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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James Reinhart

Medicine - Pediatrics Chief 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.

Cuoghi Edens

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.

Debralee Frederick

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.

Robin Goldman

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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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.

Jennifer Hasvold Phillips

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!

 

David Wallace

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.

Cynthia Young

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.

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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
 
 

Nicholas J. Helmstetter

Undergraduate Degree - B.A., 2006, Kalamazoo College
Medical School - M.D., 2014, Wayne State University
 
 

Elizabeth jahns

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

Madeline Mahowald

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

Marie A. Pfarr

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

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

Jennifer K. Taylor

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

Samuel R. Wilson

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