Madison Residents

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Madison Residents

Megan Bartz, MD

Location: Northeast Center

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Megan Bartz chose family medicine because it provides longitudinal care, fosters strong relationships with patients, and cares for all people. She grew up in Eau Claire, WI, and earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. While in La Crosse, Megan helped support and connect with families and patients while volunteering with hospice. She then went on to pursue her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. As a medical student, she served as a leader in the Family Medicine Interest Group and helped organize a Wellness Day at Lakeview Elementary. She also collected warm clothing for Madison-area homeless shelters. She finds great joy in giving back to her community and listens to each patient with compassion as they share their story. She cares for her patients’ whole health and incorporates eating, exercise, better sleep, social health, spiritual health, and environmental health into a patient’s goals. In addition to her interests in whole health, she is also passionate about obstetric care and women’s health. Outside of medicine, Megan’s hobbies include cooking, dog agility, playing the harp, and reading.

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Taylor Boland, MD

Location: Belleville Center

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

Taylor Boland views family medicine as more than just patient care. Although she is especially interested in rural, addiction, and integrative medicine, women’s health, and end of life care, Taylor is also active in advocacy and community engagement. Taylor is from rural Stoddard, WI (near La Crosse). She received her undergraduate degree in biological sciences and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame. Taylor returned to Wisconsin to earn her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Taylor is an advocate, having been involved with professional societies, writing resolutions and advocating for a variety of policies including infant mortality, opioid use, and alcohol abuse. She has met with legislators on several occasions to discuss upcoming bills and how they impact the healthcare system. While in medical school, Taylor created “Every Patient Has a Story” which is a narrative medicine project that interviews hospital patients about their life stories in order to provide more holistic care and better understand their medical needs. Taylor also traveled to China to learn about their healthcare system and how to incorporate integrative medicine techniques to supplement Western medicine. Taylor can often be found outdoors running, hunting, and sailing or cheering on the Badgers and the Packers.

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Jonathan Christ, MD

Location: Wingra Center

Medical school: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Michigan State University

Jonathan (Jon) Christ enjoys partnering with his patients to work collaboratively to achieve their health goals. Jon is originally from Kalamazoo, MI and attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate degree in human biology. After graduating from Michigan State, Jon earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. While in medical school, Jon volunteered at many organizations in downtown Detroit to provide medical and social services to the homeless population. This included providing care, making and distributing meals, and working to clean up polluted areas. Jon’s interest in family medicine stems from his experience rotating in inner-city hospitals in Detroit as well as coordinating blood pressure screenings for senior citizens. Jon strives to build strong relationships with each of his patients so he can better understand their medical, social, and family situations to provide the best care. Jon has a special interest in sports medicine, but he is always looking forward to work with all patients and conditions. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing golf and basketball. He also unwinds by spending time near water – on a lake or beach – while reading.

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Diana Cowdrey, MD

Location: Verona Center

Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Diana Cowdrey chose to become a family doctor because of the care they provide throughout a patient’s entire life. Diana is from Cambridge, MA, but came to the University of Wisconsin – Madison for her undergraduate degree in biology and for an additional research year in the Department of Neuroscience. She completed the intensive honors biology program and served as a peer mentor and peer mentor coordinator. While there, Diana also played on the UW Women’s Club Ice Hockey team. She then returned to Cambridge to earn her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. While in medical school, Diana worked with a pediatric oncology patient as part of her support team during all her appointments and hospitalizations. Diana also worked as a senior medical student to dissect ahead of the first year anatomy class and to teach them the subject material as well as help them with their own dissections. Within family medicine, Diana is particularly interested in musculoskeletal and sports medicine. She believes that every individual should be active and hopes to treat everyone from those just finding their inner athlete to professional athletes. Diana enjoys playing hockey, watching college football, playing with dogs, sailing, and fitness.

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Robert Freidel, MD

Location: Northeast Center

Medical school: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Robert (Bob) Freidel has wide ranging interests, which is why he enjoys family medicine. Bob grew up in a small town called Byron just outside of Rockford, IL. Bob was raised amongst cows and cornfields, and grew to appreciate rural and urban living and hoped to one day serve people from all walks of life. Bob studied biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. After graduating, he worked at Epic Systems Corporation where he focused on software for ambulatory clinics and federal regulations. Bob earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. While in Rockford, Bob analyzed Rockford’s social and economic factors of health and identified root causes of poor health and provided recommendations to community leaders and agencies. Among his many interests in providing full-spectrum family medicine, Bob seeks to understand social and economic factors of health – and take action to improve them. Bob also wants to provide preventive healthcare, inspire lifestyle modification, better utilize healthcare information technology, and advocate for primary care at all levels. Outside of work, Bob can be found snow- and water-skiing, running, or trying new things.

