Our Residents

2014 - 2015 Chief Residents

Edmond O'Brien
Ed O'Brien

Chief Resident

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, Michigan State University

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Ed O'Brien

Chief Resident Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2007, Central Michigan University

Medical School

M.D., 2011, Michigan State University

About Me

I'm a Michigan boy born and raised. I grew up in Westland (about 25 min east of Ann Arbor) and moved up to Gladwin (2.5 hours north of Ann Arbor) when I was in high school. I love to think I picked up all of the fine qualities that people possess in both places; learned how to drive in the city, but also have a great appreciation for riding an ATV down a dirt road and shooting guns in the woods. I'm obsessed with the Red Wings and Tigers and have been going to games my whole life; it's very nice to be living in the area again. I have a niece and nephew that are hilarious and I love hanging out with. I've played hockey my whole life and play here in an adult league in Ann Arbor; it keeps me sane. I plan on pursuing Anesthesia residency after my chief year.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I knew I wanted to live back in the Detroit area and that I wanted to train at a stellar children's hospital. The choice was easy.

Shaili Rajput
Shaili Rajput

Chief Resident

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, Tufts University

M.P.H., 2011, Tufts University

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Shaili Rajput

Chief Resident Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2006, Northwestern University

Medical School

M.D., 2011, Tufts University

Additional Degrees

M.P.H., 2011, Tufts University

About Me

After spending almost a decade in Chicago and Boston for undergrad and medical school, respectively, I was thrilled to return back to my home state of Michigan with my husband and build a new life together in this lovely city of Ann Arbor, a special place that has exceeded, and continues to exceed, our expectations. I’ve fallen in love with this city – its hopping restaurant scene, beautiful running trails in the arboretum, bustling Kerrytown farmer’s market, contagious sports pride, and good people with good values make me proud to have called it home for the past three years. When I’m not at the hospital, you can find me making a mess in my kitchen or out and about taking photos. After chief year, I plan to pursue a career as a pediatric rheumatologist and hope to stay involved in child advocacy and medical education.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I’m constantly inspired by my co-residents and faculty, all down-to-earth, incredibly intelligent people who I can call my friends and mentors. Our facility is top notch (and beautiful!), and the pathology that comes through our doors prepares residents for life as a generalist in the community setting or as a super subspecialist in an academic setting. Our patient population is diverse, and our advocacy opportunities continue to grow. I trusted my instincts on interview day four years ago, and I just knew that I would be happy here. I’ve never looked back!

James Reinhart
James Reinhart

Chief Resident

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2010, University of Michigan

James Reinhart

James Reinhart

Chief Resident Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2006, Michigan State University

Medical School

M.D., 2010, University of Michigan

About Me

I'm originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (the one above the Mitten), and have lived in various places around the state since then. I married my high school sweetheart, and we have been enjoying living in downtown Ann Arbor and renovating our 100-year old home over the past four years. In medicine, I am interested in medical education and the transition from pediatric to adult care (I'm Med-Peds), and will be staying at Michigan for a Pediatric Cardiology fellowship after my chief year. Outside of medicine, I like biking and skiing, traveling, visiting breweries, working on our house (most of the time), and heading back north to visit family.

Why I Chose Michigan?

As I went here for medical school as well, I felt that I knew this program the best and used it as my comparison for all the other programs I visited. I loved visiting different places and seeing their differences and strengths, but overall felt that my interests and personality matched best with Michigan. I love the faculty and my co-residents, and feel that everyone is interested in helping advance our education but also acknowledging and supporting a life outside of the hospital as well. I believe we get a great exposure to a diverse patient population, and the new Children's Hospital is a great place to work. Finally, Ann Arbor itself is a great town - it has plenty of restaurants, shows, festivals, and other events to keep you busy, but is still walker/biker friendly, has a good supply of parks and nature areas, and is easy to get out of when you want to go somewhere new. I’ve now “chosen” Michigan four times in a row, and have never regretted it!

4th Year Residents

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Ashmita Chatterjee

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2011, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Ashmita Chatterjee

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2007, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Medical School

M.D., 2011, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

About Me

I am a North Carolina native who moved to the Midwest for Med-Peds training. Despite the cold, I've enjoyed the transition to life in Michigan. I am very interested in exploring the local food scene and enjoy pleasure reading as well as traveling. I'm not quite sure what I'd like to do with my life but I have a definite interest in transitional care and hospital medicine.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The fabulous co-residents you get the opportunity to work with as well as the supportive staff!

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Stephanie Fetzko

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2011, Duke University

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Stephanie Fetzko

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2004, University of Miami

Medical School

M.D., 2011, Duke University

About Me

I am from Upstate NY. I enjoy baking, skiing, dancing, and yoga. I would like to be in the circus (trapeze artist) and own a bakery as other career options. Overall, I plan to do a Peds Hem-Onc fellowship and possibly BMT.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The people are wonderful! I wanted the chance to work in and be part of a new children's hospital and its development.

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Dina Hafez

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2011, Loyola University Chicago

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Dina Hafez

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2006, College of the Holy Cross

Medical School

M.D., 2011, Loyola University Chicago

About Me

I like running, biking, yoga, traveling and spending time with my friends and family. I plan to go into Primary Care.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I had a great interview day and felt like I would fit in well here. I couples matched and luckily my husband liked the Radiology program just as much as I liked the Med-Peds program!

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Reem Hasan

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2011, University of North Carolina

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Reem Hasan

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2004, Georgetown University

Medical School

M.D., 2011, University of North Carolina

About Me

I am a 2nd year med/peds resident. I spend my free time outdoors, working out, and exploring the arts and music in the area. I also like to travel and photograph unique architecture, windows and doors. I like the variety of general internal medicine and pediatrics, and I am considering a career that combines hospitalist work and primary care.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Strength of the med/peds program identity, strong and well balanced pediatric and internal medicine training

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Andrea Oliverio

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2011, University of Michigan

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Andrea Oliverio

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2007, University of Notre Dame

Medical School

M.D., 2011, University of Michigan

About Me

I'm a native Michigander and enjoy most outdoor activities - running, horseback riding, crosscountry skiing if we get a little snow. I like the four seasons, the farmer's market, and people-watching/reading/dining on my porch in Kerrytown.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The people, program directors, Ann Arbor, and proximity to family.

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Lindsay Quade

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2011, University of Maryland

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Lindsay Quade

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2007, University of Maryland

Medical School

M.D., 2011, University of Maryland

About Me

I'm a Med/Peds resident from Southern Maryland. Before moving to Michigan, I had never lived outside of Maryland! I absolutely love Ann Arbor and all of the friends I've made here. I'm happiest when I'm outside, especially near the water or on a beach. I'm also a big sports fan and still play volleyball and basketball. On Monday nights, you can find me with a number of my co-residents watching some variation of the Bachelor. When I'm done with residency, I hope to do a Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Ann Arbor, Dr. Lukela, and all of the residents I met on my interview day.

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Laura Taylor

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2010, University of Michigan,

MSc., 2010, University of Michigan

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Laura Taylor

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2005, St. Olaf College

Medical School

M.D., 2010, University of Michigan,

Additional Degrees

MSc., 2010, University of Michigan

About Me

I'm planning to apply for a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine and I hope to work with both children and adults in this field.

Why I Chose Michigan?

As I attended medical school at UM, I was a bit biased toward the program, but I loved the Med-Peds residents that I worked with as a student and wanted to be just like them. We draw patients from a large catchment area, and I knew I would see an impressive variety of disease processes and patient populations if I stayed at Michigan for residency. And most importantly, I really do love the people I work with - when I was applying, I could tell that UM residents really enjoyed spending time together at and outside of work.

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Andrea Yancon

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2011, University of Michigan

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Andrea Yancon

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2007, Kalamazoo College

Medical School

M.D., 2011, University of Michigan

About Me

I love MIchigan and have a great time in all four seasons. Yes, it gets real cold...but I can handle it!

Why I Chose Michigan?

I chose UM for The Michigan Difference! With top hospitals in both medicine and pediatrics as well as subspecialty and primary care training, you couldn't ask for more. Supportive mentorship is always available. Plus, Ann Arbor is a fun place to live!

3rd Year Residents

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Molly Antoniolli

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, Chicago Medical School

M.S., 2008, Georgetown University

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Molly Antoniolli

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2006, Georgetown University

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Chicago Medical School

Additional Degrees

M.S., 2008, Georgetown University

About Me

I am from the suburbs of Chicago. I went to Georgetown for undergrad, where I was on the crew team all four years. I took a couple years off between college and med school; I worked as an Anesthesia Tech and also got my Masters in Physiology. I came back home for med school where I met my wonderful husband, Mike. He is an Emergency Medicine intern at Detroit Receiving. We have two crazy dogs, Cash and Porterhouse, who we love to hang out with! I also enjoy being active and outside. I'm not sure yet what My future in Pediatrics holds, but I do think I will pursue a fellowship.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Definitely the people! Everyone I met during my interview visit was a lot of fun, and I could see myself fitting in with them. I also got the impression that the hospital administration and Dr. Haftel really cared about their residents' happiness. U of M was the only place I interviewed that had its own House Officer Association to advocate for the benefits of the residents.

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Mansoor Arain

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2012, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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Mansoor Arain

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2008, University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School

M.D., 2012, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

About Me

I am interested in transitions of care, and am particularly interested in hematology/oncology. I am also strongly considering hospitalist medicine, and would ideally like to split my time between general medicine and general pediatrics services.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The academic and medical reputation of the Medicine and Pediatrics departments aside, I was drawn to UM because of the excellent teaching, supportive learning environment, and resident-centered approach that still prioritizes and promotes patient care. I also really liked the fact that Ann Arbor is a big city with a distinctively small city feel, and appreciated the balance between culture and nature.

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Erin Bradley

Pediatric Resident

M.D., University of Toledo College of Medicine, 2012

M.S., University of Toledo, 2008

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Erin Bradley

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., Pomona College, 2007

Medical School

M.D., University of Toledo College of Medicine, 2012

Additional Degrees

M.S., University of Toledo, 2008

About Me

I grew up in San Diego and I spent most of my life in Southern California. But I love living in the Midwest despite its chilly winters. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my co-residents and baking. I also spend a majority of my time with my dog Fred who is perfect.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Obviously Michigan has a great reputation and tons of opportunities, but what really attracted me to this residency was the people. The residents were so friendly and happy that is was easy to picture myself working here.

