Meet the Fellows

2018-2019 Cardiothoracic Surgery Felllows

Dr. Caitlin Snyder, Dr. Andrew Brownlee, and Dr. Jamie Eridon

eridon_jamie.jpgJamie Eridon, MD
3rd Year Fellow


Dr. Jamie Eridon was born and raised in Michigan, where she grew up swimming, camping, and sailing on Lake Michigan. She graduated from New York University with a BA in biology and completed her medical education at the University of California San Diego before starting General Surgery residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Dr. Eridon ran track and cross country in high school and rowed at NYU, where she was captain of the women's varsity team for three years. While continuing to run recreationally, she also enjoys cooking, nature, travel, marine life, and jigsaw puzzles. Dr. Eridon is very happy to be living near Lake Michigan once again at the University of Chicago.

Program track: Cardiac surgery

brownlee-Andrew.jpgAndrew Brownlee, MD
2nd Year Fellow


Dr. Andrew Brownlee was born in Victoria, British Columbia. Upon completing his BSc. In biochemistry from the University of Victoria, he completed a year-long carpentry apprenticeship before attending medical school at the University College Dublin. There, he received the Consultant's Prize for his top performance in the five core specialties and also played rugby for St. Vincent's Hospital. Dr. Brownlee then moved to New York City to complete his General Surgery residency at Lenox Hill Hospital where he received the John O. Vieta award for outstanding performance as a resident. An avid skier, sailor, and boxer, he splits his free time between the ocean and the mountains.

Program track: Thoracic surgery

Caitlin Snyder, MD
1st Year Fellow




Dr. Caitlin Snyder was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, where she double majored in English and French. After her finishing her B.A., she pursued graduate education in biology and physics at the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to attend medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Snyder then completed her General Surgery residency at Albany Medical Center in New York, where she received several honors including intern of the year from 2012-2013 and the Silver Scalpel Award for excellence in medical student education. This training was followed by a Thoracic Surgery fellowship with Fox Chase Cancer Center. In addition to her professional pursuits, Dr. Snyder enjoys staying active through running, finishing in the 2012 Boston marathon, in addition to yoga and skiing.  She also enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family and husband, Jeff.

Program Track: Thoracic Surgery