A national leader in family medicine education, the DFMCH is proud to continue its strong tradition under the direction of Ildi Martonffy, MD, who assumed the role of vice chair for education in June 2023. The Madison Residency Program also has a new director, Thomas Hahn, MD, and a new associate program director, Lashika Yogendran, MD. Please join the DFMCH in congratulating these faculty on their new positions.
Dr. Ildi Martonffy
Dr. Ildi Martonffy graduated from the Madison Residency Program in 2005 and worked at the Beloit Area Community Health Center before joining the faculty at the UW Health Wingra Clinic in 2010. She accepted the role of residency program director in 2017. In her clinical practice, she has special interests in offering guidance and information to new mothers who breastfeed their babies and working with underserved patients.
“I’m eager to support all the teams who lead our educational programs so that we can continue to bring creativity and excitement to how we learn and teach. We are a large department with faculty involved in education in many capacities,” says Martonffy. “I’m looking forward to helping us share solutions and experiences to enhance our programs as we also work together to increase the number and diversity of learners engaged with family medicine.”
Dr. Thomas Hahn
Dr. Thomas Hahn completed his residency and academic fellowship at DFMCH. He is faculty at the UW Health Verona Clinic where he practices full spectrum family medicine including inpatient care and obstetrics. Hahn hopes medical education continues to meet the evolving needs of medical learners as well as those of patients and communities. He is looking forward to expanding his role in residency education as the new program director for the Madison Residency Program.
“I’m most excited about working with the outstanding residents who are the future of family medicine and who continue to inspire me regularly with the positive impact they have on patients and communities,” shares Hahn. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with others both locally and from afar—on innovations in medical education and the best approaches to patient care.”
Dr. Lashika Yogendran
Dr. Lashika Yogendran completed residency and an academic fellowship at the DFMCH and is core faculty at the UW Health Northport Drive Clinic. She brings valuable experience and a tremendous skillset to the associate program director position, according to Martonffy.
“I am excited to get to know the residents from all the residency clinics and work with them during their journey through residency. I enjoy working with residents on strategies to improve their learning, efficiency in clinic and the hospital, and continuing medical education, so this role is a wonderful opportunity for me,” says Yogendran. “I look forward to supporting our residents in achieving their goals during their training as well as helping them find a career that fits best for them in family medicine.”
Published: June 2023 | Updated in November 2023 (for Alumni News)