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Vanessa Cardenas

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, University of Michigan Medical School

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Vanessa Cardenas

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2007, Florida International University

Medical School

M.D., 2012, University of Michigan Medical School

About Me

I am originally from Colombia but I have been in the US since I was sixteen years old. I like watching movies and exploring Ann Arbor's restaurants and bars on my days off. I am also a big scuba diver and I try to do some of it on my vacations. I am interested in global health and I am hoping to do some international work during residency. I am not sure what I'm doing with my life after residency, I am still debating between primary care or GI vs endocrine.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I felt that UM residency offered me a great training in general pediatrics but also a great exposure to all the subspecialties. It provides me with a variety of opportunities in the pediatric field including research and clinical training. I also couples matched and this was the best combination academically and near some of our family. More than anything, I felt very comfortable with the residents and faculty who have always been very approachable and supportive.

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Megan Chang

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, Mayo Medical School

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Megan Chang

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2003, University of Minnesota

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Mayo Medical School

About Me

I grew up in St. Paul and stayed in Minnesota for both undergrad and medical school. When not at the hospital, I'm usually reading, walking through the Arb, wandering around a bookstore or museum or the farmers market, or catching up with friends. I also love traveling, dancing, and listening to live music. After residency, I'm planning on pursuing a career in palliative care.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I had been planning to escape the Midwest and the cold for residency, but fell in love with Michigan on my interview day! It's an amazing program, with wonderful residents, supportive faculty, and diverse academic opportunities. Ann Arbor is also a really lovely city, with lots of cultural events, outdoorsy things to do, and great food.

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Emily Cooperstein

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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Emily Cooperstein

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2008, University of Notre Dame

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

About Me

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and am happy to have returned up North after my 4 years of medical school at Vanderbilt. I like to hang out with friends, play with my 3 adorable dogs, read celebrity gossip, and explore Ann Arbor when I get the chance. I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up but am working on figuring it out!

Why I Chose Michigan?

When I interviewed, I thought that the program felt very welcoming and the residents seemed like they were happy. Despite the crazy snow storm that hit the morning of my interview, I still felt that Ann Arbor would be a great place to train in pediatrics (and I still agree)!

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Adam DuVall

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2012, Case Western Reserve University

M.P.H, Case Western Reserve University

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Adam DuVall

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2006, University of Notre Dame

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Case Western Reserve University

Additional Degrees

M.P.H, Case Western Reserve University

About Me

I am originally from Michigan and returned after almost 10 years of living away. I am married and try to spend my time away from the hospital relaxing with my wife, friends, and dog. I also enjoy running and try to fit that in when I can. As a life-long Tigers baseball fan and longtime Notre Dame football fan, fall is my favorite time of the year. I always enjoy getting together with friends for a ball-game.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The people were what attracted me to the program. For being such an over-achieving group, everyone is so down to earth and easily approachable. It's always easy to find someone to spend time with outside of the hospital or a friend to talk to when the day didn't go so well. As a med/peds resident, the combination of quality adult and pediatrics hospital with the wonderful people was too good to pass up.

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Lindsay Ellsworth

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

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Lindsay Ellsworth

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2008, Hope College

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

About Me

I grew up about an hour north of Ann Arbor in Davison and am so excited to return close to home to continue my training. I love to head up to Traverse City to relax and spend time on the water whenever I get a chance.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I wanted to train at a program that provided a broad exposure to many subspecialities while also having a strong primary care core. I immediately felt welcomed into the program and like I was part of the team from the very beginning. Ann Arbor is also one of my favorite places from farmer's market to restaurant week downtown there is always something to get involved in.

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Uchenna Ezeibe

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, Howard University

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Uchenna Ezeibe

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2010, Howard University

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Howard University

About Me

My name is Uchenna, and although I grew up in a large Nigerian family, I was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. I eventually moved to Washington DC where I took the fast route and finished undergraduate and medical school in six years (yeah I am the baby of the group...lol). And now I am currently excited about my new move to the wonderful city of Ann Arbor, Michigan. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my fiance, watching movies on Netflix, reading, and shopping. I am currently interested in NICU (I love babies!), but I am open to everything.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The residents & the camaraderie within the program...and college football! (Although I have to stay true to my Alabama Crimson Tide!)

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Kathryn Fletcher

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, University of Michigan Medical School

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Kathryn Fletcher

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2008, Michigan State University

Medical School

M.D., 2012, University of Michigan Medical School

About Me

I live in Westland with my boyfriend (who is going to school at Wayne State) and my two adorable, but obnoxious cats. In my free time (ha!) I love to read, travel, and take pictures (lots of them!). Still undecided about what I would like to do within pediatrics.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Great people, great location!

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Jay Flynn

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2012, University of Kentucky

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Jay Flynn

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

BScEcon., 2001, Centre College

Medical School

M.D., 2012, University of Kentucky

About Me

I never thought about being a physician growing up but through life experiences I found out how much I enjoy the science and the art in medicine. This led me to change career paths so I could pursue something that I truly enjoyed doing. I am from Kentucky so one of my favorite things to do is watch UK basketball. In my free time, I also enjoy exercising, reading, and watching movies. In the future, I hope to practice primary care in a small town.

Why I Chose Michigan?

When I interviewed at UM, I was really impressed by the importance the program placed on the educational aspect of training. Moreover, there are very high expectations for each resident, which I felt made UM an ideal place to train. Ann Arbor is also are very unique town because it has a small town feel with the diversity and resources that can only be found in a large city.

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Stephanie Goldstein

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, University of Colorado

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Stephanie Goldstein

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

BSE, 2008, University of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2012, University of Colorado

About Me

I grew up in Colorado, attended the University of Michigan for my undergraduate degree, then medical school at the University of Colorado. I have matched into the Pediatric Cardiology fellowship program here at the University of Michigan to start as of July 2015. I have been happily married for 5 years, have a little boy, Levi, who was born in May, and have a wonderful Golden Retriever named Bella. I enjoy tennis, skiing and spending time with family and friends.

Why I Chose Michigan?

While I knew University of Michigan was a fantastic training program for pediatrics and it has a beautiful, brand new children's hospital, those were only the reasons I ended up applying here. The reason I ranked this program first is the incredible people who make up this program. From the program director and program coordinators, to the chief residents, to the everyday residents that you spend most waking hours with - everyone here is a team player and a pleasure to work with. The people here make the long hours and hard work worth it, almost as much as the medicine and the patients do. As an added bonus, Ann Arbor is a great town with food-lover's restaurants and plenty of fun activities to occupy your time on your precious days off.

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Stephen Gorga

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, Michigan State University

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Stephen Gorga

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2007, University of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Michigan State University

About Me

I grew up in suburban Detroit and went to Michigan for college, before heading to East Lansing and Grand Rapids for medical school. My wife Amanda and I married before medical school, and we currently have two dogs, Ooster and Harmon, and two daughters, Violet and Ruby. Outside of the hospital, I love hanging out with Amanda, Violet, Ruby, and the dogs, as well as playing golf and being outdoors. I am a huge sports fan, particularly Michigan football and hockey, Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, and Lions. After residency, I plan to pursue hospitalist medicine with a focus on medical student education.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I knew I wanted to go to an academic program in a university town and I ended up loving just about everything that the program offers. Ann Arbor is an incredible town and a great area to raise a family. I also really loved the people I met during my interview day and month rotation. The residents were happy with the program, which was important to me. The program is a good size with the right amount of daily education (with food!). Being close to family and friends also didn't hurt.

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Emily Graham

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2012, Ohio State University

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Emily Graham

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2008, Ohio State University

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Ohio State University

About Me

I love medicine and pediatrics, but outside of the hospital I also love hiking, running, swimming, reading, traveling, or just spending quality time with friends and family. I'm interested in global health and working with underserved populations in the US.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The people here, the reputation of the program, and the excellent training and education UM offers.

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Christie Grech

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, University of Michigan

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Christie Grech

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2008, University of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2012, University of Michigan

About Me

I am an only child who grew up in Troy, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit. Despite not having any siblings, I now have 5 fantastic sister-in-laws thanks to my wonderful husband, Tony, who is a family medicine resident here. I love to dance, especially tap, spend time with Tony and our families, and play with our 2 cats, Gracie and Rocky. Together, we enjoy running, watching Adam Sandler movies, cooking, and boating in Florida with my parents. I am currently applying for a fellowship in Neonatology and Perinatal Medicine.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Since I was initially undecided about my future plans, I was looking for a program that would provide me well-rounded training both in general pediatrics and the sub-specialties. I also was looking for a program that was about medium-sized. I think the number of residents and patient load that we have here is perfect. There are enough residents to adequately care for patients, however, there are not so many residents that you feel lost in the shuffle. It always helps to be close to family as well! Lastly, as a U of M "lifer," I see myself staying in Ann Arbor for many years to come. Go Blue!

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Tim Kaselitz

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2012, University of Michigan

M.P.H, 2012, University of Michigan

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Tim Kaselitz

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2007, Kalamazoo College

Medical School

M.D., 2012, University of Michigan

Additional Degrees

M.P.H, 2012, University of Michigan

About Me

I grew up in Grosse Pointe, MI (yes, like the movie) in a very large family—seven brothers and sisters! I met my lovely wife in at Kalamazoo College, and we moved to Ann Arbor so I could attend UM Medical School and she could study at the School of Social Work. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, skiing, and relaxing with my wife and dog. One of my primary career interests is working with poor and underserved populations. To that end, I took an extra year during medical school to pursue a Master’s in Public Health. I am not certain how these interests will shape my career path, but I am hoping something will come along and choose me!

Why I Chose Michigan?

As a Med-Peds applicant, I knew I wanted a well-balanced program that would allow me to develop rich, longstanding relationships and explore my clinical and research interests. Being a medical student here, I already knew that Michigan was an exceptional program filled with outstanding people, so I didn’t need to look very far! My wife and I are both from southeast Michigan, so it was a “no-brainer” when we asked ourselves where we wanted to be for the next for four years.

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Katherine McCormack

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, Temple University

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Katherine McCormack

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2007, Duquesne University

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Temple University

About Me

: I was born in California before moving to rural, western Pennsylvania during my awkward middle school years. I stayed in PA for both undergrad and medical school and spent a year in South Korea as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant between my academic endeavors. I have fallen in love with Ann Arbor and the residency program. My co-residents are not only fabulous, budding Pediatricians but also wonderful people who I love to spend my free time with. When I’m not hanging out at Mott, I love eating good food, trying to cook my own, hanging out with my dog, and traversing the world. I’ve narrowed down my future career options to hospitalist, critical care or emergency medicine. I’ll figure it out one of these days.

Why I Chose Michigan?

With my family from western PA, the mid-west was a little more my speed. I love how friendly and genuine the people are here while offering an immense breadth of knowledge and talent that they willingly share with trainees. Between the education that the residency program provides and the caliber and character of the faculty, staff and residents, Michigan has been a perfect fit for me.

