Meet Our Team of Experts

 

Dr. Julia Geynisman-Tan, MD

Julia Geynisman-Tan is a Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Geynisman-Tan founded the Erase Clinic in 2016 and is the medical director of the clinic. She has been working with survivors on HT since 2012 when she founded the Survivor Clinic of New York City, a grant-funded clinic for women who had experienced sexual violence, including trafficking, female genital mutilation, and torture in war. She is on the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force and has previously served on the board of the HEAL Trafficking Network and Physicians Against Trafficking of Humans. Dr. Geynisman-Tan has trained a number of health professionals on identifying and responding to trafficking in healthcare settings.

DR. Brigid Dolan, MD

Brigid Dolan is a general internist whose clinical focus is women's health. She leads the women’s health curriculum and clinical education for internal medicine residents and she has experience with and passion for providing care in a number of under-served settings, including shelters, federally qualified health clinics and immigrant detention centers. She brings a focus on preventive health and chronic disease management to the group.

Dr. Cara Angelotta, MD

Cara Angelotta is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where she is a psychiatrist with fellowship training in forensic psychiatry. She has clinical expertise in treating both victims of complex trauma and incarcerated women. She also has forensic expertise in violence risk assessment and providing psychiatric expertise in legal settings. Her research interests include the intersection of women’s mental health and the criminal justice system as well as the treatment of psychiatric illness during pregnancy.

 

DR. COLLEEN CIRA, PsyD

Colleen Cira is a psychologist with more than 10 years of experience in caring for women who have experienced trauma. After getting her doctorate from the Illinois School for Psychology, she established her own practice where she specializes in counseling women through anxiety, depression, PTSD and stress responses. She does individual sessions and also runs a women's trauma group session. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidenced based intervention that has been proven effective for treating chronic as well as single incident trauma.