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Resident Profiles

Class of 2014: PGIV
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NAME: Amy Ford, DO
HOMETOWN: New Berlin, WI
UNDERGRAD: Marquette University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Des Moines University
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Restoring an injured person’s (s/p CVA, TBI, SCI,  MSK injury, etc)  function to improve their quality of life
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Spending time with family and friends, running, being a fan of ALL Wisconsin sports teams

NAME: Karin Goodfriend, MD        
HOMETOWN: Hinsdale, IL
UNDERGRAD: University of Wisconsin-Madison
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Wayne State School of Medicine
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Pediatrics, Musculoskeletal, Spasticity, Brain Injury
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Spending time with my husband and two kids, traveling, being outside, and college football

NAME: Erin Grimsby, MD (Chief Resident)
HOMETOWN: Edina, MN
UNDERGRAD: Gustavus Adolphus College
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Minnesota
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: General rehabilitation, Traumatic brain injury & Prevention, Spasticity, Palliative care, Education
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Cooking, outdoor activities (fishing, hiking, camping, kayaking), traveling, music and adventures with my husband and daughter

NAME: Kris Homb, MD
HOMETOWN: Warren, IL
UNDERGRAD: Illinois State University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Sports, Spine, and Electrodiagnostics
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Spending time with my fiancé, Biking, Cooking, Traveling, Ultimate Frisbee, and Weight Lifting

NAME: Erin McGonigle, MD
HOMETOWN: Elmhurst, IL
UNDERGRAD: Augustana College
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Rush Medical College
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Sports Medicine, Dance Medicine, Female Athlete Triad, Ultrasound
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Dancing, running, cooking, entertaining, traveling, spending time with family and friends

NAME: Jared Placeway, DO (Chief Resident)
HOMETOWN: Elizabethtown, PA
UNDERGRAD: Grace College
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: MSK, Sports, EMG, Spasticity
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Being with my family (wife and 3 kids), playing golf, watching sports (football, basketball, soccer, baseball)

Class of 2015: PGIII
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NAME: Jacob Clearfield, MD
HOMETOWN: Kenosha, WI
UNDERGRAD: Dominican University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Enjoyed neuro-rehab and TBI, but still undecided
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, home improvement, board and computer games, Netflix

NAME: Pete Connelly, MD
HOMETOWN: Lancaster, PA
UNDERGRAD: Wheaton College
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Pain management, SCI, Concussion, Ethics of Pain Management, Amputee
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Family, biking, triathlons, lobsterfests, reading, failing miserably at Fantasy Football

NAME: Aaron Flanagan, MD
HOMETOWN: Helena, MT
UNDERGRAD: Montana State University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Washington
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Cardiopulmonary rehab and exercise physiology, musculoskeletal, sports & spine, electrodiagnostics, medical education, general rehab.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Cooking, gardening, hiking, camping, fishing, playing drums, watching movies, spending time with friends

NAME: Christina Jenner, MD
HOMETOWN: Naperville, IL
UNDERGRAD: University of Iowa
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Weill Cornell Medical College
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Pediatric Rehabilitation, General Rehabilitation
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Spending time with my family, shopping at the farmers market, and cooking, playing the piano, hiking

Name: Tara Mencias, MD
Hometown: DeKalb, IL
Undergrad: Northern Illinois University
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Professional Interests: Totally undecided at this point, but I am interested in Sports Medicine as well as TBI or General Inpatient Rehab.
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my husband, running, cooking, traveling, and going to see Jimmy Buffett on tour!

NAME: Jennifer Yacub Martin, MD
HOMETOWN: Valrico, FL
UNDERGRAD: University of Florida
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Medical College of Wisconsin
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: SCI, MSK, General Rehab
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Florida beaches, Gator football, traveling, wine tasting, Packer football

Class of 2016: PGII
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NAME: Nick Appleby, DO
HOMETOWN: Milwaukee, WI
UNDERGRAD: Greenville College
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Des Moines University
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: MSK, Sports, Spasticity
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Sports, Camping, Bonzai Trees, Piano, Cooking, Mountain Biking, National Parks
 

NAME: Peter Gikas, MD
HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL
UNDERGRAD: Northwestern University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Illinois
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Sports, EMG, Spasticity, Pain, Neuro, Peds
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: family, church, translations

NAME: William Kim, MD
HOMETOWN: Chicago, Illinois
UNDERGRAD: Northwestern University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
Professional Interests: Pain management, SCI, MSK, amputees
Hobbies/Interests: Music, movies, concerts, baseball, golf

NAME: Sam Matsuo, MD
HOMETOWN: Honolulu, HI
UNDERGRAD: University of Portland
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Medical College of Wisconsin
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: MSK, Sports, EMG, Interventional Spine, Amputee
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Basketball, hanging with friends, drafting TE's in fantasy football

NAME: Jonathan Pasma, DO
HOMETOWN: Spokane, WA
UNDERGRAD: Whitworth University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Pacific Northwest University
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Musculoskeletal, Electrodiagnostics, Sports Medicine, and Spasticity.  I also have special interest in the treatment of running injuries, as well as ultrasound guided evaluation and treatment of muscle/tendon injuries.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Spending time with my amazing wife, running, playing piano, cooking, and wine tasting
 

NAME: Shrikant Tele, MD
HOMETOWN: Germantown, MD
UNDERGRAD: University of Maryland
MEDICAL SCHOOL: St. George's University
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Sports, MSK, EMG, Pain, SCI
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Traveling, cooking, football, hiking and camping

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