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Tina Morhardt

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, Medical College of Virginia

M.S., 2007, Medical College of Virginia

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Tina Morhardt

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2005, University of Virginia

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Medical College of Virginia

Additional Degrees

M.S., 2007, Medical College of Virginia

About Me

I was born in Boston, raised in Charlottesville, Virginia and am excited to be in Michigan exploring the Mid-West. Although I spent much of my life in Virginia, I love to travel and experience new cultures and history and most importantly food. I look forward to trying all the Diner, Dives, and Drive-in restaurants featured in Michigan!

Why I Chose Michigan?

I was impressed with the facilities and resources as a children's hospital and the strength and focus on training of the residents. The people I met during my visit helped set the program apart from others.

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Emily Morris

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, University of Florida College of Medicine

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Emily Morris

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2008, Davidson College

Medical School

M.D., 2012, University of Florida College of Medicine

About Me

I grew up in sunny Florida. I am married and have a lovable furry chocolate labrador. I love to run, read, watch college football especially the SEC. I am going to be a pediatrician when I grow up--I am just not sure what kind yet.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The people, the amount of teaching, and the warmness in the program (not the state)!

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Dan Peltier

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, University of Michigan

Ph.D., 2012, University of Michigan

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Dan Peltier

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2004, Michigan State University

Medical School

M.D., 2012, University of Michigan

Additional Degrees

Ph.D., 2012, University of Michigan

About Me

I would like to pursue a career in academic Heme/Onc.

Why I Chose Michigan?

At Michigan I have the opportunity to get exposed to a variety of sub-specialties and general pediatrics in a tertiary care center. From a research standpoint, there is a plethera of interesting labs to work with. For my career, there's a strong Heme/Onc/BMT program.

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Evelyn Pietrandrea Laskowski

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, University of Michigan

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Evelyn Pietrandrea Laskowski

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2008, University of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2012, University of Michigan

About Me

I love to run, be silly, go to Michigan football and hockey games, do arts and crafts, dance, and spend lots of time with my friends and family. One of my favorite places in the world is Up North —especially Traverse City and Lake Michigan. When I grow up, I want to be a fabulous pediatrician!

Why I Chose Michigan?

Ever since I was a little kid, I have always loved the U of M. From undergrad, to med school, and now in residency, it has always been the exact place that I want to be. I love the people, the atmosphere, the city, and everything about it. It’s a place where you have every option imaginable available to you, and all the support that you could ask for.

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Kyle Pohl

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2012, Michigan State University

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Kyle Pohl

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2008, Michigan State University

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Michigan State University

About Me

I am from a small farming community in mid-Michigan. I enjoy anything outdoors, especially kayaking, hiking and camping. Additionally, I like to do woodworking in my spare time. I have strong interests in PICU as well as rural and wilderness medicine.

Why I Chose Michigan?

UM offers a terrific learning environment as a tertiary referral center. Mott Children's Hospital is known as one of the top children's hospitals in the US and has state of the art technology and research. Additionally, UM offers the opportunity for working with underserved populations both locally and abroad.

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Andy Prout

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, Wayne State University

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Andy Prout

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2007, Hope College

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Wayne State University

About Me

I'm Andy. I like good music, good food, and having fun (some of the many awesome things that drew me to Ann Arbor). I also love being outside in the summer and winter--biking, hiking, camping, and snowboarding. I've been married since December 2009. I've been in Michigan for a long time, and I love it here. I'm going to do something with my career that involves being in the hospital. Right now, I'm thinking about cardiology, heme/onc/BMT, and PICU, but it changes a lot.

Why I Chose Michigan?

It was the most fun I'd had at a residency dinner--everyone seemed to genuinely be friends with each other and to have fun outside of work. I knew the program was top-level and that I could go anywhere from here, and I liked the size of the program. The faculty that I met were very relaxed, smart, and easy to get along with. I knew what Ann Arbor was like and wanted to live here as well. The new hospital didn't hurt either.

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Stephanie Royer

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., University of Michigan 2012

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Stephanie Royer

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., University of Michigan 2008

Medical School

M.D., University of Michigan 2012

About Me

I grew up in Michigan and I've been in Ann Arbor for the last 8 years. When I'm not working, I love to run, play tennis, bake, and read. I'm not quite sure exactly what I want to do for my career right now, but definitely something that keeps me in academic medicine.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I applied really broadly for residency but Michigan ended up being the place I loved the most! The people are great, the program is really strong regardless of what your future career goals are, and Ann Arbor is a really fun city to live in.

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Mary Shull

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, Ohio State University

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Mary Shull

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2008, Vanderbilt University

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Ohio State University

About Me

I have lived most of my life in Nashville, Tennessee, but before I moved there at age nine I lived eight other places, including Rochester Hills, Michigan for 2 years. I am the oldest of four kids, and my family still lives in Nashville. Since graduating from college, I seem to be moving gradually northward, going to Ohio State for medical school and becoming a Buckeye fan, then despite that coming to U of M for residency because I liked the residency program so much. During medical school, my husband Trevor and I got married, and he is a fellow intern in the Family Medicine Program at U of M. In my free time, I love to read, knit, and spend time outside. Trevor and I love to travel, and in medical school we did a global health rotation in Papua New Guinea and then traveled through Australia. I am excited to travel to Swaziland for an international rotation later this year. I am also very excited that next year I will be starting my pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I really liked the people at U of M, both the residents and the faculty. I also liked the morning conference I went to on my interview day, and I was impressed by how many attendings came to it and participated. The new Mott Children's Hospital is beautiful. I think it's great that all Pediatric residents have continuity clinics away from the main hospital, so you can really experience general community pediatrics. As a senior resident, you have a second day of continuity clinic each week. You can choose to spend the second half-day in your general pediatric clinic, but you also have the option of going to a specialty clinic each week or doing research instead if you are planning to do a fellowship. I did the couples match, and I think U of M is a great place for people doing the couples match because there are so many excellent residency programs here.

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Felicia Tsaur

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, New York University School of Medicine

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Felicia Tsaur

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.E., 2008, University of Pennsylvania

Medical School

M.D., 2012, New York University School of Medicine

About Me

Having spent my college and medical school years in two big East Coast cities, I've always loved exploring new restaurants. Ann Arbor has such a great variety of food and nightlife, and there is always a new place to try. I have been interested in pediatric cardiology since the beginning of medical school, and the exceptional cardiology program at the University of Michigan was a large factor in my decision to train here. However, all the departments at Michigan are amazing, and there are more than enough resources to explore any and all fields in pediatrics.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The University of Michigan has an outstanding reputation and countless great physicians to learn from, and the brand-new Mott's hospital is a huge asset to the program. However, for me, the biggest draw to Michigan was the friendliness of the residents. Everyone is extremely genuine and welcoming. I feel right at home after only a couple months into residency!

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Jeff Weatherhead

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2012, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

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Jeff Weatherhead

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2003, Aquinas College

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

About Me

I am really into outdoor activities such as bow-hunting, skiing of all kinds - water, downhill and cross-country, mountain biking and kayaking. I also enjoy pontoon rides and a good IPA.

Why I Chose Michigan?

One of the main reasons I stayed in Michigan for residency is that I could still keep up with all of my hobbies while training! I was absolutely sold on U of M when I met all of the residents and could see how much fun they have together.

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Aviva Alpert

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, Temple University

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Aviva Alpert

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2007, University of Pennsylvania

Medical School

M.D., 2013, Temple University

About Me

I grew up in the suburbs of Boston and relocated to Philadelphia for college and medical school. It was also in Philadelphia that I met my husband who will be starting an adult cardiology fellowship at U of M. During college, I spent time in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I developed a love of all things Spanish. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors (especially biking, running, and tennis), and eating ice cream. I love working with kids and look forward to exploring many different areas of pediatrics over the coming years.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I was extremely impressed by the energetic, friendly and ambitious residents and the supportive program leadership. Moving to Michigan will be my first adventure away from the Northeast, but my mom (who grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula) always told me that I would fit in well in the Midwest! I am excited to take advantage of the many cultural attractions, outdoor adventures, and exciting food options that Ann Arbor has to offer.

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Brittany Benson

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, University of Michigan

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Brittany Benson

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, Grand Valley State University

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of Michigan

About Me

I grew up in Big Rapids, MI, went to undergrad in Grand Rapids, MI and migrated across the state for medical school at UofM. I love to be outside, run, bike, cook (and eat!) and watch bad reality TV. I still don't know what I want to do within peds and right now I'm considering cardiology, PICU and hospitalist medicine - but am open to just about everything.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I really love the people here. As a student and an applicant I noticed how well all the residents get along and how supportive the program is. It was also very important to me to stay close to my family and boyfriend in Michigan. On top of that, I also love Ann Arbor! I really enjoyed the four years I spent here for medical school and am excited to be staying for residency.

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Stephanie Booms

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

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Stephanie Booms

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, Hillsdale College

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

About Me

I grew up in Marysville, MI and attended Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI where I played volleyball and studied biology. I attended medical school at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health in Madison, WI, which is actually where my parents moved when I was in college. I'm excited to be a peds resident, but I'm undecided about pursuing a fellowship or going into general pediatrics. In my free time, I like to exercise, play volleyball, spend time with family and friends, and search pinterest for new recipes!

Why I Chose Michigan?

I chose Michigan because of the great residents and faculty members; everyone was warm and welcoming! Also, the program has a strong reputation and offers a supportive learning environment. I'm thrilled to be moving back to Michigan to be a member of the team at the University of Michigan!

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Brittany Burns

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

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Brittany Burns

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, Saginaw Valley State University

Medical School

M.D., 2013, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

About Me

I grew up in Lake City -- a small community in beautiful northern Michigan. Outside of medicine I enjoy running, reading, going to the theatre, watching Tiger baseball and eating good food! Although Michigan has always been my home, I also enjoy traveling the world and have visited 4 continents thus far. I am looking forward to the next 3 years!

Why I Chose Michigan?

I am undecided as to where my career is headed (except that it will be in pediatrics!) so I wanted to go somewhere that had many opportunities to explore as well as people I would enjoy working with everyday. U of M had all of this! As a Michigan native, I'm partial to the state and love the Ann Arbor area!

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Adrienne Carey

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2013, University of Utah

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Adrienne Carey

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, University of Utah

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of Utah

About Me

I grew up in the mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah where I became a sports junky at an early age. I played basketball and soccer in high school, and I attended the University of Utah for my undergraduate where I studied biochemistry. I studied abroad in Russia and also took lots of art history classes. I stuck around Utah for medical school where I found my passion for pediatrics in rural Ghana. I love anything to do with the outdoors, including hiking and skiing. I am married, and we have one child with fur - a cat named Po.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Since traveling to Michigan in 2008 to watch my Utah Utes defeat the Wolverines 25-23 in the Big House, I fell in love with Ann Arbor. It was great to be back in the city for my interview, and my experience at the hospital was fabulous. I left my interview day feeling excited at the prospect of spending the next four years at the University of Michigan. The residents were warm and welcoming, and I felt comfortable with those that interviewed me. The facilities are state of the art and brand new.

