- Surgical oncology fellow at the University of Chicago Medical Center
- Age: 34
- From: Highland, Indiana
- Lives in: South Loop
This down-to-earth doctor uses the amateur theatre company she started, Knock ‘Em Dead Productions, to stay grounded. Instead of a graduation speech at the end of her surgical residency, Gnerlich put on a skit. “That was something no one had ever done before,” she says. “Theatre is a great creative outlet for me.”
In the market for: A man who isn’t intimidated by her occupation—or her enthusiasm for Peyton Manning. “It doesn’t matter if he’s a construction worker or a lawyer; you have to love your job and be OK with my job,” she says. Tom Brady fans should look elsewhere.
Conversation starter: Her anti-Twitter stance. She refuses to tweet or use Facebook.