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Chief Residents

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

Huma Mujadad

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!

 

Wade Billings

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 patentand 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 curriculumand 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.

Class of 2024 - PGY1

6616-Clapp, Steven

Steven W. Clapp, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
Indiana University School of Medicine

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50165-Hannon, Connor

Connor N. Hannon, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
Indiana University School of Medicine

Hometown: Bloomington, IN

Undergrad: Indiana University - Bloomington

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine - Indianapolis

Professional Interests: Critical care, racial disparities, medical education

Hobbies: Playing disc golf with friends, competing in pub trivia, hiking around different lakes in the area, going to the local combined dog park/brewery with my co-residents’ dogs!

Why IU: I am so happy I matched at IU for several reasons. First, of course, is the people. The Med-Peds residents I met during medical school were genuine, hardworking, and kind. And that only became more obvious as I met more of them throughout interview season. Second, the diversity of clinical training sites was very important to me as I was looking at different programs. As IU Med-Peds residents, we rotate at several different hospitals including the VA, the county safety net hospital, and tertiary and quaternary referral centers. The catchment area of these hospitals is massive — the entire state of Indiana — so we have the opportunity to see and manage a wide variety of pathology. Lastly, Indianapolis is a fun place to live! It is a younger, growing city with plenty of fun things to do within the city, and plenty of nature to explore within just a short drive. I am so glad to be staying here at IU for residency!

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50214-Iyengar, Meera

Meera F. Iyengar, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Hometown: Houston, TX

Undergrad: University of Texas at Dallas

Medical School: UT Southwestern

Professional Interests: primary care with a slight interest in GI or endo, global health

Hobbies: cooking/baking (and eating everything), yoga, traveling, and hiking

Why IU: The sense of community, supportive environment, and mentorship. I clicked with the residents at my interview dinner, and knew I wanted to be a part of that community. I could tell the residents worked hard and received good training, but were also happy and supported by each other and the staff. IU has an extremely supportive environment, starting from the medical school all the way up to fellowship, and my rotations so far have only confirmed this. Additionally, because IU is such a large institution, it is able to support a diverse set of interests and set you up for success with the appropriate mentorship, which can be hard to find! From a city standpoint, I moved from a relatively big city, and Indianapolis was the perfect balance of big-city living and nature for me. I have been pleasantly surprised at the diversity of the city too. In short, it's a great program with great people in a great city.

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50215-Johnson, Sean

Sean C. Johnson, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina Univ

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Undergrad: UNC at Chapel Hill

Medical School: Brody SOM at East Carolina University

Professional Interests: Critical care, cardiology, endocrinology, hospitalist

Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my better half, Emma, and our new pup Meeko! Also, I enjoy basketball whenever I get a chance and I recently picked up volleyball.

Why IU: There are multiple reasons why I chose IU. For one, the IU med-peds family has a great vibe (and when I say family, I am referring to residents, significant others, leadership, all of the above!). Second, I was incredibly impressed with not only the med-peds program, but also the categorical programs. Lastly, Indianapolis is a cool city with a strong foodie scene and a balance of big-city and outdoor activities for everyone. I have only been here a few months, but I have a blast on all of my off days and the city lends itself to be a relaxing place to live amidst our busy lives!

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50251-Makaroff, Katherine

Katherine M. Makaroff, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Hometown: Oxford, Ohio

Undergrad: Miami University

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Professional Interests: Currently leaning towards combination of hospitalist and outpatient primary care.

Hobbies: Trying new restaurants and breweries with friends, cooking, various sports (soccer and flag football are my favorite)

Why IU: One of the first things that drew me to IU was the noticeably strong and independent Med-Peds identity the program has, as well as being supported by very strong medicine and pediatrics categorical programs. I knew that through the variety of hospitals and diverse patient population, I would be set up for success no matter what avenue of Med-Peds I chose to take after residency. Like I am sure many others have said as well though, the thing that sold me the most was the people. On my interview it was clear that the residents and their significant others were one big family, one of which I am so happy to be a part of now!

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50171-Mutke, Katie

Katie M. Mutke, MD, MS

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Undergrad: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Professional Interests: Medical Education, Critical Care

Hobbies: SPORTS! Go Huskers!, trying new restaurants (Indianapolis has not disappointed), and running (so I can try all the new restaurants I want)

Why IU: I love how large the program is; it’s like one big happy family here. No matter what day of the week it is, if you are in need of some wellness and friends, there is always someone who is ready to hang out!

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50216-Parker, Connor

Connor P. Parker, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
University Of Iowa RJ & L Carver College Of Med

Hometown: Colfax, IA

Undergrad: University of Iowa

Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Professional Interests: Cardiology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease

Hobbies: Golfing, lifting weights, finding the best local BBQ

Why IU: Coming from a program that does not have med-peds, the culture and program presence at Indiana blew me away. You’ll find yourself working alongside med-peds faculty and residents on nearly every rotation, and our residency’s strength and reputation has made med-peds a way of life at IU. The opportunities here are endless, and no matter how broad or narrow your interests, there is someone to guide you along the way. I also think it goes without saying that the people make the program. The best part of my week is hanging out with my co-residents exploring Indy, catching up at noon conference, or just chillin’ out on call. Dr. Brady has created an environment that set the bar for my residency search. He is heavily invested not only in our training and education, but the overall well-being of each resident. Our residency program is truly special, and I couldn’t be more excited to spend my next 4 years at IU.