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Elizabeth Chenoweth

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, University of Michigan

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Elizabeth Chenoweth

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2009, Kalamazoo College

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of Michigan

About Me

As a life-long Ann Arborite, I am proud to say that I bleed maize and blue! I love to travel, cook, read, snowboard and SCUBA dive.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I loved my experience as a medical student at the University of Michigan. The residents and faculty are awesome, and the new hospital is wonderful! Also, I may be biased, but I think Ann Arbor is a fantastic place to live, snow and all!

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Tiffany Chung

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, University of Arizonal

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Tiffany Chung

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2009, Washington University in St. Louis

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of Arizonal

About Me

I was born and raised as a desert rat in Arizona. While the desert and sunshine are great, I can't wait to start a new adventure here in Ann Arbor! I enjoy spending time with my wonderful fiance, playing with our puppies, running, baking, napping, eating chocolate, and being outdoors doing anything. I am excited to be starting pediatrics and would love to have a career serving kids with disabilities and chronic medical conditions.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The people here are amazing! Everyone just seemed to be a part of a big family and truly enjoy spending time together. I also wanted to come out of residency knowing how to provide the best care for my future patients, and there was no better place to learn than University of Michigan. Lastly, Go Blue!

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Clint Cochran

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2009, The University of Toledo

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Clint Cochran

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, The University of Toledo

Medical School

M.D., 2009, The University of Toledo

About Me

I'm a Midwestern guy, and I've lived in Ohio all my life. I grew up in the Akron area and completed both my undergraduate degree in bioengineering and medical school down the road in Toledo. However, I'm ready to make the trip up North, and I have no problems saying GO BLUE! I am married to my high school sweetheart Kate, and we've been hitched for going on 4 years. She is also in the medical field and received her degree in pharmacy in 2011. While in college, I played football for the Rockets, and I still get excited for the start of the season. Actually, the only game I have seen in the Big House is the one where I was on the sidelines and my Rockets edged out the Wolverines, but I won’t bring that up too often. Pediatrics is the perfect field for me, because I’m really just a big kid myself. My engineering background has fueled my fascination with the heart (nature’s pump), and I plan on pursuing a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology after residency. Outside of medicine, I enjoy reading, trout fishing, biking, good food and watching a great movie.

Why I Chose Michigan?

As a medical student just down the road in Toledo, I was always aware of the caliber and quality of the U of M health system. Many of our complex cases including our congenital heart patients were referred to the specialists here in Ann Arbor. I wanted to be a part of a nationally recognized and respected institution providing top quality care. In my fourth year of medical school, I completed a visiting student rotation, and my experience solidified the program as my top choice. I loved not only the residents and faculty but the entire culture. It is a great learning environment and a perfect fit.

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Ashley DeHudy

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, University of Michigan

MPH: Environmental Health Sciences: Toxicology and Public Health Genetics, 2009, University of Michigan

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Ashley DeHudy

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S. Biology, B.A. Chemistry, 2007, Hope College

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of Michigan

Additional Degrees

MPH: Environmental Health Sciences: Toxicology and Public Health Genetics, 2009, University of Michigan

About Me

Raised on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan, I spent my youth wishing I was a fish. I came to terms with my human-hood and grew to love land ventures like hiking, running, and road biking. Over the years, my love of nature has taken me to the Galapagos, Amazon River Basin, and National Parks throughout the U.S. As a resident, it was important for me to choose a program that had "accessible nature". I've lived here for the past 6 years and found plenty of trails and parks to explore! Ann Arbor is definitely a community that is in tune with the natural world. From the riverside running trails to the Saturday Farmers Markets, Ann Arbor is the place to be! Besides nature, I also love the creative arts. Ann Arbor has been an excellent location to explore both visual and performing arts. A few years ago, I started volunteering as an usher at local venues (check out The Ark or Michigan Theater websites) and have seen incredible shows for FREE! Michigan also has a sweet opportunity called the Medical Arts Program that aims to expose medical students and residents to the arts. It's an absolutely amazing program- one of my favorite parts of med school! My final confession: I LOVE THRIFT SHOPPING. Merely seeing the words "Rummage" or "Garage Sale" gets my heart pumping a little bit harder. I’m hopelessly addicted to HGTV. My dream is to be a contestant on the show “Flea Market Flip”. Some people train for marathons, I train for the ultimate flea market challenge!

Why I Chose Michigan?

Top Ten Reasons I chose Michigan: 1. The people. Hands down. Great attendings, awesome support staff, extraordinary residents. 2. Excellent programs for both myself and boyfriend. We couples matched with pediatrics and ENT. We interviewed at almost 20 programs, yet at the end of the season it was clear that Michigan was the best fit for us. 3. Nature! While Ann Arbor doesn’t have a mountain range or large body of water, it has plenty of decent running trails and rivers. In fact, last June one of my friends and I went floating down the Huron River 5 times in one week. It’s a splendid way to spend a few hours, lazily drifting down the river. 4. Food! When my tummy is a-rumblin’ there are plenty of tasty places to dine. New restaurants keep popping up all over the place. My favorites include Frita Batidos, Jerusalem Garden, and Mani. Delicious! 5. The Arts! Ann Arbor has pretty sweet venues to see concerts including The Ark, Michigan Theater, and Hill Auditorium (pretty impressive acoustics!). In addition, Detroit or Royal Oak is only a short drive away. I don’t feel music deprived living here. 6. Thrift shops. Yes, we all love the Macklemore song, but I’ve been thrifting since I could walk (or at least drive). Ann Arbor has an array of shops to explore, including your classic GW, Salvo, and tiny local gems. I’m always on the look-out for a thread bare vintage t or bedazzled fanny pack. 7. College town life. I love the energy of the city and the excitement surrounding University sports teams. I was raised to hate the color combos of green/white (MSU) and scarlet/grey (OSU). I’m a huge Michigan football, hockey, and basketball fan. Go blue! 8. Affordable cost of living. On the resident salary, you can live pretty well here in little old Ann Arbor. It’s great to not be in the red after paying rent! 9. Family. My family is three hours away. It’s great to be able to zip home for a weekend or have them come visit. That said, I can spend my vacations travelling if I want because I see my family pretty often ;) 10. Career opportunities. At this point, I’m not sure what my next step will be, but I wanted to be a resident at a program with strong fellowship options. Michigan has an array of well-recognized fellowships! 11. Bonus: I LOVE CAMP. I worked at a science/mountaineering camp in rural West Virginia for about 8 summers since I was 18. I secretly dream of being a camp doctor and wanted to go to a program that has “camp-related” opportunities. Michigan, indeed, does! Camp Bold Eagle, here I come!

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Amanda DeLong

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, The Ohio State University

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Amanda DeLong

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2009, Northwestern University

Medical School

M.D., 2013, The Ohio State University

About Me

I'm a born and raised Midwesterner with a passion for Global Health and travel. I didn't always know I wanted to be a physician, and I took a long time deciding what I wanted to do but ultimately I always came back to Pediatrics. I love the patients, the families, and the pathology, and I am so excited to be a resident at the University of Michigan. Outside the hospital I love to run, practice yoga, and cycle in addition to dragging my boyfriend with me on as many national and international adventures as our busy schedules allow.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I was born in Lansing, Michigan and both sides of my family are from the state. More importantly, I loved the volume and atmosphere that the University of Michigan had to offer and knew it would give me the training I needed to do whatever a career in Pediatrics had in store for me--and my boyfriend found the perfect Emergency Medicine program for him right down the road at Detroit Receiving. As an added bonus, I joke that the only thing I could've done to annoy my Spartan parents more than choosing OSU for medical school was to become a Wolverine--but my heart will always bleed purple. Go Cats!

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Allison Effron

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, The Ohio State University

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Allison Effron

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, Univeristy of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2013, The Ohio State University

About Me

My name is Allie and I was born and raised in Cleveland, OH. I first fell in love with Ann Arbor while visiting my older sister, an undergrad at the time, and decided I needed to come to U of M for my undergraduate experience as well. I then moved back home to Ohio for medical school but am very excited to return to Michigan for residency. My love for pediatrics grew out of a lifetime of summers making lanyard bracelets as a camp counselor and has developed into a current interest in Peds GI. When not in the hospital, I love to read, spend time outdoors, and travel - preferably all at the same time!

Why I Chose Michigan?

I may be from Ohio, but I'm a Wolverine at heart! There is such a sense of camaraderie and pride throughout the UofM community that I couldn't imagine a better place to begin my training. I love how closely the university, hospital system, and Ann Arbor community co-exist together, and, of course, I've been craving an Angelo's brunch.

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Ashleigh El Sakr

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, Northeast Ohio Medical University

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Ashleigh El Sakr

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, Kent State University

Medical School

M.D., 2013, Northeast Ohio Medical University

About Me

In high-school in a medical clinic in Cambodia, I decided to become a physician, and throughout medical school was drawn to pediatrics. I attended Northeast Ohio Medical University's 6 year B.S./M.D. program. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending my summers on the lake with my family and participating in any water activity. I also enjoy snowboarding and baking. I am the third child of four, and my family means the world to me; my parents are my inspiration. I got married in 2013 who is also a resident at the University of Michigan.

Why I Chose Michigan?

After spending time at the University of Michigan on away electives during my fourth year of medical school, I realized the program was a perfect fit. The residents are truly interested in learning and working hard, and the faculty members are present to mentor and teach. The academic environment provided a place to practice medicine where the whole patient will be cared for, and where I will be part of a team. The University of Michigan has become home and I can’t imagine training anywhere else!

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Jason Fischer

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

M.S.Ed., 2012 University of Pennsylvania

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Jason Fischer

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

M.D., 2013, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Medical School

M.D., 2013, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Additional Degrees

M.S.Ed., 2012 University of Pennsylvania

About Me

Originally from the north suburbs of Chicago (Highland Park). I migrated East for college to attend Yale University, graduated with a degree in History in 2006. I then spent a year working as an EMT in Boston, after which, I decided I wanted to be a doctor. I completed Bryn Mawr College's post-baccalaureate program in 2008 and matriculated to medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, where I completed a combined degree (M.D./M.S.Ed) in 2013. I am a big sports fan and an avid outdoorsman. At this point, I think I'd like to pursue Pediatric Emergency Medicine and also use my education degree to focus on medical education

Why I Chose Michigan?

What's not to love? The facilities are amazing! Everyone who has spent any time in Ann Arbor cannot say enough good things about it. The program is incredibly focused on residents (both their education/professional development and their personal lives). The city provides plenty of culture and opportunities, while outdoor activities are a stone's throw away.

