Meet the Class of 2023

The University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics welcomes seventeen new interns to its Pediatric Residency Program. Chief Residents Sarah MacKay, MD, and Brandon Tomlin, MD, did a virtual Q&A with the Class of 2023 residents to learn more about their backgrounds, medical interests, and what makes them unique:

Aisha Ansar, MD

Aisha Ansar MD

Medical school

Aga Khan University

Medical interests

Child and maternal health

Job You Wanted at Age Five

Teacher

Hobbies/interests

Binge watching TV, reading

Favorite binge show

The Office

Favorite breakfast drink

Strawberry Colada

David Bergstrand, MD

David Bergstrand MD

Medical school

University of Minnesota

Medical interests

Hospital Medicine

Job you Wanted at Age Five

Teacher or NBA player

Hobbies/interests

Music, sports

Favorite binge show

Entourage

Favorite breakfast drink

Apple juice

Megan Berry, DO

Megan Berry DO

Medical school

Western University of Health Sciences

Medical interests

Child neurology

Job you wanted at age five

Butterfly . . . then teacher

Hobbies/interests

Running, reading, soccer, skiing

Favorite binge show

The Office

Favorite breakfast drink

Coffee (vanilla soy latte)

Samantha Cordum, MD

Samantha Cordum MD

Medical school

Oklahoma

Medical interests

General pediatrics

Job you wanted at age five

Firefighter

Hobbies/interests

Baking, sports, weight lifting, cycling

Favorite binge show

Friends

Favorite breakfast drink

Vanilla iced coffee

Laura Dos Reis, MD

Laura Dos Reis MD

Medical school

Boston University

Medical interests

Primary care

Job you wanted at age five

Pediatrician

Hobbies/interests

Board games, hiking with dog, live music, swimming, baseball

Favorite Binge Show

Crash Landing on You

Favorite breakfast drink

Coffee, OJ

Christiana Ekezie, MD

Christiana Ekezie, MD

Medical school

Abia State University

Medical interests

General Pediatrics; Allergy and Immunology 

Job you wanted at age five

Doctor

Hobbies/interests

Reading, traveling, hiking

Favorite breakfast drink

Fanta

Emily Lai, MD

Emily Lai, MD

Medical School

Georgetown School of Medicine

Job you wanted at age five

National Geographic wildlife photographer

Hobbies

Photography, painting, drawing

Favorite binge show

Brooklyn 99

Favorite breakfast drink

Grapefruit juice

Mariana Montero Jaques, MD

Mariana Montero Jaques, MD

Medical School

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Medical interests

NICU

Job you wanted at age five

Art teacher

Hobbies/interests

Dogs, podcasts, restaurants, sailing, shopping, scary movies

Favorite binge show

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Favorite breakfast drink

Black coffee

Allison Nackers, MD

Allison Nackers MD

Medical school

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Medical interests

Dermatology

Job you wanted at age five

Cake decorator

Hobbies/interests

Walking puppy, making pasta, binging Netflix

Favorite binge show

Friends

Favorite breakfast drink

Fruit smoothie

Olawale Oduru, MD

Olawale Oduru, MD

Medical school

Saba University School of Medicine

Medical interests

Critical Care; Infectious Disease

Job you wanted at age five

Pilot

Hobbies/interests

Soccer, hiking, running, cooking

Favorite Binge show

Avatar: Last Air Bender

Favorite breakfast drink

Orange Juice

Brenna Redemann, MD

Brenna Redemann, MD

Medical School

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Medical Interests

Primary care

Job you wanted at age five

Doctor or veterinarian 

Hobbies/interests

Hiking, birdwatching, photography, hanging with dog

Favorite Binge Show

Stranger Things; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Favorite breakfast drink

Coffee

Kelsi Rogers, DO

Kelsi Rogers, DO

Medical school

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical interests

Adolescent, Primary care, Endo

Job you wanted at age five

President

Hobbies/interests

Baking, cooking, anything outside

Favorite Binge Shows

The Office, Stranger Things

Favorite breakfast drink

Coffee

Hannah Schumacher, MD

Hannah Schumacher, MD

Medical School

University of South Dakota

Medical interests

Neonatology

Job you wanted at age five

Veterinarian

Hobbies/interests

Reading, Running, Paddle boarding

Favorite binge show

Greys Anatomy

Favorite breakfast drink

Coffee (cinnamon honey latte)

Tyler Sternhagen, MD

Tyler Sternhagen, MD

Medical school

University of South Dakota

Medical interests

Mental Health, General Pediatrics, Development

Job you wanted at age five

Pro Athlete

Hobbies/interests

Cooking, running, reading, Paddle boarding

Favorite Binge show

The Office

Favorite breakfast drink

Latte

Samantha Tyler, DO

Samantha Tyler, DO

Medical school

Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical interests

Osteopathy, Nutrition, Preventive Medicine, Medical Education, Medical Humanities

Hobbies/interests

Hiking

Favorite Binge Show

Friends

Favorite breakfast drink

Chai latte with oat milk

Anna Uhing, MD

Anna Uhing, MD

Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical interests

Hospitalist, Endocrinology

Job you wanted at age five

Zoo keeper

Hobbies/Interests

Running, biking, crocheting

Favorite Binge Show

Parks and Recreation

Favorite breakfast drink

Coffee

Therese Woodring, MD

Therese Woodring, MD

Medical school

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Medical interests

Infectious Disease, Genetics,  Academics, Teaching

Job you wanted at age five

Paleontologist

Hobbies/Interests

Hiking, writing, playing with Theo

Favorite binge show

Trailer Park Boys

Favorite breakfast drink

Coffee