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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Medicine (LGBTPM)

Mission Statement

LGBTPM is a medical student run student organization whose mission is to cultivate - through activism, education, and diverse membership - an environment of safety and pride for past, current, and future students, faculty and staff of all sexual orientations and gender identities.  By building support both on and off campus, we will break down barriers of homophobia within the medical community to further combat inequalities facing both physicians and LGBT patients.

Membership is free.  We welcome all members, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identities, to join us.

Thank you to everyone for making the 3rd Annual LGBTPM Transgender Health Symposium a huge success! Please keep an eye out for information regarding next year’s event. 

Congratulations to Justin La and Shanta Shepherd

Congratulations to Justin La and Shanta Shepherd for receiving the President's Diversity and Inclusion Award for their hard work and dedication to promoting diversity at MCW

Out and Ally Lists

An important part of advancing the health of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning) persons is to make sure that LGBTQ and allied students and health professionals are visible.

In order to promote visibility of LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, and allies, MCW LGBTPM maintains an Out List and Ally List. On the Out List below, you will find the many people at MCW who identify along a spectrum of sexual and gender identities. In addition, you will find on the Ally List the people who believe that LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff deserve to feel as welcome and comfortable at our school as all others and that the presence of LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff is important for the diversity of our school and the healthcare and public health workforce. We hope the list will continue to grow as more faculty, staff, students, and alumni choose to participate. Submit your information if you are interested in being on the Out or Ally List. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at the email above.

Out List

Faculty and Staff

  • Andrew Barr (Research Program Coordinator, Kinesiology - Health & Fitness Management. Cardiovascular Center)
  • Joseph Hine, MD (Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
  • Mike Lasser, MD (Associate Clinical Professor, OB/GYN)
  • Jeffrey Miller, DNP, ACRN, APNP (Assistant Professor, Psychiatry)
  • Trevor Miller, MD (Assistant Professor, OB/GYN)
  • Andrew Petroll, MD (Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Center for AIDS Intervention Research)
  • Louann Sullivan (Senior Administrative Assistant)
  • Suzanne Walczak, MD (Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology)

House Staff

  • Stefen Barton, MD (Resident, Family Medicine)
  • Sean Hayes (Admin Officer, LGBT Committee, Veterans Affairs)
  • Gina Negrette, MD (Attending, Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs)
  • Janina Mayeux, PhD (Clinical Psychology Fellow - LGBT Healthcare, Veterans Affairs)
  • Robert Schneidewend, DO, MS (Fellow, Hematology/Oncology)
  • Gene Schwartz, MD (Resident, Internal Medicine)
  • Ryan Tomlinson, MD (Resident, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics)


  • Jimmy Miller (MD/PhD Candidate, Class of 2020)
  • Kevin Tan (MD Candidate, Class of 2019)
  • Matthew Wolf (MD Candidate, Class of 2019)
  • Angel Alvarez (MD Candidate, Class of 2018)
  • Christina Falk (MD Candidate, Class of 2018)


  • Andrew Chong (MD Candidate, Class of 2017)
  • Edward Kim (MD Candidate, Class of 2017)
  • Nick McCauley (MD Candidate, Class of 2017)
  • Eric Ohlrogge (MD Candidate, Class of 2017)
  • Travis Kuemmet (MD Candidate, Class of 2016)
  • Peter Kuhn (MD Candidate, Class of 2016)
  • Justin La (MD Candidate, Class of 2016)
  • Bahbak Shariat-Madar (MD Candidate, Class of 2016)
  • Nick Zajdel (MD Candidate, Class of 2016)
  • Eric Simon, MD (Class of 2015)
  • Alex Newman, MD (Class of 2014)
  • Albert Chow, MD (Class of 2013)
  • Jeffrey Merchant, MD (Class of 2013)
  • Matthew Armfield, MD (Class of 2012)
  • Andrew Lawton, MD (MCW Class of 2011, Current PGY3 in Dept. of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University)
  • Robert J Starshak, MD (Marquette School of Medicine, Class of 1968)
  • Jennifer Carnahan, MD
  • Chris White, MD
  • Nicholas Yared, MD (Former Resident, Internal Medicine)

Ally List

Faculty and Staff

  • Rebecca Bernstein MD, MS (Family and Community Medicine)
  • Dawn Bragg, PhD (Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Diversity)
  • Jean Davis-Mallett, MBA (Recruiter/Program Coordinator III and the Office of Student Affairs/Diversity) 
  • John Fangman, MD (Interim Chief of Infectious Disease)
  • Stephanie Gruenloh, BS (Research Support Specialist, Cardiovascular Center)
  • Tammy Hosch (Research Program Coordinator III in the Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research)
  • Katie Kassulke (MCW Title IX Coordinator, Office of HR)
  • Michael McBride, MD (M3 Clinical Course Director, Psychiatry)
  • Linda Meurer, MD, MPH (Family and Community Medicine)
  • Alex Okun, MD (Associate Professor, Pediatrics)
  • Matt Runquist, BS, MR (Technologist, Biophysics)
  • Malika Siker, MD, (Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology)
  • Melissa Wein, MD (Assistant Professor, Radiology)
  • Michael Widlansky, MD, MPH (Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine and Pharmacology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
  • Yvette Williams (Administrative Assistant III, Academic Affairs)

