Our Residents

2014 - 2015 Chief Residents

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Katie Freundlich

Chief Resident

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2010, Baylor College of Medicine

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Katie Freundlich

Chief Resident Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2006, Johns Hopkins University

Medical School

M.D., 2010, Baylor College of Medicine

About Me

I'm interested in General Pediatrics, resident and medical student education, and community-level advocacy for pediatric patients and their families.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The UM residency is a very welcoming, supportive medium-sized program with approachable faculty but maintains the diversity of opportunities for resident education of a much larger program. The Ann Arbor area is extremely livable and affordable and particularly great if you enjoy spending time outdoors.

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Brian Herbst

Chief Resident

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2009, University of Michigan

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Brian Herbst

Chief Resident Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2005, University of St. Francis

Medical School

M.D., 2009, University of Michigan

About Me

I'm from the Chicago suburbs originally, and moved to Michigan for medical school. Once here, I discovered my love for college football and all things Michigan. I enjoy running, being outdoors, eating, and spending time with my wife and our new dog. I plan on being a Med-Peds hospitalist when I grow up.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I think first and foremost, it was the people that drew me here. Everyone was incredibly enthusiastic about Michigan and all that it represents. As a Med-Peds applicant, I was looking for a program that was very strong and well-balanced on both the Medicine and Pediatric sides. Being undecided as to my future career goals, I wanted to be at a program that gave me the flexibility to focus on whatever interests I had, and pursue any career path that I wished. Michigan could offer it all, and more.

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Jenny Shin Zank

Chief Resident

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2010, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

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Jenny Shin Zank

Chief Resident Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 1998, Georgetown University

Medical School

M.D., 2010, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

About Me

I came to Michigan by way of Chicago where I went to medical school at Loyola University. I took an alternative path before pursuing medicine, working as a consultant in Washington DC and Boston. Before making my way back to my home town of Chicago for medical school, I did take the required science classes at the University of Southern California. I spent my undergraduate years at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Even though I have a West Coast and East Coast connection, I still considers myself a Midwest girl at heart. I live in Ann Arbor now with my husband Dan, who is an internal medicine resident. During my free time, I like to ride my bike around town and learn how to cook like Martha. After residency I plan to pursue a career in Neonatology.

Why I Chose Michigan?

First and foremost it was the people I met on my interview day. Then, on top of that the quality of the teaching. It was the perfect blend of friendly and fun colleagues in a top notch learning environment.

4th Year Residents

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Cuoghi Edens

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2010, University of New Mexico

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Cuoghi Edens

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2004, University of New Mexico

Medical School

M.D., 2010, University of New Mexico

About Me

I was born in Memphis, TN but really call New Mexico home. I attended the University of New Mexico for undergrad and also spent a year abroad in England. I completed medical school in New Mexico as well, where I was involved in a number of student organizations, committees, and was a member of AOA. I continue to be involved in committees and organizations here at U of M. I plan on going into primary care and seeing both adults and kids. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, exploring Michigan, hanging out with my awesome co-residents and my dog, knitting, and planning the next social event; I'm known to shower my co-residents with homemade baked goods.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I loved the people here! I knew I could go to lots of places to get a great education but at U of M people were so nice and caring and genuinely interested in me. Still holds true after 2 years.

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DebraLee Frederick

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2010, University of Michigan

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DebraLee Frederick

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2004, CUNY - Brooklyn College

Medical School

M.D., 2010, University of Michigan

About Me

I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago and am currently a resident in the Medicine-Pediatrics program. I enjoy long walks, baking and shopping in my spare time. Following completion of my program I plan to be a General Medicine hospitalist for 1-2 years, followed by an Internal Medicine fellowship, possibly in Adult Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Why I Chose Michigan?

As a medical student here at U-M, I was quite aware of the outstanding Medicine-Pediatrics program we have here. It is great to be part of this awesome institution.

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Robin Goldman

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2010, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Robin Goldman

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2003, Amherst College

Medical School

M.D., 2010, University of Maryland School of Medicine

About Me

I am interested in primary care, adolescent medicine, underserved populations, and international health. I try to travel as much as possible in my free time.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I liked that it is a strong program with good people and a supportive environment.

