Alyssa Bruehlman, MDAlyssa Bruehlman, MD
Academic Fellowship

Alyssa Bruehlman, MD was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her BA in Dance and Movement Studies from Emory University followed by a three-year stint of tiny apartments, myriad jobs, and occasional dance gigs in New York City before her sights turned to medicine. She received her M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh where she was active in developing the school’s social medicine curriculum. She was thrilled to embark on a Midwest adventure when she joined the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s Family Medicine Residency Program and Wingra Clinic three years ago, and she is excited to stay with the department as an Academic Fellow during the 2020-2021 year. She has specific interests in care of the underserved, addiction medicine, integrated behavioral health, and maternal-child health. She eventually wants to practice full-scope family medicine in an FQHC or community health center with connections to an academic program. In her life away from work, Alyssa can be found spending time with her husband and insanely cute but cutely insane dog Maxine. She also enjoys yoga, spending time outdoors, drinking coffee, eating all foods, and delving into a Netflix show or a good book.

Tana Chongsuwat, MDTana Chongsuwat, MD
Primary Care Research Fellowship

Tana Chongsuwat, MD grew up in Chicago, earned a bachelor’s from Loyola University Chicago, a medical degree from Avalon University School of Medicine in Curacao and finished her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Oklahoma, completing a global health track and serving as chief resident. After residency, she joined the University of Oklahoma as a clinical assistant professor in the outpatient setting while also providing inpatient care in rural communities and telehealth urgent care. She joins the Primary Care Research Fellowship to focus on the evaluation and implementation of a cervical cancer prevention, screening, and early treatment program in low-resource settings while also evaluating the educational aspects of global health training for bi-directional learners. Throughout her education and career, Dr. Chongsuwat has committed her work to underserved and disadvantaged populations, particularly in global communities. Dr. Chongsuwat works with students from the undergraduate to residency level on creating global partnerships to empower communities through collaboration and education.

Jane Evered, PhD, RNJane Evered, PhD, RN
Primary Care Research Fellowship

Jane Evered, PhD, RN is a registered nurse and nurse scientist passionate about relational care and qualitative approaches to inquiry. She completed her undergraduate studies in Human Biology at Stanford University where she studied the educational experiences of youth who manage chronic illnesses. Moving to Philadelphia, she pursued an accelerated bachelor’s in nursing program and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania as part of the Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation. Dr. Evered’s program of research has centered on end-of-life experiences of adolescents and young adults with life-limiting illnesses and injuries, with a particular focus on social experiences. During the Primary Care Research Fellowship, Dr. Evered strives to pursue research and advocacy collaborations that work towards improving person, family, friend, and clinician experiences of health & healthcare.

KJ Hansmann, MD, MPHKJ Hansmann, MD, MPH
Primary Care Research Fellowship

After completing her Family Medicine Residency with the DFMCH, KJ Hansmann joined the Primary Care Research Fellowship to evaluate population health interventions that address social determinants of health. Her medical education and career have been greatly informed by a desire to make positive change in the communities where patients live. As an undergraduate, Dr. Hansmann’s political advocacy and community organizing efforts taught her that health begins where people live, learn, work, and play. As a medical student and Family Medicine resident, Dr. Hansmann participated in multiple projects outside of clinical duties that aimed to create safe spaces for people to live healthy, active lives. Dr. Hansmann continues to partner with Lake View Elementary School and local advocacy organizations near her home clinic, Northeast Family Medical Center, and strives to integrate her interest in community-based projects with her research goals during the fellowship.

Kelli Heinrich, MDKelli Heinrich, MD
Academic Fellowship

Though Kelli Heinrich, MD grew up in Los Angeles, the Midwest has become her adoptive home. After earning her BA in biochemistry at Vassar College, Kelli moved to Chicago for medical school where Chicago stole her heart and caused her to fall in love with the Midwest. She entered the Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine with a strong interest in women’s health and obstetrics. An immersion trip to Corozal Town, Belize, reinforced Kelli’s belief that learning patients’ stories is the best way to partner with them. While completing her family medicine clerkship, Kelli realized that her calling was to be a generalist that cared for both moms and babies, children and adults, the sick and the well. She appreciates the unique family medicine philosophy of care, and she looks forward to the beauty of being a family doctor whose focus is on the full lives of her patients. By listening to the stories of her patients, Kelli partners with them to identify and dismantle barriers to health. Outside of medicine, Kelli enjoys drinking good wine and eating good food. She has recently taken up quilting, which has proved to be a great hobby during the long, Midwestern winters.

Yoshito Kosai, MDYoshito Kosai, MD
Academic Integrative Health Fellowship

Yoshi Kosai grew up in Lynnwood, Washington, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. He then completed his medical degree at Case Western Reserve before moving to Wisconsin to pursue his residency training with the Madison Family Medicine Residency Program. He initially came to Family Medicine with a strong interest in sports medicine, and athletics have been an important part of his life, both as a lifelong ice hockey player and as a coach in several capacities (including head coach for the Western Washington Female Hockey Association). Throughout the residency, Yoshi also became increasingly interested in incorporating fitness, exercise, and sports with mental health to create an integrative approach to healthcare. He has joined the UW Academic Integrative Health Fellowship to further explore these interests.

