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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.

2021-2022 Chief Residents

Cody Hill

I was born in Indiana but grew up near Charleston, South Carolina. My undergraduate degree is from Clemson University. Go Tigers! After undergraduate, I worked for several years researching pediatric sickle cell disease. Although I didn't realize it at the time, it was recognizing the challenges with the transition from pediatric to adult care, that first sparked my interest in Med-Peds. I attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Greenville for medical school, which solidified my interest in Med-Peds and hospital medicine. Most importantly though, it is where I met my wife!

When my wife and I were couples matching into Peds and Med-Peds, we wanted to find a large academic program that still maintained a close-knit, family feel. Despite being the largest Med-Peds program in the country, the family-like atmosphere at IU was obvious to us during our interviews. The residents were very close, and the program leadership was very receptive to couples matching and our desire to start a family during residency. For my personal career goals, I was looking for a program with a strong Med-Peds presence that placed an emphasis on medical education. You won't have to spend much time at IU to realize that Med-Peds is everywhere! From the Riley ED to Eskenazi ICU and everywhere in between you will be working with Med-Peds faculty, fellows, and residents. In addition to making a great work environment, the large number of Med-Peds faculty makes finding mentorship for residents very easy. It also doesn't take long to recognize how strongly education is emphasized at IU. We are associated with the largest medical school in the country so there are many medical students on our teams, and our interns to play a large role in teaching them from day one. Our program also offers a Clinical Educator Training Pathway (CETP) for residents planning to pursue a career in academia. Nevertheless, we do understand that it is not everyone's goal to be an academic hospitalist, so if you want to work in a private outpatient clinic or be a congenital heart specialist in Kenya, IU Med-Peds has every resource to help you reach your goals!

As chief, I hope to help guide our residents as they continue to develop both personally and professionally. I plan to use my interests in medical education, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based medicine to improve the already phenomenal patient care provided by our residents. More importantly, I want to encourage an environment that places an emphasis on kindness and compassion for everyone despite their race, gender, or sexual orientation. Lastly, I want to provide our residents with skills that will allow them to have careers in medicine without many of the stressors that lead to physician burnout.

My co-chief Harrison and I wish you the best of luck during recruitment season, and we are excited show you the things that make IU great!

 

Harrison Luttrell

Born in Ohio, raised in Houston, and arriving in Indiana by way of South Carolina (with a brief stint in China), I’ve known my fair share of “homes” over the years. My wife says she knew IU would be our new home from a five-minute phone call after my residency interview. It’s true: from my first IU experience, I knew I had found my people. IU has a wealth of experiences with multiple different hospitals that cater to a broad and diverse patient population from across Indiana and beyond. I knew I would have a well-rounded clinical experience while being exposed to amazing co-residents, faculty and staff who I will be able to call my friends for the rest of my life. We have been so fortunate to call Indianapolis home for the past 3+ years, and I am truly honored to serve my program as one of the 2021-2022 Chief Residents.

I was drawn to medicine after completing a forensic pathology internship while a student at Clemson University. While initially interested in pathology during medical school at MUSC, I found myself interested in a little bit of everything - though especially internal medicine and pediatrics. During last block of third year, I was fortunate to have the Med-Peds program director as an attending and found myself making the- somewhat last minute- decision to pursue Med-Peds residency!

I aspire to a career as a combined hospitalist, starting with a fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. While I love the diagnosis and management of complex adult conditions, there is something so special about watching children get better. My secondary passion lies in medical education, and I hope one day to become involved in residency program leadership, much like Dr. Brady. My hobbies include pickup soccer with my co-residents, gaming of all kinds, wrangling my Catahoula leopard dog, and taking trips with my wife. Indiana University has been the perfect place for me to learn how to be a physician. I could not be more honored to train at IU.

Class of 2025 - PGY1

60110-Arias, Grace

Grace Arias, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
Un of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Undecided, but excited to see all Med-Peds has to offer!

Hobbies: Running, cycling, hanging out with my co-residents and exploring Indianapolis

Why IU Med-Peds? I wanted a large program with strong Internal Medicine & Pediatrics components to learn the most I possibly can over the next 4 years! It was also important to me to have good camaraderie amongst residents and a family feel. So lucky to have found my place here at IU!