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50217-Partyka, Katie

Katie Partyka, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
Rush Medical College of Rush University

Hometown: Plainfield, IL

Undergrad: Benedictine University- Lisle, IL

Medical School: Rush Medical College

Professional Interests: Transitions of care, medical education

Hobbies: Indoor rock climbing/bouldering, trying new coffee shops, reading and watching movies

Why IU: I got along really well with all of the residents on interview day! I was looking for a larger program with a strong med peds presence. I’m interested in fellowship and a lot of the residents have gone on to do combined fellowships. Also, there is no traffic in Indy, which is life changing coming from Chicago.

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50222-Perry, Kelsey

Kelsey A. Perry, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
University of California, San Diego

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50223-Ramchandani, Juhi

Juhi Ramchandani, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Undergrad: Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA)

Professional Interests: Currently unsure. Leaning toward Cardiology, Heme/Onc, or dual hospitalist with a focus on underserved populations.

Hobbies: I'm a huge foodie and have tried over 12 new restaurants in my first 1.5 months here (hoping to try at least one new restaurant every 2 weeks)! Indianapolis offers multiple restaurant options for almost every cuisine, which is a huge perk (especially great for Riley hospitalist night shifts). I also love board games and exploring nature. There are some great trails not too far from the city, and the canal area in downtown Indianapolis is beautiful for a quick scenic walk after work or on days off.

Why IU: As cliche as it sounds, the main reason was the people - our residents seemed like some of the happiest residents I had met across my entire interview trail. One thing I remember the most was that my interview guides were also dressed in suits to help us feel like we blended in. I absolutely love my intern class and am so thankful every day that I matched here. Faculty are very interested in teaching and do a great job of balancing autonomy with support and guidance. Also, IU offers a little bit of everything - from global health opportunities, to research, and even opportunities to focus on academics/teaching through the Clinical Educator Track in addition to the normally embedded teaching opportunities in each rotation. It's a great place to go if you have interests in a little bit of everything and want to further explore your career options.

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50224-Schultz, Lauren

Lauren M. Schultz, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

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50225-Tepper, John

John W. Tepper, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
University of Ireland, Galway

Hometown: Lombard, IL

Undergrad: University of Michigan

Medical School: National University of Ireland, Galway

Professional Interest: Cardiology vs critical care vs hematology-oncology

Hobbies: Running, biking, traveling, watching The Great British Bake Off, and going on hikes with my fiancée.

Why IU: My favorite part about this program is the people. During my interview day it was clear to me that the residents are friends outside of the hospital and have a close relationship. Since I have begun my training at IU I have been welcomed into the Med-Peds family and now I look forward to working with my friends every day. The size of the program at IU is a benefit as we have our own identity but still seamlessly integrate with our categorical colleagues. Med-Peds also has a huge presence within the IU health system, which is an asset as there is a system in place to support residents with whatever their goal may be. Indianapolis is also a great town to live in with lots of running trails, it is very bike-friendly, and the nightlife scene has something for everyone. I wish you all the best this interview season and I hope that you find your perfect fit just like I did here at IU!

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50226-Warren, Kyle

Kyle F. Warren, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine

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50227-Watty, Stephen

Stephen Watty, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
Paul L Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech Univ

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Class of 2023 - PGY2

27233-Bosma, Christopher

Christopher B. Bosma, MPH, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
Fairbanks School of Public Health

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Undergrad: Purdue University

Medical School: IU School of Medicine

Hobbies: Exploring the restaurant scene in Indianapolis and watching British crime dramas

Why IU: I spent my summers during undergrad in Chambrun, Haiti, which inspired an interest in global health and healthcare for underserved populations.  I went through the MD/MPH program at IU School of Medicine and was impressed by the quality of the Med-Peds program and its residents, as well as the incredible global health opportunities available through IU. These factors made the IU Med-Peds program a perfect fit for my residency training, and I look forward to the next four years! 

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41012-Cooke, Alyssa

Alyssa Cooke, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
Indiana University School of Medicine

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Undergrad: Purdue University

Medical School: IU School of Medicine

Hobbies: Pilates, hiking, spending time with friends, spending time with Bear (my German Shepard puppy)

Why IU: Thanks to the incredible Med-Peds presence here at IU, during med school I had quite a bit of exposure to the residency program and the people who contribute to it. When it came time to choose a program for residency, this place had become home. I knew it was the right choice to stay. I love this city and this program, and I hope when you visit, you’ll be able to see why I decided to stay! 