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Parker Hanson, DO

Location: Verona Center

Medical school: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

For Parker Hanson, being a ‘good’ doctor means having the skills to treat both acute and chronic illnesses and address mental as well as physical ailments. He strives to be a doctor who builds trusting relationships with patients and works passionately to prevent illness as well as treat it. Parker calls both Sioux Falls, SD and Minneapolis, MN home. He studied biology, society, and the environment at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. As a pre-med undergraduate, he served on the board of Colleges Against Cancer to organize the annual Relay for Life event held at the University of Minnesota as well as other fundraiser and awareness campaigns for different types of cancer. Parker attended medical school at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. While there, he volunteered at the Friday Night Lights clinic to assess and treat injuries sustained during the regional football games. Parker is dedicated to providing care for all patients across their lives, and he has special interests in sports medicine, osteopathic manipulative treatment, and non-opioid pain management. He is also interested in research. In his free time, Parker likes to spend time with his wife and golden retriever, Bella. He also enjoys playing basketball, running, and golfing.

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James Ircink, MD

Location: Wingra Center

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

James Ircink brings a holistic perspective to help patients pursue and maintain wellness in the context of their beliefs, values, family, and community. A native Madisonian, James attended the University of Notre Dame to study business administration. While in college, James was an amateur boxer which taught him that fighting for a purpose can make challenges surmountable and sacrifices meaningful. After working in Chicago and later at Epic as a financial analyst, James had a change of heart that led him to earn his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. While in medical school, James volunteered at free clinics and with community outreach groups that serve unsheltered women and men. This compelled him to research and advocate for policy and systemic changes to extend healthcare “beyond clinic walls” to people who are unable to access the medical system. James is interested in full-spectrum primary care, care of vulnerable and unsheltered populations, procedures, humanism, technology in primary care, medical ethics, and health care economics. His hobbies include running, playing soccer, brewing coffee, spending time with family and friends, and participating in the young adult faith community.

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Allison Jenness, MD

Location: Northeast Center

Medical school: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Allison Jenness is drawn to family medicine by the strong patient – physician relationships that form and enhance patient care. Within family medicine, she is interested in geriatrics, women’s health, adolescent medicine, and global health. Allison is originally from Prior Lake, MN and attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison for her undergraduate degree. She earned her medical degree at Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Allison was a peer tutor for three years in medical school, where she refined her teaching skills and she is looking forward to teaching opportunities during residency. Allison was also the president of the International Health Interest Group which allowed her to grow her communication and teamwork skills with patients and colleagues. Her experiences in Chicago and in Billings, MT, where she spent half of her third year, gave her the opportunity to see how medicine is practiced throughout the United States and cemented for her the fact that all people face similar healthcare triumphs and struggles. Allison loves to travel both across the US and abroad so she can learn more about people, cultures, and herself. Cooking and baking are great stress relievers for Allison and it is always rewarding for her to share her creations with others.

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Mark Matusak, DO

Location: Verona Center

Medical school: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

For Mark Matusak, family medicine provides the versatility to fuse his many interests. He enjoys the relationships with his patients and opportunities to give back to the community. Mark is originally from Torrance, CA and studied integrative biology and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. While at Cal, Mark ran track and cross-country, received All-American honors, and ran under four-minutes in the mile. This, along with his research on lactate metabolism during exercise, fostered his passion for exercise as medicine. Mark earned his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was selected to be a predoctoral Anatomy and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine teaching fellow where he honed his osteopathic skill and developed his passion for medical education. Mark was also involved with the Let’s Go program where he worked with children in Maine to promote healthy lifestyles to prevent childhood obesity. Mark is inspired by the impact family physicians have on patients and communities through full-spectrum family medicine; he has special interests in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), sports medicine, preventive medicine, integrative medicine, and procedures. Mark enjoys running, cycling, cooking, travel, photography, and rooting for Aaron Rodgers.

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Samantha Mayhew, MD

Location: Belleville Center

Medical school: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Indiana University

Samantha (Sam) Mayhew loves small town rural medicine, women’s health, and geriatrics. Originally from Delphi, IN, Sam earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Indiana University. During her junior year, she traveled to Honduras for a week to help educate children about healthy habits, build showers and bathrooms, and do other renovations for the homes. After graduating from Indiana University, Sam attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. While in medical school, Sam was involved in community outreach, including mentoring a middle school girl and participating in geriatric events and fundraisers such as the Alzheimer’s Walk. Sam was a Geriatric Medical Student Scholar. She enjoys the close relationships she develops with her patients and their families. Between her first and second years of medical school, Sam worked at Johns Hopkins University doing research on the communication between caregivers and elderly patients in an adult day care center. She works daily to show that good health is more than being free from disease – it is about lifestyle, access to healthcare, and building a strong social network. Sam enjoys playing tennis, kayaking, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends, her boyfriend, and their puppy.

