The UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health graduated 52 new family physicians from its sponsored and academic partner residency programs in 2021.

Of them, 32 (62 percent) chose to stay in Wisconsin for direct practice or fellowships.

Twenty (38 percent) entered practice or fellowships in 11 states and one other country from California to Massachusetts to New Zealand.

2021 Residency Class Practice Location Map

DFMCH-Sponsored Residency Programs

Baraboo Rural Training Track (RTT)

Courtney Reynolds, MD, and Sarah Schaaf, MD, are both practicing at Upland Hills Hospital and Clinic in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

Madison Residency

Six of the 17 Madison graduates stayed in Wisconsin:

  • Two at DFMCH for fellowships (Megan Bartz, MD, Integrative Medicine Fellowship; Taylor Boland, MD, Academic Fellowship)
  • One at UW Health Fitchburg Clinic in Fitchburg (Bob Freidel, MD)
  • One at UW Health Yahara Clinic and The American Center in Madison (James Ircink, MD)
  • One at Fond du Lac Regional Clinic in Fond du Lac (Carly Salter, MD)
  • One at Menomonee Tribal Clinic in Keshena (Alexandra Wolf, DO)

Five of the residents left Wisconsin to enter sports medicine fellowships (Mark Matusak, DO, at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, California; Diana Cowdrey, MD, and Parker Hanson, DO, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis; Jonathan Christ, MD, at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo; and Stacey Schley, MD, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia); two entered practice in California (Nicholas Squires, MD, and Andrea Suarez, MD, at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland); one entered practice in Indiana (Samantha Mayhew, MD, at Columbus Regional Health in Columbus); and one is pursuing a locum tenens in New Zealand (Allison Jenness, MD).

Academic Partner Residency Programs

Aurora Lakeland Rural Training Tracking

Three of the four Lakeland graduates stayed in Wisconsin: Heather Cloum, MD, MPH, is at Lakeland Rural Family Medicine Residency in Elkhorn; Nicole Hammes, MD, is at Aurora Urgent Care in Elkhorn; and Anna Mirer, MD, PhD, MPH, is at Aurora Good Hope Clinic in Milwaukee. Karlee LaFavor, MD, is practicing in Minnesota at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.

Eau Claire Residency

Two of the five Eau Claire graduates stayed in Wisconsin: Cody Howe, DO, is at Amery Hospital and Clinic and Clear Lake Clinic in Amery; Yuliya Perepelitsa, MD, is at Eau Claire Medical Clinic in Eau Claire. Two are practicing in Minnesota: Kiesha Onyeneho, MD, is at Essentia Moorehead Clinic in Moorehead and Clayton Wagner, MD, is at Health Partners Clinic in Apple Valley. J Owen Beck, DO, is practicing at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, MO.

La Crosse Residency

Four of six La Crosse grads stayed in Wisconsin:

  • One at Stillwater Medical Group in Somerset (Jacob Ball, MD)
  • One at Gunderson Tomah Clinic in Tomah (Chris Laylan, MD)
  • One at UW Health Fitchburg Clinic in Fitchburg (Mark McCabe, MD)
  • One at Gundersen St. Joseph’s in Hillsboro (Zach Meyer, MD)

Two of the residents leaving Wisconsin entered practice in Iowa (Cassie Lanning, DO, in Pella and Ian Stock, DO, in Grinnell).

Milwaukee Residency

Six of nine Milwaukee residents remained in Wisconsin:

  • One at Aurora Six Points Clinic in West Allis (Mary Dunkin, MD)
  • One at Aurora Health Care in South Milwaukee (Patrick Foss, MD)
  • One at Aurora Health Care in New Berlin (Anna Karst Anderson, DO)
  • One at SSM Health Dean Medical Group in Stoughton (Morgan Lively, DO)
  • One at Aurora Health Care in Edgerton (Leart Neziri, MD)
  • One at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee (Keyonna L. Taylor-Coleman, MD)

Of the three who left Wisconsin, one is in Virginia for a sports medicine fellowship (Chella Bhagyam, DO, at VCOM in Blacksburg), one is in Florida for a global health fellowship (Kristen Randa, DO, at Florida State University in Ft. Meyers), and one is practicing in Massachusetts (Steven Wipijewski, DO, at Fenway Health in Boston).

Waukesha Residency

All six Waukesha residents remained in Wisconsin:

  • Two in Waukesha (Blaine Stott, DO and Richard Dao, MD)
  • One in Cedarburg (Sara Berry, DO)
  • One in Madison (David Leinweber, MD)
  • One in River Falls (Abigail Miller, MD)
  • One in Oak Creek (Bria Prososki, MD)

Wausau Residency

Three of the five Wausau residents remained in Wisconsin:

  • One at Waukesha Memorial Hospital in Waukesha (Joseph Fitz, MD)
  • One at Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson (Eileen Riley, MD)
  • One at Aspirus Kronenwetter Clinic in Mosinee (Jessa Swartz, MD)

One of the residents leaving Wisconsin entered practice in Pennsylvania (Marc Powers, MD, at UPMC Lock Haven Family Medicine Clinic in Lock Haven) and one entered practice in California (Mariam Shetab, MD, at Mercy Medical Center in Redding).

Published: September 2021