. Shafi finished a 1-year Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Louisville.

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Philosophy of Care:

"Treating patients with kidney disease requires collaboration between the nephrololgist, the primary care doctor, the patient, and the care team to produce the best health outcomes."

Specialty:

Nephrology

Education:

Fellowship: University of Louisville School of Medicine / Louisville KY
Residency: Englewood Hospital / Englewood NJ

Hospital Affiliations:

Presence St. Joseph – Joliet
Silver Cross


STELLA AWUA-LARBI, M.D.

Nephrology


Stella Awua-Larbi, M.D. encourages patients to become active participants in their healthcare by educating them on all aspects of their disease and the treatment options available. This approach enables patients to make decisions that will complement their lifestyle and needs. Her team centered approach, involving primary care physicians, patients and their families, creates a partnership in care enabling individuals to lead their healthiest lives. Integrating the most recent medical advances combined with compassion and courtesy, are the core values of her practice.

Dr. Awua-Larbi is board-certified in Nephrology. She completed her fellowship at Northwestern University School of Medicine, and her residency at Loyola University Medical Center.

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Philosophy of Care:

"By working together with patients, care partners, primary care physicians, and specialists, patients will receive the best care and achieve the best possible health outcomes."

Specialty:

Nephrology

Education:

Fellowship: Northwestern University School of Medicine / Chicago IL
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center / Chicago IL

Hospital Affiliations:

Presence St. Joseph – Joliet
Silver Cross


RASHMI BISLA, MD

Nephrology


Rashmi Bisla, MD is focused on delivering high quality care to patients with kidney related diseases. She is dedicated to open communication and has a respect for all patient questions and concerns. She understands the importance of creating a collaborative environment by educating patients on the disease and treatment process in addition to having them be actively involved in decision making related to their care. Dr. Bisla was born and raised in the Chicago area and is excited to give back to her community. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and board certified in Nephrology. She completed her fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood IL, and her residency at University of Connecticut in Farmington CT, where she served as Chief Renal Resident.

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Philosophy of Care:

“Having open communication with patients, and learning from their life experience, allows me to impart my medical knowledge to help them be happier and healthier in their daily activities.”

Specialty:

Nephrology

Education:

Fellowship: Loyola University Medical Center / Maywood IL
Residency: University of Connecticut / Farmington CT

Hospital Affiliations:

Presence St. Joseph – Joliet
Silver Cross


RISHIKESH MOREY, M.D.

Nephrology


Rishikesh Morey, MD is dedicated to comprehensive healthcare that involves not only the patient, but the entire care team. He believes physicians should help patients make informed decisions by providing them with the most up-to-date medical information and treatment options. The foundation of his practice is providing a caring environment that is patient-centered, comprehensive, and team-based, so patients can reach their optimal health status.

Dr. Rishikesh Morey is board certified in Nephrology and board certified in Internal Medicine. He completed his fellowship at New York Medical College - Westchester Medical Center in Vahalla, NY and his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, NY.

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Philosophy of Care:

“The best way to deliver efficient patient care is to work as a team with primary care physicians, specialists, nurses, dietitians, social workers, and technicians. Health care should be delivered in a collaborative environment keeping the patient’s best interest and lifestyle in mind.”

Specialty:

Nephrology

Education:

Fellowship: New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center / Valhalla NY.
Residency: Sound Shore Medical Center / New Rochelle NY

Hospital Affiliations:

Presence St. Joseph – Joliet
Silver Cross


JENNIFER BOND, DO

 


Jennifer Bond, DO believes that delivering effective patient care and better health outcomes starts with a collaborative approach between the patient, primary care physicians, specialists and all care partners. Additionally, Dr. Bond strives to engage her patients through open communication and education so that they can become active participants in their healthcare.

Dr. Bond is board-eligible in Nephrology and board-certified in Internal Medicine. She completed her Nephrology and Hypertension fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center, in Maywood, IL, and her residency training at Swedish Covenant Hospital, in Chicago, IL. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Internists, American College of Physicians, the National Kidney Foundation, American Society of Nephrology and the Renal Physicians Association.

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Philosophy of Care:

"Patient care is optimized by a collaborative approach with primary care physicians, specialists, nurses and other care partners. Through open communication and education, I strive to engage my patients to be involved as an active member of their healthcare team."

TRAINING:   

Fellowship/ Chief Fellow: Nephrology and Hypertension; Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Residency (Internal Medicine Resident Physician): Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL 

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, IL 

Doctor of Osteopathy

AFFILIATIONS:

Presence St. Joseph – Joliet

Silver Cross Hospital – New Lennox

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For patient convenience, our facility offers a laboratory for immediate testing, dietary counseling, and a dialysis chair in a modern, state-of-the-art environment.