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Carly Salter, MD

Location: Wingra Center

Medical school: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

Carly Salter is interested in providing continuity care for families and underserved populations and women’s health. Carly is originally from Fond du Lac, WI and earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. During college, she participated in a 2-week mission trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua where she traveled to remote communities with minimal access to healthcare. From this, she gained perspective on poverty’s influence on health. Carly earned her medical degree from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. While in medical school, Carly volunteered at the student-run free health clinic in the underserved urban community of North St. Louis where she gained experience with trauma-informed care and the barriers faced by marginalized populations. As a result of the unrest and dialogue following Michael Brown’s killing in Ferguson, which happened one week after starting medical school, Carly engaged the local community in conversations about socioeconomic status and ways to collaborate and make a difference. Carly seeks to understand her patients’ stories and experiences so she can provide compassionate care for each individual. When she has some free time, Carly enjoys figure skating, horseback riding, walks in the park, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

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Stacy Schley, MD

Location: Verona Center

Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Undergraduate: Lasell College

Stacy Schley comes to Madison with a strong interest in sports medicine and preventive and lifestyle medicine. Originally from Kalamazoo, MI, Stacy earned her undergraduate degree in sports science from Lasell College. She earned her medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where she founded the school’s Sports Medicine Student Interest Group and provided medical coverage for sporting events. While in medical school, she implemented and instructed an ultrasound elective for 1st and 2nd year medical students. During her 3rd and 4th years of medical school, Stacy provided medical coverage for the NHL Prospect Tournament / Detroit Red Wings Training Camp. Throughout medical school, Stacy was a mentor and exercise instructor for FitKids360, a multidisciplinary childhood obesity program. Stacy has a background in personal training and she is excited to work with her patients to manage acute and chronic conditions as well as partner with individual patients and whole communities on the preventive aspects of health and well-being. She wishes to establish long-lasting relationships with each of her patients to encourage them to achieve their health goals. Stacy enjoys weightlifting, baking, hiking, and boating on Lake Michigan with her family and friends.

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Nicholas Squires, MD

Location: Belleville Center

Medical school: Tulane University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Nicholas (Nick) Squires is drawn to the broad scope of family medicine, both in caring for babies to adults to seniors, and having direct positive impacts on lives through outpatient and inpatient care. Nick is a native Wisconsinite, hailing from Altoona (near Eau Claire). He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls before moving to Minneapolis for 2 years. He then earned his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine. Nick’s family medicine clerkship in Opelousas, LA showed him what kind of doctor he wanted to be – one that fosters strong relationships with patients, sees a wide variety of conditions, and does many procedures. This experience also showed him the benefits of practicing rural medicine and living in a small town. He looks forward to knowing each of his patients personally and adapting his care for their unique situations. In his patient care, Nick focuses on prevention and follow-up as he works with patients to manage acute and chronic illnesses. Outside of medicine, Nick enjoys playing video games and chess, reading fantasy novels, and exploring nature through hiking and fishing.

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Andrea Suarez, MD

Location: Wingra Center

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate: Hamline University

Andrea Suarez is dedicated to the care of underserved communities and addressing health disparities. Andrea calls Lima, Peru and Portland, OR her hometowns. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Hamline University before attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Andrea also participated in a year-long cultural exchange program in Munich, Germany. Andrea is interested in preventive and global health. In medical school, she participated in a global health trip to China in 2014 and a global health elective in Peru in 2017. She also was involved in the Latino Medical Student Association and volunteered at student-run free clinics for uninsured patients. Andrea has led events to raise awareness of health issues that disproportionately affect diverse communities as well as worked to recruit more diverse clinicians to the health professions. She wants to partner with patients and communities to address poverty, lack of healthcare access, and resource deprivation. She has also worked with child health advocacy and kids’ safety improvement programs across Wisconsin. When she is not caring for patients, Andrea enjoys barbequing, dancing, hiking and other outdoor activities, learning languages, playing soccer, and enjoying live music festivals.

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Alexandra Wolf, DO

Location: Northeast Center

Medical school: A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Marquette University

Alexandra (Allie) Wolf is a native Wisconsinite from Green Bay. For Allie, medicine is about taking care of more than just the patient in front of her; it is about the person’s family and communities, which is why she focuses on multigenerational patient-centered care. She is inspired by each person’s unique background and story. Allie earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Marquette University. Before starting medical school, Allie worked at a medical scribe company where she joined the Board of Directors and helped set up new scribe programs across the nation. Allie attended the A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She served as president of the school’s chapter of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association, where she expanded leadership opportunities on the board and helped raise nearly $10,000 for St. Baldrick’s to benefit child cancer research. Allie was also involved in the Diversity Club and coordinated the first annual Cultural Diffusion Show. Allie is interested in providing full-spectrum family medicine, including inpatient and outpatient care with OMT, in rural, underserved communities. Allie can often be found singing, running, hiking, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, playing with Taco, her Chihuahua mix, or just enjoying newlywed life with her husband who shares her passion for being a foodie.

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John Yeakel, MD

Location: Belleville Center

Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

John Yeakel finds great joy in the privilege of building friendships as he cares for his patients and empowers them to make important decisions about their own healthcare. John is originally from Mazeppa, MN. Throughout high school and college, John worked as a nursing assistant at a nursing home. He treasured the bonds and friendships he formed with the residents and credits them for helping him choose family medicine. John earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse before attending the University of Minnesota Medical School. While in medical school, John was a member of the Rural Physician Associate Program which allowed him to complete his rotations in Albert Lea, MN; he loved living in a smaller community away from the noise of the big city. It was here that his love of rural healthcare was cemented. He is drawn to family medicine because of the wide variety of settings in which he can practice and the deep friendships he can cultivate with patients. In addition to providing full spectrum care, John is especially interested in palliative care and helping patients prepare advance directives for end of life care. John enjoys cooking, fitness (including running and yoga), and reading.

