Pediatrics: Medical Education

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Med-Peds Program Leadership

Heather Toth, MD - Program Director

Dr. Toth received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School and joined the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics combined residency program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee in 2001. During residency, Dr. Toth served as President for the National Med-Peds Residents' Association (NMPRA) and enjoyed working with other Med-Peds physicians across the nation.  Dr. Toth served an additional year as a 5th year Chief Resident for the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at MCW. Since then, Dr. Toth has remained 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 Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. "I truly enjoy my career and feel that Med-Peds is well-suited for optimal patient care and endless opportunities!"

Steve Malcom, MD - Associate Program Director

Dr. Malcom was born in Chicago, a South Sider and lifelong White Sox fan.  He completed his undergraduate education at Knox College in Galesburg, IL.  Work experiences throughout high school and college in a variety of hospital-based jobs -- janitor, groundskeeper, phlebotomist, physical therapy aide -- helped Dr. Malcom confirm that he loves working with patients.  He attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Looking for a place with excellent training in an academic setting as well as a supportive community for his family, Dr. Malcom went from knowing very little about MCW in the interview season of 2006 to making the program his top choice on Match Day 2007.  Dr. Malcom's four years as a med-peds resident and his time as Chief Resident confirmed his initial impression of the program.  "At MCW, I learn from with dedicated physicians who are leaders in primary care as well as sub-specialties in both internal medicine and pediatrics.  Despite these credentials, the faculty as a group are very down-to-earth.  They take the time to ask how I am doing, as well as my wife and children.  MCW has a culture that emphasizes professional improvement balanced with personal fulfillment." 

Carla Meister, MD - Chief Resident

Dr. Meister was born and raised in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.  Dr. Meister completed her undergraduate education at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, and also remained there to complete a Master of Arts degree in Intercultural Studies.  Dr. Meister returned to Wisconsin to work at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Department of Physiology, later returning to school to complete her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  While she looked at many residency programs, Dr. Meister ultimately decided that the Med-Peds program at MCW was the best fit for her to accomplish her career goals.  “I looked around at many other programs, but the wonderful residents and faculty at MCW made me want to stay!  I feel honored to work with such a fantastic group of people.”  Dr. Meister completed residency in 2014 and is now the program's 5th year Med-Peds Chief Resident for 2014-2015.  Outside of work, Dr. Meister enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking and gardening.

Carri Brewer, MPA - Program Coordinator

Carri was born and raised in Wisconsin.  Carri completed her undergraduate education at UW-La Crosse and then attended UW-Milwaukee for graduate school.  Carri's background is in data management and program evaluation, and has been with the Med-Peds Program since 2009.   Carri lives in Wauwatosa with her husband Curt, two children Ella (11) and Isaac (9), and dog, Haggis (14).  When not at MCW, Carri enjoys traveling, playing basketball with Isaac, watching Ella Irish dance, and spending time in Door County with her family and friends.  If asked about the Med-Peds Program, Carri would say, "Our program is a family.  We strive to provide a high-level of patient care, while supporting each other and having fun doing it.  I truly enjoy spending time with the residents and program leadership both at work and outside of work.  I am proud to be part of such an outstanding program."

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