Tess Woodring, MD
PGY4, 1st year fellow
Hometown: Bettendorf, Iowa
Undergrad college: Dartmouth College
Undergrad majors: Comparative Literature & Biology
Medical School: University of Illinois
Residency: University of Wisconsin
Research interests: Immunotherapy, opportunistic infections, bioinformatics
Current post-fellowship plans: I want to be a physician-scientist, involved in clinical care, research, and teaching. I hope to help develop new immunotherapies for our pediatric oncology patients.
Family: My husband Calvin and I have 3 sons: Theo, John, and Bobby.
Hobbies: I love exploring nature with my family and helping my boys water our community garden plot. I also enjoy reading (favorite book of the moment: Kristin Lavransdatter, a novel about medieval Norway) and making homemade food like bread, pizza, and ice cream.
What’s your favorite thing about the program/Madison? The dedication and thoughtfulness of our hem/onc team made a huge impression on me as a resident, and I had no doubt that I wanted to continue my training at UW. Madison is also a beautiful place to raise a family, with good schools and an amazing park system.
Interesting fact: I once traveled 18 hours on the cargo deck of a commercial fishing boat to visit my boyfriend (now husband) when he was living on a Pacific island.
Non-medical dream job: Wildlife rehabilitator
Dream travel destination: Zion National Park
Favorite food: Can’t beat a peanut butter & banana sandwich!