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Jeffrey Berry MD

Location: Belleville Center

Medical school: University of Missouri – Columbia
Undergraduate: University of Missouri – Columbia

Jeffrey Berry, originally from Kansas City, MO, earned his undergraduate degree in biology and his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to starting his medical education, Jeff taught sex-ed and nutrition classes to elementary and high school students on the west side of Chicago as an AmeriCorps Health Educator. During medical school, Jeff served as the Specialty Services Director for MedZou, a medical-student-run free clinic. In addition to serving the Columbia, MO underprivileged population, Jeff extended his passion for serving the underserved by working to address health inequities nationwide. He also provided care on a Navajo reservation in Crownpoint, NM with the Indian Health Service. His spirit of caring and his attraction to the intellectual rigors of family medicine informed his decision to specialize in family medicine; Jeff comes to the Madison Family Medicine Residency after falling in love with the specialty during his third-year family medicine clerkship. He credits his mentors with guiding him to his interests in outpatient procedures, chronic disease management, inpatient medicine, and musculoskeletal / sports medicine. Outside of medicine, Jeff enjoys canoeing and hiking, disc golf, music and science fiction, and cheering for the Kansas City Royals.

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Alyssa Bruehlman MD

Location: Wingra Center

Medical school: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Emory University

Alyssa Bruehlman developed her interest in the holistic approach to health during her career as a professional dancer. After graduating from Emory University with a BA in Dance and Movement Studies, Alyssa moved to New York City to pursue a professional dance career and recognized how detrimental it can be to feel disconnected. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine so that she could form restorative relationships with those who are least-connected to the healthcare system. In medical school, she helped to start an academic-public partnership between the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a rural county health department in West Virginia. Alyssa was also active in developing her medical school’s Social Medicine Curriculum to more systematically introduce aspiring physicians to ways to address the social determinants of health. She has specific interests in addiction medicine, behavioral health, care of the underserved, and disability medicine. In her life away from the clinic, Alyssa can be found spending time with family and friends while running, swimming, or hiking and building relationships over home cooked meals.

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Karyn Cecele MD

Location: Belleville Center

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

For Karyn Cecele Wisconsin is home; she was born in Black River Falls and has lived in La Crosse for most of her adult life. She earned her undergraduate degrees in History and Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse before attending the UW School of Medicine and Public Health for her medical degree as part of the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM) program. Karyn’s personal experiences, as well as her volunteer work, have influenced her approach to recognize the complex social factors that influence health. In medical school, Karyn volunteered with the Medical Students Offering Maternal Support program where she promoted the wellbeing of a pregnant mom who was recovering from opioid addiction. She also found incredible joy in introducing newborns to parents for the first time during her third and fourth year OB rotations. Karyn is passionate about caring for the whole person and she plans to practice in a rural area. She cares deeply about rural health equity, women’s health, LGBT health, and mental health. Karyn is an avid reader with a current interest in leadership skills and autobiographies of women. She enjoys hiking, dogs, gardening, and wild berry picking. Family is important to Karyn and she finds joy in spending time with her wife, two daughters, and her grandchildren.

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Rachel Erickson DO

Location: Verona Center

Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: St. Norbert College

Rachel Erickson has a strong passion for encouraging healthy lifestyles through preventive primary care and sports medicine. Originally from Iron Mountain, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, she earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences at St. Norbert College. Before earning her medical degree from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Rachel worked as a medical assistant at a rheumatology and pain medicine clinic in Lansing, MI. While in medical school, her love of sports led her to work with local race organizers and high school football teams to provide care and osteopathic manual medicine for athletes. Her passion for the underserved took her to Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic, where she treated Dominican and Haitian patients. She also served as the ACOFP National Liaison for her medical school. Rachel revels in anything and everything to do with the great outdoors, especially hiking, kayaking, and running. She also enjoys playing soccer and convincing her 8o-pound rescue dog that he’s not allergic to exercise. Ultimately, Rachel wants to provide care in underserved rural areas in order to give back to communities like hers that have given her so much.

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Kelli Heinrich MD

Location: Verona Center

Medical school: Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Vassar College

Though Kelli Heinrich 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.

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Ezra Lyon MD

Location: Wingra Center

Medical school: Ohio State University Medical School
Undergraduate: Carleton College

Ezra Lyon originally from Galesburg, IL, earned his BA in biology at Carleton College. Before starting medical school at the Ohio State University, Ezra worked for 6 years as a computational biologist in Madison. While in medical school, he continued his work in bioinformatics and helped develop assays to identify mutations in cancer cells. Ezra’s research informed his clinical work as he volunteered at free clinics in Columbus throughout medical school. During his fourth year, he worked with the Mt. Carmel Homeless Outreach Team as well as provided rural, full-spectrum family care at the Menominee Tribal Clinic in Keshena, WI. As Ezra returns to Madison for residency, he hopes to learn how to best provide full-spectrum family medicine with a focus on underserved communities and preventive medicine at the individual and community levels. His other interests include the integration of mental health into primary care, adolescent medicine, low-intervention childbirth, and expanding the role of point of care ultrasound in family medicine. Ezra enjoys reading and hiking; he cherishes playing games with his two children.

