Fellowship Contacts

Fellowship Director

Cathy Lee-Miller, MD

Position title: Assistant Professor (CHS) and Fellowship Director

Email: cleemiller@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Hem/Onc & Bone Marrow Trans
1111 Highland Ave

From: Atlanta GA
Undergrad: University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!)
Medical school: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester NY
Residency: University of Wisconsin
Fellowship: University of Colorado

Research interests: medical education, quality improvement

Family: husband Nate (PhD researcher in atmospheric sciences), daughter Nora, son Henry, pandemic puppy Millie and indestructible, morbidly obese and deaf cat Scruples

Hobbies: running, cooking, baking, eating, reading

What’s your favorite thing about the UW fellowship program?: I love the opportunities this fellowship program provides to be a well-rounded fellow.  There are plentiful clinical opportunities and a wealth of research options.  The program is small enough that each fellow receives personal attention and forms close relationships with all of the attendings.

What’s your favorite thing about Madison? Madison is a vibrant and accessible city with tons of recreation opportunities, gorgeous lakes and so much green space.  It’s a wonderful place to raise a family and the people are so welcoming and kind.

Little known/interesting facts: I have traveled to all 7 continents.  I won a national championship in college in ultimate frisbee.

Non-medical dream job: a linguist studying the intersection of culture and language

Dream travel destination: Madagascar

Favorite food: never met a carb I didn’t like.

Fellowship Coordinator

Christopher Wickler

Position title: Senior Fellowship Coordinator

Email: cwickler@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-2641

600 Highland Ave, H4/446

From: Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
Degree: BA – History
Coordinator Since: May 2019
Also Coordinates: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

Jobs After Graduating College: Asphalt plant lab technician, police report typist, medical program administrative assistant

Family/Pets: Kristi (wife), Gus (orange cat), Ollie (fat gray cat)

Hobbies: Reading, board/tabletop games, yard games, craft beer, trivia

What’s your favorite thing about our fellowship program? I started this job with zero background in graduate medical education. I had a lot to learn in a very short amount of time, but I feel like I was able to do so because everyone was always willing to help me out when I needed them. I felt comfortable reaching out to people to ask my millions of questions because I knew they would be happy to lend a hand. It’s stressful starting in a field where you don’t have a lot of familiarity or experience, but having people like this around really helped me out a lot.

What’s your favorite thing about Madison? If there is something you like to do, you can probably find it here. About 250,000 people live in Madison, and thousands more live in neighboring cities as well, so there are tons of big events, festivals, and nationally-known musical acts all the time. At the same time, there are also any number of smaller, unique interest groups that you can participate in as well. It’s a really nice mix, and I think it makes Madison a really fun place to live.

An interesting fact about you that no one or very few people know? I won second place in an international blanket fort building contest in college (there were maybe 4 participants, one of whom was in Japan, so it counts).

Non-medical dream job: Professional baseball player

Dream travel destination: A resort on a Pacific island

Favorite food: Burgers (personal favorites: House Burger at The Old Fashioned, bacon mac-n-cheese burger at Mr. Brews)