Current Students/Residents

First Year Postgraduate Students

Dr. Young Joon Byun

Dr. Young Joon Byun graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Chemistry in 2005. Dr. Byun received his Doctor of Dental Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA in 2009. While attending the dental school, Dr. Byun was honored with the Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Award.

Dr. Byun completed one year of General Practice Residency at the Ranchos Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, CA in 2010. Upon completion of the residency, Dr. Byun moved back to Massachusetts and practiced general dentistry for three years before joining the endodontic reisdency at the UIC College of Dentistry.

Upon graduation, Dr. Byun plans to enter private practice and also eventually teach at a dental school.

 

Dr. Carlos Griswold

Dr. Carlos Griswold comes from Augusta, GA and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Augusta State University in 2009. Dr. Griswold graduated from Georgia Regents University, College of Dental Medicine in 2013. While attending Georgia Regents University, Dr. Griswold was awarded the AAE Student Achievement Award. He was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. Dr. Griswold's areas of research interest include regenerative endodontics and pain control.

Carlos enjoys running and exploring the city of Chicago.

Upon graduation, Dr. Griswold plans to enter private practice and become Board Certified by the ABE.

 

Dr. Mary Roman

Dr. Mary Roman comes from Alexandria, Egypt and earned her Bachelor of Dental Science from the College of Dentistry Alexandria University in 2008.  Dr. Roman graduated from the UIC College of Dentistry in 2013. Dr. Roman's areas of research interests include efficacy of recently introduced instrumentation systems, cone beam computed tomography and outcomes in endodontics.

Mary enjoys painting, reading, concerts and traveling in her free time.

Upon graduation, Dr. Roman plans to enter private practice and also wants to teach part-time.  Dr. Roman also plans to become Board Certified by the ABE.

 

Dr. Tony Tran

Dr. Tony Tran grew up in San Jose, California and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Microbiology from the University of California, Davis in 2007. Dr. Tran obtained his DDS degree from the New York University College of Dentistry in 2012 and subsequently completed a one-year general practice residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Tony enjoys running, cycling, playing hockey, and badminton.

Upon graduation, Dr. Tran plans to enter private practice and become involved in community health. He also intends to become Board Certified by the ABE.

 

Second Year Postgraduate Students

Dr. Ross Ryan

Dr. Ross Ryan comes from Franklin, Michigan and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan in 2006. While attending the University of Michigan, Ross played football and was the starting punter in the 2005 and 2006 seasons. As a dental student, he received the Raymond L. Hayes Award in Endodontics and Horace Wells Senior Student Award from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Ryan graduated from the dental school at the University of Michigan in 2011. He then completed an AEGD at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in 2012. Dr. Ryan's areas of research interest include local anesthesia and pain management.

Ross enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring the city of Chicago and vacationing in northern Michigan in his spare time.

Upon graduation, Dr. Ryan plans to enter private practice and also wants to teach part-time. He also plans to become Board Certified by the ABE.

 

Dr. Andrea Nunney

Dr. Andrea Nunney comes from Lakewood, Ohio and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Ohio Wesleyan University in Biology and a Master of Science in Anatomy from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Nunney graduated from the UIC College of Dentistry in 2012. While attending UIC, Dr. Nunney was awarded the Saxon Award, the American Association of Oral Biology Award, The Dr. William Starek Award and the Harry J. Bosworth Award. Dr. Nunney's areas of research interest include regenerative endodontics and pain control.

Andrea is married and enjoys spending time with her family and her 95 pound "puppy." She also enjoys cooking, reading and traveling.

Upon graduation, Dr. Nunney plans to enter private practice and also wants to teach part-time. Dr. Nunney also plans to become Board Certified by the ABE.

 

Dr. Ashutosh Kaushik

Dr. Ashutosh Kaushik comes from Delhi, India and earned his Bachelor of Dental Science degree from the Government Dental College in 2006. Dr. Kaushik graduated from the UIC College of Dentistry in 2010. While attending UIC, Dr. Kaushik was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. Dr. Kaushik completed a GPR at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois in 2011. Dr. Kaushik's areas of research interest include different endodontic irrigants and their effects on the chemo-mechanical debridement of root canal systems.

Ashutosh was recently married to Radhika Balgi in a ceremony in India this past December and enjoys travelling, volleyball, swimming, watching movies and has recently started a new hobby in photography.

Upon graduation, Dr. Kaushik plans to enter private practice and also wants to teach part-time. He also plans to become Board Certified by the ABE.

 

Dr. Cristina Teodora Olarov

 

Dr. Cristina Olarov comes from Timisoara, Romania and earned her Bachelor of Dental Science from the College of Dentistry Timisora in 2000 . Dr. Olarov graduated from the UIC College of Dentistry in 2010. While attending UIC, Dr. Olarov was awarded the XXX Savage Award and the Astra Dental Award. She was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. Dr. Olarov completed an Oro-Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at the Municipal Hospital Timisora in 2001 and completed a GPR at the College of Dentisrty Timisoara from2002-2004. Dr. Olarov's areas of research interest include cone beam computed tomography and its relation to endodontic microsurgery.

Cristina is married and has two children; Anna-Maria age 6 and Veronica age2. In her spare time she enjoys reading, listening to symphonic and opera music and spending time with her family.

Upon graduation, Dr. Olarov plans to enter private practice and also wants to teach part-time. Dr. Olarov also plans to become Board Certified by the ABE.

 

Dr. Richard Pasiewicz

Dr. Richard Pasiewicz comes from Glenview, Illinois and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2006 and a Master of Arts in Medical Science with an Oral Health Concentration from Boston University in 2007. Dr. Pasiewicz graduated from the UIC College of Dentistry in 2011. While attending UIC, Dr. Pasiewicz served as the Class of 2011 President and was awarded the Pierre Fauchard Academy Senior Student Award, the International College of Dentists Student Leadership Award and the Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award. Dr. Pasiewicz completed a GPR at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois in 2012. Dr. Pasiewicz's areas of research interest include regenerative endodontics and pain management.

Richard enjoys cycling, tennis and cooking in his spare time

Upon graduation, Dr. Pasiewicz plans to enter private practice and also wants to teach part-time. Dr. Pasiewicz also plans to become Board Certified by the ABE.