Our Faculty

The Medical College of Wisconsin's Med-Peds Residency Program has over 40 Med-Peds trained physicians who serve as clinic preceptors, inpatient/outpatient attendings, and mentors for our residents. Our faculty is involved with the clinical and educational activities in both the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics; supporting our residents in presenting at noon conferences, mentoring on career plans, and assisting with research projects.  As a result, our Med-Peds residents receive the best possible learning opportunities during their four years of training.


Med-Peds Preceptors

Angela Baker-Franckowiak, MD
Primary Care Provider, MCW's Plank Road Clinic, Pediatric Preceptor.  Medical School:  Medical College of WI; Residency: Medical College of WI.

Brett Barkimer, MD, Community Memorial Medical Commons.  Medical School:  Indiana University; Residency: Indiana University.


Suzanne Brixey, MD, Downtown Health Center, Dr. Brixey is director of the DHC Safety Corner that addresses unintentional injuries and serves as the DHC’s certified car seat technician.  She is on the Wisconsin Child Passenger Safety Advisory Board and is Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Chapter of the AAP’s Committee on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention.  She earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed her Pediatric residency at MCW.  Prior to her work at the DHC she served in a community health center in rural Virginia.  Her clinic interests include preventive care and injury prevention.  When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and soaking in time outside in the Milwaukee sunshine.  She has a great passion for teaching both residents and students.

Katherine Burrows, DO, Columbia-St. Mary's Grafton Clinic.  Medical School: Des Moines University; Residency:  Medical College of Wisconsin




Michael Cada, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin Springdale Clinic.  Medical School:  Loyola University; Residency:  Loyola University.


Rob Brueggeman, MD Aurora Ridgefield Clinic Dr. Brueggeman earned his degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed med-peds residency at the University of Illinois – Peoria.  His clinically interests include optimizing anticipatory guidance in primary care, sports medicine and dermatology.  He is an avid runner which helps him keep up with his four daughters.  “Being a preceptor for residents is one of the better parts of my practice.  It allows me to stay involved with a small portion of academic medicine, and continually challenges me to keep learning.”

Cheryl Dominski, MD, Aurora Ridgefield Clinic, Dr. Dominski has been a Continuity Clinic Preceptor at her office in Greenfield, WI since 2002.  She earned her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois and completed her Med-Peds Residency at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN.  Her clinical interests include women's health, well child care and adolescent medicine.  Her hobbies include spending time with her husband and two daughters, exercising, reading and following Marquette Basketball.  

Patrick Fitzgerald, MD, Lake Country Private Medical Clinic, Dr. Fitzgerald practices in a mixed concierge clinic that provides a range of services including office visits, inpatient care, nursing home visits, and home visits. He attended the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for medical school and Med-Peds residency. He completed two years of pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic and maintains an interest in treating adults with congenital heart disease.  He also trained in advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine and also sees patients in the OMH Wound Care clinic.  He volunteers regularly at the Lake Area Free Clinic. He is married for seventeen years with five children.  Hobbies include marathon running and camping and he is a leader of a local Cub Scout den.

Melissa Kalt, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin Westbrook Clinic, Dr. Kalt earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at the University of Minnesota.  In 2008, she also became board-certified in Clinical Lipidology.  Her clinical interests include lipids, preventive cardiology, general pediatrics and asthma.  She incorporates medical education of both residents and students into her clinical practice. 

Mary Kaminsky, MD, Downtown Health Center - Pediatric Preceptor.  Medical School:  University of Illinois; Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin.



Adam King, MD, MS, Chairman of Medicine and Med-Peds Primary Care at Columbia-St. Mary's, Germantown and Grafton, WI.,  Dr. King greatly enjoys the challenges of being a Med-Peds provider.  He sees patients in the clinic, hospital, home setting, nursing home, hospice and new-born nursery.  Teaching residents is a highlight of his week.  Dr. King earned his BS Honors in Biochemistry (2001) and MS in Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology (2002) from The University of Wisconsin Madison.  Her holds an MD from The Medical College of Wisconsin, and is proud to have done his residency with the Medical College of Wisconsin.  He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.  He currently serves at the Vice-Chair of Medicine at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee.


