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Staff

The Centre for Women’s Health is staffed with a team of Physicians and other healthcare professionals who specialize in the changing needs of mid-life and older women.

Our staff, from the front desk to the back office, is committed to serving your needs as their first priority. Whether it’s a question about insurance or an emergent need that requires a physician’s attention, the Centre staff is ready to provide you with the attentive care and prompt response you desire.


About Irma Cruz
Irma Cruz worked with Dr. Linn and Dr. Topel to create the Centre for Women’s Health. She is currently the centre’s administrative director and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation and future development of the Centre.
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About Dr. Linn
Dr. Edward S. Linn is chairman of ob-gyn at Rush North Shore Medical Center. He was instrumental in planning and developing the Centre for Women’s Health and also serves as the centre’s medical director.
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About Dr. Topel
Dr. Howard Topel is director of gynecologic surgery at Rush North Shore Medical Center. He was instrumental in planning and developing the Centre for Women’s Health and also serves as the centre’s surgical director.
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About Dr. Bonadonna
Dr. Bonadonna is a board-certified gynecologist at the Centre for Women’s Health. Dr. Bonadonna treats women of all ages. She takes an individualized approach with her patients, stressing primary and preventive care. She has expertise in a variety of women’s health issues including contraception counseling, premenstrual syndrome, management of heavy or painful menstrual cycles, symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, and the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
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Patti Paone, MSN, APN, CNP
Patti Paone, MSN, APN, CNP is a certified nurse practitioner in Illinois. Patti earned her RN Diploma at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, BSN at Villanova University, MSN at Widener University, Nurse Practitioner Certification in Emergency Nursing at the University of Virginia and in Women’s Health Care at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Patti also holds a Certificate in Clinical Trials Management from the University of Chicago.
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Dr. Knaus
A gynecological oncologist, Dr. Knaus has been practicing medicine for 30 years and specializes in treating cancers of the reproductive system – cervix, pelvis, ovary, vagina, and breast. He was awarded a Clinical Fellowship by the American Cancer Society.
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Dr. Vasallo
Dr. Brett J. Vassallo is a staff physician at the Centre for Women’s Health. A board certified OB-GYN and fellowship trained urogynecologist, Dr. Vassallo has practiced medicine for over ten years, including private practice in Park Ridge. Dr. Vassallo specializes in vaginal surgery and urinary disorders. He has conducted research and participated in numerous clinical trials on the safety and efficacy of drugs for overactive bladder.
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Dr. Noone
Dr. Scheinbaum
Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in private practice and on staff at Rush North Shore Medical Center for more than 20 years. In addition to in-patient consultations, she sees patients at the Centre for Women’s Health.
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Dr. Sable
Dr. Karen S. Sable is a staff physician at the Centre for Women’s Health. Dr. Sable is board certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in gastroenterology. Currently in private practice, Dr. Sable is also an assistant professor and assistant attending physician at Rush North Shore Medical Center and assistant professor at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center.
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Dr. Papernik
Dr. Morris Papernik is a staff physician at the Centre for Women’s Health. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Papernik has been in private practice for more than 20 years and is an associate professor of medicine at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Papernik specializes in treating patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, fybromyalgia and osteoporosis.
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