House Staff

  • Justin Adams, MD (Resident, Internal Medicine)
  • Joanne Bernstein, MD (Resident, Internal Medicine)
  • Kristen Fox, MD (Resident, Family Medicine)
  • Nancy Hahn (PREP Community Program Coordinator, Milwaukee Adolescent Health Program)
  • Lori Kleszczynski, RN (Nurse, PACU, Veterans Affairs)
  • Rebecca Lundh, MD (Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine)
  • Cynthiane Morgenweck, MD, MA (Assistant Professor of Bioethics, Medical Humanities and Anesthesiology)
  • Soumya Rangarajan, MD, MPP (Resident, Medicine/Geriatrics)


MD/PhD Candidates

  • Mina Farahzad (Class of 2024)
  • Hayley Powers (Class of 2024)
  • Clint Piper (Class of 2022)
  • Casey Vickstrom (Class of 2022)
  • Alison Huckenpahler (Class of 2021)
  • Natasha Moussouras (Class of 2021)
  • Jason Siebert (Class of 2021)
  • Megan Determan (Class of 2017)
  • Mina Farahzad (Class of 2017)

MD Candidates, Class of 2020

  • Kate Allen
  • Mei Chen
  • Marc Drake
  • Jee Min
  • Nisreen Mobayed 
  • Kyle Murray
  • Zeeshan Qazi
  • Nicole Runkle
  • Jayni Sanghavi
  • Melissa Stagg

MD Candidates, Class of 2019

  • Lauren Barta
  • Eric Bauer
  • Drumil Bhatt
  • Shoshana Blumenthal
  • Kristen Chen
  • Samantha Chou
  • Aria Davani
  • Samantha Durbin
  • Sam Engelsgjerd
  • Erin Ferrigni
  • Halle Foss
  • Nicholas Gannon
  • Taylor Giordano
  • Joseph Hodapp
  • Erin Isaacson
  • Alicia Ivory
  • Yuri Jin
  • Kayla Johnson
  • Yaa Kwansa
  • Daniel Lee
  • Camille Lucjak
  • Jack McGee
  • Adam Miller
  • Chris Navarro
  • Lucia Notardonato
  • Shayla Percy
  • Alexandria Ponkratz
  • Jackie Powell
  • Brian Robichaud
  • Haverly Snyder
  • Zachary Telfer
  • Phoebe Winn
  • Salvador Yepez

MD Candidates, Class of 2018

  • Arjun Athreya
  • Alex Barr
  • Andrew Brown
  • Meredith Buck
  • Edwin Corral
  • Matthew Crabtree
  • Kristen DeMarco
  • Dan Destiche
  • Tarin Dhaliwal
  • Priscilla Ding
  • Ashley Doruelo
  • Kenzie Erdmann
  • Sean Ershadi
  • Enio Torres Perez Filho
  • Shannon Friedbacher
  • Phillip Herrera
  • Nathan Holman
  • Zahra Ismail
  • Conny Joel
  • Haley Johnson
  • Abhipsa Kar
  • Jamil Khan
  • Matthew Klinka
  • Jake Kream
  • Erin Lehman
  • Tyler Lennon
  • Matt MacDonald
  • Alex Magee
  • Buba Marong
  • Amy Mathew
  • Jenny Moore
  • Jasmine Nemo
  • Simon Newsom
  • Eunice Paul
  • Tonia Qaisar
  • Puneet Rana
  • Connor Roberts
  • Marina Rosengren
  • Ryan Schmid
  • Meagan Schneiderman
  • Michael Schwartz
  • Reema Shah
  • Selina Singh
  • Mike Tanious
  • Connie Truong
  • Rachel Umhoefer
  • Shen Linda Wang

MD Candidates, Class of 2017

MD Candidates, Class of 2016

  • Anna Bakeman
  • Jared Bozeman
  • Brittany Duffy
  • Susan Good
  • Jennifer Hass
  • Katie Hendrickson
  • Julia Keyes
  • Marissa Lewis
  • Hillary McLaren
  • Bethany Powers
  • Christina Quale
  • Shanta Shepherd, MPH, MA
  • Hannah Tan


  • Kanwardeep Kaleka, MD (Class of 2015)
  • Mark Kashtan, MD (Class of 2015)
  • Alina Leung, MD (Class of 2015)
  • Amy Peebles, MD (Class of 2015)
  • Mike Aleksandrowicz, MD (Class of 2014)
  • Brian Beerbower, MD (Class of 2014)
  • Jennifer Lippitt, MD (Class of 2014)

2016-2017 Contact Information

  • Co-President: Lyall Glait
  • Co-President: Jacob Patz
  • Community Outreach Chair: Tegan Ake
  • Treasurer: Sarah Gabriel 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or considerations at


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