Education

Medical Student Education

Highlights

  • Preparations are ongoing for the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s (SMPH) medical student curriculum transformation, which begins in August 2016. Kirstin Nackers, MD, the department’s director of medical student education, along with Gregory Rice, MD, serve as integrated block (course/clerkship) leaders.  Many other department faculty have been developing curricula for the new courses/clerkships and applying for new roles teaching and mentoring students.
  • Michael Wilhelm, MD, is the new assistant clerkship director. He succeeds Carol Diamond, MD, who continues to be very involved in medical student education, including serving as one of the SMPH’s Academic and Career Advising Program mentors.
  • Andrea Carberry, MD, is the new clerkship director for the pediatric acting internships.
  • The M3 clerkship schedule is changing in response to student and faculty feedback to try to better integrate students within their inpatient, outpatient primary care, and subspecialty teams.

 

Residency

Highlights

  • Residents in the global health track gained valuable community health experience through a new partnership with Centro Hispano.
  • The residency program volunteered to participate in a "self-study pilot visit," a non-accreditation site visit that took place in November 2015. During that visit, ACGME site visitors provided feedback and suggestions on program strengths and areas for improvement in preparation for the full site visit.
  • The residency program improved how it provides feedback to residents, an effort that takes place primarily through its clinical competency committee (CCC). The CCC is a group of rotation directors and program leaders who assess residents’ competency and progress every six months.

    Last year, the program incorporated formal feedback from inpatient nursing leadership, and included the general pediatrics ward’s nurse manager in CCC meetings. It also held faculty development sessions to improve the quality of written and verbal feedback to residents, so the CCC has better information to work with.

    For each resident, a CCC member creates a document with all feedback measures, themes and a synthesis statement on that resident's progress. Program directors review the final version of this document at their mid-year meetings with residents. Residents have been very receptive to the increased amount and transparency of feedback, and have used it to build their ongoing individualized learning plans.
  • Individual resident accomplishments included:
    • Chief Resident Anthony Wampole, MD, received the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association's (WMAA) 2015 Outstanding Resident Teaching Award. The award, which is based on the votes of 4th-year medical students, is granted in recognition of dedicated commitment to teaching excellence.
    • Second-year resident Amy Falk, MD, received the department’s Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, as voted by 4th-year SMPH students.

 

Incoming Residents' Medical Schools Graduating Residents' Future Plans

2014-2015 Residents

First-Year Residents

 
  • Amanda Becker, MD

    Amanda Becker, MD

    Medical School
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine; Springfield, IL

  • Jeff Clark, MD

    Jeff Clark, MD

    Medical School
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI

  • Michael Fenster, MD

    Michael Fenster, MD

    Medical School
    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; Chicago, IL

  • Daniele Gusland, MD

    Daniele Gusland, MD

    Medical School
    Baylor College of Medicine; Houston, TX

  • Tyce Kearl, MD, PhD

    Tyce Kearl, MD, PhD

    Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI

  • Sarah Kurian, MD

    Sarah Kurian, MD*

    Medical School
    Rush Medical College; Chicago, IL

  • Allison Lindell, MD

    Allison Lindell, MD

    Medical School
    University of Maryland School of Medicine; Baltimore, MD

  • Mitchell Luangrath, MD

    Mitchell Luangrath, MD

    Medical School
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI

  • Kathleen Miller, MD

    Kathleen Miller, MD

    Medical School
    University of Iowa Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine; Iowa City, IA

  • Rachel Petro, MD

    Rachel Petro, MD

    Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI

  • Nicholas Pytel, DO

    Nicholas Pytel, DO

    Medical School
    Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University; Glendale, AZ

  • Derek Spindler, MD

    Derek Spindler, MD

    Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI

  • Shannon Summers, MD

    Shannon Summers, MD

    Medical School
    University of Washington School of Medicine; Seattle, WA

  • Allison Taber, MD

    Allison Taber, MD

    Medical School
    Ross University School of Medicine; Dominica, West Indies

  • Mariam Wahidi, MD

    Mariam Wahidi, MD

    Medical School
    Eastern Virginia Medical School; Norfolk, VA

*Left program mid-year

Second-Year Residents

 
  • Christina Beaird, MD

    Christina Beaird, MD

    Medical School
    University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine;  Iowa City, IA

  • Lisa Chowdhury, MD

    Lisa Chowdhury, MD

    Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI

  • Rachael Ellis, MD

    Rachael Ellis, MD

    Medical School
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI

  • Amy Falk, MD

    Amy Falk, MD

    Medical School
    Chicago Medical School; Chicago, IL

  • KMegan Fischer, MD

    Megan Fischer, MD

    Medical School
    University of Minnesota Medical School; Minneapolis, MN

  • Kristy Fitzpatrick, MD

    Kristy Fitzpatrick, MD

    Medical School
    Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine; Maywood, IL