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Alan Hall

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2010, University of Kentucky

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Alan Hall

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2006, Bellarmine University

Medical School

M.D., 2010, University of Kentucky

About Me

I'm a Kentuckian, who is a diehard Kentucky sports fan. After residency, I'm planning to do general internal medicine and pediatrics, possibly as a hospitalist.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I had essentially no connection to the state of Michigan or the university, but I was very impressed with the people I met on my interview day and pre-interview dinner. Ann Arbor seemed like (and has been) a great place to live, and it was a place I could easily envision living at least 4 years of my life.

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Jennifer Hasvold Phillips

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2010, University of Michigan

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Jennifer Hasvold Phillips

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., 2005, Duke University

Medical School

M.D., 2010, University of Michigan

About Me

I was born and raised in South Dakota but have been in Michigan for the last six years! I am interested in oncology, but not completely sure what my plans are for life after residency. Ann Arbor is a great place for trail running, which I love, so feel free to send any questions my way.

Why I Chose Michigan?

As a medical student I was continually impressed with Michigan's academic strengths as well as its emphasis on clinical training and patient care. The faculty and residents I had the opportunity to work with were grounded, passionate and kind, which made it incredibly appealing for residency!

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James Reinhart

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2010, University of Michigan

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James Reinhart

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 few years. In medicine, I am interested in medical education and the transition from pediatric to adult care (I'm Med-Peds), and I'm planning to go into Pediatric Cardiology after residency. 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 I matched best with Michigan. I love the faculty and my co-residents, and feel that everyone is interested in helping progress our education but also acknowledging and supporting a life outside of medicine as well. I believe we get a great exposure to a diverse patient population, and the new Children's Hospital certainly doesn't hurt. 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.

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David Wallace

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2010, Vanderbilt School of Medicine

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David Wallace

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2006, Harvard University

Medical School

M.D., 2010, Vanderbilt School of Medicine

About Me

Med Peds resident from Kentucky who enjoys running and reading. I'm interested in Primary Care Medicine and Pediatrics.

Why I Chose Michigan?

UM is a great program for both Medicine and Pediatrics with wonderful people to work with in a very nice location.

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Cynthia Young

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident

M.D., 2010, Harvard University

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Cynthia Young

Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2001, Duke University

Medical School

M.D., 2010, Harvard University

About Me

I'm interested in international health, and am working with other residents to get more underserved and global health education into our curriculum. Outside of work, I love cooking, travel, reading, and hiking.

Why I Chose Michigan?

As a Med-Peds resident, it was important to me to have equally strong Internal Medicine and Pediatrics programs, and I was very impressed by UofM's Pediatrics department. We have a good balance between general and subspecialty patients. Our pediatric specialists and fellows are excellent, but we also see plenty of general pediatrics patients, and have a strong pediatric hospitalist service that is actively involved in residency education. Our morning and noon conferences are well-attended by residents, fellows, and faculty. And our department is very responsive to resident feedback - we have active resident participation in resident clinical experiences, medical student and resident education, and patient care improvements.

3rd Year Residents

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Danielle Akers

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, Wayne State University

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Danielle Akers

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2006, Calvin College

Medical School

M.D., 2011, Wayne State University

About Me

I am currently a 2nd year resident in the Pedatric program. Outside of work, I like to spend time with my husband, family, friends and my newly adopted kitten. I also like to be active when I can, and enjoy biking, running and swimming. As of right know, I am considering a career in primary care.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I was attracted to the UM residency program because of its location, affiliation with a well-known University, international experience opportunities and the friendly residents I met.

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Megan Aurora

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, University of Michigan

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Megan Aurora

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2007, University of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2011, University of Michigan

About Me

I have lived in Plymouth or Ann Arbor all of my life. I like to go biking, Irish dance, and spend time with my husband and puppy in my free time. I am interested in Neonatology.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I went to U of M for medical school and was able to get to know several of the residents and attendings. I knew they would be able to provide me with a good education and training, and that was most important to me. Also it was important to me to stay near my family for the social support. I haven't regretted my decision and love it at the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor!

