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Jonathan Daniels, MD

Assistant Professor & Learning Community Mentor

Dr. Jonathan Daniels is an Assistant Professor at Chicago Medical School and a Hospitalist at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. Dr. Daniels pursued nocturnal hospital medicine positions both in Evanston, Illinois and Racine, Wisconsin from the years of 2015-late 2020.

Dr. Daniels was born in Salem, IL, but spent his formative years in Springfield, IL, at which point he discovered what would become a life-long passion for the sciences during his tenure at Springfield High School. He thoroughly enjoyed chemistry and physiology, and he was accepted into the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1995 with initial intent to pursue a degree in the teaching of chemistry at the high school level. Fate had other things in mind, however, when Dr. Daniels pursued a volunteer opportunity at the local hospital.

Dr. Daniels was torn between the two worlds of science education and medicine so he pursued a masters degree in Biochemistry while also being accepted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign medical school, where he spent all four years completing their MD program. Education was still at the forefront of his professional life as he served as teaching assistant for the MS-1 physiology and biochemistry courses.

Upon graduation from UIUC in 2011, Dr. Daniels matched into the University of Chicago-Evanston internal medicine program.  He discovered a love for cardiovascular and critical care medicine but enjoyed all fields of medicine enough that he decided not to pursue a fellowship but he would continue to contribute to medical education by serving as Chief Resident of the program during the 2014-2015 academic year.