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44070-Desai, Roshani

Roshani R. Desai, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
Un of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine

Hometown: Carol Stream, IL

Undergrad: University of Missouri – Kansas City

Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City

Hobbies: eating food, writing about food, watching food shows, and of course, spending time with my friends and family

Why IU: I was drawn to IU Med-Peds because the large program size, strong presence in the community, variety of training sites, and diverse patient population make it the full package. IU Med-Peds facilitates my professional growth by allowing me to learn from the best of the best; however, it also supports my personal growth, as it has connected me with co-interns who already feel like family. I am a proud new Hoosier and beyond grateful to be here. I wish you all the best this interview season and hope you find your perfect fit program like I did. 

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44072-Emerson, Alexander

Alexander G. Emerson, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Hometown: Ft. Wright, Kentucky

Undergrad: University of Kentucky

Medical School: University of Louisville

Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and our pups, going camping and taking hikes, reading as much as I can, and playing games of all kinds

Why IU: What I love about IU’s Med-Peds program first and foremost: the people. I immediately felt welcomed into the Med-Peds family on my interview day, and that familial feeling has remained since starting residency. The program is large enough that we have resources to give us top-notch training and provide us support, while remaining small enough that you get to know everyone in the program really well and develop close relationships with your fellow residents. Med-Peds also has a huge presence within the IU health system, which allows us to have a distinct role in patient care in addition to being fully integrated with our categorical counterparts. I wish you all the best on the interview trail and hope you find your perfect fit just like I did here at IU!

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44071-George, Alex

Alex George, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Undergrad: University of Notre Dame

Medical School: University of Louisville

Hobbies: sports (especially college football and basketball), running, trying new restaurants and breweries with my fiancée (tons of new ones in Indy since we are new to the area), hanging with our dog, and playing video games (mainly sports and Mario games)

Why IU: There were many aspects of IU that attracted me to the program, but the one that immediately caught my attention during my interview was the close relationships of all the residents. Even with the size of the program, it was readily apparent that all the residents were close both in their respective classes and in the program as a whole. I also cannot say enough about the program leadership and staff! Dr. Brady and company are all amazing and actively support the residents in every way. Other aspects I have enjoyed since starting my intern year are the collaboration between attendings and residents and the interactions between Med-Peds residents and our categorical colleagues. Feel free to reach out if you have questions about the IU program, moving to Indianapolis, or anything else!

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44073-Johnson, Morgan

Morgan B. Johnson, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
Univ Of Nebraska Medical Center, Col Of Dentistry

Hometown: Kansas City, MO

Undergrad: University of Iowa

Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Hobbies: sports, my pup named Oliver, board games, paddle boarding (yes there's water in the Midwest) and gardening

Why IU: The IU Med-Peds program is the full package, giving you great training in both peds and medicine, in a city that has everything you could want (yay sports), and surrounds you with people to enjoy the ride with.  I couldn't think of a place I would want to be more!

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40714-Kamath, Aneesha

Aneesha Kamath, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
Indiana University School of Medicine

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Undergrad: Indiana University - Bloomington

Medical School: IU School of Medicine

Hobbies: spending time with pets, travel

Why IU: As a student here, I had the good fortune of working with many Med-Peds residents and staff on several rotations, and I loved seeing how flawlessly integrated they appeared on both sides. I also loved rotating through multiple hospital systems - not only do we get exposure to a variety of cultures of medicine but also a diverse patient population from across the state.  Furthermore, as an intern, it has been amazing to feel so welcomed into a supportive and kind group. I wish you the best in finding your ideal match like IU has been for me!

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41223-Krause, Katie

Katie Krause, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
Indiana University School of Medicine

Hometown: West Lafayette, IN

Undergrad: Northwestern University

Medical School: IU School of Medicine

Hobbies: playing the flute, cooking

Why IU: I was excited to match here at IU for residency, because I loved the size of the program and the Med-Peds presence here, and the awesome Med-Peds residents I had gotten to know throughout my time in medical school. I'm excited for all that intern year and residency have to offer here at IU!

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44074-Needleman, Joseph

Joseph S. Needleman, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Hometown: Boston, MA

Undergrad: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine

Hobbies: hiking, biking, cooking/baking/brewing, gardening, sharing good music, and hanging out with my wife and friends

Why IU: Our IU Med-Peds program is great. I love the diversity of personalities and interests of my fellow residents, the strong integration into the categorical programs, the support available for my interests in research and medical education, the broad range of patient clinical needs and backgrounds, and the quality of teaching that I have experienced. I am overjoyed to be a part of this program, and confident that IU will help me become the physician I want to be.

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44075-Rourke, Libby

Libby Rourke, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
Un of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine

Hometown: Springfield, MO

Undergrad: University of Missouri

Medical School: University of Missouri

Hobbies: hanging out with co-interns

Why IU: I was interested in IU Med-Peds for multiple reasons. It is a very well-established program with ample opportunities for mentoring within the large Med-Peds community here. The 5 hospitals that we train at offer a wide array of experiences from high acuity, specialized care, to care for the underserved in our continuity clinics, and Eskenazi is the most beautiful county hospital you’ll ever see. Now that I’m here, I also think that 14 is the perfect class size: big enough that someone is always available to hang out, but small enough that we all know each other well. My class been one of the most fun parts about matching at IU, and I hope you find that same community as you move forward into residency! 

