University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics’ co-chief residents, Samantha Williams Al-Kharusy, MD, and Danielle Rodgers, MD, anticipate assisting all new residents in experiencing a productive, engaging, and gratifying three years in the Department of Pediatrics Residency Program.
Williams Al-Kharusy comes to the Department of Pediatrics from Michigan State University. Her main interest is general pediatrics. “I am also looking forward to teaching residents and medical students throughout my career,” Williams Al-Kharusy said.
Rodgers continues her residency after completing her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed undergraduate pre-medical studies but decided to work in secondary special education first. While she loved her students, she ultimately decided to pursue a career in medicine. “I recognized being a physician would provide me with a platform to advocate for children, their families, and their teachers,” Rodgers explained. She is planning a career in general pediatrics, with interests in allergy, endocrinology, and palliative care.
The co-chiefs welcome all new residents with a message about the program, its various paths — Global Health Track, Primary Care Pathway, Research Pathway, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Pathway — and the benefits of living in Madison, Wisconsin.