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Roua Azmeh

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, Washington University

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Roua Azmeh

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2007, University of Dayton

Medical School

M.D., 2011, Washington University

About Me

I'm a science fiction & gaming nerd from Ohio who loves to travel and usually can be identified by my large, colorful earrings. I hope to do something outpatient, whether that be a subspecialty or general pediatrics.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I wanted to stay in the Midwest, U of M is a very highly respected program, and Ann Arbor is a great city!

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Isabel Bender

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, University of Michigan

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Isabel Bender

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2007, University of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2011, University of Michigan

About Me

I am a Michigan lifer. I love Ann Arbor, Michigan Football, and Mott. After graduation I plan on staying in the area and practicing primary care.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The main reason I came to UM for residency was the people. On my interview day I looked around and felt like I could work with anyone and everyone around me. I also loved that it was a tertiary care center with very sick children and good bread and butter pediatrics.

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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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Stu Covi

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, University of Illinois College of Medicine

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Stu Covi

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2007, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Medical School

M.D., 2011, University of Illinois College of Medicine

About Me

Although residency has left a bit less free time, when not at the hospital I enjoy piano, exercise, and watching football. I'm always attempting to get out and experience new activities in Ann Arbor- be it festivals, comedy clubs, restaurants, you name it. At this time I'm preparing to apply for pediatric cardiology, and working on some research related to radiation exposure.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The city, the overall satisfaction/happiness of the residents, and the known quality of the program.

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Brendan Crawford

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, University of Michigan

M.S., 2011, University of Michigan

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Brendan Crawford

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2004, University of Notre Dame

Medical School

M.D., 2011, University of Michigan

Additional Degrees

M.S., 2011, University of Michigan

About Me

Is there anything better than a fall day, grilling outside, and watching football?

Why I Chose Michigan?

The outstanding people.

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Kevin Dazy

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, Michigan State University

M.S., 2005, Wayne State University

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Kevin Dazy

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2003, University of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2011, Michigan State University

Additional Degrees

M.S., 2005, Wayne State University

About Me

My name is Kevin Dazy. I like fast cars and everything Michigan. On game days you can find me dressed in Maize. I might not talk to you if I find out you like Ohio State. I create team spirit in the residency program by designing Michigan Pediatrics-themed apparel. I'm also an Ergonomic Hero. I'm definitely one of the coolest pediatricians I know, second only to Sarah Hamilton. Go Blue!

Why I Chose Michigan?

"This is Michigan, fergodsake!" -Brady Hoke

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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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Katie FitzGerald

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, Wake Forest University

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Katie FitzGerald

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2004, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Medical School

M.D., 2011, Wake Forest University

About Me

I spent my whole life in NC (go Heels!) before coming to Michigan for residency. I like watching movies and dreaming about taking yoga classes. My current favorite pasttime is vegan cooking. I couples matched with a resident in the Emergency Medicine program. I'm thinking I want to go into primary care peds although I haven't officially decided yet.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I was really impressed with the people that I met on interview day. The faculty did some great teaching and there was a really lively discussion during morning conference. I had the feeling I would get a great education here. Also, the residents were friendly, Ann Arbor is a cute town and the University of Michigan has a great reputation. Plus, I heard great things about Ann Arbor and U of M from everyone I talked to back home.

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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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Heather Kelker

Pediatric Resident

B.S., 2005, Ohio State University

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Heather Kelker

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

M.D., 2011, Michigan State University

Medical School

B.S., 2005, Ohio State University

About Me

I love my family, friends, and my dog. A great day for me is being outside - hiking, biking, or boating, and then going out to eat! I really enjoy traveling and meeting new people. I'm happy I took time off before starting medical school, and I'm still not really sure what I want to do with my life, but so far I love my job!

Why I Chose Michigan?

The people. Even though I'm a Buckeye at heart, the Michigan community is a great fit for me. I love how primary care is emphasized but there are also so many fellowship opportunities. The size of the program is just right.

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Chad Kritzberger

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, Mayo Medical School

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Chad Kritzberger

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2007, Yale University

Medical School

M.D., 2011, Mayo Medical School

About Me

Since starting residency, I've wanted to become a primary care pediatrician - seeing kids I've known since they were born has been one of the greatest aspects of my continuity clinic, and I want to continue seeing children over years after I graduate. I also really enjoy teaching and accessing the many resources that a large group practice like U of M has to offer, so we'll see where that takes me.

