March 17, 2018 – The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Anesthesiology has announced its chief residents for the academic year starting July 1: Tim Lazicki, DO, Lara Rosewicz, MD, and Jacqueline Simon, MD.
This is the first year that three chiefs have been named, as the number of trainees in combined programs (Internal Medicine-Anesthesiology and Pediatrics-Anesthesiology) has increased. Dr. Lazicki and Dr. Rosewicz will represent the categorical residents, and Dr. Simon will be the chief resident representing the combined programs. The Department’s 2018-2019 resident class will be made up of 20 CA3 residents, 23 CA2 residents, 20 CA1 residents and 19 PGY1 residents.
Dr. Lazicki completed his undergraduate and graduate education in Illinois, receiving his bachelor’s degree from Dominican University and his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University before joining MCW Anesthesiology residency training. In his role as chief, he intends to advocate for further improvement to the work-life balance of Anesthesiology residents, continued improvement in educational didactics and clinical learning, and effective communication amongst all members of the Department.
Dr. Rosewicz came to the Medical College of Wisconsin after receiving her bachelor’s degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She earned her medical degree, and is now completing her residency training, at MCW. Dr. Rosewicz’s goals for her role as chief include an increase in subspecialty-focused lectures and PBLDs, updating site “survival guides” for residents and boosting the role of the resident class ombudsman.
Dr. Simon attended Marquette University for her bachelor’s degree, MCW for her medical degree, and is currently completing her combined residency program in both Pediatrics and Anesthesiology. She hopes, as a chief resident, to continue developing initiatives that will improve the scheduling, mentorship and continuity between specialties for combined-program residents.
The three chiefs will train with the current chief residents, Katherine Manupipatpong, MD, and Amber Zdanovec, MD, until June, when Dr. Manupipatpong and Dr. Zdanovec will complete their Anesthesiology training programs.
The Department of Anesthesiology’s residency program is the only anesthesiology training program in southeast Wisconsin, and the only program in the Midwest that offers the combined Internal Medicine-Anesthesiology and Pediatrics-Anesthesiology tracks. It provides residents the exclusive opportunity to learn and participate in patient care at outstanding Medical College of Wisconsin-affiliated area hospitals, including Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.