Education

Medical Student Education

Highlights

  • The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UW SMPH) launched “Human Family Tree,” the fourth course in its new ForWard curriculum. Gregory Rice, MD, was the course’s integrated block leader, and Allison Pollock, MD, and Ashley Kuhl, CGC, were assistant integrated block leaders.

  • Department faculty continued to play key roles in the design and implementation of the ForWard curriculum, as follows:

     

    Curriculum Transformation Steering Committee

    • Anna Huttenlocher, MD
    • Gwen McIntosh, MD, MPH
    • Elizabeth Petty, MD

     

    Longitudinal Teacher/Coaches

    • Eileen Cowan, MD
    • Troy Kleist, MD
    • Kathleen DeSantes, MD
    • Amy Plumb, MD

     

    Phase 1: Human Family Tree

    • Gregory Rice, MD
    • Ashley Kuhl, CGC
    • Allison Pollock, MD

     

    Phase 2: Care Across the Life Cycle

    • Eileen Cowan, MD
    • Kirstin Nackers, MD (integrated block leader and department block leader)
    • Casey Reiser, MS, CGC

     

    Phase 3 Activities

    Matthew Harer, MD, (pediatrics portion of internship prep course design leader) with Melissa Cercone, MD, Mary Ehlenbach, MD, Sushant Srinivasan, MD, and many Pediatrics fellows, residents and collaborators.

     

Residency

Highlights

  • University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics faculty, residents and staff partnered with the Midwest Consortium of Global Child Health Educators to pilot a “boot camp” to prepare learners for the clinical, emotional and ethical challenges of a global health experience.

  • Resident Derek Spindler, MD, attended the national conference of Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS), a network of children’s hospitals that aims to create universally safe healing environments. Building on the affiliation with SPS, he was the resident representative for a working group that developed Culture of Safety classes at American Family Children’s Hospital, which have since been rolled out hospital-wide. He was also the resident representative on an American Family Children’s Hospital task force to improve the process by which stat medications are ordered and delivered in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and participated in a project to reduce the risk of tissue damage due to calcium chloride extravasation.

    Dr. Spindler and resident Alison Taber, MD, were also members of the UW Health Resident Quality and Safety Council, a multi-specialty working group that reviews and reports on patient safety issues, participates in root cause analysis sessions, and brainstorms ways for quality improvement.

  • Residency faculty presented research at the spring meetings of the Pediatric Academic Society and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors showing that peer assessment of residents at our institution highly correlated with faculty assessment of residents, particularly among senior residents assessing interns and with respect to professionalism. These results demonstrate that peer assessments are a valid tool for our clinical competency committee (CCC) to use when assessing residents’ sub-competency milestones.

    In addition, the CCC incorporated comments from patients at residency continuity clinics, and from nurses who directly observe residents on the wards, into resident performance assessments. The committee synthesizes this feedback, along with statements on current progress and future directions, and provides it to residents twice a year to integrate into their individualized learning plans.

  • Resident Matthew Rysavy, MD, received the department’s 2017 resident research award for his analysis of ways to improve reporting of extremely preterm birth outcomes, and was the lead author in the resulting article published in the September 2016 issue of Pediatrics. In 2017, he was a co-author on a New England Journal of Medicine article on survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants born at the borderline of viability.

  • In an effort to expand educational opportunities for learners, the department matched its first joint Pediatrics-Neurology resident, Hui “Katie” Li, MD, PhD, in 2017. Dr. Li earned her MD and PhD in neurology at China’s Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science & Technology. In academic year 2017-2018, she’ll begin the first of two years in the UW Department of Pediatrics before completing the shared residency in the UW Department of Neurology.

 

Incoming Residents' Medical Schools Graduating Residents' Future Plans

2016-2017 Residents

First-Year Residents

 
  • Nicole Bentley, MD

    Nicole Bentley, MD

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

  • Ashley Carver, MD

    Ashley Carver, MD

    Medical School
    University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Grand Forks, ND

  • Alissa Enzenberger, MD

    Alissa Enzenberger, MD

    Medical School
    Michigan State University College of Human Medicine; East Lansing, MI

  • Alexandra Erdmann, MD

    Alexandra Erdmann, MD

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

  • Jennie Godwin, DO

    Jennie Godwin, DO

    Medical School
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine; Kansas City, MO

  • Alexander Golec, MD

    Alexander Golec, MD

    Medical School
    Michigan State University College of Human Medicine; East Lansing, MI

  • Daniel Gorski, MD

    Daniel Gorski, MD

    Medical School
    Creighton University School of Medicine; Omaha, NE

  • Dane Hammer, MD

    Dane Hammer, MD

    Medical School
    University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Grand Forks, ND