Why I Chose Michigan?

UM was far and away my top choice for my residency program. What I liked was the combination of a new children's hospital, outstanding residents, Ann Arbor environment, and location in the Midwest. I'm also really grateful for the Catholic churches here in Ann Arbor and the awesome church community I've become a part of. Since moving here, I've really liked the hospital, residents, faculty, living options, friends I've made, mountain biking options and more...what's not to like!

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Lindsey Long

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, Chicago Medical School

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Lindsey Long

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2004, Colorado State University

Medical School

M.D., 2011, Chicago Medical School

About Me

After college, I spent time in San Diego for a few years as an administrative assistant to a cardiologist during which time I realized how much I enjoy interacting with patients in an outpatient setting. It foreshadowed my future career goals of becoming a general pediatrician. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time around Ann Arbor and neighboring Detroit. There are plenty of festivals during the summer as well as the Eastern Market (farmer's market) and catching a Tigers game on a lazy afternoon. The boutiques and restaurants in Ann Arbor in addition to the emphasis on local businesses make it an unparalleled experience. And then there's Zingerman's... Ah, the bread, the cheese, all the samples. Yum...

Why I Chose Michigan?

I couples matched into this program with Emergency Medicine and we are both so very pleased with the outcome. Though many of the programs we looked at were quite impressive, it was the impression left by the people here which truly drew each of us to U of M. I can clearly remember the Peds applicant dinner comfortably sitting together like old friends, laughing for hours. Not only did the residents devote much of their time getting to know us, but also in catching up with one another, a sense of the bond they shared. Though Michigan offers a multitude of great opportunities to prospective applicants, not enough can be said about the people in Ann Arbor, both your colleagues and the community; they make it familiar from your first visit. I hope you find your experience as welcoming and home-coming as I did mine.

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Chrissy Lopez

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, University of Pittsburgh

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Chrissy Lopez

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2002, University of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2011, University of Pittsburgh

About Me

I'm originally from St. Joseph, MI but bounced around from California to Virginia and to Pennsylvania before coming back to Michigan for residency. I love traveling, spending time with my boyfriend, family, & friends, attempting to cook, going out to eat, and anything involving Lake Michigan or an ocean. I'm hoping to do a fellowship in GI, but have also taken an interest in Palliative Care since starting residency.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I honestly felt as though Michigan would give me a well rounded education in residency. There's great exposure to all the subspecialties while still emphasizing good general pediatric care on both the inpatient service and in continuity clinic. The faculty is fantastic and all want to see you succeed, and the residents are friendly, approachable, and relaxed. And I might be a little biased from undergrad (Go Blue!), but Ann Arbor is a great place to live.

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Sarah Luthy

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, University of Pittsburgh

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Sarah Luthy

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.A., Amherst College

Medical School

M.D., 2011, University of Pittsburgh

About Me

I was raised in Wisconsin but moved around the country for four years after college before going to medical school. I’m not sure where I’m headed to, but am enjoying just working through rotations!

Why I Chose Michigan?

Independent children's hospital where you do most of your rotations in one location, fellowships in pretty much every subspecialty and reasonable cost of living.

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Gina Ney

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, University of Michigan

Ph.D., 2007, University of Michigan

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Gina Ney

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2002, Mount Union College

Medical School

M.D., 2011, University of Michigan

Additional Degrees

Ph.D., 2007, University of Michigan

About Me

I love research and hope to continue pursuing that as an active part of my medical career as a future pediatric oncologist. In my free time, I love working out and watching all sports but especially college football. Nothing is quite like Ann Arbor on football Saturdays!

Why I Chose Michigan?

How supportive faculty and residents are to each individual's goals, inside and outside of the hospital.

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Ed O'Brien

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, Michigan State University

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Ed O'Brien

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 no 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.