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60171-Carpenter, Lauren

Lauren M. Carpenter, MD

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

Hometown: Denver, CO

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Primary Care, Adolescent Medicine, Community Outreach

Hobbies: Trying new restaurants, yoga, skiing, hiking, beer tasting and reading

Why IU Med-Peds? Everyone was so welcoming on interview day and I got the sense that everybody was really close-knit and supportive of each other! We also have a leadership team that does an amazing job advocating for us as residents and encouraging us to find out own niche in the Med-Peds world!

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60111-Goble, Gretchen

Gretchen Goble, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
State Un Of NY Upstate Medical University

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Professional Interests: Advocacy, Refugee and Immigrant Health, Child Protective Services, Geriatrics

Hobbies: Musical theater and hiking

Why IU Med-Peds? Although large, IU is a very supportive program with every clinical and professional opportunity you could possibly want! There is also a strong Med-Peds presence on campus with encouraging faculty.

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60167-Hentz, Emily

Emily A. Hentz, MD

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

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Primary Care, obesity medicine, and care for legally marginalized patients

Hobbies: Aerial silks & sling, cooking, baking, gardening and dancing

Why IU Med-Peds? I knew I wanted to be able to work at a continuity clinic with a bilingual Med-Peds provider, train in multiple settings (including abroad in a Spanish-speaking country), have opportunities to create my own electives, and be part of a large cohort. IU has all of this and more! It is also conveniently located in Indianapolis, which I've grown to love while living here for medical school.

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60258-Nichols, Cydney

Cydney Nichols, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
New York Medical College

Hometown: Washington, D.C./Los Angeles Medical School: New York Medical College

Professional Interests: Heme/Onc (hoping to bridge the gap between pediatric and adult patients with leukemia/lymphomas)

Hobbies: Traveling and Hiking with my partner, and I am also an aspirational dog owner

Why IU Med-Peds? You can’t go wrong with Med-Peds, but I felt especially understood and advocated for in the interview process even before coming to IU. Connections were made so that I could speak with potential future mentors, and I felt my interviewers reflected my interests within Med-Peds. The program truly showed me that I would have the support system and opportunity to reach all of my goals. Also, you can never have too many fellow Med-Peds Residents and we have such a big presence across all of the hospitals. It’s nice having a friend and co-resident within reach at all times!

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60183-Northquist, Will

Will Northquist, MD

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

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Primary Care, Cardiology

Hobbies: Outdoor activities like hiking, camping and fishing, reading and exploring breweries

Why IU Med-Peds? I had the opportunity to work with the IU Med-Peds residents during medical school and they left a great impression on me. During recruitment I was searching for a program with a friendly culture that was committed to excellent patient care, education and teaching - I found it at IU!

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60259-Parulekar, Jaya

Jaya Parulekar, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Hometown: Woodridge, IL

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Nephrology, transitional care, medical education, advocacy

Hobbies: Running/working out, checking out new restaurants/coffee shops/breweries, traveling and listening to music or podcasts

Why IU Med-Peds? I loved that the program was large and well-established, with exposure to a wide variety of patient populations and many opportunities for research (with the Morris Green Physician Scientist program) and advocacy (through established programs and being in the state capitol). I enjoyed my virtual interview day, and felt like I connected with all of my faculty interviewers and residents. Everyone was so genuine and enjoyed each other's company. I really felt like I would receive the support and mentorship I was looking for to achieve my academic and career goals in Med-Peds. Now that I'm here in Indianapolis, I couldn't be happier and feel very lucky to be surrounded by colleagues who are so welcoming, inspiring and always happy to get together! These truly are my people and I couldn't imagine a more ideal place to train for the next 4 years. Plus, I'm only 3 hours from Chicago if I ever got homesick!