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Sadie Mitten MD

Location: Northeast Center

Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Sadie Mitten, originally from Tomahawk, WI, earned her BS in biology and gender & women’s studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. During medical school, Sadie’s passion for international medicine led her to rural Uganda where she learned about improving health in underserved regions. Her interest in the social determinants of health also led her to complete research on morbidity and mortality outcomes of alcoholism in elderly patients. Sadie served as president of MedFLAG, an organization that promotes improved patient-physician relationships, physician education, and community resource development for the health needs of the LGBTQ community. She connected to the community by volunteering for Fit Kids 360, a program for children and families that promotes physical and mental health. She hopes to practice full spectrum women’s health and obstetrics, international medicine, and LGBTQ health. Sadie loves reading new books and wandering through bookstores, listening to live music, spending time with family, traveling the world, exploring the outdoors, hiking, camping, swimming, and water-skiing.

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Mehwish Moinuddin DO, MA

Location: Verona Center

Medical school: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Northwestern University

Mehwish Moinuddin comes to the Madison Family Medicine Residency Program with a passion for serving her community by fostering interdisciplinary partnerships. Originally from Burr Ridge, IL, Mehwish earned her BA in sociology from Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she worked as a student athletic trainer where she was first introduced to team-based care; this collaborative experience led to her to consider a career as a family medicine physician. After graduating from Northwestern, she went on to earn an MA from Midwestern University before attending Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine. While in medical school, Mehwish worked as a clinical research coordinator at a cystic fibrosis center. She was also involved with many community organizations throughout the Las Vegas area. Her willingness to serve led her to participate in a medical outreach trip to Guatemala with DO Care International. Her experiences have resulted in sports medicine, preventive medicine, and global health as key areas of interest. Mehwish enjoys educating and empowering her patients to prevent disease. Mehwish relaxes by reading, hiking, baking, and doing Pilates.

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Evan Nolander DO

Location: Northeast Center

Medical school: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Undergraduate: University of St. Thomas – St. Paul, MN

Evan Nolander advocates for the health of his patients and community by learning and telling patients’ stories. His own story began in Albert Lea, MN, where Evan was born and raised; he earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Evan then moved to Boulder, CO to serve in the AmeriCorps where he learned the importance of community activism and patient empowerment. He attended medical school at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. While there, he served as the president of KCU’s Missouri Osteopathic Student Association. As a member of the Executive Board for the Diversity Learning Series, Evan introduced his peers to his areas of interest: economically and racially underserved populations and LGBTQ healthcare. Evan is committed to community medicine with a focus on the role of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in U.S. healthcare and is completing his residency in Family Medicine to be on the front lines of change. When Evan is not advocating for patients, he can be found travelling, backpacking, camping, or snowboarding. He also enjoys attending concerts, playing music, spending time with his family, and enjoying a meal with his fiancé.

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Nina Piazza MD

Location: Wingra Center

Medical school: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Undergraduate: Williams College

Nina Piazza is committed to the well-being of her community. Originally from Rochester, NY, Nina earned her undergraduate degree in biology and Chinese from Williams College. She taught at an elementary school in rural China where she saw firsthand the effects of the social determinants of health. Upon returning to the U.S., Nina attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where she was involved in medical education; she designed lectures and led small group sessions for a medical education pathway. Nina also served her local community by mentoring an inner-city teenager with developmental delays as well as conducting research on long-acting reversible contraceptive use among inner-city teenagers. She helped establish and lead a new student-run free clinic in Rochester. Nina was drawn to family medicine because of its focus on serving the underserved and on forming longitudinal relationships with patients. She is especially interested in women’s health, medical academics, and working with urban underserved populations. To unwind, Nina enjoys hiking, canoeing, baking, and cooking. She can also be found playing percussion and screening independent movies.

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Kelsey Schmidt MD

Location: Belleville Center

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison

For Kelsey Schmidt family medicine is about two things: care and the community. A native Wisconsinite, Kelsey earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary; in medical school, she travelled to Nepal to work as a Quality Improvement facilitator. These experiences led Kelsey to see the parallels between the community approaches to health in rural Wisconsin and communities thousands of miles from home. She took the lessons learned in Nepal back to the Monroe Clinic where she worked to improve the Community Care program. She also assisted with health literacy projects and volunteered with homeless families through the Road Home and Family Promise organizations. In the clinic, Kelsey delights in being able to hear her patients’ stories and learn from their life lessons as she gets to know and provide care for many generations of the same family. Kelsey enjoys running, cooking, and traveling, and she remains connected to her Wisconsin heritage by catching a Badger basketball game and spending time on her husband’s farm near Monroe, WI.

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Kristi Smith DO

Location: Verona Center

Medical school: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Undergraduate: University of Central Oklahoma

Kristi Smith’s approach to patient care is informed by her first-hand experiences: she doesn’t just treat diseases, she cares for people. Originally from Ada, OK, Kristi relocated to the Oklahoma City area after high school. Prior to earning her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Central Oklahoma and her medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kristi worked as a medical assistant in a family medicine clinic. While working with patients whose health worsened because of missed warning signs, she developed a passion for family medicine. In medical school, she completed rotations in Kenya and Guatemala which reinforced her desire to provide quality local and global preventive medicine in resource-limited areas. In addition to these interests, she is also attracted to osteopathic manual medicine and addiction medicine. Kristi has also been involved in her community by tutoring school-aged children in reading. Kristi enjoys traveling, cooking, baking, and visiting local restaurants and breweries. She likes all sorts of movies and occasionally hosts Bad Movie Nights for her friends because “a really bad movie can be just as entertaining as a really good movie.”