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44076-Shah, Ishani

Ishani M. Shah, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
Oakland Univ, William Beaumont School Of Medicine

Hometown: Canton, MI

Undergrad: University of Michigan

Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Hobbies: dance, cooking & baking, exploring all the foodie places in the city, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with my amazing co–interns/residents

Why IU: I was drawn to the residency program at IU because along with the large Med-Peds presence on campus amongst two strong categorical programs, the people were wonderful. I felt so comfortable talking to everyone that I met on interview day! The residents were an incredibly fun and cohesive group of people, and I haven't been disappointed! From our super supportive Program Director to my fabulous co-residents, I feel like I have found my family here. I'm very grateful to be a part of the IU Med-Peds family, and I hope you're able to get a sense of what it’s all about when you visit us! 

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44121-Sim, Don

Don Sim, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Hometown: Chuncheon, South Korea

Undergrad: Cornell University

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University

Hobbies: avid basketball fan

Why IU: Like most people, I was drawn to IU because of the strong Med-Peds presence; it’s hard NOT to see a Med-Peds resident or faculty member around campus! Additionally, not only is the training top-notch, but the quality of research being done (particularly in pediatrics) on campus really distinguishes IU from other programs. I couldn’t see myself anywhere else for residency and am truly proud to be a part of the IU Med-Peds family.

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44061-Snyder, Benjamin

Benjamin M. Snyder, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Undergraduate: Liberty University

Medical School: University of South Caroline School of Medicine (Greenville, SC)

Hobbies: Cincinnati sports, exploring new places

Why IU: My wife and I were drawn to the IU Med-Peds program by its size and opportunity, but most importantly by the people. We felt genuinely welcomed and immediately recognized a sense of camaraderie and balance within the program. Everyone is friendly and dedicated. The opportunities are endless, and it is wonderful to be able to run into a Med-Peds colleague no matter which hospital you’re working at on a given rotation. We hope you will give us a chance to show you the kindness and welcome we also received!

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44122-Welch, Courtney

Courtney A. Welch, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
Texas Tech University Hsc, School of Medicine

Hometown: Waco, TX

Undergrad: Texas A&M University

Medical School: Texas Tech University School of Medicine

Hobbies: spending time with friends, hiking/paddle-boarding, yoga

Why IU: Both my move to Indianapolis (exactly 1,004 miles from home) and my choice in Med/Peds at IU could not have been more perfect. My main motivation in choosing Med/Peds was my interest in Child Abuse Pediatrics and desire to provide thoughtful transition of care for this vulnerable population.  While this population has a special place in my heart, I keep on finding out that I like everything- especially the ICU. Luckily, I chose IU for my residency home. When I visited, I could tell that this was a place where everyone in the program was invested in helping residents meet their unique goals. Med/Peds is a wide field of opportunities, and as one of the oldest and largest programs in the nation, IU has the privilege of putting their residents on almost every path imaginable. I felt like here I could receive strong, well-balanced training in many areas without sacrificing the special interests that brought me to this field in the first place. Most of all, the people here have made it easy to call this foreign, sometimes snowy, basketball-loving, good-hearted, foodie paradise of Circle City, “Home”. I hope that even upon visiting us in the blustery winter interview months, that you feel the same warm welcome that I have felt from the people here. We truly, truly want the best for you!

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Class of 2022 - PGY3

41093-Benzinger, Stephen

Stephen B. Benzinger, MD, MS

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
Indiana University School of Medicine

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Undergrad/Masters: Ball State University

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Medical Education, Career path undecided, but possibly critical care or palliative care

Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, brewing beer, recording podcasts, going to the many live shows in Indianapolis

Fun Fact: I strongly considered going to culinary school in high school, but ultimately decided to study chemistry at Ball State University

Why IU: I knew I wanted to stay in Indiana for residency for many reasons, but I truly think the people here are extraordinary. The program leadership fiercely advocates for the needs of the residents and serve as amazing mentors to help guide us in our particular areas of interest. My co-residents are so much fun to be around, both socially and professionally. As far as my future career goals, I have a large list of interests, but I know that as a Med-Peds resident at IU I will be well prepared to pursue any career path. If you have any questions about our program or Med-Peds, please reach out. I couldn’t be happier to be a resident here and I would love to talk to you about my experience.

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42237-Crisci, Tim

Tim Crisci, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Hometown: Cinnaminson, New Jersey

Undergrad: University of Maryland

Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Professional Interests: Gastroenterology/Hepatology or Critical Care

Hobbies: Spending time with the Med-Peds family, exercising at the local gym and yoga studio, trying new recipes from the New York Times Cooking app, traveling on vacations

Why IU: When I was looking at residency programs, there were three things that I thought were most important: rigorous clinical training, exposure to a wide variety of illnesses, subspecialties, and clinical settings, and program leadership that would support me in my education and career goals. Luckily, I was able to find all three at IU, with the added benefit of being able to live in Indianapolis with my new Med-Peds family. Residency is supposed to be one of the most challenging times of your life, but IU is a place where I enjoy going to work every day knowing that I will have fun with my peers, become a better doctor, and make a difference in my patients’ lives.

