Meet the Associates


Dr. Alexander Katsnelson (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon)

Dr. Alexander Katsnelson graduated with a DMD and MS in neurophysiology from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has published work in several national journals and holds membership in the Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Besides spending time with his wife, Julia, a student at Rush University Medical School, Dr. Katsnelson enjoys computer technology, reading, digital photography, and foreign languages. He is fluent in English, Hebrew, and Russian.

Dr. Youngmi Choi (Periodontal Specialist)

Dr. Choi completed her undergraduate work at the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. In 1999, she received her DMD from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. She finished her specialty degree in periodontics at St. Louis University in 2002. During her periodontal training, she worked as an associate professor for 2 years at SLU, and received the first award for excellence in implant dentistry.

Dr. Melinda J. Rosen

Dr. Melinda Rosen has an MS in Biology from the Illinois Institute of Technology and completed her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to dental school, she was an assistant and then Clinical Manager here at Lakeview Smiles. She loves restoring smiles, teaching patients good home dental hygiene, and helping people overcome dental anxieties. When she’s not seeing patients, Dr. Rosen is an avid reader: she met her goal of 52 books last year and is doubling that goal to 104 this year! She also enjoys traveling and loves taking photographs from unique angles.

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