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Chelsea Thibodeau DO

Location: Northeast Center

Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Macalester College

Chelsea Thibodeau grew up in Duluth, MN on Lake Superior. After earning her undergraduate degree in biology and music from Macalester College, she attended the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. While in medical school, Chelsea found her voice for advocacy. She participated in policy advocacy with the Iowa Medical Society and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. She also served as the president of her medical school’s chapter of Medical Students for Choice where she worked to foster education and advocacy in reproductive health topics. She chose to practice family medicine because it provides unique opportunities to powerfully advocate for patients and communities. Chelsea has special interests in reproductive health, social justice and advocacy, LGBT health, osteopathic manipulative treatment, adolescent medicine, and behavioral health in primary care. Chelsea has also volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, where she established a strong relationship with a pre-teen who provided a meaningful way to indulge her love of kids and keep her grounded in her community. Chelsea enjoys classical piano and live music concerts, craft breweries, and cycling and hiking, especially along Lake Superior’s North Shore.

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Katrina Weimer MD

Location: Belleville Center

Medical school: University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Undergraduate: West Virginia University – Morgantown, WV

Although Katrina Weimer spent most of her life in Akron, OH with a short period in Luxembourg, she credits her college years at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV as the greatest influence on who she is today. While studying forensic biology and biology in West Virginia, Katrina recognized her calling to pursue a career in medicine. Katrina returned to Ohio to earn her medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. Katrina was drawn to family medicine and caring for underserved populations while volunteering at the UTCOM Community Care Free Clinic. During a summer family medicine experience, she was exposed to her newfound interest in rural healthcare. Her attraction to family medicine was confirmed when she saw firsthand the importance of hands-on full-spectrum family medicine in the lives of her patients. These experiences have led Katrina to pursue training in full-spectrum family medicine while also continuing her work in rural medicine and advocacy. In addition to playing basketball and volleyball, hiking, rock climbing, and water sports, Katrina can often be found thrifting and working on (and completing!) home improvement projects.

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Lashika Yogendran MD, MS

Location: Northeast Center

Medical school: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Undergraduate: City University of New York – Brooklyn College

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.”

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Lindsey Engel MD

Location: Verona Center

Medical school: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University

Lindsey Engel was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. She earned her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University, and then completed medical school at the University of Louisville. Prior to medical school, Lindsey worked in the United States Senate leadership during the national healthcare policy debate. These months of exposure to health policy and government process led her to discover her love of medicine. Before medical school Lindsey also worked as a medical assistant in a busy OB/GYN clinic in downtown Washington, DC. There she learned the importance of delivering high quality patient care as well as the essential skills of triage, giving injections, and phlebotomy. Lindsey has spent time volunteering at a free clinic in a court-mandated inpatient substance abuse program. She also attended the AMSA’s Heart-IM rotation, a month-long gathering of medical students across the country who share the common goal of enhancing skills in healing through integrative medicine. Lindsey loves spending time outside doing activities such as skiing, running, and stand up paddling. She also enjoys yoga, meditation, and hanging out with her husband and 4-year-old Brittany spaniel.

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Paula Goldman MD

Location: Wingra Center

Medical school: University of Michigan Medical School
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

Paula Goldman grew up in Deerfield, Illinois, just north of Chicago. After completing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Poverty Studies, at Notre Dame, she went on to pursue her medical degree at the University of Michigan. As a medical student, she was part of the Health Equity Scholars program, a student-driven co-curriculum focused on health disparities education and community engagement. She also served as a curriculum coordinator on a student committee that worked directly with the deans to create a school-wide health disparities curriculum required for all students. In addition to this curricular work, Paula has a strong interest in global health. She conducted mental health screening research in Ecuador and completed an OB/GYN rotation at a low-resource public hospital in Panama. Her clinical interests include adolescent medicine, mental health, women’s health and obstetrics, bilingual care, and community-based research. Outside of medicine, Paula has competed nationally in synchronized figure skating from the age of 12 through her undergraduate career. She also enjoys trying out new types of dance, traveling, road trips, and hiking.

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Kellia Hansmann MD

Location: Northeast Center

Medical school: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Kellia (KJ) Hansmann grew up in Madison and earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin—Madison while also spending time volunteering and working in state and local politics. She then went on to Northwestern University for medical school, where she pursued her interest in community health and advocacy. KJ served as the President and Public Health/Health Justice Chair for her school’s AMSA chapter where she organized a seminar series called “Advocacy in Action” to empower medical students to lobby elected officials. Throughout all four years of medical school, KJ worked in a continuity family medicine clinic on Chicago’s west side, taking on a leadership role in her third and fourth years that included tasks such as directing clinic quality improvement projects and guiding teaching between other students. KJ has also traveled with medical and public health service trips to India and Mexico, where she learned about issues of healthcare access and strategies to provide care to underserved populations. In her free time, KJ enjoys baking, watching and performing improv, running, hiking, biking, and watching Badger basketball with friends and her cat, Badger.

