Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

Residency Program


Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for your interest in our Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program. We are very excited and proud of our program and would like to welcome you to our website to learn more about us!
I received my medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School and joined our Internal Medicine-Pediatrics combined residency program at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in 2001. During residency, I served as President for the National Med-Peds Residents' Association (NMPRA) and enjoyed working with other Med-Peds physicians across the nation.  I served an additional year as a 5th year Chief Resident for the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program. Since then, I am honored to remain at the Medical College of Wisconsin in both the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics as an Associate Professor and a Hospitalist for Medicine and Pediatrics. I truly enjoy my career and feel that Med-Peds is well-suited for optimal patient care and endless opportunities!
Graduates from our program have a wealth of careers including Med-Peds primary care, subspecialty care and Med-Peds hospitalists with practices across the nation. The training at the Medical College of Wisconsin is founded by strong departments in both Medicine and Pediatrics. This academic center offers a diverse experience, while focusing on the necessary tools for future careers whether primary or subspecialty care pathways are chosen.
Our residents achieve success in patient care, education and research, and I feel that the Medical College of Wisconsin's Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program provides exceptional education and outstanding training! Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,
Heather Toth, MD
Associate Professor and Program Director
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program


Med-Peds News 

Carmen Wallace, MD wins 2015 MCWAH Jessica Lin Award

Carmen Wallace, MD, internal medicine-pediatrics resident, received the 2015 Jessica S. Lin Award for Clinical Excellence by a Resident Physician. This award recognizes an individual entering the final year of residency training for outstanding clinical and academic performance.  Dr. Heather Toth, internal medicine-pediatrics residency program director, nominated Dr. Wallace stating that she has exceeded expectations throughout training. Faculty, peers and staff respect her calm demeanor, impressive fund of knowledge, use of teamwork in accomplishing goals and dedication to patient care. Dr. Wallace has excelled in leadership roles and has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the field of medicine through volunteer work, service and scholarly pursuits.  The award is presented by the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc. (MCWAH). It was established in 2010 in memory of Dr. Jessica Lin who was a highly regarded neurosurgery resident here until her accidental death in February 2010. Award expenses are provided by the Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Robert Brueggeman wins 2015 Med-Peds Faculty Award

This award is to recognize a faculty member that has shown excellence in awareness for Internal Medicine-Pediatrics by helping residents focus on the skills, insight and dedication to provide high quality care to patients with acute or chronic illnesses that may span several decades.  Thank you Dr. Brueggeman for your outstanding teaching of our residents!


Med-Peds Resident wins 2015 Dr. Larry Sarff Award

Dr. David Vitale was awarded on June 12th the Larrie D. Sarff, MD. award as selected by the pediatric house staff.  This award is given to a graduating pediatric or med-peds resident whose dedication to medical education and clinical service best examplifies the lifelong ideals exhibited by Larrie D. Sarff, MD.


Med-Peds Resident wins 2015 Intern of the Year

Abby Walch, MD, wins the Categorical/Combined Intern of the Year Award for the Department of Medicine.


MCWAH 2015 Research Award Winners

David Vitale, MD A Retrospective Analysis of Adherence to Infliximab Treatment in a Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cohort. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Carmen Wallace, MD Children with Sickle Cell Disease on Chronic Red Cell Transfusion Experience Fewer Hospitalizations for Acute Vaso-occlusive Episodes Irrespective of the Indication for Transfusion. American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; Blood Journal

Med-Peds Resident wins 2014 Carl L. Junkerman, MD Award of Merit

Brittany Bettendorf, MD, wins 2014 Department of Medicine Carl L. Junkerman, MD Award of Merit.  This award is given to the resident whose work best reflects the highest standards of ethics, patient management and respect for the dignity of an individual.

Bridging the Gap:  M Magazine highlights MCW Med-Peds Program

In M Magazine's January 2014 issue, Mark Concannon interviews Drs. Heather Toth, Rachel Johnson and Brittany Bettendorf about MCW's Med-Peds Residency Program and insights into the life of a resident.  Read more about Bridging the Gap: Guiding Residents Through the Next Phase of Training

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