Eli Lavie, MD
A practicing cardiologist at NorthShore University Health System, Dr. Lavie is the Foundation’s medical director and oversees all medical aspects of our cardiac screening. The quality of an EKG interpretation is crucial and can mean the difference between missing a critical finding or misreading a benign EKG as abnormal. Dr. Lavie and supporting cardiologists have interpreted almost 100,000 EKGs of young adults screened by Max Schewitz Foundation. Dr. Lavie has a special interest in sports medicine.
Brian Shortal, MD
A practicing cardiologist at NorthShore University Health System, Dr. Shortal started his career decades ago interpreting EKGs for new military recruits. Now, in addition to his busy practice, he provides onsite cardiology services for many of our screenings.
Liz Elli, RDCS, Carol Hawkins, MHA, RDCS, and Tonia Callas, RCS
These core members jointly coordinate and manage all aspects of cardiac screenings.
Karen Blair & Alane Church
Annette Anderson, Tom Barry, Julie Boehmer, RN, BSN, MS Ed, Nancy Boes, Kelly Bongratz, Rita Clark, RN, BSN, Greg Cohen, Lynda Eckardt, Nicole Johnson, EMT, Beth Kaufman, Cindy Klein, RN, Sharon Krengel, Sara Krumrai, RN, BSN, Lynn Laskoe, RN, BSN, Kathy Lindley, Laura Mikolajczak, Sarah Mohr, Lise Muller, RN, Jackie Murphy, Joanne Porto, Megan Ramspott, Julia Rausch, CET, Tanya Reback, Suzanne Romeo, Sarah Rosenblum, David Schewitz, MD, Leia Skie, Liz Schuler, RN, BSN, Judy Suson and Cathy Wolfson.
Over 6,500 adult volunteers, after training, volunteered a minimum of 4 hours to help conduct a portion of an EKG test. Their dedication and talent allowed us to provide low-cost EKG tests to students.
Due to Covid 19, all testing is being performed, at this time, by our fully vaccinated staff members.