Here’s what graduates of the University of Wisconsin Pulmonology fellowship have gone on to accomplish.
Christina Barreda, MD
“I found that the University of Wisconsin-Madison was the ideal training site to become a pediatric pulmonologist, and I am very grateful for the time I spent training here. Since the program is located in a world-class children’s hospital with outstanding pediatric programs, I was exposed to a wide variety of clinical cases and learned from experts in numerous fields. In addition, the small size of the pediatric pulmonary fellowship program meant that I had an individualized training experience, and all of the pediatric pulmonary faculty were deeply invested in my education and training. I have benefitted from having several incredible mentors who have provided me with excellent guidance and advice.
I also greatly appreciated the opportunity to work closely with pediatric fellows from other subspecialities. The UW Department of Pediatrics holds monthly Fellows Conferences which, in addition to providing very useful information about life in fellowship and beyond, also act as a forum to catch up with other fellows in the department. I really value the friendships that I developed with other fellows from the other pediatric subspecialties, and I learned a lot from them as well.
After graduation from the UW Pediatric Pulmonary fellowship, I was very excited to continue my career here as a faculty member. In addition to caring for children with pulmonary conditions, I also have a strong interest in medical education and utilizing technology to advance public health initiatives and individual patient care.”
Kelly Cowan, MD
Dr. Cowan completed her fellowship in 2013. She is now a pediatric pulmonologist at Vermont Children’s Hospital, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and the associate director of the University of Vermont Medical Center’s pediatric cystic fibrosis center.
In addition to her thriving clinical practice, Dr. Cowan teaches residents and medical students in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. On the research side, she is a principal investigator for the University of Vermont’s clinical site for the IDeA State Pediatric Clinical Trials Network, one of 17 pediatric clinical trials network sites in the NIH Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program. She is also a sub-investigator for cystic fibrosis and asthma clinical trials, and a clinician-researcher in the University of Vermont’s Vaccine Testing Center.
“My mentoring during fellowship prepared me to initiate a career path in clinical research. Many aspects of my clinical training have also been critical to my clinical practice; specifically, the care of children with cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular disorders, asthma, tracheostomy and ventilator dependence. Being part of an interdisciplinary team that worked together in the longitudinal care of children served as an important foundation to my practice and my research endeavors.”
Benjamin Tippets, DO
Dr. Tippets completed his fellowship in 2010. After graduation, he moved to Boise, Idaho, to start a pediatric pulmonology program at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. He has a full-time clinical practice and is the only pulmonologist in Idaho.
In addition, Dr. Tippets joined the Cystic Fibrosis Center of Idaho, where he successfully launched a multidisciplinary tracheostomy/ventilator clinic. Since his arrival, the Center became independent (previously, it was affiliated with the University of Utah). His research activities include cystic fibrosis clinical studies.