Med-Peds Program Leadership

Heather Toth, MDHeather 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, MDSteve 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."

Carmen Cobb, MDCarmen Cobb, MD - Chief Resident

Dr. Cobb was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She completed her undergraduate BA in Spanish at Armstrong University, dabbling in literature and philosophy. She attended the Medical College of Georgia, where she participated in sickle cell disease research. Dr. Cobb first heard about Med-Peds during her second year of medical school; when she learned there was a way to combine training in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, thought "that sounds like the job for me!". Encouraged by her research mentor, she applied to residency programs throughout the country including Milwaukee, hearing that there would be excellent mentorship and training at MCW. Though it was early in the interview season, she found herself comparing all subsequent interviews to MCW and knew she would fit well with the residents in Milwaukee. Throughout her training she found herself intrigued with hospital medicine and the variety of career and academic options available, and plans to pursue a career as a Med-Peds academic hospitalist. You'll find she's always happy to talk about cooking, travelling, and the multiple non-medical books she is reading at any given time.

Carri Brewer, MPACarri 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, and two children. When not at MCW, Carri enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends in Door County. 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."

Leadership Positions

American Academy of Pediatrics Delegate: Katie Berlin, DO

Continuity Clinic Curriculum: Laura Adams, MD; Mike Girolami, MD; Brad Johnson, MD; Kaitlyn Joyce, DO; Ashley Leverenz, MD; Abby Walch, MD

Intern Recruitment Committee: Sona Cote, MD; Mike Girolami, MD; Lindsay Hoogenboom, MD; Elizabeth Partain, MD; Abby Walch, MD;

MCWAH Graduate Medical Education Committee: Stephen Wilkinson, MD

MCWAH Health and Wellness Committee: Mike Girolami, MD; Abby Walch, MD

MCWAH Underrepresented in Medicine: Katrina Byrd, MD

Medicine Evaluation Committee – Laura Adams, MD; Hema Krishna, MD; Kaitlyn Joyce, DO; Abby Walch, MD

Med-Peds Quality Improvement Committee: Mike Girolami, MD; Shela Sridhar, MD

Nurse Resident Council: All Med-Peds Residents sit on one section of the Nurse Resident Council

Pediatric Evaluation Committee: Mike Girolami, MD; Andrew Rose, MD; Shela Sridhar, MD

Pediatric Resident Advisory Panel: Elizabeth Partain, MD; Stephen Wilkinson, MD