Chief Residents 2016-2017

Justin Adams, MDJustin Adams, MD

Hometown: Belleville, IL

Med School: Saint Louis University

Career Plans: Underserved Primary Care

Favorite Aspect of Residency at MCW: The fellow residents. Everyone is here to work hard but still have fun while putting in those long hours.

Favorite Aspect of Milwaukee: Good Food. Great Beer. Ridiculously Friendly People.

One Thing You Must Try While Living in Wisconsin: Door County

Interesting Fact About Me: In high school I was voted class clown and most likely to succeed. I’m still trying to reconcile the two.

Carmen Cobb, MDCarmen Cobb, MD

Hometown: Savannah, GA

Med School: Medical College of Georgia

Career plans: Hospital medicine with interest in adolescent medicine and procedures.

Favorite Aspect of Residency at MCW: Leadership and residents in the program.

Favorite Aspect of Milwaukee: Lake Michigan and excellent restaurant scene.

One thing you must try while living in Wisconsin: Purple Door Creamery.

Interesting fact about me: My Southern accent is most pronounced when I am hungry or sleepy.

Brian Ginnebaugh, MDBrian Ginnebaugh, MD

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Med School: Wayne State University

Career Plans: Gastroenterology

Favorite Aspect of Residency at MCW: The incredibly friendly people that work here.

Favorite Aspect of Milwaukee: Being on Lake Michigan!

One Thing You Must Try While Living in Wisconsin: Playing a round of golf at Whistling Straits in Kohler.

Interesting Fact About Me: I once beat a Russian in chess.

Ilya Karagodin, MDIlya Karagodin, MD

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Med School: Northwestern University

Career Plans: Academic Cardiology

Favorite Aspect of Residency at MCW: The wonderful co-residents I've worked with along the way and the supportive and congenial nature of all the people at MCW.

Favorite Aspect of Milwaukee: Summers in Milwaukee, complete with weekly cultural festivals, outdoor concerts, and bike rides by the Lakefront.

One Thing You Must Try While Living in Wisconsin: Bastille Days and Jazz in the Park.

Interesting Fact About Me:​ I spent a year teaching English in Seville, Spain between college and medical school.

Andrew Lewandoski, DOAndrew Lewandoski, DO

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Med School: Michigan State

Career Plans: Rheumatology

Favorite Aspect of Residency at MCW: The approachability of the attendings and subspecialists, making for an excellent learning environment.

Favorite Aspect of Milwaukee: The surprisingly large amount of bike trails.

One Thing You Must Try While Living in Wisconsin: Seeing a concert at the Riverside and Pabst Theatre.

Interesting Fact About Me: Before medical school I was a high ropes course instructor.

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