All professionals at Marla Kushner, DO maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Marla Kushner, DO, FACOFP, FASAM, FSAHM
Dr. Marla Kushner graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan and completed an Adolescent / Young Adult Medicine Fellowship at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Rush Presbyterian-St Luke's Hospital in Chicago.
After her fellowship Dr. Kushner began working with adolescent substance abuse facilities in the Chicago area and received certification in Addiction Medicine from the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She is a distinguished fellow of ASAM and a Diplomate in the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Kushner received her fellowship in the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in March 2013 and is currently the Medical Director for New Hope Recovery Center in Chicago, The ART program at Insight Behavioral Health in Chicago, and two high school-based health centers in Chicago. She is on the board of directors for the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Marla Kushner is actively involved in training medical students and residents carrying on her father’s legacy to ensure that new doctors have the same commitment and focus on family medicine and understand the specific issues facing patients with substance use disorders.
Dr. Kushner has been in private practice in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago for over 20 years. She also lives in Chicago and is a actively involved in the community including volunteering as the team doctor for a local Chicago Public School as well as supporting a range of health care related and community focused organizations.
Julie K. Kovanda, D.N.P., A.P.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
Julie Kovanda received her Nurse Practitioner degree from Rush University, and she completed her residency at Rush Oak Park Hospital Emergency Department. She is board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Julie has a passion for helping patients prevent disease and keeping them healthy through preventive measures. She is committed to providing quality health care and treating her patients with respect. When not working, Julie enjoys running, spending time with family and friends, trying out new restaurants and attending sporting events.
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