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Jennifer Foster

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, University of North Carolina

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Jennifer Foster

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2009, Harvard University

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of North Carolina

About Me

I was born in Japan and lived in Hong Kong when I was young, but I tell people I’m from Raleigh, North Carolina because I’ve lived there since I was nine years old and have become a huge fan of sweet tea, country music, and UNC basketball. I love to travel, dance, and go shopping with my mom, and my favorite foods are guacamole and sushi. I like to spend time with my husband, friends, and dog named Potato, and I love being around kids. I couldn’t be more excited to be in Ann Arbor!

Why I Chose Michigan?

Everyone I met on my interview day seemed so happy! The program is incredible and I thought Ann Arbor would be the perfect place to live.

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Benjamin Hale

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2013, University of Colorado School of Medicine

M.S., Bioengineering, 2009, Colorado State University

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Benjamin Hale

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S. Civil Engineering, 2007, University of Colorado Boulder

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Additional Degrees

M.S., Bioengineering, 2009, Colorado State University

About Me

I grew up in Loveland, a town on the front range of Colorado. Before medical school I went to college in Boulder, studying civil engineering, and then graduate school at Colorado State University in Fort Collins studying bioengineering. I knew I wanted to be a pediatrician because of my experiences working with kids at a summer camp in the Colorado foothills. Outside of medicine I enjoy spending time with my wife and two dogs (a golden retriever and a Jack Russel terrier), and enjoy flying small airplanes as a private pilot.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The amazing hospitals, residents, and world class education in a beautiful college town with a vibrant community!

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Elizabeth Hill

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, University of Michigan

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Elizabeth Hill

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, Indiana University

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of Michigan

About Me

I grew up in a small town in southern Indiana. After completing our undergraduate degrees at Indiana University, my husband, Alex, and I moved to Ann Arbor so I could start medical school here. We loved Michigan so much that we decided to stay. Whether wandering through A2's many parks, going for a run, or playing with my dog, I love being outdoors as much as possible!

Why I Chose Michigan?

I couldn't have been luckier than to have ended up at U of M for medical school. After spending 4 years working with amazing faculty and residents, experiencing the support of the medical community, and learning how to be a Wolverine, no other programs could compare. Not to mention how hard it would be to leave Ann Arbor's incredible restaurants, city parks, and culture.

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Jasmeet Kataria

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, Florida State University College of Medicine

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Jasmeet Kataria

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, University of Florida

Medical School

M.D., 2013, Florida State University College of Medicine

About Me

I am originally from London, England and moved to Florida in 2001. I cannot remember what it feels like to live in cold weather, so moving to Ann Arbor will feel like a completely new experience! I love running and have recently begun to enjoy outdoor activities. I also love to bake, watch movies, and spend time with my family, friends, and three dogs! After residency, I plan to pursue a fellowship in either Neonatology or Heme/Onc.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I chose Michigan because I was very impressed with how kind and friendly everybody was on the day of my interview. The faculty and residents were very approachable. Along with having a great reputation and fantastic academic opportunities, Michigan will allow me to have great exposure to both primary care and the pediatric subspecialties. The facilities are absolutely beautiful and I fell in love with Ann Arbor after having spent only a day there.

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Payal Kenia

Pediatric Neurology Resident

M.D., 2013, Medical College of Georgia

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Payal Kenia

Pediatric Neurology Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2008, Emory University

Medical School

M.D., 2013, Medical College of Georgia

About Me

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, I am a southern belle without the accent! Where I come from, the city shuts down for a centimeter of snow, so stay tuned to see if I make it through a Michigan winter! I've come a far ways from home looking for a fresh start and new perspective. In my free time, I love to cook, explore fine wines, and go dancing. I am part of the combined five year Pediatric Neurology Program here.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The people. From the attending physicians, to your co-residents, to the staff and residents from other specialties - everyone you will meet and work with here is approachable and helpful. The hospital. Mott is a beautiful new facility. I loved the idea of a stand-alone children's hospital that was still physically connected to the main adult hospital. The city. Ann Arbor is a small college town, but it's loaded with so much culture and creativity. From art fairs, to kayaking, to hole-in-the-wall restaurants...the hospital is just minutes from it all.

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Kathryn (Kate) Levy

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2013

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Kathryn (Kate) Levy

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., Biology, University of Rochester, 2008

Medical School

M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2013

About Me

I grew up in Rochester, NY and stayed there for undergrad. Then headed to Philadelphia where I worked for a year in the Philadelphia HealthCorps before starting medical school. When I'm not at the hospital, I can be found running, playing soccer, cooking, or hanging out with friends and family.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I picked Michigan for a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency because of the awesome, well integrated program. I'm unsure if I'll do primary care or specialize but knew I would get great exposure to both along with pursuing my other interests of public health and medical education. And being from Rochester, I knew I could handle the weather!

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Jackie Madison

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2013, University of Michigan

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Jackie Madison

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, Yale University

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of Michigan

About Me

I grew up in Michigan, then headed east to study Biology and Anthropology at Yale. I excitedly returned to the Great Lake state for medical school! I chose to enter Med-Peds because I am attracted to a model of continuity of care in chronic disease. Outside of school, I most enjoy playing sports, especially soccer. I also love dance, skiing, squash (the sport not the vegetable), the outdoors, Halloween costumes, traveling, and ice cream.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Having gone to medical school here, I knew that I would get great training in both medicine and pediatrics, gain in-depth exposure to general through subspecialty care patients, work alongside awesome residents who are passionate and fun, and live in Ann Arbor--a great town. This is a place where people are enthusiastic about their work and their life outside of medicine.

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Claire Northway

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2013, University of Michigan

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Claire Northway

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, University of Notre Dame

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of Michigan

About Me

I grew up in Northern Minnesota where I spent as much time as possible on the lake. For college I moved to the warmer climate of South Bend, Indiana where I attended Notre Dame. Despite the recent end of the Notre Dame-Michigan series, I don't believe I'll ever be able to cheer for Michigan football. While at Notre Dame I met a wonderful guy who eventually became my husband in August, 2014. Although he's a "non-medical" spouse, he has a PhD in organic chemistry and might be more of a nerd than I am. We're enjoying our time in Ann Arbor discovering new restaurants with our friends and working on our skills at the local climbing gym.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I first chose Michigan for medical school because I felt a special camaraderie between the students and faculty. Four years later I interviewed all around the country but my mind kept coming back to Michigan. The people, the support for residents, the incredible and accessible mentors, there were so many things drawing me back here. I'm a happy person here and I would make the same decision again and again.

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Priyanka Rao

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, University of Iowa

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Priyanka Rao

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2008, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of Iowa

About Me

I grew up in Iowa City, IA and love the mid-west. I am excited to move to Ann Arbor with my fiance who will be an intern in Internal Medicine. I love salsa dancing, cooking, running, spending time with my family and friends, curling up with a good book, and Carolina basketball. I am interested in a career in either general pediatrics or maybe pediatric nephrology, but definitely hope to incorporate global health into whichever path I choose.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I chose Michigan because I wanted to train at a program with a broad range of specialties as well as strong primary care training. As a college town native, I also enjoyed the academic environment at Michigan and the extremely welcoming nature of the faculty and residents.

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Will Rearick

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2013, University of North Carolina

MPH, 2012, University of North Carolina

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Will Rearick

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2008, University of North Carolina

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of North Carolina

Additional Degrees

MPH, 2012, University of North Carolina

About Me

I grew up in North Carolina and stayed close to home for undergrad and medical school at UNC. I did take a brief jaunt into South America to study aquatic ecology and soccer, as well as a year away from medical school to get an M.P.H. during which I primarily studied cancer screening. Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing soccer and golf, and I love backpacking, skiing, and canoeing/kayaking. I'm looking forward to exploring Michigan, though I'm a little nervous about my first real winter!

Why I Chose Michigan?

U of M has an outstanding Med-Peds program. I hope to get balanced training in both disciplines. I'm not sure yet what I want to do long-term, and I wanted to be at a program that had strengths in many fields and settings. It didn't hurt that Ann Arbor is a really fun city with easy access to the outdoors! Most importantly, I was struck during my interview by how friendly and welcoming everyone was. I've had a great time thus far getting to know all of my co-interns!

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Margeaux Reizian

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, University of Michigan

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Margeaux Reizian

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, University of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of Michigan

About Me

I love discovering running trails in Ann Arbor, the new restaurants that keep popping up here, and the farmer's market for new recipe ideas. I squeeze in as much travel as I can, whether it be road trips to beaches in Michigan or cross-Atlantic flights to Europe, I love to explore!

Why I Chose Michigan?

I am a Michigan girl, born and raised. I grew up in southeastern Michigan, came here for college and fell in love with both Ann Arbor and the University. I have been inspired by the smart and supportive residents and faculty I worked with here as a medical student and impressed with the exposure to disease processes and patient populations at Michigan. Between the great community in surrounding Ann Arbor and the challenging and rewarding residency experience at Michigan, I couldn't think of a better match!

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Natalie Schellpfeffer

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, Medical College of Wisconsin

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Natalie Schellpfeffer

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2009, Carthage College

Medical School

M.D., 2013, Medical College of Wisconsin

About Me

I'm a Wisconsin girl at heart and lived in the Milwaukee region prior to moving to Ann Arbor for residency. Despite my Packer-loving roots, Ann Arbor is an awesome city to live in. My favorite non-medical hobbies these days are running/biking, reading, and fine dining at happy hours with my co-residents. As far as my career is concerned, I love the acute pediatric patient and a wide breadth of pathology; therefore, I am planning to pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Michigan was at the top of my list because it is known as one of the best Pediatrics programs in the country. I was looking for a program with a large, stand-alone children's hospital, availability of extensive future subspecialty training, and an emphasis of research in an academic community. A nice place to live was just a bonus on top of what I already recognized prior to my interview day. During my visit, I saw Michigan as a professional, impressive academic program that made me feel welcome. After meeting with my interviewers, I knew I would get the support and encouragement to foster the type of career I wanted in Pediatrics.

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Anjali Sethi

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, Drexel University

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Anjali Sethi

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, Drexel University

Medical School

M.D., 2013, Drexel University

About Me

I grew up near Princeton, New Jersey and moved to Philadelphia for college and medical school. I love watching Hindi movies - I am such a loyal fan of my favorite actor that I recently took a picture outside his house in India! I also love reading about other places in the world; I learn more from books than I do from watching the news. It was my love for the arts that drove me to achieve a Medical Humanities Scholarship in medical school. I am the opposite of athletic, but I can get pretty competitive in a game of foosball!

Why I Chose Michigan?

My interview day at Michigan was so much fun, especially the dinner the night before. The residents were so inviting and I didn't feel like I was six hundred miles away from home. I loved the brand new children's hospital and that every specialty was well-represented. I couples matched with my fiance (soon-to-be-husband) and we are so happy with our choice that I hope to be here longer than my three years of residency!

