Wausau Residents

Joseph Fitz, MD

Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine – Grenada
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Medical Interests:

  • Full spectrum family medicine (outpatient, inpatient, urgent care/emergency medicine, anything procedural)

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Wisconsin is home!
  • Great interactions with faculty and staff.
  • Everyone is friendly and helpful.

Wausau Residents

Marcus Powers, MD

Medical school: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine – Sint Maarten
Undergraduate: Olivet Nazarene University – Illinois

Medical Interests:

  • Global health/international medicine
  • Rural medicine
  • Community medicine
  • Full range family medicine

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • The unopposed family medicine residency program
  • The friendly and supportive faculty and medical team/staff
  • The beautiful city of Wausau with its hills and state parks

Wausau Residents

Eileen Reilly, MD

Medical school: International University of the Health Sciences – Saint Kitts & Nevis
Graduate: University of Nebraska – Omaha
Undergraduate: UW Madison & La Crosse

Medical Interests:

  • Hospital medicine
  • Outpatient procedures
  • Preventative medicine

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Welcoming health care community with many educational and hands on experiences for residents

Wausau Residents

Mariam Shetab, MD

Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine – Grenada
Undergraduate: University of California Davis

Medical Interests:

  • Full spectrum family medicine
  • Inpatient medicine

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Unopposed residency
  • Everyone is friendly and supportive
  • When I interviewed here, I felt that there was genuine interest in getting to know who I was as a person, not just who I was on paper.

Wausau Residents

Jessa Swartz, MD

Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Undergraduate: The College of St. Scholastica – Duluth, MN

Medical Interests:

  • Rural medicine
  • Women’s health
  • Preventative medicine

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • I love rural Wisconsin. I am originally from a town north of Wausau, Lake Tomahawk; so I was very excite about moving closer to home and providing care to a community I grew up with. The program and its faculty also embody the ideals of small town medicine that I cherish. Wausau was a perfect for for me and my family.

Wausau Residents

Erik Gustafson DO

Medical school: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University – Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: North Park University – Chicago, IL

Medical Interests:

  • Full spectrum Family Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
  • Pediatrics

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • I did a one month audition rotation here as a 4th year medical student and saw how supported all the residents were by the office staff and faculty. I was also impressed by the programs willingness to listen to residents’ feedback and make positive changes to the program.
  • I was looking for an unopposed residency.
  • Wausau is an awesome town to live in with a very involved community.

Wausau Residents

Jeffrey Jast MD

Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI
Undergraduate: Loyola University – Chicago, IL

Medical Interests:

  • Rural & wilderness medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Mental health

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Close to home
  • Family atmosphere with great faculty, staff, & residents
  • Rural health exposure
  • The residents are very happy & the majority stay in the area after graduation

Wausau Residents

Kao Feng Moua MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School – Minneapolis, MN
Undergraduate: UW Madison – Madison, WI

Medical Interests:

  • Full spectrum Family Medicine
  • Community health and preventive medicine
  • Women’s health

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Location: I wanted to get back to the Wausau area. It’s a great place to live.
  • The staff/faculty are so genuine.
  • The residents were very nice and seemed very happy here.

Wausau Residents

Aroba Sadaf, DO

Medical school: Nova Southwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Florida
Graduate: The Commonwealth Medical College – Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh

Medical Interests:

  • Inpatient and outpatient medicine
  • Preventative medicine
  • Women’s health
  • Rural medicine

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Excellent outpatient training and state of the art facility
  • Rural area with diverse population
  • Warm and welcoming faculty and staff members
  • Resident friendly program

Wausau Residents

Alex Trecartin MD

Medical school: Loma Linda University School of Medicine – Loma Linda, CA
Undergraduate: Andrews University – Berrien Spring, MI

Medical Interests:

  • Rural family medicine
  • Austere medicine (practicing medicine in areas where resources are limited. Examples may include: the wilderness, developing countries, or after a disaster)
  • Travel medicine
  • Global health

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Family atmosphere where residents, faculty, & staff foster both professional excellence & personal fulfillment
  • Large rural catchment area
  • Four seasons with excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation in each
  • Beautiful facilities with lots of natural light & original artwork

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Caitlin Harris DO

Medical school: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Vallejo, CA
Undergraduate: New York University – New York, NY and University of Saint Andrews – Scotland

Medical Interests:

  • Community Medicine
  • Behavioral health/applied psychotherapy in Primary Care
  • Cultural humility in serving rural and urban under-served populations
  • Full spectrum Family Medicine
  • OMT

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Amazing residents who treat each other like family
  • Incredibly wise and dedicated faculty who are very approachable
  • Strong opportunities in rural health and full spectrum medicine
  • Faculty support for self-directed learning, individualized Family Medicine interests
  • Wausau! I’ve lived all over the country and abroad. Wausau is a hidden gem. My quality of life here is amazing. This is mainly because of the warmth, integrity, and creativity of the community as well as the beautiful landscapes/outdoor opportunities throughout all four seasons.

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Dillon Myers MD

Medical school: Universidad Autunoma de Guadalajara, Mexico
Undergraduate: Undergraduate: University of California- Santa Cruz, CA

Medical Interests:

  • Trauma
  • Emergency medicine
  • Sports medicine

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Wausau chose me! I matched via the SOAP and I couldn’t be happier here.
  • The physicians and staff are amazing.
  • The facilities are top notch.

Wausau Residents

Amanda Schoenfuss DO

Medical school: A. T. Still University of Health Sciences – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine – Kirksville, MO
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – La Crosse & Marshfield/Wood County

Medical Interests:

  • Rural medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
  • Sports medicine
  • Women’s health

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • I am originally from Stratford, WI which is about 30 miles away and I hope to practice in the area in the future.
  • Everyone from faculty to staff are genuinely sincere and kind people who make you feel like family.
  • The program is very open to allowing me to develop my OMT skills.

Wausau Residents

Elizabeth Schuebel MD

Medical school: St. Louis University School of Medicine – St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse, WI

Medical Interests:

  • Rural medicine
  • Women’s health
  • Fertility care
  • Pediatrics

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Friendly, welcoming faculty and staff who are all very devoted to helping us be the best doctors possible
  • Great residents who are fun to be with, whether it’s at work or just relaxing in our free time

Wausau Residents

Casey Totten DO

Medical school: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine – East Lansing, MI
Undergraduate: Ripon College – Ripon, WI

Medical Interests:

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
  • Rural medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Alternative medicine and applied kinesiology

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Close to home
  • The program feels like a family
  • The support from staff and colleagues was the best I have seen

Wausau Residents

Tswjfwm Vang DO

Medical school: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine – Lewisburg, WV
Undergraduate: Northwestern College – St. Paul, MN

Medical Interests:

  • Full spectrum Family Medicine
  • Hmong community

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Location
  • Hmong community
  • Great staff

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Contact

Jane Meyer
(715)675-3391
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Program Size

15 residents (5 per year)

City Size

39,000 (134,000 metro area)

Program Highlights

Supportive learning environment, on the campus of Aspirus Wausau Hospital, diverse patient population, state-of-the-art clinic

Community Highlights

Picturesque river city, valued for community, strong schools, quality of life, and wide variety of outdoor and recreational activities

Practice setting

Urban, rural