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Education

Our three-year residency program has 13 residents per class, plus 2 chief residents. We provide training in general pediatrics and all pediatric subspecialties.

Residency Program

2009-2010 Highlights

  • Last year, our residency program began offering a global health track. It centered on a two-week immersion experience in which faculty from many different sections of the University came to discuss global health issues with residents.
  • In partnership with other clinical departments at the School of Medicine and Public Health, we created an enhanced pediatric emergency medicine simulation program. The simulation teaches residents and medical students the skills needed in emergency situations, such as communication, leadership, and technical expertise.
  • Kris Millin, MD, was elected the associate program director chair of the Midwest Region of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors.
  • Resident Dan Olson, MD, received a 2010-2011 Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Support Center Award at Vanderbilt University. The award provides an opportunity to experience mentored research training at top-ranked NIH-funded research centers in developing countries.

Map showing locations of residents origins

Incoming Residents (PG1s)



Resident Medical School
Daniel Beissel, MD University of Illinois; Chicago, IL
Abbie Byrom, MD East Tennessee State University; Johnson City, TN
Kimberly Hornbeck, MD Albany Medical College; Albany, NY
Anju Idiculla, MD University of Kansas; Kansas City, KS
Cathy Lee, MD University of Rochester; Rochester, NY
Ravi Meibalane, MD Indiana University; Indianapolis, IN
Megan Morley-Peters, MD Rush Medical College; Chicago, IL
Kirstin Nackers, MD UW School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI
Judith Nir, MD Sackler School of Medicine; Tel Aviv, Israel
Amy O’Brian, MD State University of New York Upstate Medical University; Syracuse, NY
Hillary Petska, MD UW School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI
Stacy Strouse, MD University of Vermont; Burlington, VT
Erin Turner, MD UW School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI

Second-Year Residents (PG2s)



Resident Medical School
Katherine Baker, MD Drexel University College of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA
Ruchi Gupta, MD Gajra Raja Medical College; Madhya Pradesh, India
Benjamin Hanisch, MD Penn State University College of Medicine; Hershey, PA
Jennifer Hartwell, MD Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, IN
Emily Kolpa, MD University of Vermont; Burlington, VT
Kerri LeBlanc, MD Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Chicago, IL
Megan Lederer, MD University of Colorado School of Medicine; Denver, CO
Sarah Rastogi, MD University of Missouri School of Medicine; Columbia, MO
Jennifer Mosher, MD University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Valentina Shakhnovich, MD University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI
Julie West, MD Loma Linda University School of Medicine; Loma Linda, CA
Adam Wolfe, MD University of Illinois College of Medicine; Chicago, IL

Graduating Residents (PG3s)

Eight of the 13 residents graduating in 2009-2010 have directly entered clinical practice, with four staying in Wisconsin. Three graduates are entering fellowships, and the remaining two will serve as chief residents at the University of Wisconsin.

Two residents have chosen to work abroad after graduation: one in Malawi and one in Uganda.

Graduate Medical School Postgraduate Plans
Beth Becker, MD University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI General pediatrics practice; Washington, DC
Cristina Delgadillo, MD University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI General pediatrics practice, UW Health; Madison, WI
Julia Dewey, MD Penn State University College of Medicine; Hershey, PA General pediatrics practice, Fort HealthCare; Fort Atkinson, WI
Lindsay Geier, MD University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI Chief resident, University of Wisconsin; Madison, WI
Maria Gray, MD Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI General pediatrics practice; San Diego, CA
Laura Houser, MD Washington University School of Medicine; St. Louis, MO UW pediatrics faculty, Meriter Hospital; Madison, WI
Anne Marsh, MD University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI Hematology/oncology fellowship; Oakland, CA
Justine Rhue, MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Baltimore, MD General pediatrics practice; Alexandria, VA
Dan Olson, MD Michigan State College of Human Medicine; East Lansing, MI Fogarty fellowship in Malawi
Infectious disease fellowship in 2012; Denver, CO
Carolyn Rank, MD University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI Pediatric hospital medicine practice, Meriter Hospital; Madison, WI
Alex Thomas, MD Rush Medical College; Chicago, IL Allergy fellowship, University of Wisconsin; Madison, WI
Lisa Umphrey, MD University of Colorado School of Medicine; Denver, CO Practicing in Uganda
Jeff Yaeger, MD University at Buffalo School of Medicine; Buffalo, NY Chief resident, University of Wisconsin; Madison, WI

Fellowships

In academic year 2009-2010, we had 14 total fellows in seven programs.

2009-2010 Highlights

  • Endocrinology and Diabetes fellows Vanessa Curtis, MD, Lindsay Nicol, MD, and Jennifer Rehm, MD, received the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society’s Travel Award (LWPES) to attend the LWPES annual meeting.

Incoming Fellows



Fellow Specialty Prior Residency
Adesua Okupa, MD Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology University of Louisville; Louisville, KY
Jennifer Rehm, MD Endocrinology & Diabetes University of Wisconsin; Madison, WI
Andrea Dvorak, MD Hematology & Oncology Geisinger Medical Center; Danville, PA
Kristi Boelke, MD Neonatology University of Wisconsin; Madison, WI

Graduating Fellows



Fellow Specialty Prior Residency
Jamie Olenec, MD Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology Private practice; Sarasota, FL
Mark Neumann, MD Critical Care Pediatric intensive care practice, Gundersen Lutheran Health System; La Crosse, WI
Lindsey Nicol, MD Endocrinology & Diabetes Assistant professor, Oregon Health & Science University; Portland, OR
Brian Gadbaw, MD Hematology & Oncology Pharmaceutical researcher, Novartis Corporation; East Hanover, NJ
Benjamin Tippets, DO, MPH Pulmonology & Cystic Fibrosis Pediatric pulmonology practice, St. Luke's Children's Hospital; Boise, ID

National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellows

Two of our former residents were National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellows in academic year 2009-2010. NRSA postdoctoral fellowships support individuals who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields.

NRSA Fellow Area of Interest
Matt Karwowski, MD pediatric environmental health
Andrew Peterson, MD pediatric obesity

Continuing Medical Education

2009 Highlights

  • Three faculty—Sabrina Wagner, MD; Scott Hagen, MD; and Joshua Ross, MD—are participating in a partnership to provide Ethiopian healthcare providers with training on emergency pediatric care. The partnership, funded by the American International Health Alliance, has allowed Ethiopian clinicians to come to the US for education, and our faculty to travel to Ethiopia.
  • Four faculty donated weekend time to provide a free symposium on obesity management and research for community pediatricians.

Last updated: 03/12/2014
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