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Petra Kelsey MD

Location: Verona Center

Medical school: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Texas – Austin

Petra spent her high school years in rural Mozambique, which fueled an inclination for travel, as well as a deep love for working with underserved populations. After moving to Austin, she attended the University of Texas, majoring in Business and Germanic Studies. After graduation, she worked at a bank on the West Coast, until the financial meltdown in 2008 inspired her to reevaluate her plans for the future. It was during that period that Petra discovered a deep-seated passion for medicine. She spent the summer before she entered The University of Texas Medical Brach in Soroti, Uganda, collecting photographs and patient stories for International Midwife Assistance. As a medical student, she served as president of the Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM). She also served as senior director at the C.D. Doyle student-run free clinic, where she enjoyed spending time with the patients, listening to their stories and learning from the faculty. Her goal is to learn how to provide patient-centered care to those who need it most, while simultaneously integrating humanistic principles. In her free time, Petra enjoys teaching yoga, practicing meditation, and playing the ukulele.

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Sheila Kredit MD

Location: Wingra Center

Medical school: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Northwestern University

Born and raised amongst the evergreens in Olympia, WA, Sheila Kredit was drawn to the Midwest to pursue a dual degree in harp performance and anthropology at Northwestern University. As an undergraduate, she worked with the Chicago Department of Public Health to examine different factors influencing breastfeeding duration among mothers enrolled in the WIC Program. This research gave her a passion for maternal and child health, and inspired her to attend medical school at Case Western Reserve University and ultimately pursue a career in Family Medicine. As a medical student, she served as a leader for Case’s Family Medicine Interest Group, a mentor for inner city high school students through the Horizons Mentoring Program, and a peer educator at the Student Run Free Clinic. Sheila’s particular interests within Family Medicine include obstetrics, natural childbirth, breastfeeding, pediatrics, infectious disease, medical education, and epidemiology. Outside of medicine, she loves playing the harp (and trying to learn the guitar), salsa dancing, baking homemade bread, planting bulbs and vegetables, running, hiking, kayaking, and reading at coffee shops.

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Kathryn Ledford DO

Location: Verona Center

Medical school: Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduate: University of Minnesota Twin Cities School of Public Health
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Kathryn (Kate) Ledford was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, and completed her bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin. She earned her MPH at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health before heading out west to attend medical school at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. Kate’s experience in public health led her to help found the “Do No Harm Forum” in medical school, which created a dialogue among students, healthcare leaders, and community members to discuss issues along the health delivery continuum. The forum included national level speakers from the American Osteopathic Association and the Department of Homeland Security. Kate has also pursued medical and public health work in Nicaragua and Mexico, and volunteered at the Lebanon Free Clinic in Lebanon, Oregon. The variety of patient demographics and the ability to work with whole families draws Kate to family medicine, and she has a special interest in geriatric medicine and palliative care. Outside of medicine, she likes to hike, camp, bake, do crossword puzzles, spend time with her family, travel, read, exercise, and enjoy food.

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Angela Marchant DO

Location: Northeast Center

Medical school: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Undergraduate: Brandeis University

Angela hails from Franklin, WI, a suburb of Milwaukee, and spent much of her childhood in the city. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Brandeis University and completed her medical degree at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. During her time in Madison prior to medical school, Angela volunteered with Groundwork, a local racial justice collective working against racism; and Operation Welcome Home, a group of homeless and formerly homeless people working for social justice related to housing, joblessness, health, addiction recovery, and the prison system. In medical school, she co-founded the Health Disparities Interest Group to facilitate education and action to address social determinants of health within the curriculum and the community. Angela’s areas of interest in medicine include integrative medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine (including completing a one year teaching fellowship in OMM at her medical school), and community-oriented primary care. Outside of medicine, Angela enjoys gardening, yoga, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and spending time with her wife Erica and dog Max.

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Emily Metzger MD

Location: Belleville Center

Medical school: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

An Illinois resident all her life, Emily Metzger was raised in Rochelle, IL. Growing up, she was inspired by the dedication demonstrated by her mom (a nurse), and her dad (a farmer), to devote her life to service. After earning her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Spanish at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Emily matriculated to the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Rockford to pursue her goal. As a medical student, she participated in the Rural Medicine Education Program, which shaped her desire to become a rural family physician. The program’s curriculum included a 16-week family medicine preceptorship where she had the opportunity to conduct a community health research project on childhood obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles. She was also a member of the Family Medicine Interest Group throughout medical school, and participated in a variety of community outreach efforts. In her fourth year, she spent a month in Scotland, where she further developed her primary care skills and learned more about other perspectives in medicine. In her free time, Emily enjoys riding her bike, doing jigsaw puzzles, going to the zoo, and watching movies.