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Ruchi Singla

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, Northeast Ohion Medical University (NEOMED)

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Ruchi Singla

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., B.A., 2003, Ohio State University

Medical School

M.D., 2013, Northeast Ohion Medical University (NEOMED)

About Me

I am an Ohio girl, born and raised. I studied Marketing and Spanish at The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!), and I had a few different work experiences before finding Medicine. From selling peanuts at baseball games, to dressing up as a zoo mascot, I've had many jobs, but none that I've loved as much as Pediatrics. I have the musical taste of a teenage girl, and I LOVE to dance. I also enjoy running, traveling and eating.

Why I Chose Michigan?

As a Buckeye, I pretty much committed a cardinal sin by coming to Michigan. However, I can honestly say that transferring to the Pediatrics program here was one of the best, most fortunate decisions I ever made. As a Midwestern girl, I expected that people here would be nice, but I could not have asked for a warmer welcome! I found instant friends among my co-residents and no shortage of invitations for everything from dinner at one of Ann Arbor's hip restaurants, to festival hopping, to apple picking. People don't even hold the whole Buckeye thing against me! I am just starting to explore, and I can't wait to see what more this great town has to offer! The University of Michigan attracts a diverse population, providing the opportunity to care for families from all walks of life. You can't walk anywhere in Ann Arbor without hearing another language! The faculty and administration are truly invested in the residents' education, and they are always seeking feedback to help improve our experience. There are countless opportunities for residents to become involved in activities outside of work, both academic and social. While I bleed scarlet and gray, I'm proud to be part of my new Michigan family!

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Karina Whelan

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2013, University of North Carolina

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Karina Whelan

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2008, Amherst College

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of North Carolina

About Me

I was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and did my undergrad in neuroscience at Amherst College. I spent a year working on first-aid education and disaster preparedness with an ambulance service in Mumbai, after which I joined the UNC School of Medicine. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking bread, singing in choirs, spending time with my husband, Andrew and playing with our dog, Spirit. I am still undecided about my plans after residency, but I have an interest in hospitalist medicine in underserved areas and quality improvement measures.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I wanted a residency program with a strong Med-Peds identity, which also integrated well with the categorical programs. I value Michigan's emphasis on providing care for underserved populations and the opportunity work at a VA hospital. Most of all, I felt a strong connection with the residents I met during my interview, and I am excited to work here and get to know Ann Arbor better this year.

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Megan Wilde

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2013, University of Utah

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Megan Wilde

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2009, University of Utah

Medical School

M.D., 2013, University of Utah

About Me

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I completed my undergraduate degree in Art History and loved learning about different cultures through their art. I love to travel, go to the farmers market, curl up with a good book, go to art museums (shocking I know!) and hang out with friends. In the future, I am interested in either hospitalist medicine, or adult congenital cardiology, but I like it all!

Why I Chose Michigan?

I was initially drawn to the University of Michigan because of their reputation for strong clinical training in both internal medicine and pediatrics. Then my interview day sold me! I could see myself working with everybody I met and enjoyed the energy of Ann Arbor.

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Chinaemerem Agbakwuru

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, Howard University

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Chinaemerem Agbakwuru

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, University of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2013, Howard University

About Me

Although born in our nation's capital, I moved to Southfield, Michigan at a young age. I love all things music and most of my free time is spent trying to keep up with my old grade school keyboard and saxophone, listening to new music, and having personal parties in my headphones with my turntables as an amateur DJ (Although I've been known to mix a great party or two). Otherwise, I enjoy travel especially internationally, and just having a good time with friends and family. I hope to pursue fellowship training after residency and I’m strongly interested in both Cardiology and Neonatology. As a Wolverine Alumnus I'm excited to rediscover Ann Arbor and root for the Maize and Blue in person once again. Go Blue!

Why I Chose Michigan?

Besides being a diehard and extremely biased Wolverine fan, I wanted to be at an academic institution with a first rate comprehensive education that still provided access to underserved populations whether that is in the form of neighboring communities, outpatient clinic, or international opportunities. Also the people I’ve met seem to have a great camaraderie and really enjoying being a part of this program.

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Michael Anacker

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2014, Wright State University

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Michael Anacker

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2010, Miami University of Ohio

Medical School

M.D., 2014, Wright State University

About Me

I moved a bit when I was younger, living in Connecticut and New York before my family settled down in southern Ohio. I developed a passion for physical activity and the outdoors early on, playing just about every sport imaginable and basically living in the sun until the snow drove me inside! My extended family from Wisconsin have instilled in me a great love of Badger football, the Green Bay Packers, cheese, and brats, so you can bet I'm grilling whenever I get a chance. I married my college sweetheart, Lisa, and couples matched with her here at U of M as she starts her first year as a psychiatry resident. I am a laid-back, easy-going guy, and couldn't be happier to be here!

Why I Chose Michigan?

Getting along with the residents was very important to me in choosing a program, and when I interviewed at U of M, I felt like everything clicked. The people here feel like family already! In addition, being an outdoor and activity enthusiast, I was really excited about the parks and beautiful outdoor spaces Ann Arbor has to offer. The area is great and the people are friendly--it was the perfect fit.

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Robin Cook

Pediatric Neurology Resident

M.D., 2014, University of Michigan

Ph.D., 2014, University of Michigan (Medical Scientist Training Program)

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Robin Cook

Pediatric Neurology Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2006, Illinois Wesleyan University

Medical School

M.D., 2014, University of Michigan

Additional Degrees

Ph.D., 2014, University of Michigan (Medical Scientist Training Program)

About Me

I grew up in Peoria, Illinois and was a Physics major and NCAA Div. III swimmer at Illinois Wesleyan University in College. I came to Michigan in 2006 to follow my dual interests in biophysics research and medicine - and for the cross-country skiing! My dissertation project involved using lasers and fluorescent labels to do single-molecule microscopy, studying the interactions of amyloid-beta peptide with neurons. I chose to go into pediatric neurology after becoming interested in epilepsy and child development during my pediatrics rotation. Along the way I met a really nice guy from Lansing, MI, and got married to him pretty recently. He and I love to run, swim, bike, hike, kayak, backpack/camp, and cross-country ski!

Why I Chose Michigan?

Michigan has a very strong, approachable, and teaching-oriented pediatric neurology division, as well as great faculty within general pediatrics and the other specialty divisions. As a medical student, I found the residents to be smart, kind, and approachable. In addition, Ann Arbor is a fantastic place to live, with a lot of great running trails and parks, the Huron river to kayak on, and tons of really good restaurants and music venues downtown.

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Phoebe Danziger

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2014, University of Michigan Medical School

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Phoebe Danziger

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2005, Columbia University

Medical School

M.D., 2014, University of Michigan Medical School

About Me

I'm originally from New York City, and have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, but my husband is a native Michigander, and we are thrilled to be raising our two daughters, ages 1 and 5, here in Ann Arbor. I love working with children of all ages, but I especially love babies and have a strong interest in neonatal and pediatric ethics, and I anticipate pursuing a fellowship in Neonatology.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Since starting medical school at Michigan, I have always been impressed by how warm, respectful, patient-centered, collaborative, and supportive the environment at Mott is. U of M does a wonderful job supporting the whole range of primary care, subspecialty care, research, and advocacy and community efforts. Ann Arbor is an incredible place to live, especially with young children. There are beautiful, close-knit neighborhoods and communities, lots of wonderful parks like County Farm Park and Gallup Park, delicious local foods and small farms, and a relaxed quality of life.

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Helene Doleyres

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2014, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

MPH, 2010, University at Albany School of Public Health

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Helene Doleyres

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A.,2008, University of Pennsylvania

Medical School

M.D., 2014, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Additional Degrees

MPH, 2010, University at Albany School of Public Health

About Me

I’m from New York, and I’ve spent all of my life on the East Coast. My interests within pediatrics are infectious diseases and adolescent medicine. In my free time, I enjoy reading, painting, baking, going to museums, and traveling.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Mott is a world-class children’s hospital, and Ann Arbor is a great place to live. However, most importantly, I have found the faculty, staff, and my fellow residents to be incredibly supportive here, which creates a great environment for training.

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Sami El-Dalati

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

MD 2014, The Ohio State University

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Sami El-Dalati

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

BA 2010, Swarthmore College

Medical School

MD 2014, The Ohio State University

About Me

I was born in San Francisco and grew up just outside of Cleveland. I received a degree in history from Swarthmore College and went to medical school at The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!). I'm a big sports fan, especially when it comes to hockey and football and I have the unique misfortune of being both a Cleveland Browns and Toronto Maple Leafs fan.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I chose Michigan for a variety of reasons. Coming from another medical center I learned of the high caliber of the programs at U of M. That drew me to apply and when I interviewed I had a great experience and met several people I knew I would enjoy working with. In addition, I met several fellows at my medical school's hospital that had done their residencies at U of M and they spoke very highly of their time there. Finally, the larger size of the program and the proximity to my family in Cleveland clinched it for me.

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Christopher Failing

Pediatric Resident

M.D, 2014, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Christopher Failing

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A, 2010, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Medical School

M.D, 2014, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Northern Minnesota (It's very cold up there!) In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife Rachel, acrylic painting, reading, watching movies, and learning about wine making.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I wanted to be at a tertiary medical center where I would get exposed to a large variety of patient cases. Many of my pediatric attendings at UND spoke highly of the program here and suggested that I apply. During my interview day I was blown away by the beautiful hospital, the friendly and intelligent residents, the awesome program coordinators (who kept me caffeinated as I only had 1 hr of sleep prior to my interview day). I was also loved the city of Ann Arbor and the endless amount of activities to be involved in......I'm also looking forward to the warmer winters here!

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Morgen Govindan

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2014, University of Michigan

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Morgen Govindan

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2008, Washington University

Medical School

M.D., 2014, University of Michigan

About Me

I grew up in Seattle and moved to the Midwest for undergrad. Before medical school, I spent two years teaching high school chemistry with Teach For America in Kansas City. Outside of the hospital, I love to spend time with my husband and my dog, and experiment with new recipes. I love anything outdoors, particularly kayaking and hiking.

Why I Chose Michigan?

UM is a great place to be, with top-notch clinical care, research, and education! Throughout our time at UM, my husband and I have been fortunate to work with many wonderful mentors, and are excited to continue our training here. In addition, we have a great church and community of friends in Ann Arbor, which will be huge supports to us during the next three years.

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Nic Helmstetter

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2014, Wayne State University School of Medicine

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Nic Helmstetter

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2010, Kalamazoo College

Medical School

M.D., 2014, Wayne State University School of Medicine

About Me

I'm a Michigan native since early childhood, growing up in a small town outside Flint, called Flushing. I attended college on the west side of the state at Kalamazoo College where I studied biology and played football. I graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. When not in the hospital, I enjoy spending time with friends and family in the area, exercising, reading, hanging out with my dog and catching up on movies.

