Jeff Ross, MD
Medical Director and Psychiatry

Dr. Jeff Ross is a board-certified psychiatrist who has conducted over 175 clinical trials across multiple disease areas including mood, anxiety, psychotic, cognitive (Alzheimer’s, MCI), sleep and substance abuse disorders. As an instructor of medical students and psychiatry residents at Chicago-area institutions (Northwestern University Medical School, Rush Medical College, Evanston Hospital, Illinois College of Optometry) over the past 20 years, Dr. Ross has provided ongoing medical education in both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, equipping new physicians with important insights into the interviewing, care, & long-term management of patients with psychiatric illness.

Following his post-graduate fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology at Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke’s Medical Center, Dr. Ross served as Medical Associate at Rush’s Treatment Research Center and Attending Psychiatrist at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, as well as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Rush Medical College. As a board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Ross maintains licensure in Illinois and continues to maintain his affiliation with the aforementioned academic centers. In addition, Dr. Ross’ private practice enables him to remain connected to the real world management of psychiatric illness.

From his extensive research experience, Dr. Ross has gained expertise in investigations across development phases (Phase I-IV), treatment settings (inpatient and outpatient), duration (short and long-term), trial design (open, blinded, acute therapy, relapse prevention), and intervention (psychotherapy and psychopharmacology). Aside from numerous peer-reviewed publications and lectures, Dr. Ross has also developed a particular niche providing psychiatric educational book reviews (Doody’s Health Sciences) for over a decade.


Rupal Trivedi, MD
Family Practice

Rupal Trivedi, MD, has joined Great Lakes Clinical Trials as a  Principal Investigator specializing on nutrition, metabolic and pain disorders  Dr. Trivedi earned her medical degree from Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, India, followed by a residency at West Virginia University School of Medicine.  Board-certified in family medicine, Dr. Trivedi is a member of the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Trivedi has clinical expertise in adolescent and women’s health.  In addition to patient care and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Trivedi has research interests in preventative care.

Manish Jain, MD

Dr. Manish Jain is a board-certified rheumatologist and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Swedish Covenant Hospital and Presence St. Francis Hospital. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed his Rheumatology Fellowship at New York University. 

Dr. Jain has been in practice for 9 years and is one of 3 doctors on staff at Presence St. Francis Hospital and one of 4 at Swedish Covenant Hospital who specialize in Rheumatology.  Dr. Jain's research experience includes Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Kiran Chekka, MD
Pain Management

Kiran Chekka, MD, is a Fellowship Trained Interventional Pain Physician and Double Board Certified Anesthesiologist. Dr. Chekka was accepted into the prestigious Pennsylvania State University-Thomas Jefferson University accelerated medical program directly from high school. After completing his medical education at Jefferson Medical College, he completed Anesthesia residency training at Northwestern University and then completed a pain medicine fellowship at Northwestern during which he served as Chief Fellow.

Dr. Chekka then served as an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University for four years. During this period, Dr. Chekka published original research and abstract publications in Acute Pain Medicine, Regional Anesthesia, and Chronic Pain Medicine.  Dr. Chekka presented original research for four straight years at the prestigious American Society of Regional Anesthesia and the American Society of Anesthesiology annual meetings.