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Alexander Milsap MD

Location: Verona Center

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Alex was born and raised in Madison, WI. He completed his B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration at UW—La Crosse. He then went on to complete his medical degree at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Alex was drawn to family medicine for its focus on long-term relationships with patients, families, and communities. His specific interests include sports medicine, urgent/emergent care, and medical education. His most valuable experience in medical school came from spending time with patients and from observing his preceptor on his family medicine rotation, who balanced his time between the clinic and hospital, in addition to taking care of patients in their homes. As a medical student, Alex did stroke research at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital and also organized and implemented a series of health talks in conjunction with the La Crosse County board of health. Working in this community showed him the importance of education, outreach, and maintaining good relationships with the community. Outside of medicine, Alex enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing basketball, golf, and cheering on his favorite teams.

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Caitlin Regner MD

Location: Wingra Center

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Caitlin Regner grew up in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, but now calls Madison home after living here for most of a decade. She completed undergraduate degrees in Biology and Spanish from UW—Madison before moving to Milwaukee for a year to serve as a Spanish/English interpreter at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center. She then returned to Madison to pursue her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. As a medical student, Caitlin served as class coordinator for the Medical Spanish course and as class representative for the Medical Student Association. She was an active volunteer with the student-run MEDiC clinics, taking on the positions of Intake Coordinator and Volunteering Physician Scheduler. She was also a member of the Gold Humanism Society and served as president of the Christian Medical Association. Caitlin also has a strong interest in research, and participated in a summer research project exploring how “difficult” patients perceive communication with their healthcare providers. Outside of medicine, Caitlin enjoys running, visiting prairies, craft projects, making music and singing, and spending time with her husband and two children.

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Kartik Sidhar MD

Location: Northeast Center

Medical school: University of Michigan Medical School
Undergraduate: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Kartik Sidhar grew up in West Bloomfield, Michigan, before traveling to Ann Arbor to earn his undergraduate degree in Sociology and General Biology and his medical degree from the University of Michigan. As an undergraduate, Kartik began working with the University of Michigan Intergroup Relations program, where he helped facilitate dialogues to explore social identity as it relates to justice, privilege, and bias. He continued this work throughout his undergrad career, eventually being hired to facilitate an orientation workshop on social identity and diversity for the School of Dentistry, and into medical school, where he co-developed a four-week dialogue series around social identity and social disparity for other medical students. This experience led him to complete an elective rotation at FQHCs around metro Detroit during his fourth year. Kartik also spent a summer in northern Michigan completing a rural preceptorship, and he traveled to New Delhi, India for a GI rotation. Other medical interests that helped draw Kartik to Family Medicine include sports medicine, palliative care, inpatient medicine, and procedures. In his free time, Kartik enjoys biking, hiking, watching TV, and eating pizza.

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Ashley Taliaferro DO

Location: Verona Center

Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Northern Iowa

Ashley comes to the Madison program from Iowa. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, and then went on to pursue her medical degree at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ashley has a strong interest in Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM). She was selected to be an OMM Fellow at DMU, which extended her medical school by 12 months and gave her practice providing OMM to patients at the specialty clinic. During her fellowship, Ashley was also able to teach a course in OMM to first- and second-year medical students. During medical school, Ashley volunteered at a free clinic for the Amish community where she provided basic medical care and treated them utilizing OMM. She also volunteered at a free clinic for athletes at Drake University where she treated patients with OMM to help heal and prevent sports-related injuries. In addition to Osteopathic Medicine, another clinical interest for Ashley is sports medicine. She’s an avid biker, fisher, swimmer, and golfer, and she also enjoys exploring new restaurants, cooking new recipes, and spending time with friends and family.

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Benjamin Traun MD

Location: Wingra Center

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Ben Traun grew up in Madison and earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He is drawn to family medicine for its focus on community health, and his experiences over the past 10 years reflect his commitment to underserved populations. Before starting medical school, he spent a year in Detroit as an AmeriCorps volunteer, mentoring and tutoring at-risk middle school students. He then completed a second AmeriCorp year working with youth at the Goodman Community Center in Madison. During medical school, Ben volunteered with the student-run MEDiC Clinics, the Doctors Ought to Care program, and Medical Students for Minority Concerns. He also continued his interests in teaching and mentoring through groups such as Allied United for Health, the Mentoring and Achievement Program, and the Healthy Classrooms Foundation. In addition to his teaching and community health interests, Ben also has a strong interest in Sports Medicine. In his free time, he loves being outside, playing sports (ultimate Frisbee, softball, golf, soccer, basketball), hiking, cooking, and playing games.

Madison Residents

Xia Vang MD

Location: Northeast Center

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Xia Vang was born in Ban Vinai Refugee Camp in Thailand and immigrated to California at the age of three before her family eventually settled in Milwaukee when she was eight. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and continued there for medical school. Before she began medical school, Xia spent a year in Milwaukee as an AmeriCorps member at Milwaukee Health Service, Inc., a FQHC. She served as a program coordinator for the Social Work department where she helped implement numerous health fairs and coordinated a prescription assistance program to help uninsured patients receive their medications. During medical school, she volunteered at the student-run, free MEDiC clincis. She was also a member of the Medical Students for Minority Concerns where she helped promote awareness of health challenges in minority populations. Xia is drawn to family medicine because of the emphasis on disease prevention and continuity of care, and is specifically interested in geriatrics, behavioral health, and women’s health. In her spare time, Xia enjoys hiking, yoga, baking, potlucks with friends and family, and painting.Tab content