Why I Chose Michigan?

U of M has a strong pediatrics program, nationally. It's also a large referral center. Furthermore, Ann Arbor is a great city for a multitude of reasons; from parks, schools, culture, sports, you name it! The bottom line was that the residents I met during my visit were the best and most friendly. I knew I had to come here.

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Jennifer Hemberg

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2014, University of Michigan

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Jennifer Hemberg

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2010, University of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2014, University of Michigan

About Me

I grew up about 45 minutes from Ann Arbor in West Bloomfield, Michigan. I have three brothers, including a twin brother; 2 sister-in-laws, and a niece and nephew with another nephew debuting in August. My parents are now retired and live at our cottage an hour drive north of Ann Arbor. I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010 with a degree in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Studies and stayed in Ann Arbor for medical school. I am excited to be staying for years 9-11 in Ann Arbor and continue working on my restaurant bucket list. In my spare time I enjoy reading anything that requires no deep thinking and running. I try to travel somewhere new whenever I have the time and money.

Why I Chose Michigan?

My interactions with the Pediatric Residents both as a medical student and on my interview day solidified my desire to continue my training at Mott. Throughout the residency interview process I found myself constantly comparing programs to Michigan and having them fall short. I can't think of anywhere I would rather continue to my training!

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Elizabeth Jahns

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2014, University of Wisconsin

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Elizabeth Jahns

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

M.S. Computer Science, Tulane University

Medical School

M.D., 2014, University of Wisconsin

About Me

Originally from Cincinnati, OH, I've lived in New Orleans, St. Louis, Madison, WI, Madrid, Long Island, and traveled to a variety of other cities when I worked as an IT project manager before going to medical school. I have three young children with whom I like to spend a lot of my time outside of work, but that often includes inviting friends over and hanging out in my backyard. When my husband and I get some time to ourselves, we love to travel. We got married in Belize, hiked to Machu Picchu, and toured around Costa Rica and Switzerland together. I've also been to China, India, Israel, Europe, and Central and South America both for work and for fun. I was always a big sports nut, but tore my ACL playing indoor soccer and mostly watch these days unless I can find a casual volleyball or softball game.

Why I Chose Michigan?

As a med-peds applicant, I was looking for a highly respected program strong in both medicine and pediatrics. Having a first rate medical school associated with our program ensures that we have energetic, knowledgeable students to work with, and gives us the opportunity to be a part of their education which I'm really looking forward to. Ultimately, though, the residents that I met during my interview are what sold the program. They were all super friendly, and everybody seemed laid back with a great sense of humor. Because I moved with my family, we also considered the city quite a bit in our decision. You simply can't beat Ann Arbor as far as beauty, easy transit, great summertime (and wintertime) activities, an awesome sports atmosphere, and great nightlife all of which are extremely accessible.

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Andrew Jones

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2014, University of Utah

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Andrew Jones

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, University of Utah

Medical School

M.D., 2014, University of Utah

About Me

I was born in Utah, but shortly thereafter moved to Arizona. After high school I spent two years on a church service mission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I then moved back to Utah where I completed my undergraduate at the University of Utah. I met my soon-to-be wife in my freshman general chemistry class. (Yes, there was more chemistry happening than the typical class!) I completed medical school at the U of U as well. In the meantime we had two kids and love having them in our family. We love to spend time outdoors hiking and camping. I love to road bike, play soccer, eat ice cream, play games, and just hang out with my family.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I loved the opportunities that the University of Michigan had to offer. I wanted a bigger mid-sized program that exposed me to a high volume of patients. I also have enjoyed the midwest atmosphere and knew it would be good for my family. I also hate the heat, so I figured I'd try and stay as far north as possible. I love the school spirit that U of M has and the pride that everyone shows for their program.

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Prashanthi Kandavel

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2014, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

M.S., 2010, Rosalind Franklin University

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Prashanthi Kandavel

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2009, University of California, San Diego

Medical School

M.D., 2014, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

Additional Degrees

M.S., 2010, Rosalind Franklin University

About Me

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and attended college in San Diego where it was consistently 72 degrees and sunny! After 23 years on the West ("Best") coast, I lived in Chicago for 5 years and fell in love with Midwest, despite it's winters! In my free time, I like to try new restaurants, travel internationally, read, cook and bake, experience the outdoors, and spend time with my adorable niece and nephew.

Why I Chose Michigan?

As a resident at the University of Michigan, I knew I was going to receive excellent training and teaching as well as an abundance of educational opportunities all while working in a supportive and enriching environment. With just a few visits to Ann Arbor, I recognized how much this city has to offer and knew it would be the perfect place to call home for the next few years!

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Annie Lu

Pediatric Resident

MD, 2014, University of Pittsburgh

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Annie Lu

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

BSc, 2009, University of Toronto

Medical School

MD, 2014, University of Pittsburgh

About Me

I grew up in Toronto, Ontario, where I went to university, studying biology and philosophy. I moved to Pittsburgh for medical school, and now I'm excited to be starting my pediatrics residency in Ann Arbor. When I'm not at Mott, you might find me exploring local restaurants, doodling, playing ultimate frisbee, or trying to figure out if coffee at Tim Horton's here tastes the same as at home.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The program here is top-notch without being too big, the hospital is beautiful, the community is diverse, and residents I met during my interview seemed to strike a great balance between being motivated and laid-back.

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Madeline Mahowald

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2014, Brown University

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Madeline Mahowald

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2006, St. John's College, NM

Medical School

M.D., 2014, Brown University

About Me

I grew up in Minnesota and then studied the classics at St. John's College in New Mexico. After graduation, I moved to North Carolina to work with teenagers in wilderness therapy. I took my premed classes at Bryn Mawr College, PA during a postbac year, and then went to Brown for medical school. I love being outside, and I plan to spend any free time I have running, cycling, paddling, hiking, and playing ultimate frisbee.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I was so impressed with the residents I met on my interview day - they were the sort of bright, motivated, hardworking, compassionate, and fun people with whom I wanted to work.

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Kerri Neville

Pediatric Neurology Resident

M.D., 2014, The Ohio State University

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Kerri Neville

Pediatric Neurology Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2010, Miami University

Medical School

M.D., 2014, The Ohio State University

About Me

I was born and raised in Ohio and attended The Ohio State University for medical school, but could not be more excited to join the pediatric team at the University of Michigan! I am on the child neurology track and thrilled to be able to spend the next 5 years in Ann Arbor, close to my family in Toledo, and close to the lake my family goes to in the summers. I am recently married (we got married the weekend before residency started). My husband and I love spending time on the lake kayaking and boating as well as exploring Ann Arbor and all the great restaurants it has to offer. It has been my lifelong goal to be a pediatrician and I am excited to finally be starting in my chosen specialty!

Why I Chose Michigan?

I chose Michigan because of the people I met during my interviews. From the residents at dinner the night before to the physicians I interviewed with during both my pediatric and child neuro interviews, everyone was so friendly, happy, and welcoming that I thought this is the perfect place to both live and train!

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Samir Patel

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2014, University of Virginia

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Samir Patel

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2010, University of Virginia

Medical School

M.D., 2014, University of Virginia

About Me

I spent my earliest years in sunny Key West, Florida but mostly grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, a suburb of Washington D.C. I've spent the last eight years in beautiful Charlottesville, VA attending the University of Virginia - Go Hoos! In my free time I enjoy trying new restaurants, bars, breweries, playing soccer, watching more TV/movies than anyone should and going on weekend road trips with friends. I also enjoy attending various sporting events, especially football, basketball and soccer games. I'm a die hard Redskins and Virginia Cavaliers fan, however i'm excited to live somewhere where the football team might actually win for once! As far as my career plans go I know I want to specialize, but i'm not sure in what area yet.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Mott Children's Hospital has a first rate reputation in both delivering quality clinical care and being on the cutting edge of research in several subspecialties. I know that this program will prepare me well for my future career no matter what direction I take. Ann Arbor is also the perfect transition city for me after living in a small college town for eight years, with Detroit only 45 minutes away if I desire a trip to a big city. I look forward to trying out all that Ann Arbor has to offer, including University of Michigan sporting events, festivals, concerts, restaurants and other attractions in the area.

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Nathan Patterson

Pediatric Resident

MD, Baylor College of Medicine

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Nathan Patterson

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

Baylor University

Medical School

MD, Baylor College of Medicine

About Me

I grew up in mountains of southwest Colorado. After spending most of my early years playing with Legos and digging up rocks in my free time, my family moved south to Las Cruces, NM. There, I went to a small Christian school for high school and graduated with my wife-to-be, Marika. I moved to Texas for college and medical school, got married during the end of my 3rd year, and now I'm living the good life. For my free time I'll either spend it nerding out in an RPG computer game, or I'll be more active and enjoy the weather with some tennis, frisbee, basketball, etc. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, and camping when I get the chance. And Legos. Definitely still love my Legos.

Why I Chose Michigan?

After moving to progressively hotter and more humid climates, it was time to break the trend and finally get a chance to play in the snow again. My wife and I definitely wanted out of the southwest, and what better place to go than a highly rated pediatrics program? As a bonus, Marika has extended family throughout Michigan and the Midwest, so we've been happy to be near some family. Although I traveled around the country looking at new places to train and to live, Michigan has been our top pick, and we're thrilled to be here.

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Leeann Pavlek

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2014, Northeast Ohio Medical University

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Leeann Pavlek

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2010, Youngstown State University

Medical School

M.D., 2014, Northeast Ohio Medical University

About Me

I was born and raised in the Cleveland area, and I stayed in Northeast Ohio for college and medical school as well. So far, Ann Arbor has been wonderful. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, shopping, baking, and reading. As far as my career in Pediatrics, right now I’m leaning towards PICU or Cardiology, but I’m sure that will change plenty of times throughout residency.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I was always interested in Michigan because it’s one of the best Pediatrics programs in the country, and it was easily at the top of my list after my interview. I knew I wanted a free-standing children’s hospital with exposure to a wide range of specialties because I definitely want to do a fellowship. Everyone I met at my interview was so friendly and happy; I easily pictured myself fitting in here.

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Laura Peterson

Pediatric Resident

MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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Laura Peterson

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

Brown University

Medical School

MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

About Me

I am originally from Colorado, but adventures and opportunities have taken me all over the country (I’ve lived in Colorado, Texas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, NYC, DC, Tennessee, Washington, and now Michigan!). I love medicine and caring for children, and I feel so lucky to be at The University of Michigan as a pediatrician—it is a dream come true. After residency, I hope to specialize in Neonatal ICU to take care of the teeniest members of our community. When I’m not in the hospital, I like to bake, read, watch bad TV, and hang out with my cats.

Why I Chose Michigan?