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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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Megan Pesch

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, University of Michigan

M.S., University of Michigan

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Megan Pesch

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2004, University of Massachusetts

Medical School

M.D., 2011, University of Michigan

Additional Degrees

M.S., University of Michigan

About Me

I'm originally from Vancouver BC, and thought I would only stay in the US for a couple years to finish college... now that's turned into 11 years and I'm planning on staying. Ann Arbor is a great place to live and I love it here! In my free time I love to sew, hunt for treasures in thrift stores, run and watch "bad" (but oh so good) reality TV. I'm going into Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, and will be applying for a fellowship position next year.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Michigan is a great place to train. The people here are nice, helpful and smart... but still know how to have fun. I felt at home here, but still challenged. Residency is challenging, but I felt that at Michigan I would be supported through the ups and downs of these three years (and that's been true). Also, Ann Arbor is a great place to live. I love the small town feel, but there is so much to do here. It's a great community to be a part of.

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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 plan on having a career as a Med/Peds Hospitalist.

Why I Chose Michigan?

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

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Shaili Rajput

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, Tufts University

M.P.H., 2011, Tufts University

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Shaili Rajput

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, returning back to my home state of Michigan and the lovely city of Ann Arbor was too tempting to resist. So here I am. Couldn't be happier. In my spare time (it does exist!) I enjoy good food, good books, good music, and good friends. I also like Stu Covi's beat boxing. Our program and Ann Arbor are teeming with all of these things. My big life plan following residency (at the moment) is to pursue a fellowship in PICU, but we'll see what the rest of the year brings...

Why I Chose Michigan?

Beautiful brand new children's hospital + real smart, friendly, down-to-earth co-residents and attendings + a city like Ann Arbor complete with beautiful trails and parks, college football and the most glorious fall season, Summer Festival, Art Fair, Kerrytown's fabulous farmer's market, etc. etc.

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Andrew Singer

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, Wayne State University

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Andrew Singer

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2007, University of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2011, Wayne State University

About Me

I grew up in Southeast Michigan and Ann Arbor felt like home as soon as I stepped on campus my freshman year of undergrad. My career aspirations change on a weekly basis. I make a turkey chili that will knock your socks off.

Why I Chose Michigan?

U of M gave me the opportunity to train at a prestigious, big, busy, tertiary care center that sees a huge array of cases while allowing me to stay close to the people who are important to me. Also, Brady Hoke.

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Ann Marie Snider

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, Michigan State University

Ph.D., 1993, The Union Institute
Specialist Degree,1990, Center for Humanistic Studies
M.S., 1988, Eastern Michigan University

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Ann Marie Snider

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 1985, Michigan State University

Medical School

M.D., 2011, Michigan State University

Additional Degrees

Ph.D., 1993, The Union Institute
Specialist Degree,1990, Center for Humanistic Studies
M.S., 1988, Eastern Michigan University

About Me

I'm a Clinical Psychologist in pursuit of providing a more comprehensive service in effort to heal both mind and body through the practice of medicine with the incorporation of psychological principals. In regards to future training, fellowship in an undetermined specialty area is essential.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The stellar training I received in my prior career strongly influenced my decision to train here at the University of Michigan.

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Courtney Strohacker

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2011, University of Toledo

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Courtney Strohacker

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2006, University of Michigan

Medical School

M.D., 2011, University of Toledo

About Me

Hi! I am Courtney and I am a second year pediatrics resident. I am a wife and mother to two children as well as a dog and a cat. I enjoy anything that involves the outdoors, eating really good food, and designing my dream home via pinterest. I am an avid hockey fan and enjoy making it to Red Wings and UofM hockey games multiple times each year. When I finish residency I plan to go on to fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology.

Why I Chose Michigan?

There are so many reasons that I chose to come to the University of Michigan for residency. I knew starting off that I wanted to go into Pediatric Cardiology, and so there is really no better place to gain experience in that area than here. I also loved the variety of patients that we see. I wanted a program that was close to family for support and that was available through this program as well. However, most importantly, I felt completely comfortable the day I interviewed with everyone I met and knew that I would be finding in my co-residents not just coworkers, but good friends as well.

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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!

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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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Giulia Benedetti, M.D.

Pediatric Neurology Resident

M.D., 2012, Ohio State University College of Medicine

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Giulia Benedetti, M.D.

