For general inquires, please contact us at 847.663.8512 or email physicianrecruitment@northshore.org.

If you are interested in learning more about our career opportunities our recruitment staff is here to assist you.  Please feel free to reach out to one of our team members by phone or e-mail.

If you are from a search firm interested in working with us, we would appreciate if you do not call us in our offices. You can kindly email us your information at physicianrecruitment@northshore.org.

Nilu Patel
Administrative Director, Physician Recruitment
847.663.8191 | npatel4@northshore.org

Nilu Patel

Nilu Patel helped start the physician recruitment department at NorthShore in 2008. She oversees the recruitment of all Medical Group positions and manages many high-level leadership positions personally. Nilu is an active member of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR) and Illinois Staff Physician Recruiters (ISPR).

Nilu has a Masters degree in Health Administration from the University of Florida, and a bachelors degree in psychology from Emory University. Prior to joining NorthShore, Nilu managed nurse staffing at a community hospital in Florida, and also worked for a large consulting company doing healthcare strategy and operations work for organizations across the globe.

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Sandra Chavez
Physician Recruiter
847.663.8649 | schavez@northshore.org

Sandra Chavez has been a part of the recruitment team since 2010. She oversees recruitment for the departments of Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Radiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Orthopaedics. 

Sandra earned a Bachelor of Administration in Human Resources Management at Loyola University Chicago and holds a PHR certification, Professional of Human Resources Management Professional. Her previous experience includes healthcare recruitment, corporate banking recruitment, and sales.

Nikole Desmarais

Nikole Desmarais
Physician Recruiter
847.663.8537 | ndesmarais@northshore.org

Nikole Desmarais has worked in Human Resources at NorthShore University HealthSystem since 2004. She has been part of the physician recruitment team since 2012. She oversees recruitment for the Departments of Medicine and Family Medicine.

Nikole earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Human Resources at the University of Wisconsin Madison, Grainger School of Business. She earned her Master’s of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources at Loyola University Chicago. Her previous experience includes retail management, healthcare recruitment and employee relations and compensation.

Elizabeth Indovina

Elizabeth Indovina
Physician Recruiter
847.663.8136 | eindovina@northshore.org

Elizabeth Indovina has worked in human resource at NorthShore University HealthSystem since 2002.  She has been part of the physician recruitment team since 2012.  Elizabeth oversees recruitment for the Divisions of Hospital Medicine and Internal Medicine. 

Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management at Illinois State University.  Her previous experience includes recruitment, employee relations, performance management, benefits and compensation. 

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