UMHS, and C.S. Mott in particular, seems like the perfect combination of world class facilities, academics, and general genius plus a culture that values quality of life.

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Marie Pfarr

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2014, Texas Tech University SOM-Lubbock, Texas

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Marie Pfarr

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2010, Austin College

Medical School

M.D., 2014, Texas Tech University SOM-Lubbock, Texas

About Me

Howdy y'all~ I'm Marie. I'm from Lubbock, Texas, where I attended Texas Tech University SOM. I grew up in Texas since I was seven. Before then, I was in Paris. Yes, Paris, France, not Paris, Texas. My first language was French, and I continue to speak it fluently. I chose Med-Peds because it combined two of my favorite fields. I'm very excited to begin on this career path, especially as a Michigan Wolverine! A little more about me: I love to run half-marathons, explore new restaurants, drink coffee, and I adopted a terrier mix, Willis, about a year ago. Willis has been a great buddy, especially as I moved 1300 miles away from home.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I chose Michigan because I loved my interview day. The residents were so friendly, and I instantly fell in love with Ann Arbor. Being a Texas native, I wanted to try something new! I'm so excited to be here, and I can't wait to see what the next four years has to offer :)

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Alex Podolsky

Pediatric Resident

M.D. 2014, University of Arizona

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Alex Podolsky

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S. Biology 2010, University of Arizona

Medical School

M.D. 2014, University of Arizona

About Me

I was born and raised in Arizona so I definitely consider myself a desert rat by nature. Hopefully adjusting to the midwest won't be a huge challenge! My wife, Liz, and I have been married for nearly 2 years but have known each other for longer than that. She is a graduate program coordinator at the University of Arizona. Our family grew a little bigger when we had our first child, a boy named Henry, back in September. All of us love to spend time outside, go to the zoo, the desert museum, or swimming.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I chose Michigian because I was immediately struck by how well-rounded the quality of care was, and I mean this for all aspects. The training facilities were either brand new or previously well-maintained, patients and their families seemed satisfied both for care and with the facility, and finally, all of the residents praised the education and faculty of the program. Additionally, during my interview, I was able to take my wife along for the trip since the interview was happening during my anniversary weekend. I took her with me to the social event for new applicants and we were both quickly welcomed and indoctrinated into the Michigan way of life. Based on all of these experiences, I knew that I could not go wrong.

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Trevor Pollock

Pediatric Resident

MD, Rush Medical College

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Trevor Pollock

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

BA at Beloit College

Medical School

MD, Rush Medical College

About Me

I was born and raised in Chicago IL. I left Chicago briefly to go to Beloit College in WI after which I decided to take some time off to gain some experience outside academia. I landed a job as a mental health youth crisis worker for 3 years that I absolutely loved. The families and the kids have informed much of my worldview. I then decided it was time for me to finish up my schooling and returned to Chicago to complete my medical school training at Rush Medical College. I am now living the dream having matched at Ann Arbor. Mostly, I am super psyched that I have a garden and work on it when I can. In the rest of my free time I run, take care of my bonsai, watch cartoons, and study.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I chose Michigan because I wanted a program with a top tier dedicated Children’s Hospital. Coming from Chicago where hospitals claim to have 6 children’s hospitals within the greater Chicago area (whereby all but one hospital’s “children’s hospital” constituted just one floor) I felt it would be important for my own development as a pediatrician and for my patients to expose myself to the greater breadth of experience available here in Ann Arbor.

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Angelico Razon

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2014, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles

M.P.H., 2013, Harvard School of Public Health

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Angelico Razon

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2008, Harvard College

Medical School

M.D., 2014, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles

Additional Degrees

M.P.H., 2013, Harvard School of Public Health

About Me

I was born and raised in sunny southern California. After high school, I went to Harvard for college where I majored in biochemical sciences. After a year of working in nonprofit management serving low-income children and youth in the Greater Boston Area, I returned to Los Angeles for medical school. Between my third and fourth years of medical school, I went back to Boston for public health training. My interests include improving health systems for underserved communities, especially around chronic disease. When I get a chance, I love to cook, garden, dance, run, dance, and listen to jazz.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The Michigan Difference! I have been so impressed by the institutional and individual commitment to patient experience and system improvement.

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Shannon Taut

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2014, University of Toledo

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Shannon Taut

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2010, University of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2014, University of Toledo

About Me

I grew up in southeast Michigan and fell in love with Ann Arbor as an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan, which is also where I met my husband. He is now starting his second year in dental school at the University of Michigan, and I am so excited to be back in Ann Arbor as a pediatric resident! I love running (which is perfect in Ann Arbor with its many parks and running trails!), everything about fall in Michigan, and spending time with friends and family.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Besides my love for Ann Arbor, Michigan has an incredible reputation and I was so excited about all the opportunities and resources available here. However, what really made Michigan feel like the perfect fit for me was the people I met and the incredible community here. Everyone was friendly, approachable, and supportive, creating a true team environment. Plus, despite my recent years in Ohio, I am a Wolverine at heart - go blue!

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Jennifer Taylor

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

University of Michigan 2014

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Jennifer Taylor

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

2009 Northwestern University

Medical School

University of Michigan 2014

About Me

I was born and raised in Mequon, Wisconsin (so yeah, I'm basically Canadian, eh?). Growing up I spent a lot of time with my family; my parents, two brothers, and my parent's hands down favorite, our golden retriever Sunny. After high school I ventured to Evanston, IL, to study biology at Northwestern University. Despite an overwhelming public opinion that I should take my collegiate tennis career to a professional level, I decided to pursue a different passion and headed to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan Medical School. It was during my M3 year that i realized that disliking one of my rotations just wasn't going to happen and that I wouldn't be able to utilize the process of elimination to decide my career. Given it's breadth of options and a strong desire to be like John Schmidt, I decided that a career in Medicine and Pediatrics was the route for me. During my limited free time I enjoy watching (and over-quoting) Friends reruns, and watching old Smoker videos and reliving my glory days (aka March 2014). I also spend a lot of time running excessive amounts, including participating in the Golden Gate Relay and the Traverse City Marathon this past spring. I can't wait to see what these next four years of Med-Peds Residency have in store for me!

Why I Chose Michigan?

From my interview day here as a pre-med, I fell in love with the faculty, the philosophy, and the family of Michigan. Along the residency interview trail, I couldn't find anything that surpassed the experience offered here at U of M.

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Kari Gabriela Tomlinson

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2014, University of North Carolina

M.P.H., 2013, University of North Carolina

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Kari Gabriela Tomlinson

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2009, Mount Holyoke College

Medical School

M.D., 2014, University of North Carolina

Additional Degrees

M.P.H., 2013, University of North Carolina

About Me

I am originally from Kingston, Jamaica but moved to the US when I was a teenager. I have lived and attended school on the east coast and I'm excited to see what the midwest has to offer! In my free time I love to read, spend time with my family, and travel whenever I have the chance.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I chose Michigan because I loved the people I met at my interview, and Ann Arbor is a great city!

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Kevin Walker

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2014, University of Missouri

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Kevin Walker

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2010, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Medical School

M.D., 2014, University of Missouri

About Me

I grew up in a small town outside of Springfield, Missouri. I completed an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering before going to medical school. I married my best friend in 2011. When I am not in the hospital you will find me running the trails around Ann Arbor or spending time with my wife. I love the outdoors and my ideal vacations are spent skiing or backpacking.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I was looking for an outstanding program with a collegial atmosphere. I loved the size of this program, the city of Ann Arbor, and the people I met while doing a visiting rotation during medical school. Michigan was a perfect fit.

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Wendi-Jo Wendt

Pediatric Resident

MD., 2014, Medical College of Wisconsin

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Wendi-Jo Wendt

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

2010, Grand Valley State University

Medical School

MD., 2014, Medical College of Wisconsin

About Me

My husband and I have a little boy and a dog, so I spend as much time as possible with them. We love to explore new restaurants and events in Ann Arbor! I also love volleyball and try to play as often as possible.

Why I Chose Michigan?

My husband is originally from the Ann Arbor area, so we knew we would love the city. The education and medicine at Michigan are obviously superb but the people are awesome and made the choice really easy.

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Julianne Wilke

Pediatric Resident

MD, 2014, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

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Julianne Wilke

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

BS, 2007, University of Michigan School of Kinesiology

Medical School

MD, 2014, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

About Me

I am definitely made in Michigan, having been born in Ann Arbor and raised in Brighton! I went to the University of Michigan for undergrad and then moved to Phoenix, Arizona for my first job as a laboratory technician at Barrow Neurological Institute. After 3 years in Phoenix, I moved to Tucson, AZ for medical school. I absolutely love Arizona and will miss the desert scenery, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to come back to Ann Arbor! I enjoy all things sports-related, especially Michigan football and Tigers baseball! I enjoy playing softball, basketball, volleyball, running, and love to golf. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I take dressing up very seriously, Above all, I love to laugh. My sister, Kim, is my best friend, and our motto toward life is, "Everything is Funny!"

Why I Chose Michigan?

I chose Michigan because there actually is a "Michigan Difference!" The difference is in the happiness of the people who work here, the access to numerous specialties and resources, and the reputation for being "the leaders and best" in healthcare. Fun Fact: I was a patient in the Mott PICU at age 11. I am honored to have my life come around full circle and be on the provider end of the Mott experience! Bottom line? Wherever you go: Go Blue!

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Samuel Wilson

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2014, University of Michigan Medical School

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Samuel Wilson

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2009, Northwestern University

Medical School

M.D., 2014, University of Michigan Medical School

About Me

I was born in Ottawa, Canada, and grew up in Naperville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. I completed my undergraduate education at Northwestern University, and migrated to Ann Arbor for medical school. I decided to do Medicine-Pediatrics because you can follow patients with chronic conditions over their lifespan. In my free time I enjoy running occasionally, reading, and hanging out with family and friends.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I really had a wonderful time in medical school and I'm excited to be back for another four years. University of Michigan has the most hardworking, passionate and engaged faculty, staff, residents and students. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to continue my training here and be a part of the Michigan family.

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Kylene Wood

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2014, Baylor College of Medicine

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Kylene Wood

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., B.A., 2010, Emory University

Medical School

M.D., 2014, Baylor College of Medicine

About Me

I was born and raised in Houston, TX and went to Emory University in Atlanta for undergrad, majoring in biology and classical civilization. After going back to Houston for med school at Baylor, I'm excited to be moving up to Ann Arbor and starting my career in pediatrics! In my free time I enjoy: spending time with my fiance Matt, who is also a resident at U of M, running, travel, trying new food, two-stepping, and listening to country music.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The residents at Michigan were the happiest people I met during the entire interview season and Ann Arbor seemed like an amazing place to live and train. I knew that U of M offered fantastic pediatrics training in a friendly, supportive environment and a great town and I am so thrilled to be here. Go Blue!