Chief Residents provide leadership and support to residents in the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program. They serve as mentors and advocates for the residents and set a positive tone for the program.
2020-2021 Chief Residents
It all started with a simple Google search of how to become a doctor. Next thing I knew, I was on my way to earning a combined BA/MD degree at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. The city stole my heart and the Chiefs taught me that loyalty pays off #ChiefsKingdom forever. During my time in medical school, I found a passion for teaching through our Junior-Senior Partner Program and found a love for community service. My experiences working on the board of a free eye clinic, volunteering at our student run health clinic, and completing majority of my rotations at our county hospital taught me the importance of working towards equitable health care. I interviewed at programs all over the country that partnered with large county hospitals and I fell in love with Indiana University and their partnership with Eskenazi Health. IU offered clinical experiences in multiple settings including partnerships with local FQHCs, quaternary care hospitals, and community-based practices as well. In addition to the diverse patient populations and clinical settings, IU’s large program size and Med-Peds presence on campus was an immediate sell for me. From the Pediatrics emergency medicine department to the Adult ICU, you will find Med-Peds fellows and faculty all over campus. I love showing up to a new rotation being greeted with excitement when your team learns you are Med-Peds! I have served on our community outreach committee and curriculum review committee. Being one of the largest medical schools in the nation, I have had many opportunities to work with students starting with MS2’s in Practice Based Learning sessions and MS4’s on sub-internships. I am eager and excited to represent our program as a Chief Resident this upcoming year. We hope to see you this interview season!
I was born in Kansas where I lived through the completion of my bio-mechanical engineering degree and medical school before moving to Indy with my family. I like audiobooks, going on walks with my wife/best friend, and building furniture. More interestingly, I lost my sense of smell cliff jumping, have a patent, and am a first-generation college grad. The program here at IU Med-Peds really spoke to me when interviewing. They have mastered all the fundamentals of a good program: great balance, strong categorical programs, diverse hospital systems and patient populations, and a strong sense of camaraderie. Beyond these core characteristics, we have an immense array of Med-Peds trained mentors, research opportunities with leading academics, a top-notch global health program, a clinical educator curriculum, and a track record of influence on the national level. No matter what you want to do, you can not only accomplish it here, but flourish. I, personally, am pursuing an adult gastroenterology fellowship and plan to focus on what our program has uniquely prepared me for, academics and transitional care.
I have always felt like I fit right in at IU Med-Peds thanks to the compassion, humor, and friendship of my fellow residents as well as the unwavering dedication of Dr. Brady. I am honored to serve alongside my better chief-half, Huma, to represent our amazing program and support the Med-Peds family here. With an immense passion for education, I strive to foster and spread that passion in order to have the best evidence-based care provided to our patients. One of my favorite things about IU Med-Peds is the consistent drive of residents and program leadership to push the boundaries of personal and professional achievement, and we certainly hope you will join us in the process.