Ken Nelson, MD

Ken Nelson, MD

Ken Nelson, MD completed his residency training in Family Medicine at La Grange Memorial Hospital and continued on to the University of Chicago where he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical Pharmacology.

Dr. Nelson helped found the Prairie Medical Group in west suburban Westchester. For the past two decades, Dr. Nelson has volunteered his services at the La Grange-based Community Nurse Health Association’s (CNHA) free clinic for adults and has served as the clinic’s Medical Director since 1992. CNHA’s clinic provides primary and specialty care services to thousands of underserved residents from the western suburbs of Cook County.

Expanding his commitment to volunteer health care, in 2010 Dr. Nelson led an effort to open Illinois borders to volunteer health care providers from other states by initiating HB5744 which was signed into law on June 19, 2010.

Rama D. Jager, CURE Network

Rama D. Jager, MD, MBA, FACS

Rama D. Jager, MD, MBA, FACS is one of the co-founders of the CURE Network. He is an ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon and serves as President of University Retina and as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago. He has also made charitable care for the disadvantaged one of his lifelong missions and has volunteered his professional time and organized medical mission trips to Africa, India, and most recently to New Orleans in August 2010.

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