Now more than ever, the medical problems that people face require the expertise of many different kinds of professionals. Moreover, the efforts of these professionals must be collaborative if the patient or population is to receive optimal care. What will your role be in healthcare and how will you work with your colleagues in medicine? We invite you to explore some of the many health professions and to think about a future that entails an integrative approach to health and medicine. This industry features a diverse set of alumni who leveraged their UChicago experience into successful careers that span across clinical practice, pharmacy, research, healthcare management and policy-making, and community outreach.

Panel Participants

Chris Albanis, AB'96, MD'00

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology Arbor EyeCare and The University of Chicago Hospitals

Chris Albanis (MD '00, AB '96) is a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Arbor EyeCare focusing on cataracts, diabetic eye disease and glaucoma. She also serves as a Clinical Associate at the University of Chicago Department of Ophthalmology and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Advocate Christ Medical Center. Upon graduating from the College, she went to medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She then took a break from UChicago to do an internship in Phoenix, AZ, only to return in 2001 for residency. She then served as Chief Resident in ophthalmology. Aside from taking care of patients and teaching, Chris enjoys painting, photography, medical ethics, and health policy.

Nicole Cipriani, AB'02, MD'08, MS'04 (UIC)

Assistant Professor, The University of Chicago

Dr. Cipriani graduated from the College in 2002 with an AB in biological sciences and visual arts. She subsequently obtained an MS in medical illustration from UIC, followed by and MD in 2008 from the Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed a pathology residency (UChicago) and fellowship (Massachusetts General Hospital), and is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgical Pathology at the University, specializing in Head & Neck and Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology. She co-directs the "Cell Pathology and Immunology" course in Pritzker School of Medicine.