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4520-Saint, Lauren

Lauren M. Saint, MD

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

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Gastroenterology, medical education

Hobbies: Reading, yoga/pilates, hiking, college basketball and live music

Why IU Med-Peds? I was fortunate to be a student at IUSM and directly witness how special the Med-Peds program is here. I was impressed with all of the residents I had the opportunity to work with - they were kind, smart, hard-working and wonderful teachers and leaders. The Med-Peds presence on campus is impressive and I like that we are appreciated and welcomed. It is great working across multiple hospital systems and seeing Med-Peds residents, fellows and staff wherever I go! Lastly, I feel that I can explore whatever interest I have and pursue it well with IU Med-Peds, whether it be a combined specialty, research, global health, medical education or primary care. Ultimately, IU is where I thought I would be the most supported and where I could grow into the future physician I want to be!

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60260-Sharma, Hayley

Hayley Sharma, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
University of Minnesota Medical School

Hometown: Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Professional Interests: Global health, disaster relief, medical education

Hobbies: trying new restaurants, learning languages, traveling, tennis/volleyball, buying houseplants

Why IU Med-Peds? IU is a powerhouse within the Med-Peds world. There is a strong Med-Peds presence on campus (read: lots of Med-Peds mentors and residents!) with equally strong Medicine and Pediatrics programs. The global health program through AMPATH is nationally-renowned. There's a good number of Spanish speakers (which is something I looked for) who live in Indy. Oh, and it's warmer than Minnesota! Overall, though, the residents are the best thing about IU: Everyone is so friendly and down to earth and always willing to help out or hang out!

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60261-Shofner, Charles

Charles Shofner, MD

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

Hometown: Lebanon, KY

Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Global health, combined hospitalist

Hobbies: International travel, crime podcasts, exploring new restaurants, movies & board games

Why IU Med-Peds? I was drawn to IU for many reasons. I was impressed by the strong presence of Med-Peds at IU, offering a multi-layer support system. Everyday you get to work with Med-Peds co-residents and faculty who are intelligent, selfless and passionate. From a program standpoint, I was drawn because of the vision of global health centering on sustainable, capacity-building partnerships. Ultimately, as someone who couples matched, I feel IU has supported us remarkably along the way and Indianapolis has surprised us with its food, entertainment and Midwest hospitality.

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60262-Svorinic, Pamela

Pamela Svorinic, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
Albany Medical College of Union University

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60161-Thornton, Corinne

Corinne R. Thornton, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
Un of Illinois Col of Med (chi/Peor/Rock/Chm-urb)

Hometown: St. Charles, IL

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine - Chicago

Professional interests: Infectious diseases, maternal/child health, public health

Hobbies: Discovering new recipes, running outdoors, exploring Indianapolis and hanging out with my cat

Why IU Med-Peds? A big program means big opportunities and, more importantly, a big med-peds family! IU offered everything that I was looking for in a program- it's a residency at a public university where we rotate at multiple hospitals, including a large children's hospital, to serve diverse, vulnerable patient populations from across the state. My co-interns and the other residents are also unbelievably fun to work and hang out with. There's always a group activity happening to join in on to maintain a healthy social life during residency. I am excited for the next 4 years!

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42858-Walther, Elliott

Elliott D. Walther, MD, MS

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

Hometown: New Albany, IN

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Hospitalist, cardiology

Hobbies: Biking the Monon Trail, exploring new breweries, live music venues around the city

Why IU Med-Peds? I absolutely love the size of the Med-Peds classes here at IU. It's what I was looking for in a program, and the strength of the training the residents receive is incredible. The residents are well-supported on both sides and the program is very readily there to help us pursue whatever our career goals may be. I was looking for a program that would offer a very diverse and robust clinical experience by seeing a wide array of pathology. The camaraderie between the residents (and with their categorical counterparts) was very important to me in a program and I saw this as a medical student here. I'm happy to say that it's the same case for my class!

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60160-Weiner, Benjamin

Benjamin W. Weiner, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 1
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Professional Interests: Combo of primary care & academic hospitalist, medical education

Hobbies: Cheering for Pittsburgh and Ohio State sports, golfing, discovering new restaurants and breweries, binge-watching Netflix

Why IU Med-Peds? I was initially drawn to the large program size and family-like atmosphere and camaraderie of IU Med-Peds, as it felt like a place where I could easily fit in yet also develop my own identity. Additionally, I felt like the program offered an equality strong training and balance in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics that would allow me to develop in primary care, general hospitalist medicine, and subspecialty care. It features a strong stand-alone children's hospital as well as multiple IM training sites and hospitals with a variety of strengths and cultures.