Pediatric Neurology Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2007, Ohio State University

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Ohio State University College of Medicine

About Me

I love working with children and am excited to dedicate my life's work to improving their lives through medicine. I plan to become a pediatric neurologist and specialize in autism spectrum disorders. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy rowing, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and my big Italian family.

Why I Chose Michigan?

It is a strong pediatric training program with a great reputation, but what really convinced me was the people I met on my interview. From the residents to the attendings, I was impressed with the emphasis on resident education and I was able to easily imagine myself working with the people I met for the next five years.

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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, M.D.

Pediatric Resident

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

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Vanessa Cardenas, M.D.

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., 2008, University of Minnesota

Medical School

M.D., 2012, Mayo Medical School

About Me

I grew up in St. Paul, MN and attended both undergraduate and medical school in Minnesota, before leaving to explore Ann Arbor for the next few years. When not working or trying to catch up on sleep, I'm usually reading, shopping, and/or drinking coffee. I also love travel, riding horses, art, and music. I've always been interested in pediatric hematology/oncology, but essentially I’m still pretty uncertain about my post-residency career plans.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I was attracted to the supportive academic environment, the diversity of educational opportunities and, most importantly, the warmth and kindness of the residents and faculty. Ann Arbor is also a great city for residency, with lots of culture, good food and lovely, walkable neighborhoods.

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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 two puppies, read celebrity gossip, and explore Ann Arbor when I get the chance. I have no idea what I want to do with my life but am excited to get the chance to try out different things throughout intern year!

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 and learned my passion for research from my father, who is an Applied Mathematician. After beginning my undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, I honed my field of interest to the biomedical sciences and worked for 2 years in the Orthopedic Research Laboratory. I attended medical school at the University of Colorado and participated in research in both Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Gastroenterology. I plan to pursue fellowship after residency and eventually, a career in academic medicine. I have been happily married for 3 years 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 a suburb of Detroit, Michigan and made my way to Ann Arbor for my undergraduate studies. I was lucky enough to meet my wife Amanda when we were 15, and we've been together ever since. We got two dogs, Ooster and Harmon, before we were married in 2008. We then moved to East Lansing for med school for a year, before moving to Grand Rapids for the next three. While in Grand Rapids, we got pregnant and had our daughter, Violet, in 2011. After Match Day, we found a place to live in Dexter. Outside of the hospital, I love hanging out with Amanda, Violet, and the dogs. I am a huge sports fan, particularly Michigan football and hockey, Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, and Lions. I'm confident that I want to pursue a fellowship after residency, but am undecided as to the specific field. I'm interested in GI, emergency medicine, and infectious diseases - for now.

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 delighted to be a pediatrics resident, however, I am very much split on what I will do after residency. I am currently considering developmental and behavioral pediatrics, nephrology, and allergy.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Since I am 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 on the medium portion of the spectrum in terms of size. 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 that you feel lost in the shuffle. Lastly, as a U of M "lifer," I bleed maize and blue. 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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Tina Lung

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, Medical College of Virginia

M.S., 2007, Medical College of Virginia

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Tina Lung

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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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 and raised in California before moving to western Pennsylvania in middle school. I stayed in PA for undergrad and med school and spent a year in South Korea between the two. I love to travel, bake, eat good food, explore new places around Ann Arbor and hang out with our residency class! I still have no idea what I want to do with my life, but I'm pretty confident I'll figure it out over these three years.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I was really impressed with the people and the commitment to education.

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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 not sure yet what I want to do in my future career (besides Pediatrics!), but hopefully I will be able to decide that in the next few years.

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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Andrew Stein

Pediatric Neurology Resident

M.D., 2012, New Jersey Medical School

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Andrew Stein

Pediatric Neurology Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2008, Lehigh University

Medical School

M.D., 2012, New Jersey Medical School

About Me

My name is Andrew Stein, and I am a first-year resident in Pediatrics. I plan to complete a five-year combined residency in Pediatric Neurology. I'm a huge New York Giants, Rangers, and Mets fan, and I enjoy watching games, playing hockey, playing board games, grilling, and spending time with my wife and friends.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The people. UM is one of few programs that offers a combined Pediatric Neurology program, and I really enjoyed meeting both Pediatric and Pediatric Neurology residents. UM feels like a family, and everyone seems to support each other. I also really like the Ann Arbor area and think it's a great place to live.