  • Keith Hanson, MD, PhD

    Keith Hanson, MD, PhD

    Medical School
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI

  • Andrea Jones, MD

    Andrea Jones, MD

    Medical School
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI

  • Heather Metcalf, MD

    Heather Metcalf, MD

    Medical School
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Baltimore, MD

  • Danielle Priem, DO

    Danielle Priem, DO

    Medical School
    Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Des Moines, IL

  • Priya Puri, MD

    Priya Puri, MD

    Medical School
    University of Minnesota Medical School; Minneapolis, MN

  • Kathryn Rebedew, MD

    Kathryn Rebedew, MD

    Medical School
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI

  • Kari Sveum, MD

    Kari Sveum, MD

    Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine; Chicago, IL

  • Kara Vig, MD

    Kara Vig, MD

    Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine; Chicago, IL

  • Jasmine Zapata, MD

    Jasmine Zapata, MD

    Medical School
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI

Third-Year Residents

 
  • Jessica Babal, MD

    Jessica Babal, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Pediatric emergency medicine clinical staff, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Columbus, OH

  • Adam Bauer, MD

    Adam Bauer, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Neonatal and perinatal medicine fellowship, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI

  • Eliza Blanchette, MD

    Eliza Blanchette, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Neonatal hospitalist, Meriter Hospital; Madison, WI

  • Jennifer Cappelle, MD

    Jennifer Cappelle, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    General pediatrician; Two Rivers, WI

  • Gena Cooper, MD

    Gena Cooper, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Pediatric emergency medicine fellowship, University of Minnesota Medical School; Minneapolis, MN

  • Ashley Flannery, MD

    Ashley Flannery, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    General pediatrician; Sauk City, WI

  • Kathryn Gannon-Loew, MD

    Kathryn Gannon-Loew, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Adolescent medicine fellowship; Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Columbus, OH

  • David Holz, MD

    David Holz, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    General pediatrician; Wausau, WI

  • Emilie Korn, MD

    Emilie Korn, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Pediatric emergency medicine fellowship, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children; Philadelphia, PA

  • Andrew Lewandowski, DO

    Andrew Lewandowski, DO

    Postgraduate Plans
    General pediatrician, Group Health Cooperative; Madison, WI

  • Patrick McCarthy, MD

    Patrick McCarthy, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Hospitalist; Iowa City, IA

  • Jessica McGee, MD

    Jessica McGee, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Chief resident, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI

  • Hilary Stempel, MD

    Hilary Stempel, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    General academic pediatrics fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Denver, CO

  • Sarah Webber, MD

    Sarah Webber, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Chief resident, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI

     

 

Fellowships

In academic year 2014-2015, we had 25 fellows in eight programs.

Highlights

  • Infectious Diseases fellow J. Muse Davis, MD, received a $1,000 IDWeek 2015 Trainee Travel Grant to present an abstract at IDWeek, the annual scientific meeting focusing on infectious diseases held in San Diego, California, in October 2015.
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes fellows Tasa Seibert, MD, Allison Pollock, MD, and Robert Strait, MD, received Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES) Travel Awards in 2015. Each received $750 to support their travel costs to the PES Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, in April 2015.

    Dr. Strait also received a one-year, $5,000 Endocrine Fellows Foundation Research Grant for his project, "HPA axis activation by psychological stress as an independent risk factor for metabolic syndrome components in children.”
  • Allergy & Immunology fellows Alalia Berry, MD, and Ann Esquivel, MD, received recognition for their outstanding abstracts at the 2015 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting in Houston, Texas, in February 2015. Dr. Berry’s oral abstract, "Human Rhinovirus Species Induce Differential Antiviral and Inflammatory Responses in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells," received the Asthma Diagnosis and Treatment (ADT) Interest Section Outstanding Abstract Award. Dr. Esquivel’s abstract, "Rhinovirus Species and Asthma Exacerbation in Inner City Children,” was selected for the Featured Poster Session - Best of ADT.

2014-2015 Fellows

First-Year Fellows

  • Maria (Cora) Astorga, MD

    Maria (Cora) Astorga, MD

    Subspecialty
    Neonatology & Perinatal Medicine

    Prior Residency
    University of Illinois College of Medicine; Chicago, IL

  • Alalia Berry, MD

    Alalia Berry, MD

    Subspecialty
    Allergy & Immunology

    Prior Residency
    University of Utah School of Medicine; Salt Lake City, UT

  • Ann Esquivel, MD

    Ann Esquivel, MD

    Subspecialty
    Allergy & Immunology

    Prior Residency
    Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, IN

  • Nathan Fleming, MD*

    Subspecialty
    Critical Care

    Prior Residency
    University of California San Diego School of Medicine; San Diego, CA

  • Christina Hanowsky, DO

    Christina Hanowsky, DO

    Subspecialty
    Critical Care

    Prior Residency
    Advocate Children's Hospital; Park Ridge, IL

  • Jeremy Johnson, MD, MPH

    Jeremy Johnson, MD, MPH

    Subspecialty
    Primary Care Sports Medicine

    Prior Residency
    Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill Campus; Seattle, WA