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42157-Geiger, Alex

Alex M. Geiger, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Hometown: Williamstown, NJ

Medical School: University of Arizona - Phoenix

Masters: Arizona State University

Professional Interests: Primary Care, Transgender Health, Combined Med-Peds Nephrology 

Hobbies: My favorite things (in no particular order) are reading, exploring the outdoors, dad jokes, kidneys, the Philadelphia Eagles, and watching brainless reality TV with my two cats, Andy and Marge.

Why IU: I was drawn to the Med-Peds program at IU for a ton of reasons, but the biggest was the people and the culture. As a transgender man, it was important for me to find somewhere that was open and inclusive. From my interviews with faculty, to the dinner with residents, I knew that this was a place I could be true to myself and thrive. Over a year in, I can say I was definitely right! I am so proud to be a part of a program with so many brilliant, genuine, and caring people. I am so thankful to have found my Med-Peds “family,” and hope you do as well!

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42158-Hall, Dylan

Dylan Hall, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
Un of Texas Southwestern Medical School At Dallas

Hometown: Clifton, TX

Undergrad: Texas State University

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern

Professional Interests: Med-Peds Combined Cardiology

Hobbies: game nights with friends, spending time with his partner Dan, frequent movie dates, and traveling as frequently as possible to fun and far-away exciting adventures- since starting residency, I’ve visited Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Las Vegas a couple of times!

Fun Fact: In undergrad, I studied musical theater and biochemistry

Why IU: I’ve really appreciated all that training at IU has to offer. From day one, you have a large class that is experiencing what it’s like to be Med-Peds at the same time that you foster really strong friendships with categorical residents from the parent programs. We benefit from being part of a large medical system with diverse and unique patient populations in a program with very robust clinical training. One thing that has impressed me is how much Med-Peds is respected at IU and how many of the faculty and categorical residents appreciate our unique perspectives. Additionally, with the presence of the Med-Peds program, it is easy to identify mentors in just about any subspecialty or career path you are interested to pursue. I’m excited to share what it’s like to be a part of this program, and I hope that you find yourself at home here as much as I do!

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42151-Hill, Cody

Cody M. Hill, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Hometown: Summerville, South Carolina

Undergrad: Clemson University

Medical School: University of South Carolina in Greenville, SC

Professional Interests: Medical Education (especially cost effective care and clinical reasoning), Hospital Medicine

Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and dog, watching Clemson football, cooking, throwing dinner parties, attending pub trivia with fellow residents, checking out local breweries/distilleries, gardening, reading for residency book club

Why IU:  IU has all the elements of a great Med-Peds program. It is a well-established program with strong clinical training in a large yet easily accessible and affordable metropolitan area. Our Med-Peds program has a huge identity on campus and is viewed as an asset by the leadership of the categorical programs. Residents have the resources and mentorship to pursue any field they choose, whether that is rural primary care or niche sub-specialty training. However, what really separates IU from all the other great Med-Peds residency programs is the genuine family atmosphere. My wife and I couples matched and that culture of caring and unity was the first thing we noticed during our interviews and was what stuck with us the most after interview season was over. I hope you will come spend some time with us so we can show you all of the things that we love about our residents, our program and our city!

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40599-Huynh, An

An V. Huynh, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
Indiana University School of Medicine

Hometown: La Grange, IN

Undergrad: Indiana University

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Undecided, anywhere from Primary Care, to Med-Peds Hospitalist, to Allergy and Immunology.

Hobbies: Cooking (more so eating), relentlessly looking up new bars & restaurants, supporting the Colts & Pacers, watching critically-acclaimed television, and spending time with my dog!

Why IU: One of the major driving factors in my decision to choose IU for residency was the strong presence of the Med-Peds program on campus. Our program blends into each of the categorical programs flawlessly, offering an extensive and strong network for support and camaraderie. A great component of our large Med-Peds class is there is always someone who shares your academic or personal interests, from combined ICU fellowship to bar trivia. There are Med-Peds trained faculty throughout the campus and state, allowing unparalleled mentorship for any career pursuits. With five major downtown hospitals, IU provides a broad and rich educational experience as patients and their families come from all over the state to be cared for in Indianapolis. I sincerely hope that you get the chance to see what we can offer you!

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42152-Kapil, Sasha

Sasha R. Kapil, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Hometown: Manhattan, KS

Undergrad: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Medical School: University of Nebraska

Professional Interests: Combined Med-Peds Nephrology, Medical Education

Hobbies: Reading/sharing book recommendations, trivia, podcasts, backcountry hiking, group fitness, natural history and art museums, visiting state and national parks

Why IU: I love so many aspects of our program, but the people at IU make being a Med-Peds resident awesome. I look forward to working alongside my friends every day. We have such a large program size, which is a huge asset. I love that we have our own identity as a program, but still seamlessly integrate with our categorical colleagues. The program leadership (both Med-Peds and categorical) is extraordinary. They advocate for us as residents and recognize that our education, physical health, and mental health are equally important. I am so excited to share our program with you! I hope you find a “Med-Peds family” like I found at IU!