Michael Lenz, MD, ProHealth - Oconomowoc.  Dr Lenz is a community preceptor in Oconomowoc, WI.  He sees outpatient along with inpatient at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital.  He went to the Medical College of WI for Medical School and the VCU in Richmond, VA for Med-Peds Residency. He enjoys  coaching football and basketball, and also plays guitar in the church band. I love to coach my patients as well. I love keeping up to date on the latest med advancements with a special interest in lipids met syndrome diabetes headaches in children and adults. He was board certified in lipidology in 2007 after he found out he was at high risk for heart disease through advanced lipid testing. He loves to keep fit and eats a whole foods plant based diet both for his health but also to be a positive role model for patients who don't want meds to control their health. Patients like hearing they can control and reverse heart disease and cut back on meds. He likes using technology to help with patient education. Check out his channel on YouTube: mjlenz. He is married with 3 active children.


Mark Lodes, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin Plank Road Clinic.  Medical School: Medical College of WI; Residency: Medical College of WI.

Stephen Malcom, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin Plank Road Clinic.   Dr. Malcom is a primary care physician at the Plank Road Clinic, seeing a diverse population of adults and children.  As Associate Program Director, Dr. Malcom's main focus is the continuity clinic experience.  He is the faculty representative to the resident-run Continuity Clinic Committee.  He works with the Committee to review resident experiences at the various clinic sites as well as planning the weekly Med-Peds Primary Care Noon Conferences.  "I love my job!  Most importantly, I care for patients.  But I also teach residents and medical students.  The secret perk is that I learn as much, if not more, than I teach."

Stephanie Momper, MD, Columbia-St. Mary’s Westgate Clinic, Dr. Momper is a community physician and a clinic preceptor for residents.  Her physician group is an example for residents of a practice that extends from inpatient to outpatient pediatrics and internal medicine including nursing home management.  She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and stayed to complete her Med-Peds Residency.  Her clinical interests include women’s health, hypertension, and diabetes as well as well-care from birth on, and end-of-life care.  Her hobbies include spending time with her family which includes her three boys.  Dr. Momper enjoys teaching residents clinical medicine, balancing life in and out of the office, and discussing plans and decision making after residency.

Mark Obermyer, MD, Springdale Clinic, Dr. Obermyer is a primary care provider at the Springdale Clinic and is a Continuity Clinic Preceptor.  He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed Med-Peds Residency at Loyola University in Chicago.  His clinical interests include preventative medicine, sports related injuries and chronic disease management.  His hobbies include spending time with his family, exercising and watching baseball.  "Working with our residents helps me be active in reading current literature and keep up with evidence-based guidelines."

Eugene Pruitt, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert East Clinic, Internal Medicine Preceptor.  Medical School:  Howard University; Residency:  University of Washington Medical Center


Naima Rehman, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin Plank Road Clinic, Dr. Rehman is originally from Michigan.   She earned her medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School.  She completed her Med-Peds residency training at MCW in order to fulfill her goal of practicing primary care for patients of all ages.  She loves mentoring residents and students about ambulatory care.  She has two sons, a.k.a. "residency babies," and plans to teach both boys how to use to-do lists for household chores in the same way as she teaches residents to use great documentation for patient care needs.

Shannon Reinbold, MD, Aurora Ridgefield Clinic.  Medical School: St. Louis University; Residency:  Medical College of WI.