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Blair Tait

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2012, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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Blair Tait

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2008, Duke University

Medical School

M.D., 2012, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

About Me

Hi y'all, I am a true southern girl, so adjusting to the winters and lack of sweet tea up here has been a challenge, but I still love it! I love Duke basketball, cooking, hanging out with my husband Tom and my Westie puppy Addie, and being outside. I am really interested in peds GI, but I also love general peds, so we will see where I end up.

Why I Chose Michigan?

The people that I met during my interview day were the highlight of my time at U of M, and in my opinion it is the people you work with that matters most!

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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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Jeffrey Ambrose

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, Wake Forest University

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Jeffrey Ambrose

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

B.S., 2008, Michigan State University

Medical School

M.D., 2013, Wake Forest University

About Me

I'm excited to be headed back home to the "mitten" after a several year detour down to North Carolina. I completed my undergraduate education at Michigan State University and although I am still a die-hard Spartan fan, I also love all things having to do with Big Ten sports. When time allows I love getting outside and hiking/running with my dog Bronx. In the summer I enjoy anything and everything that can be done on the water, from my personal favorite water skiing, to just relaxing on the lake. I used to play hockey a lot and I'm also looking forward to getting back out on the ice when time allows. I've been to Ann Arbor several times, but I’m excited to explore the city more and see what all it has to offer. I am interested in pediatric cardiology, but could also see myself really enjoying the PICU.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I chose the University of Michigan for several different reasons. First of all it is one of the nation’s top research and training facilities, but the faculty and residents still put off a laid back and friendly vibe. The residents of course work hard, but seem to have a great time doing it. With my interest in cardiology, there is no better place in the country to go in terms of exposure to a variety of cardiac issues and research opportunities. Finally, I am a Midwesterner at heart and I wanted to return back to Big Ten country and be closer to family and friends.

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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 have a cat named Po, and I am getting married in May.

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. I can't wait to start!

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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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Anjali Deshmukh

Pediatric Resident

MD, 2013, Vanderbilt School of Medicine

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Anjali Deshmukh

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

Dartmouth College, 2007

Medical School

MD, 2013, Vanderbilt School of Medicine

About Me

I'm originally from Ann Arbor and grew up in Connecticut. Outside of medicine, I love to cook, run, travel and spend time with my friends and family.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I was born at Mott (now the Old Mott) and know what an truly special place this is. It's a great place where I expect to be challenged and supported, to learn and to grow. Go Blue!

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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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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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Ashleigh Grund

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, Northeast Ohio Medical University

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Ashleigh Grund

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 decided to become a pediatrician. 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 will be getting married this May, and we have become Wolverine fans over the past year (which is a big deal since I grew up in Ohio)!

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 truly a perfect fit. The residents were interested in learning and working hard, and the faculty was 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 seems to be the optimal choice for me to learn to be the best pediatrician.

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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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Aviva Halperin

Pediatric Resident

M.D., 2013, Temple University

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Aviva Halperin

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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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, love spending time on the lake, and will never be able to cheer for Michigan football.

Why I Chose Michigan?

Happy people, nice town, didn't want to leave!

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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, having lived in the Milwaukee area my whole life prior to moving to Ann Arbor for residency. Despite my Wisconsin roots (Go Pack Go!!), my move to Michigan has been great! Ann Arbor is an awesome city to live in. My favorite hobbies these days are running/biking, reading books that don't involve medicine, 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 either Critical Care, Emergency, or Hospitalist 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. Specific things that I was looking for in a Pediatrics residency were a large, stand-alone children's hospital, availability of subspecialty training, and the 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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Joanna Van Beek

Pediatric Resident

MD, 2009, University of Michigan

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Joanna Van Beek

Pediatric Resident
Undergraduate Degree

AB, 2004, Dartmouth College

Medical School

MD, 2009, University of Michigan

About Me

I am originally from Chicago. I met my husband, Matt, here in Ann Arbor, and we now have a 1-year old son, Jack.

Why I Chose Michigan?

I chose Michigan because I wanted to stay in Ann Arbor, and the program offered a combination of specialty and primary care that I was looking for.

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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.