OUr Residents

In addition to the superb training you will receive in our program, we believe that our residents are the greatest strength of our program. We are fortunate to attract outstanding residents from around the country. We are large enough to have a distinct identity within each department, yet small enough to form close relationships with one another. This collegial environment makes the University of Michigan an outstanding environment in which to pursue your Med-Peds training.

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Ashmita Chatterjee

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!

Stephanie Fetzko

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.

Dina Hafez

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!

Reem Hasan

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.

Andrea Oliverio

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.

Lindsay Quade

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.

Laura Taylor

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.

Andrea Yancon

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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Mansoor Arain

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.

Adam DuVall

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.

Jay Flynn

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.

Emily Graham

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.

Tim Kaselitz

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.

Kyle Pohl

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.

Stephanie Royer

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.

Jeff Weatherhead

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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Adrienne Carey

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!

Benjamin Hale

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 Russell 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!

Kathryn (Kate) Levy

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!

Jackie Madison

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.

Claire Northway

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!

Will Rearick

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!

Karina Whelan

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.

Megan Wilde

Undergraduate Degree - B.A., 2009, University of Utah
Medical School - M.D., 2013, University of Utah
 
About Me

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

Why I Chose Michigan?

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

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Sami A. El-Dalati

Undergraduate Degree - B.A., 2009, Swarthmore College
Medical School - M.D., 2014, Ohio State University

 

About Me

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

Why I Chose Michigan?

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

Nicholas J. Helmstetter

Undergraduate Degree - B.A., 2010, Kalamazoo College
Medical School - M.D., 2014, Wayne State University
 
About Me

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

Why I Chose Michigan?

U of M is unique in that it has a strong pediatrics and internal medicine program, nationally. Also, it maintains that Midwestern charm that you can't find elsewhere. It's also a large referral center; so on top of the community bread and butter, challenging patients are routinely flown in by helicopter. Furthermore, Ann Arbor is a great city for a multitude of reasons; from parks, schools, culture, sports, you name it! The bottom line was that the residents I met during my visit were the best and most friendly. I knew I had to come here.

Elizabeth jahns

Undergraduate Degree - B.S., 2002, Tulane University
Medical School - M.D., 2014, University of Wisconsin
 
About Me

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

Why I Chose Michigan?

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

Madeline Mahowald

Undergraduate Degree - B.A., 2006, St. John's College
Medical School - M.D., 2014, Brown University
 
About Me

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

Why I Chose Michigan?

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

Marie A. Pfarr

Undergraduate Degree - B.A., 2010, Austin College
Medical School - M.D., 2014, Texas Tech University
 
About Me

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

Why I Chose Michigan?

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

Angelico n. A. Razon

Undergraduate Degree - B.a., 2008, Harvard College
Medical School - M.D., 2014, University of California, Los Angeles
Additional Degrees - MPH, 2013, Harvard School of Public Health
 
About Me

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

Why I Chose Michigan?

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

Jennifer K. Taylor

Undergraduate Degree - B.a., 2009, Northwestern University
Medical School - M.D., 2014, University ofMichigan
 
About Me

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

Why I Chose Michigan?

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

Samuel R. Wilson

Undergraduate Degree - B.A., 2010, Northwestern University
Medical School - M.D., 2014, University of Michigan
 
About Me

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

Why I Chose Michigan?

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