P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Veronika Gagovic, 2001

Gastroenterologist, GI Associates

Veronika Gagovic is an immigrant from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at Loyola University of Chicago

VERONIKA GAGOVIC is a member of a private practice in Wausau, WI.

Veronika was born in Bosnia. After war broke out, her family was persecuted because of its mixed heritage, but she achieved some protection when she became translator for a senior NATO field commander. She escaped Bosnia to live with a host family in Naperville, Illinois.

In Illinois, Veronika graduated in biochemistry with a 4.0 average from North Central College. One of Glamour Magazine's Top Ten College Woman, Veronika graduated from Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago in 2005.

Veronika completed a residency in internal medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and worked as a hospitalist at Clarian North, Indianapolis. She was a gastroenterology fellow at the University of Wisconsin in Madison before joining a private practice.

Veronika is married to Christopher Kucharski.

  • MD Medicine | Loyola University of Chicago 2005
  • BS Biochemistry | North Central College 2001
Work History
  • GI Associates, Gastroenterologist
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