 Dirk Steinert, MD, Columbia-St. Mary’s Germantown Clinic, Dr. Steinert has been an assistant clinical professor at MCW since 2004 and is the Chair for the Clinical Practice Council for Columbia –St Mary’s and the Director of the CSM Germantown Clinic.  He graduated from University of Illinois in Chicago and did his residency and at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA where he also was Chief Resident.  His interests vary from ADHD to Diabetes Mellitus as well as taking care of the entire family including the elderly, even if they are in a nursing home.  He is the Medical Director of 2 nursing homes in the communities of Germantown and Mequon.  He is married and has 3 children keeping him quite occupied when not seeing patients.  He enjoys camping and travel as well as tennis.

Timothy Schum, MD, Downtown Health Center, Dr. Timothy Schum is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Downtown Health Center Pediatric Clinic.  The clinic is located at 1020 N. 12th St and 95% of the patients have some form of Medicaid insurance.  He has been a faculty member at MCW since 1985.  His main focus has been medical education.  He was the Director of the Pediatric Residency program from 1989-1995.  He is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He is a Charter member of the MCW Society of Teaching Scholars. His research has included toilet training and medical education. He has been a preceptor for a group of 2nd year residents on their Community Pediatrics rotation.  My job can be summed up as follows, “ I care for some of Milwaukee’s inner city children and I teach the next generation of physicians”.

 Christopher Sobczak, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin Plank Road Clinic, Dr. Sobczak is Medical Director of Plank Road Clinic.  This is the largest ambulatory clinic at the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Health.  He is a Continuity Clinic preceptor for the over 10 years where he has been faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin.   He earned his medical degree and trained in Med/Peds at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  He participates in teaching medical students and residents in his clinic.   He cares for patients of all ages and has worked with transitioning complex patients from Children’s Hospital to adult care at Froedtert.

Chris Weber, MD
Primary Care Provider, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center




Charlene Vander Zanden, MD
Primary Care Provider, MCW's Plank Road Clinic, Internal Medicine Preceptor.  Medical School:  Medical College of WI; Residency: University of Michigan.

Med-Peds Faculty and Program Affiliates

Peter Bartz, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Cardiology - Adult Congenital Heart Program

Matthew Buelow, MD
Peds Cardiology Fellow, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Julie Biller, MD
Professor, Dept. of Medicine - Pulmonary
Medical Director, Cystic Fibrosis Program

Ana Caban Cardona, MD
Primary Care Provider, MCW's Community Memorial Medical Commons

Scott Cohen, MD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine - Cardiology

Doug Connor, MD
Sports Medicine Specialist, Theda Care – Appleton, WI

Kelly Curran, MD
Adolescent Fellow, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Michael Earing, MD
Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics-Cardiology
Medical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program

Matthew Ehrhardt, MD
Peds Hem/Onc Fellow, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

John Fangman, MD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine-Infectious Disease
Medical Director, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Kathlyn Fletcher, MD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine-VA

Rainer Gedeit, MD
Professor, Dept. of Peds-Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director, PICU

Jeff Gehl, MD
Primary Care Provider, MCW's Plank Road Clinic

Todd Gudausky, MD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics-Cardiology

Jonathan Gully, MD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine-Palliative Care


Richard Hariman, MD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine-Rheumatology

Cheryl Hillery, MD
Professor, Depts. of Medicine & Pediatrics
Medical Director, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program 

Edward Kirkpatrick, MD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics - Cardiology

David S. Marks, MD, MBA
Professor, Dept. of Medicine-Cardiology
Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine

Rodney Mayhorn, MD
Primary Care Provider, Westside Healthcare Association

Katherine Recka, MD

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine - Palliative Care
Associate Program Director, Palliative Care Fellowship

Roger Watson, MD
Primary Care Provider, ProHealth Oconomowoc

Tejas Shah, MD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics-Cardiology

Barbara Slawski, MD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine-Perioperative Med.
Director, Section of Perioperative Medicine

Heather Toth, MD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine and Dept. of Pediatrics Hospitalist
Med-Peds Residency Program Director

Krista Wiger, MD
Primary Care Provider, MCW's Plank Road Clinic

Dennis Zaide, MD
Primary Care Provider, MCW's Westbrook Clinic



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