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42153-Luttrell, Harrison

Harrison M. Luttrell, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
Medical Un of South Carolina College of Medicine

Hometown: Greer, South Carolina

Undergrad: Clemson University

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)

Professional Interests: hospital medicine, medical education

Hobbies: sports (especially lacrosse and soccer), spending time with my wife and dog, video games

Why IU: I was drawn to the Med-Peds program at IU for many reasons, but the #1 reason was the people. I instantly felt like part of the family even from my interview day and have continued to maintain that support from my co-residents and attendings during my time here. I was also highly impressed with the Med-Peds presence at IU. You can find graduates of the Med-Peds program pursuing almost every career path imaginable here in Indianapolis, so the mentorship is always available to help you carve whatever path you wish. I am incredibly proud to be a part of this program and wish you all the best in finding the program that is a match for you like IU was for me!

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40733-Manring, David

David J. Manring, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
Indiana University School of Medicine

Hometown: Columbus, IN

Undergrad: Purdue University

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Global Health, Critical Care

Hobbies: Running, volleyball, skiing, backpacking

Fun Fact: I come from a large family with multiple family members who are electrical engineers (my dad and two of my brothers).

Why IUI chose to stay at the IU Med-Peds program because of the diverse array of hospitals here. We have a fantastic children’s hospital; a large private hospital with a top-notch NICU and large ICU where we are given a lot of autonomy; a new county hospital with huge windows (a great place to practice Spanish); and also the VA hospital, which is a great learning experience- especially at night.

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42147-Nagel, Elizabeth

Elizabeth E. Nagel, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
Un of Illinois Col of Med (chi/Peor/Rock/Chm-urb)

Hometown: Flossmoor (Chicago Suburbs), IL

Undergrad: Notre Dame

Medical School: University of Illinois-Chicago

Professional Interests: Combined Med-Peds Infectious Disease, Global Health

Fun fact: Between college and medical school, I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso, where I taught junior high science!

Why IUI was initially drawn to IU for the incredible clinical experiences at a variety of hospitals and clinics, both locally and abroad. Ultimately, I plan to specialize in Infectious Disease, and there are vast teaching and research opportunities on both the medicine and pediatrics sides here. Getting to know my co-residents and forming awesome friendships have been one of my favorite parts of residency! We have so much fun exploring Indianapolis, especially cardio dance, canal walks, and game nights! I can't imagine residency anywhere else, and I am so grateful to call IU Med-Peds 'home.'

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42154-Nagy, Ally

Ally Nagy, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
Virginia Tech Carilion School Of Medicine

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh

Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Still deciding, possibly Critical Care Medicine or Infectious Disease

Hobbies: Exploring Indianapolis neighborhoods, cooking with friends, reading food blogs, trying new workout classes

Why IU: I was drawn to this program for so many reasons, namely the huge Med-Peds presence in the hospitals and the incredible variety of training sites. As a classically "undecided" Med-Peds resident, I was sold on the diversity of post-residency career paths our graduates take. I will most likely echo what most of my co-residents said, but my favorite part of IU Meds-Peds is without a doubt the people. Whether at our many thematic intern year gatherings or hanging out on night shifts and calls, I couldn't be happier to be a part of this Med-Peds family!

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Cory M. Powers, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
Indiana University School of Medicine

Hometown: Richmond, IN

Undergrad: Purdue University

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Pulmonary/Critical Care

Hobbies: Spending time with my wife (Kelsey) and daughter (Lilly), exploring the city, trivia

Why IU: I chose IU because of how well integrated the Med-Peds program is into the each of the categorical sides, but still continued to have its own identity. My ultimate goal is to go into pulmonary/critical care and I believe that IU gives me all of the resources to pursue that career path.

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42155-Sharaf, Mati

Mati Sharaf, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
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Hometown: Born in Quito, Ecuador but then lived in Sydney (Australia), Ithaca, Chapel Hill, and Boston

Undergrad: UMass Amherst

Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Professional Interests: Oncology, survivorship, AYA, Personalized medicine, translational research, medical education, and global health

Fun Fact: Between college and medical school, Mati worked in a personalized cancer program, Profile, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Why IU: I couples matched with my wife, Torrey (a Peds resident) and we couldn’t have imagined a better fit! The people are the best part, with incredible colleagues who quickly became friends and ultimately family. Additional strengths include the collegiality of a “big” Med-peds program (14 per class), exceptional clinical and research training, limitless academic opportunities (largest medical school in the country), world-class and approachable mentors, and a model global health program (AMPATH). Indy is a fun, lively, welcoming, diverse, sunny, charming midwestern city full of nature, music, art, cuisine, and a great place to live in and around. I couldn’t be happier to be a resident here!

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42156-Steele, Chris

Chris Steele, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
Michigan State Un College of Human Medicine

Hometown: Three Lakes, MI

Undergrad: Northern Michigan University

Medical School: Michigan State University

Professional Interests: Med-Peds Hospitalist

Hobbies: Being outdoors, sports, fishing, cooking, spending time with my wife and two children

Fun Fact: Chris is a “Yooper”, a designation that he grew up in a part of Michigan that is sometimes confused with either Canada or Wisconsin.