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Class of 2024 - PGY2

6616-Clapp, Steven

Steven W. Clapp, MD

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

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50165-Hannon, Connor

Connor N. Hannon, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
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 2
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 2
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 2
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 2
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 2
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 2
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 2
University of California, San Diego

Hometown: Danville, CA

Medical School: UC San Diego

Professional Interests: Medical education, allergy & immunology

Hobbies: Horseback riding, exploring Indianapolis, and I am on a never-ending quest to determine my favorite Peloton instructor

Why IU? I loved the people at IU! My conversations with all of the residents on interview day were fun and easy, and I could tell how much everyone loved IU and their co-residents. It was also really important to me to have an equally balanced program, with a standalone children's hospital + a wide variety of clinical sites and patient populations. The large Med-Peds presence & program is also a big plus (no one asks "What is Med-Peds?) -- and having 13 built-in BFFs is making the transition to residency much better!

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50223-Ramchandani, Juhi

Juhi Ramchandani, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
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 2
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

Hometown: Homer Glen, IL

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

Professional Interest: Undecided; possibly combined outpatient and/or inpatient; medical education

Hobbies: Exploring Indianapolis restaurants, classic cars, binging Netflix, group fitness classes

Why IU? For so many reasons, IU was the program I compared all others to while I was on the interview trail. It was evident the strong presence Med-Peds had at IU on my interview day, and it has become even more apparent in my first few months of residency. Not only is the program well-respected amongst categorical sides, but the integration is seamless. With such a large program, it is also easy to find a Med-Peds colleague anywhere you go. The diversity of educational opportunities that are present from the five hospitals we rotate at is incredible. Although I am currently undecided in what I want to pursue in the future, I am confident that I will be set up for success no matter what I end up choosing. Additionally, the people here are some of the brightest (yet modest) individuals I have had the pleasure to meet and work alongside. Everyone is dedicated, passionate and kind; it is true that we are one big family who looks out for one another and I am so happy to say that I am part of it.

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50225-Tepper, John

John W. Tepper, MD

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

Hometown: Farmington, MO

Medical School: University of Missouri

Professional Interests: Primary care, global health, academic medicine

Hobbies: Exploring local restaurants and microbreweries, boating and waterskiing, audiobooks, and smoking foods

Why IU? Looking at objective measures for Med-Peds programs, IU has many desirable qualities - HUGE Med-Peds presence, diverse training locations (urban county hospital, university hospital, private hospital, VA hospital, and a free-standing children's hospital!), and the ability to pursue just about any passion in medicine that one's heart could desire. What sold IU though, was the people (I know every program says this, so here is some evidence). During my interview, it was easy to see that IU Med-Peds is a group of intelligent, humble, fun, and - most importantly - kind humans. Since I have been here, that initial impression could not be more true. From the daily visits from upperclassmen (and our PD!) during our first week of residency, the eagerness of my Med-Peds superiors to take me under their wing in continuity clinic, to the clinical skills of the Med-Peds senior residents and attendings with whom I've already worked, my experiences have only reinforced that IU is a phenomenal place to train for Med-Peds.

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50227-Watty, Stephen

Stephen Watty, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 2
Paul L Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech Univ

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Class of 2023 - PGY3

27233-Bosma, Christopher

Christopher B. Bosma, MPH, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
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 3
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 3
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 3
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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Alex George, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
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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Morgan B. Johnson, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
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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Aneesha Kamath, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
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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Katie Krause, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
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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Joseph S. Needleman, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
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 3
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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Ishani M. Shah, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
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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Don Sim, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
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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Benjamin M. Snyder, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
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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Courtney A. Welch, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 3
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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Stephen B. Benzinger, MD, MS

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
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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Tim Crisci, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
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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Alex M. Geiger, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
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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Dylan Hall, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
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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Cody M. Hill, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
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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An V. Huynh, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
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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Sasha R. Kapil, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
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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Harrison M. Luttrell, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
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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David J. Manring, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
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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Elizabeth E. Nagel, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
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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Ally Nagy, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
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 4
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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Mati Sharaf, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
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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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Chris Steele, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY 4
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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