    Postgraduate Plans
    The Polyclinic; Seattle, WA

  • Joseph McBride, MD

    Joseph McBride, MD

    Subspecialty
    Infectious Diseases

    Prior Residency
    Loyola University Medical Center; Maywood, IL

  • Ashleigh Olson, MD

    Ashleigh Olson, MD

    Subspecialty
    Allergy & Immunology

    Prior Residency
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University; Chicago, IL

  • Jarret Riley, DO, MBA**

    Subspecialty
    Hematology & Oncology

    Prior Residency
    Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital; Loma Linda, CA

  • Robert Strait, MD

    Robert Strait, MD

    Subspecialty
    Endocrinology & Diabetes

    Prior Residency
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; Madison, WI

  • Adam Szadkowski, MD

    Adam Szadkowski, MD

    Subspecialty
    Critical Care

    Prior Residency
    Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Medical College of Virginia; Richmond, VA

  • Rachel Thompson-Fleming, MD, MS

    Rachel Thompson-Fleming, MD, MS

    Subspecialty
    Primary Care Research

    Prior Residency
    Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, IN

    Postgraduate Plans
    Gundersen Health System;  La Crosse, WI

*Left program after first year
**Left program mid-year

Second-Year Fellows

  • Indira Bhagat, MD

    Indira Bhagat, MD

    Subspecialty
    Neonatology & Perinatal Medicine

    Prior Residency
    Medical University of Ohio/Mercy Children’s Hospital; Toledo, OH

  • Amaziah Coleman, MD

    Amaziah Coleman, MD

    Subspecialty
    Allergy & Immunology

    Prior Residency
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Little Rock, AR

  • Jared Darveaux, MD

    Jared Darveaux, MD

    Subspecialty
    Allergy & Immunology

    Prior Residency
    University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND

  • James "Muse" Davis, MD

    James “Muse” Davis, MD

    Subspecialty
    Infectious Diseases

    Prior Residency
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA

  • Mohamed Elsaid, MD

    Mohamed Elsaid, MD

    Subspecialty
    Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant

    Prior Residency
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; Newark, NJ

  • Amanda Graul-Conroy, MD

    Amanda Graul-Conroy, MD

    Subspecialty
    Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant

    Prior Residency
    Southern Illinois University; Springfield, IL

  • Allison Pollock, MD

    Allison Pollock, MD

    Subspecialty
    Endocrinology & Diabetes

    Prior Residency
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; Madison, WI

  • Frederick Rubner, MD

    Frederick Rubner, MD

    Subspecialty
    Allergy & Immunology

    Prior Residency
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; Madison, WI

  • Yashica Seymour, MD

    Yashica Seymour, MD

    Subspecialty
    Critical Care

    Prior Residency
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Newark, NJ

Third-Year Fellows

  • Mohammed Hamzah, MD

    Mohammed Hamzah, MD

    Subspecialty
    Critical Care

    Prior Residency
    Columbia University Harlem Hospital, New York, NY

    Postgraduate Plans
    Instructor, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee; Milwaukee, WI

  • Megan Peters, MD

    Megan Peters, MD

    Subspecialty
    Critical Care

    Prior Residency
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; Madison, WI

    Postgraduate Plans
    Clinical Instructor, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI

  • Tasa Seibert, MD

    Tasa Seibert, MD

    Subspecialty
    Endocrinology & Diabetes

    Prior Residency
    Akron Children’s Hospital; Akron, OH

    Postgraduate Plans
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Cleveland, OH

  • Seema Rao, MD

    Seema Rao, MD

    Subspecialty
    Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant

    Prior Residency
    Children’s Hospital of Michigan; Detroit, MI

    Postgraduate Plans
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine; Houston, TX

 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Highlights

  • Approximately 130 primary care physicians, nurses, and physician assistants attended the 2015 Seminars in Pediatrics to learn about current trends in pediatric research and clinical practice. Keynote speaker Hugh Sampson, MD -- a nationally recognized expert in pediatric allergies -- presented the latest research on food allergy prevalence, testing and therapy.
  • Additional CPD events in 2015 included the Cultural Context of Corporal Punishment Conference (Barbara Knox, MD, keynote speaker); the 2015 Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group - USA (DSMIG-USA®) Annual Symposium (Maria A. Stanley, MD, FAAP, committee co-chair); and the Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services for Children Conference (Michael Kim, MD, course director).
  • Faculty development sessions included "Empowering Faculty to Foster Resident Initiative Across Clinical and Educational Settings Using Practical Examples and Self-determination Theory" (Daniel Sklansky, MD, John Frohna, MD, MPH, and Grant Syverson, MD, facilitators); and "Effective Screening and Counseling for Obesity in Adolescents" (Paula Cody, MD, MPH, and Blaise Nemeth, MD, facilitators).