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Michael M. Alebich, D.O. graduated from Benedictine in 2007 with a B.S. in Health Science. He attended medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois and joined the Primary Care Internal Medicine residency program at Stroger Hospital and Rush University Medical Center in 2011. After completing his residency in 2014, Alebich served as Chief Medical Resident at Stroger Hospital.
Alebich started his current role at Stroger as an Attending Physician in the Division of Hospital Medicine in 2015. His clinical roles include caring for acutely ill hospitalized adults, educating post-graduate physicians, mentoring and teaching medical students and performing non-surgical bedside procedures. His administrative duties include Associate Designated Institution Official, core faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Director of Medical Student Programs. He holds current academic appointments as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical College and the Chicago Medical School and has published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Alebich’s honors include Resident Teacher of the Year at Rush in 2014, Medical Student Teaching Award in 2015 and 2016, the Osler Award for Inpatient Medicine Teaching in 2016 and Keynote Speaker at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Bridging Ceremony in 2017.
Alebich hopes to continue teaching throughout his career and looks forward to serving the underserved as a public hospital physician for the foreseeable future. He currently lives in Chicago and spends his free time cooking, learning photography, reading historical non-fiction and biographies and enjoying time with his family and friends. He played football for the Eagles and counts his three years with the team among the fondest times of his life.