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Nicole Cory Baltrushes, , M.D.

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; Nicky was raised in the Santa Monica Mountains up where the mountain lions roam. After college in Berkeley she headed to the Midwest where her interests in community building dug her deep into the Chicago veteran community helping to build spaces of healing through shared creative practices. Her interests in global medical education, on the other hand, drew her from Chicago to the Kuna Yala, Panama to China and back again. In all of her projects she weaves together her passions for art, music, healing, and community building. In her free moments she tours as the fiddler in a folk-punk band, records her own tunes, cooks, sews, makes woodblock prints, and spends time with her beloved family.

Alumni Year: 2015