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

Residency Program

Current Residents

In academic year 2008-2009, incoming residents represented 10 states and one foreign country.

Map showing locations of residents origins

Graduating Residents

Ten of the 12 residents graduating in 2008-2009 moved into academic roles—an outstanding reflection of our program’s emphasis on education and research. Eight of the 12 graduating residents stayed in Wisconsin.

Graduate Postgraduate Plans
Kristi Boelke, MD NICU fellowship at the University of Wisconsin
Anna Huppler, MD Hospitalist for one year; then ID fellowship at University of Pittsburgh
Brent Jensen, MD Private practice in Eau Claire, WI
Dana Johnson, MD Private practice in Madison, WI
Matt Karwowski, MD NRSA research fellowship at the University of Wisconsin
Webb Long, MD Chief resident
Dipesh Navsaria, MD Faculty position at the University of Wisconsin
Benton Ng, MD Cardiology fellowship at the University of Iowa
Pattie Quigley, MD Chief resident
Jennifer Rehm, MD Endocrine fellowship at the University of WI
Erica Riedesel, MD Radiology fellowship at Maine Medical Center
Meredith Seamon, MD Nephrology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital

2009 Highlights

  • Resident education was improved through the expansion of our pediatric hospitalist program. Using state-of-the-art patient simulation technology, pediatric hospitalist Sabrina Wagner, MD, and pediatric emergency physician Joshua Ross, MD, developed a series of mock cases for residents on the inpatient hospital service. These cases teach clinical skills as well as how to work in, and lead, a healthcare team.
  • In a demonstration of exceptional resident accomplishment, Katherine Baker, MD, won the resident section of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Conference and Exposition, and Dipesh Navsaria, MD, MSLIS, MD, received the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Special Achievement Award. (Read related feature story)
  • The program instituted a formal research requirement for all residents, and improved how it supports and mentors them as they complete this requirement. (Read related feature story)
  • Residency program director John Frohna, MD, MPH, received the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s 2009 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award. The award honors up to ten residency program directors each year for their dedication to teaching new physicians.


In 2008-2009, we had 14 total fellows across all eight programs.

2009 Highlights

  • Allergy & Immunology fellow Daniel Jackson, MD, received $50,000 from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s GSK Fellows Career Development program.

    Endocrine & Diabetes fellow Lindsey Nicol, MD, was chosen for the 23rd Summer School of the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology.

    (Read related feature story)

Our continuing medical education (CME) programs bring together world-class faculty and timely topics in patient care.

CME programs are designed not only to increase knowledge, but also to improve patient outcomes.

Continuing Medical Education

2009 Highlights

  • Associate Professor of Pediatric Cardiology Shardha Srinivasan MD, co-developed a fetal heart screening course that teaches sonographers and interpreting physicians how to detect congenital heart defects during routine 20-week prenatal ultrasounds.

    First held in July 2009, the course consisted of didactic education on the basics of congenital heart disease, plus hands-on experience performing extended cardiac screening techniques.
  • Barbara Knox, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the child protection program at American Family Children’s Hospital, developed a course to improve physicians’ skill in recognizing, documenting, triaging, and referring cases of child abuse.

    Course participants first completed an initial chart review to identify knowledge and practice gaps. They then implemented a performance improvement plan using numerous educational resources (including four lectures by Dr. Knox). Finally, they performed a second chart review to evaluate the plan’s effectiveness.