Mojgan Makki, MD
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Meet the Makki Psychiatry Team

EDUCATION

Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago, IL (UIC)

Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, MO

Medical School: PECS Medical University, Hungary

EXPERIENCE

Medical Director at Benchmark Psych Services

Partner at Solutions Northshore

Psychiatric School Consultation Special Education - District of Lake County, IL

Psychiatric School Consultant - Glenview North and South High Schools, IL

Psychiatric Consultation for Youth Services of Glenview

Private Practice, Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry

Medical Director Child and Adolescent Inpatient ,

Rush University Medical Center (previous)

Medical Director Young Child Clinic,

Rush University Medical Center (previous)

AFFILLIATIONS

American Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association (AACAP)

Adjunct Professor Rush University Medical Center

Board Member, Illinois Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ICCAP)

Delegate to AACAP Assembly

Dr. Mojgan Makki is a practicing psychiatrist with over 15 years of experience. She is a double board certified physician with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. She has extensive experience in inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings, treating a wide range of mental health disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. 

Her areas of expertise include evaluation of patients with complicated medical and psychiatric conditions. Her philosophy of care is to formulate a “treatment plan” based on each patient's individual strengths and their surrounding environments at home, school, and work. She believes that in order to achieve optimal results, all the above dynamics have to be addressed and actively managed.

In her practice, Dr. Makki values collaborating with other providers including school social workers or liaisons, individual therapists, and other medical providers who work with the patient. As a medical doctor, with a strong history of work in academic hospital centers, including Washington University, Dr. Makki believes in a thorough medical work-up which can include: imaging, genetic, chromosomal, or laboratory testing. She values the use of psychotropic medication to alleviate intolerable and paralyzing symptoms and stabilize her patients, allowing them to become less symptomatic and more successful.

 

Dr. Makki is affiliated with multiple university hospitals in the Chicago area, including Rush University Medical Center and the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to her private practice, which has two convenient locations (Northfield and Chicago), Dr. Makki consults with a number of schools in Cook County and Lake County. She is also a partner at Solutions Northshore, a unique, family-focused practice that specializes in helping parents and families find personal solutions for positive change. She is also the medical director of Benchmark Psych Services. 

 

Dr. Makki is an advocate for child and adolescent mental health through her involvement with national organizations and her work with the American Medical Association and psychiatric associations. She has served on the board of directors of the Illinois Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is a delegate to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has served as a medical director for the Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at Rush Medical University and at other hospitals in the St. Louis and Chicago areas. She has established and directed specialized programs for toddlers, infants, and preschoolers (TIPS Clinic) at Rush University Medical Center and has a special interest in treating young children with behavioral and psychiatric issues and concerns . 

 

Dr. Makki has been a mentor to peers and trainees and continues to provide clinical teaching and supervision for medical students, residents, and fellows. She has been the recipient of multiple awards including the Distinguished Fellow at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Rush University Teacher’s Award.

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Karamjit Singh, MD

Dr. Singh is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. He completed his residency in adult psychiatry at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center, and his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at RUSH Medical Center. While at RUSH, Dr. Singh received training at the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic residential school and the RUSH day school program. 

 

Dr. Singh is passionate about providing empathetic and family-oriented health and wellness care to adolescents and young adults. He finds it rewarding to witness their resilience and growth. He feels strongly about care coordination and collaborative work with other providers and schools. Dr. Singh is available for second opinions, school consultations, community education and speaking. In addition to tele-medicine appointments, he provides in-person clinical services at our Northfield location. 

 

When not seeing patients, Dr. Singh enjoys traveling, cooking, playing basketball, and watching sports. He is thrilled to be living in Chicago where he can enjoy the city’s diversity and numerous opportunities with his wife and new baby.

EDUCATION

Fellowship: RUSH Medical Center, IL

Residency:  Louisiana State University Health Science Center, LA

Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine

 

AFFILIATIONS

American Psychiatric Association 

American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry  

Illinois Counsel of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 

Shreveport Medical Society 

Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association

 

Heather Hill, MD

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Dr. Hill is a Board-certified psychiatrist with 15 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with mental health disorders and substance abuse issues. Her practice style is one of collaboration and education, empowering her patients to understand their symptoms and choices in treatment options when seeking mental wellness and healing.  She works with her patients to guide individualized treatment plans.

 

She earned her medical degree at the University of Missouri - Columbia and completed her residency in psychiatry at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Hill has experience working in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric units, private psychiatry practice, and Veterans mental health clinic. 

 

When she is not working with her patients, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She enjoys the outdoors and is a recreational cyclist and enjoys hiking and trail running. 

 

Dr. Hill will be providing thorough and compassionate health and wellness care to adolescents and adults remotely and on Saturdays at our downtown Chicago location. 

 

EDUCATION

Residency: St. Louis University School of Medicine, MO

Medical School: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

EXPERIENCE

Staff Psychiatrist, Outpatient Mental Health Clinic at St. Louis Veterans Health Administration, St. Louis, MO

Staff Psychiatrist at Advent Medical Group,

St. Peters, MO

Medical Director, Mercy Intensive Outpatient Program, Mercy Hospital, Washington, MO

Staff Psychiatrist, Sacred Heart Hospital, Eugene, OR

Outpatient Psychiatrist, Peacehealth Medical Group, Eugene, OR

Staff Psychiatrist, St. John's Anderson Center, St. Vincent St. John’s Hospital, Anderson, IN

AFFILIATIONS

American Psychiatric Association

All our physicians are available for second opinions, community education, and speaking engagements.

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Sara Thomas
Office Manager

Sara earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from the University of Missouri - Columbia. She has spent years helping clients achieve their personal fitness goals by working as a personal trainer and a nutrition counselor. Most recently, she runs a fully-virtual custom fitness and nutrition program. Sara, who is married and has a daughter, is happy to be a part of the Psychiatry Studio team.

 sara@psychiatrystudio.com

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Jacquelyn Amashta Medical Assistant

Jackie has 10 years experience working as a medical health assistant. For the past five years, she has worked with children and adolescents with autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders at the Rush University outpatient psychiatry clinic. Jackie enjoys ensuring her patients’ psychiatry appointments  go smoothly and being able to make a positive impact on their lives. 

jackie@psychiatrystudio.com

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Kelly Hallin
Office Administrator

Kelly has a BA in special education and a minor in psychology. She has experience working at Evanston Hospital as a mental health worker and a midnight psychiatric crisis worker. In addition to her role as a mental health professional in the community, Kelly has worked relentlessly to advocate for mental health services for her own children and is dedicated to using her knowledge and experience to help other families achieve success in their journeys.

 

kelly@psychiatrystudio.com

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Jamie Lewis
Outreach Specialist

Jamie earned a MS in integrated marketing communication from Northwestern University and a BS in advertising from The University of Illinois. Professionally, she has helped multiple companies develop and promote strong brands. Jamie, who is the mother of four, is also a partner at UFit College Consulting and serves on the board of Rebecca's Dream, a nonprofit mental health advocacy group.

jamie@psychiatrystudio.com