Andrew McClintock, PhDAndrew McClintock, PhD
Primary Care Research Fellowship

Andrew McClintock originally hails from the Chicago area. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology from Miami University in Oxford, OH, before earning his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University in Athens. He also completed a pre-doctoral internship in medical psychology at Duke University Medical Center before moving to Wisconsin to join the DFMCH Primary Care Research Fellowship. Dr. McClintock’s research focuses on the process and outcome of psychological interventions. In particular, his research examines factors that are common across interventions (e.g., alliance, empathy, outcome expectations); factors that are relatively specific and unique to interventions (e.g., mindfulness, cognitive restructuring); and the way in which these “common” and “specific” factors interact to facilitate client improvement.

Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MSMaria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS
Primary Care Research Fellowship

Maria Mora Pinzon is a physician-scientist with a background in health services research, health equity research, and preventive medicine. After earning her medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela, Dr. Mora Pinzon gained an MS in Clinical Research from Rush University. Dr. Mora Pinzon joined the Primary Care Research Fellowship following a research position at the Community-Academic Aging Research Network (CAARN) in Madison. Through her work in preventive medicine, Dr. Mora Pinzon seeks to promote voices from underrepresented communities and to encourage organizations to take necessary steps to be inclusive in ways that resonate with cultural values and account for the diversity that exists within communities of color. Dr. Mora Pinzon’s current research aims to increase understanding of barriers that Hispanic/Latino and African American communities experience when seeking care for geriatric conditions. Through understanding these barriers, she hopes to develop research approaches that will improve early diagnosis and build community trust in researchers and their institutions.

Phil Sasser, MD, MScPhil Sasser, MD, MSc
Sports Medicine Fellowship

Phil Sasser, MD, MSc was raised in Fredericksburg, VA. Dr. Sasser earned an undergraduate degree in Environmental Chemistry from Colorado College prior to completing his Masters in Physiology from Georgetown University. Dr. Sasser attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA and completed his Family Medicine residency at the University of Virginia (UVA). Dr. Sasser’s research interests in sports medicine include concussion prevention, identification and management, heat strokes, and early sport specialization. Primary care procedures are also of significant interest for Dr. Sasser; he has experience leading the development of an online library of primary care procedure videos for learning purposes. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Sasser’s interests include wilderness medicine, mountain biking, fishing, and farming. Dr. Sasser plans to continue high level clinical coverage of sports teams in an academic position either immediately following fellowship or after time in small group Family Medicine or Orthopedics practice.

Kathryn Schmit, MDKathryn Schmit, MD
Primary Care Research Fellowship

Kathryn (Katie) Schmit is a physician-scientist with a research focus on viral upper respiratory infections in pediatric patients. After earning her medical degree at St. George’s University in Grenada and completing her Pediatrics Residency at UW-Madison, Dr. Schmit pursued a Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship at UW-Madison. Through her fellowship experiences, Dr. Schmit continues to focus on an illness-specific quality of life evaluation designed to assess the negative impact of acute upper respiratory infections and a global health simulation curriculum for internal medicine residents. After the fellowship, Dr. Schmit hopes to hold an academic position within pediatric infectious disease that incorporates clinical practice, translational research, and public and global health. She plans to work primarily with underserved populations within the United States and abroad, with a focus on epidemiology and disease prevention.

Alyssa Tilhou, MD, PhDAlyssa Tilhou, MD, PhD
Addiction Medicine Fellowship

Alyssa Shell Tilhou joins the Addiction Medicine Fellowship with the goal of advancing access to comprehensive services and improved health outcomes for patients struggling with substance use disorders. Dr. Tilhou completed her family medicine residency training with the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, North Carolina. She received her AB from Harvard University and her MD and PhD in population health sciences from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Her dissertation focused on the relationship between neighborhood ethnic density and mental health in Latino populations. Her research areas have included health disparities, neighborhood effects, primary care expansion and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on patient access and outcomes. She has conducted research with the American Board of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University and the Robert Graham Center in Washington, DC. Most recently, she practiced as a traditional family physician performing inpatient, outpatient and obstetrical care in a rural community in southwest Wisconsin.

Lashika Yogendran, MDLashika Yogendran, MD
Academic Fellowship

Dr. Lashika Yogendran’s passion for global health grew naturally from her personal experiences. Born in Saudi Arabia, she has also lived in Toronto, North Carolina, Shanghai, Brooklyn, and Chicago. Lashika earned her BA in chemistry and classics from the City University of New York – Brooklyn College before going on to earn her MD and MS from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. During medical school, Lashika completed extensive global health work. She volunteered in hospitals in Cuzco, Peru and worked in a clinic in Uganda. These experiences shaped her worldview and she hopes to pursue global health work after residency. Closer to home, she was involved with her medical school’s oncology interest group and helped organize the annual St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Lashika is drawn to family medicine by its care for diverse patient populations and the focus on care across the life-span. Lashika enjoys playing volleyball, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, checking out new restaurants, and playing trivia – she has even appeared on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”

Investing in the Future

The UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is consistently ranked as one of the top family medicine departments in the country. The Department is committed to developing and maintaining exemplary family medicine educational programs for medical students, resident physicians, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals.

Fellowship Programs

The Department sponsors several fellowship programs designed to assist physicians further meet their career goals. The program currently includes training opportunities in:

Clinical Fellowships

Research Fellowships