  • Hou-Xuan Huang, MD

    Hou-Xuan Huang, MD

    Medical School
    National Taiwan University; Taipei, Taiwan

  • Santhi Logel, MD

    Santhi Logel, MD

    Medical School
    Eastern Virginia Medical School; Norfolk, VA

  • Kristen Marten, DO

    Kristen Marten, DO

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

  • Katherine Omernick, MD

    Katherine Omernick, MD

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

  • Anisha Rimal, MD

    Anisha Rimal, MD

    Medical School
    University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; Kansas City, MO

  • Michael Smith, MD

    Michael Smith, MD

    Medical School
    St. George's University School of Medicine; Granada, West Indies

  • Helen Waterman, DO

    Helen Waterman, DO

    Medical School
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University; Downers Grove, IL

Second-Year Residents

 
  • Christina Amend, MD

    Christina Amend, MD

    Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI

  • Jeff Clark, MD

    Jeff Clark, MD

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

  • Thomas L. Devries, MD

    Thomas L. Devries, MD

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

  • Alexis J. Gumm, MD

    Alexis J. Gumm, MD

    Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford; Rockford, IL

  • Erick Jimenez, MD

    Erick Jimenez, MD

    Medical School
    National University of Columbus; Bogota, Columbia

  • Nicole N. Kamps, MD

    Nicole N. Kamps, MD

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

  • Perry J. Krumenacher, MD

    Perry J. Krumenacher, MD

    Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI

  • Ashley Przybilla, MD

    Ashley Przybilla, MD

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

  • Matthew A. Rysavy, MD, PhD

    Matthew A. Rysavy, MD, PhD

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

  • Kathryn M. Schmit, MD

    Kathryn M. Schmit, MD

    Medical School
    St. George's University; St. George’s, Granada, West Indies

  • David Shafique, MD

    David Shafique, MD

    Medical School
    University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA

  • Sadie J. Skarloken, MD

    Sadie J. Skarloken, MD

    Medical School
    University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Grand Forks, ND

  • William Stanford, MD

    William Stanford, MD

    Medical School
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University; Downers Grove, IL

  • Jennifer E. Szmanda, DO

    Jennifer E. Szmanda, DO

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

  • Diana Vu, MD

    Diana Vu, MD

    Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI

Third-Year Residents

 
  • Amanda Becker, MD

    Amanda Becker, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Pediatric intensive care fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; Chicago, IL

  • Michael Fenster, MD

    Michael Fenster, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Hospitalist fellowship, University of Utah School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics; Salt Lake City, UT

  • Daniele Gusland, MD

    Daniele Gusland, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Pediatric infectious diseases fellowship, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Pediatrics; Madison, WI

  • Tyce Kearl, MD, PhD

    Tyce Kearl, MD, PhD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Pediatric hematology/oncology/blood and marrow transplant fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin affiliated hospitals; Milwaukee, WI

  • Allison Lindell, MD

    Allison Lindell, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    General pediatrician, Mercy Hospital Rockford; Rockford, IL

  • Mitchell Luangrath, MD

    Mitchell Luangrath, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Pediatric intensive care fellowship, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics; Iowa City, IA

  • Kathleen Miller, MD

    Kathleen Miller, MD

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

  • Rachel Petro, MD

    Rachel Petro, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Hospitalist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Chicago, IL

  • Nicholas Pytel, DO

    Nicholas Pytel, DO

    Postgraduate Plans
    Pediatric hematology & oncology fellowship, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Pediatrics; Madison, WI

  • Derek Spindler, MD

    Derek Spindler, MD

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

  • Shannon Summers, MD

    Shannon Summers, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Anesthesiology residency, Virginia Mason Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology; Seattle, WA

  • Allison Taber, MD

    Allison Taber, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Pediatric intensive care fellowship, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital; Minneapolis, MN

  • Mariam Wahidi, MD

    Mariam Wahidi, MD

    Postgraduate Plans
    Pediatric allergy/immunology fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Pediatrics; Dallas, TX

 

Fellowships

In academic year 2016-2017, we had 29 fellows in nine programs.

Highlights

  • Allergy and immunology fellow Halie Anderson, MD, (mentor: Daniel Jackson, MD) received the Asthma Diagnosis & Treatment Interest Section Fellow-in-Training Outstanding Abstract Award at the 2017 American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting. Her abstract, "Increased rhinovirus-induced innate immune response in peripheral blood during infancy is associated with improved lung function at school age," was also selected for the meeting’s featured poster session.
     
  • Hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant fellow Miriam Kim, DO, received a two-year St. Baldrick's Fellowship Award that, with her mentor Christian Capitini, MD, will support her project, "Developing MSC-derived exosomes to enhance HSCT for pediatric leukemia.”
     
  • Infectious diseases fellow Emma Mohr, MD, PhD, received the 2017-2019 Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society’s Stanley and Susan Plotkin and Sanofi Pasteur Fellowship Award for her project, "Development of a Macaque Congenital Zika Syndrome Model: Fetal Zika Virus Tissue Distribution and Pathology." Dr. Mohr was also a co-author on PLoS Pathogens articles on maternal-fetal Zika virus transmission in pregnant rhesus macaques and the mechanisms of Pegivirus in a macaque model of HIV infection. 

    Infectious diseases fellow Joseph McBride, MD, was a co-author with Dr. Klein on a Clinical Chest Medicine article reviewing the clinical manifestations and treatment of blastomycosis.

 

2016-2017 Fellows

First-Year Fellows

  • Claudette Onyelobi, MD

    Claudette Adegboro, MD

    Subspecialty
    Neonatology & Perinatal Medicine

    Prior Residency
    Mt Sinai Hospital Medical Center; Chicago, IL

     

  • Daniel Adu, MD

    Daniel Adu, MD

    Subspecialty
    Neonatology & Perinatal Medicine

    Prior Residency
    Marshfield Clinic/Ministry St. Joseph Hospital; Marshfield, WI

     

  • Evelyn Angulo, MD

    Evelyn Angulo, MD

    Subspecialty
    Allergy & Immunology

    Prior Residency
    University of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL

     

  • Tarun Malkani, MD

    Tarun Malkani, MD

    Subspecialty
    Pediatric Critical Care

    Prior Residency
    Mt Sinai Hospital Medical Center; Chicago, IL

     

  • Yashoda Naik, MD

    Yashoda Naik, MD

    Subspecialty
    Endocrinology & Diabetes

    Prior Residency
    Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI

     

  • Lucianne Olewinski, MD

    Lucianne Olewinski, MD

    Subspecialty
    Primary Care Sports Medicine

    Prior Residency
    University of Colorado; Denver, CO

    Postgraduate Plans
    Family physician, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC

  • Sima Ramratnam, MD

    Sima Ramratnam, MD

    Subspecialty
    Allergy & Immunology

    Prior Residency
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA

     

  • Cheryl Steiman, MD

    Cheryl Steiman, MD

    Subspecialty
    Allergy & Immunology

    Prior Residency
    University of Chicago; Chicago, IL

     

  • Julie Voeller, MD

    Julie Voeller, MD

    Hematology & Oncology

    Subspecialty
    Allergy & Immunology

    Prior Residency
    University of Texas Austin Dell Children’s Medical Center

     

Second-Year Fellows

  • Halie Anderson, MD

    Halie Anderson, MD

    Subspecialty
    Allergy & Immunology

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

    Postgraduate Plans
    Private practice; Rapid City, SD

  • Christina Barreda, MD

    Christina Barreda, MD

    Subspecialty
    Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine

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

     

  • Adam Bauer, MD

    Adam Bauer, MD

    Subspecialty
    Neonatology & Perinatal Medicine

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

     

  • Kelly Bush, MD

    Kelly Bush, MD

    Subspecialty
    Hematology & Oncology

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

     

  • Jamee Castillo, MD

    Jamee Castillo, MD

    Subspecialty
    Allergy & Immunology

    Prior Residency
    University of Chicago; Chicago, IL

    Postgraduate Plans
    Private practice; Chicago, IL

  • Erin Hammer, MD

    Erin Hammer, MD

    Subspecialty
    Primary Care Sports Medicine

    Prior Residency
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health – Family Medicine; Madison, WI

     

  • Lauren Kanner, MD

    Lauren Kanner, MD

    Subspecialty
    Endocrinology & Diabetes

    Prior Residency
    North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System; Manhasset, NY

     

  • Miriam Kim, DO

    Miriam Kim, DO

    Subspecialty
    Hematology & Oncology

    Prior Residency
    Advocate Children’s Hospital; Oak Lawn, IL

     

  • Angela Lager, PhD

    Angela Lager, PhD

    Subspecialty
    Genetics & Metabolism

    Doctoral Degree
    Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland, OH

    Postgraduate Plans
    Completed ABMGG cytogenetics fellowship; continuing with a one-year ABMGG molecular genetics fellowship

  • Kristy Lee, PhD

    Kristy Lee, PhD

    Subspecialty
    Genetics & Metabolism

    Doctoral Degree
    University of Arizona; Tucson, AZ

    Postgraduate Plans
    Completed ABMGG molecular genetics fellowship; continuing with a one-year ABMGG cytogenetics fellowship