Why IU: I am a year into residency and this place already feels like home for myself and my family.  There is plenty to be a part of outside the hospital just as in it, and that was very important in my decision to come here.  However, the major reason I love it here is the people you get to work with, and that can't be understated.  The culture here at IUP is caring, diverse, and best of all easy-going which contributes to an overall atmosphere of positive energy.

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38222-Atwood, Lindsey

Lindsey A. Atwood, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

My favorite aspects of the IU Med-Peds program are the people, its size, and how well we as Med-Peds integrate with our categorical counterparts. I think the size of our program is a huge asset as we have a strong presence on campus, and I cannot walk around the hospital without running into several of my fellow Med-Peds comrades. Everyone at IU, including the leadership, has been incredibly supportive in my time here, and they are all very approachable.

Outside of work, I love to hang out with my dog Bryant (he is a BlueTick Coonhound and the most adorable thing on this planet--ask me and I'll show you a picture OR maybe 100). I also like to be active and enjoy working out at Orange Theory and hiking. Alternatively, I am a Netflix addict and also spend many hours binging all the TV shows and movies.

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38207-Ayers, Carolyn

Carolyn Ayers, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

I decided on IU Med-Peds for many reasons, including its size and the people within the program. With the strong Med-Peds presence at IU, it is easier to make connections with your professional interests, and I have found a lot of support with my career development. Most importantly, I love the other residents and they immediately made me feel welcome. IU is a strong program for many specialties which made it an ideal place for couples matching. ?I have found a wonderful home here and am so happy I decided on IU!

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38223-Billings, Wade

Wade M. Billings, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita

I was born and raised in Lawrence, KS, where I lived through the completion of my degree in bio-mechanical engineering before moving a couple hours away for medical school in Wichita.  I matched at IU and made my biggest move yet with my two huskies, Bud and Juno, and my wife, Stephanie.  I feel lucky to be at such a great program where not only am I surrounded by caring cohorts, but have endless opportunities to work with and learn from some of the best, nationally-recognized physicians.  IU has felt like home since the day I interviewed.

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38224-Chan, Melvin

Melvin Chan, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
University of Nevada

I was born in the land of gambling and buffets (Las Vegas, NV) and was raised there for 18 years before moving far away from it all to Ann Arbor, MI. I earned my undergrad degree at the University of Michigan, majoring in Psychology; after that, I earned my graduate degree in health administration. After four years of medical school in Nevada, I returned to the Midwest for residency at IU. As one of the most indecisive people you will meet (a trait shared among many in Med-Peds), I chose IU above all because of the people and it is established and respected in practically every subspecialty.

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38225-Duffey, Megan

Megan M. Duffey, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
Medical College of Wisconsin

I was born and spent most of my childhood in Phoenix, AZ. I ventured to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for college and fell in love with medical microbiology and immunology, which I studied by accident. Since then, I’ve wanted to be an infectious diseases specialist. 

I chose Med-Peds because of the depth and breadth of training and because I was not quite ready to close the door on working with adults or children. I plan to study and practice ID in both populations, and am interested in global health. IU’s strong global health presence was a huge draw for me and I am lucky to be surrounded by many like-minded, intelligent, and empathetic residents, fellows, and attendings.

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38226-FItz, Kirsten

Kirsten M. FItz, DO

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
Marian University

I was born in West Lafayette, IN but spent most of my life living in Los Angeles, CA. I attended the University of Dayton in Ohio where basically everyone in my family has gone. After college, I moved to Indianapolis and went to Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I decided to pursue Med-Peds because I love the challenge of taking care of all ages and I loved the opportunity to explore all of the things I am interested in. I was attracted the IU Med-Peds program because it has such strong medicine and pediatrics programs plus a strong Med-Peds presence. I love that our program is big enough that I always see my co-residents at whichever hospital I am working at, and that everyone knows and understands what being Med-Peds means and the unique challenges and strengths that come with being a Med-Peds resident. 

Outside of work, I love hiking and kayaking with my husband and our two dogs, as well as exploring all of the awesome restaurants and breweries in Indianapolis. I also love cooking and am currently working on mastering homemade pasta and pizza.

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38227-Knight, Christina

Christina E. Knight, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
Ohio State University

I was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala where I lived with a foster family until I was adopted at age 4 months. I then grew up in Canton, OH with 3 younger siblings. I studied Biochemistry at The Ohio State University and stayed at OSU for medical school. I'm a HUGE Ohio State fan and Cleveland sports fan! While in undergrad and med school at Ohio State I came to love working with the under-represented and underserved communities - in particular the Spanish-speaking population. I am fluent in Spanish (I studied in Guatemala for 2 months during medical school to sharpen my medical Spanish). I am interested in the unique challenges these patients face in today's healthcare system. When I came to interview at the IU Med-Peds program, I knew I had found my home. From the incredible people that make up the program to the wide breadth of training with excellent categorical Medicine and Pediatrics programs, I knew this was where I needed to be. I also plan for global health to play a large role in my career with plans to return to Guatemala and serve the wonderful people of my home country. IU has a fantastic Global Health Track program, and I am especially looking forward to traveling to Kenya for the incredible 2-month elective offered here. Outside of medicine I love to cook (tacos are my specialty), travel, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with family. IU has been the perfect program for me and we would love to welcome you as a part of our Med/Peds family!

