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Hardest-Working Voices in Health Care

A Sun-Times series spotlighting the people and professions that keep Chicago thriving. Health care profiles are made possible by AMITA Health.

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Tears part of the job for organ recovery specialist, but donations ‘something beautiful’

Cara Moulesong says she gets to see the best in people who — despite going through intense trauma — are still willing to help strangers.

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Dr. Kevin Campbell: Helping people get back on their feet with post-surgery text messages

The orthopedic surgeon launched StreaMD, a Chicago tech startup, to try to help make recovery easier after an operation.

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His magic helps kids heal

‘We’re committed to empowering hospitalized kids through magic,’ says Neil Tobin of Open Heart Magic, a Chicago nonprofit that trains and sends volunteer magicians to hospitals to cheer up sick children.

Kwaku Owusu, co-founder and CEO of Drugviu.
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Kwaku Owusu: Lack of minorities in drug trials demanded attention, so he launched a company

‘It just hit me that this is a problem that I want to solve,’ the founder of Drugviu says.

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Dr. Sindhu Rajan: With 90 million at risk, preventing diabetes essential to improving global health

Her digital diabetes program is helping fight the spread of the epidemic, particularly in the Asian-Indian community.

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Dr. Andrei Pop: Saving lives ‘highly satisfying,’ but preventing problems more beneficial

The interventional cardiologist says he’s increasingly more focused on prevention programs than on performing dramatic procedures.