  • Emma Mohr, MD, PhD

    Emma Mohr, MD, PhD

    Subspecialty
    Infectious Diseases

    Prior Residency
    Emory University; Atlanta, GA

     

  • Vu Trieu Nguyen, MD

    Vu Trieu Nguyen, MD

    Subspecialty
    Critical Care

    Prior Residency
    Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center; Los Angeles, CA

     

  • Imran Sayed, MD

    Imran Sayed, MD

    Subspecialty
    Critical Care

    Prior Residency
    Texas Tech University; Lubbock, TX

     

  • Andrea Talukdar, MD

    Andrea Talukdar, MD

    Subspecialty
    Critical Care

    Prior Residency
    Creighton University Medical Center; Omaha, NE

     

Third-Year Fellows

  • Maria (Cora) Astorga, MD

    Maria (Cora) Astorga, MD

    Subspecialty
    Neonatology & Perinatal Medicine

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

    Postgraduate Plans
    Neonatologist, UnityPoint Health; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Christina Bryndzia, DO

    Christina Bryndzia, DO

    Subspecialty
    Critical Care

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

    Postgraduate Plans
    University of Texas McGovern Medical School Division of Pediatric Critical Care; Houston, TX

  • Joseph McBride, MD

    Joseph McBride, MD

    Subspecialty
    Infectious Diseases

    Prior Residency
    Loyola University Medical Center; Maywood, IL

    Postgraduate Plans
    Medicine/Pediatrics fellow; will complete fellowship in four years

  • Robert Strait, MD

    Robert Strait, MD

    Subspecialty
    Endocrinology & Diabetes

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

    Postgraduate Plans
    Faculty, Louisiana State University School of Medicine; New Orleans, LA

  • Adam Szadkowski, MD

    Adam Szadkowski, MD

    Subspecialty
    Critical Care

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

    Postgraduate Plans
    Cardiology Fellowship, Royal Children’s Hospital; Melbourne, Australia

  • Khoon Queenie Tan, MD, PhD

    Khoon Queenie Tan, MD, PhD

    Subspecialty
    Genetics & Metabolism

    Prior Residency
    Duke University Medical Center; Durham, NC

    Postgraduate Plans
    Consulting associate, part-time faculty, Duke University; Durham, NC

 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Highlights

  • Approximately 130 primary care physicians, nurses, and physician assistants attended the 2017 Seminars in Pediatrics to learn about current trends in pediatric research and clinical practice. This year’s focus was on opioid and substance use disorders in children; Kristin Shadman, MD, and Mala Mathur, MD, MPH, served as course directors.

    Keynote speaker Lucien Gonzalez, MD, MS, FAAP—a pediatric addiction medicine expert at the University of Minnesota—gave two talks on the rise of pediatric opioid and substance use, and how pediatricians can better understand, identify and help children and young adults with these disorders.

    Two pre-conferences were also held prior to Seminars:

    • “Adapted Motivational Interviewing Self-Assessment,” a facilitated American Board of Pediatrics Part 2 Activity; and

    • “Getting Down and Dirty with Fracture Splinting.”

  • UW Department of Pediatrics faculty, residents, fellows, and students came together to spotlight research accomplishments during the department’s 2017 Spring Research Day, held Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Health Sciences Learning Center. This year’s Research Day also included 71 abstracts by faculty, fellows and residents, a 20 percent increase from 2016. Of these, 25 (35%) were accepted at the Pediatric Academic Society meeting: 13 as poster presentations, 10 as platform presentations and two as workshops.

  • Patricia Emmanuel, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida–Tampa, spoke at the department’s annual Gilbert Barness Lectureship. The title of her presentation was “The Pitfalls of Molecular Diagnosis in Infectious Diseases.”

  • Several department faculty are testing a new American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) pilot to replace the traditional Cognitive Expertise — Secure Exam (Part 3). The ABP introduced a different method for assessing the knowledge of pediatricians as part of Maintenance of Certification (MOC). This pilot, called MOCA-Peds (Maintenance of Certification Assessment for Pediatrics) involves shorter, more frequent assessment of pediatricians’ knowledge and will include an additional learning component not typically found in other types of assessments.

  • Maria A. Stanley, MD, FAAP, served as the committee co-chair for the 2017 Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group–USA (DSMIG-USA®) Annual Symposium. This national conference, held in Sacramento, California, brought together 115 attendees.

  • Mollie Kane, MD, MPH, along with residency alumna Jessica McGee, MD, facilitated the Iams lectureship ABP MOC Part 2 Activity, “Adolescent Medicine.”