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38228-Mujadad, Huma

Huma Mujadad, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
University of Missouri-Kansas City

My journey to medicine began when I googled "how to become a doctor" in eighth grade and came across the six-year BA/MD program in Kansas City, Missouri. I packed my bags and left Chicago to experience the charm of small Midwest cities and fell in love with the culture and hospitality Kansas City had to offer. I completed both undergrad and medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. I always knew I wanted to be a pediatrician, but I wasn't quite ready to let go of adult patient relationships I enjoyed so much as a student. Med-Peds was the perfect answer. I interviewed all over the country, coast to coast and even down south. I was drawn once again to the Midwest charm of Indianapolis and the great feel of the IU Med-Peds family. I was interested in advocacy and service with hopes of pursuing a career in primary care. With a program as large as IU, I knew I would have endless opportunities even if my interests changed. I've enjoyed working with world-renowned faculty and residents that are friendly and motivated. When I'm not working, I'm out trying to find the best brunch and coffee shops. Current favorites include Eggshell Bistro and Calvin Fletcher's Coffee Company. I learned how to swim at the IU Natatorium this past year and am still struggling at learning guitar.

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38166-Patel, Feenalie

Feenalie Patel, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
University of Tennessee

I was born in Michigan but spent most of my young life in Bloomington-Normal, IL before moving to Memphis, TN in high school. After high school, I attended The University of Chicago, where I majored in Biological Sciences before heading back to Memphis for medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. I was drawn to IU for the strong Med-Peds community, both amongst the residents and with the faculty. With the diverse Med-Peds faculty on campus, you can find support and mentorship for any path you wish to pursue with your training. I feel so proud to have matched at IU, and I hope you find your “right fit” too!

In my spare time, I enjoy exploring Indianapolis and the surrounding area. You can find me running along the canal in the evenings or trying out a new restaurant. When time is permitting, I also enjoy painting, traveling, and reading.

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38229-Rosen, Joshua

Joshua S. Rosen, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
Rush Medical College of Rush University

I was born in Chicago, IL, where I attended undergrad (Northwestern) and medical school (Rush). Passionate about primary care, I am thrilled to be training at IU, where we have an incredible continuity clinic experience. In my free time, I love trying new restaurants in Indianapolis, watching Chicago sports, and spending time with my co-residents!

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38230-Singh, Kam

Kam Singh, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
Florida International University

I was born in Queens, NY, where I attended Queens College as part of the Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York and studied Film. I later traveled to Miami, Florida for medical school (Florida International University). Now, I love being at IU and exploring a new part of the country! Being passionate about primary care, I love my continuity clinic experience and meeting new patients from all over Indianapolis. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, travelling and exploring restaurants around Indianapolis.

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38209-Strycker, Kirsten

Kirsten K. Strycker, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
Indiana University School of Medicine

I am from a little bit of everywhere - my dad is from India, my mom is from Wyoming (where I was born); I grew up in Madagascar, went to high school in Kenya, then attended Notre Dame for college, which is how I ended up in Indiana. I went to IU for medical school. I love the Med-Peds program here for many reasons, but the main one is the people. The residents are wonderful friends and teammates. Our program leadership is incredibly supportive both professionally and personally. I could not ask for a better group of people to go on this residency journey with me!

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38302-Underwood, John

John S. Underwood, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
University of Missouri-Columbia

As the son of a geologist, I had a nomadic childhood, living in Hawaii, California, Texas, and eventually Missouri, where I went to the University of Missouri. In college I studied biology and music performance (viola). After graduating I left town to become a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, where I served as a teacher. I then returned to Missouri for medical school and later matched into the Med-Peds program at IU. While I had visited or lived in many places prior to residency, Indiana was not one of them; however, after interviewing at IU it quickly became my top choice for Med-Peds residency. My most important criteria for residency was having quality programs on both the medicine and pediatrics sides. IU met these standards for me based on reputation, research, board pass rates, and competitive fellowships. I valued that IU was the premier tertiary hospital in the state, which meant that its residents would receive a diverse training. I also found the leadership at IU to be highly professional and concerned with resident’s needs. Finally and simply, the residents were happy. I can say that in hindsight I am happy to be training here and believe I am getting a quality education that will set me up well for a successful career. My current goal is to pursue a hem/onc fellowship, either categorical or combined. IU is helping me to make this happen. If you’d like to reach out to me about my experience or our residency program, please feel free to do so!

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38231-Yousef, Andrew

Andrew A. Yousef, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
University of Tennessee

I was born in Egypt but moved to Nashville, TN when I was eight years old. I went to Middle Tennessee State University for undergrad where I majored in chemistry and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center for medical school. I wanted to be at the IU Med-Peds program not only because it had so many special aspects (large program size, supportive categorical programs on both sides, and multiple hospitals for training), but at the end of the day it was the people at this program that made it exceptional!

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, playing soccer, football, swimming, playing the Oud (a stringed musical instrument), and reading.

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