Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Residency Program Welcome

Heather Toth, MDThank you for your interest in our Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program. We are very excited and proud of our program and would like to welcome you to our website to learn more about us!

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

Graduates from our program have a wealth of careers including Med-Peds primary care, subspecialty care and Med-Peds hospitalists with practices across the nation. The training at the Medical College of Wisconsin is founded by strong departments in both Medicine and Pediatrics. This academic center offers a diverse experience, while focusing on the necessary tools for future careers whether primary or subspecialty care pathways are chosen.

Our residents achieve success in patient care, education and research, and I feel that the Medical College of Wisconsin's Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program provides exceptional education and outstanding training! Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Heather L. Toth, MD
Associate Professor and Program Director
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

Contact Us

To inquire further about the Internal Medicine-Pediatric Residency Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin, please email Shannon Byrne Irwin, MSEd, Program Coordinator at

Mailing Address:

Medical Education Office, Suite 730
Children's Corporate Center
999 N. 92nd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 337-7030
(414) 337-7068 (fax)

The Medical College of Wisconsin's Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program is accredited through 2018 by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)


Froedtert Hospital & the Medical College of Wisconsin is ranked the third-best academic medical center in the country
On September 15, 2017, Vizient, an alliance of academic medical centers and hospitals, announced Froedtert & MCW Froedtert Hospital ranks No. 3 out of 95 percent of academic medical centers in the nation. In addition, St. Joseph’s Hospital ranked No. 2 and Community Memorial No. 9 out of 161 participants in the community hospital study.

Stephen Wilkinson, MD Earns Creative Medical Writing Award Dr. Wilkinson, a 2017 Internal Medicine-Pediatric Resident graduate, was named the 2017 MCW President’s Prize in Creative Medical Writing for the essay, “A Strong and Simple Heart.”

Dr. Edward Kirkpatrick Earns High 5 Teaching Award
Dr. Kirkpatrick was selected for this honor by the pediatric residents as one of the Top 5 Teachers within the DOP. With so many wonderful teachers in the DOP, it is wonderful to see Dr. Kirkpatrick recognized for his outstanding teaching of our residents.

Katrina Byrd, MD named Co-Chair of Underrepresented in Medicine
Katrina Byrd MD, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Resident, is currently the Co-Chair of the Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Committee. The URM Committee promotes diversity at MCWAH and is a resource for residents and fellows.

Drs. Scott Cohen and Timothy Schum win Med-Peds Faculty Award

Scott Cohen, MD Timothy Schum, MD
This award is to recognize a faculty member that has shown excellence in awareness for Internal Medicine-Pediatrics by helping residents focus on the skills, insight and dedication to provide high quality care to patients with acute or chronic illnesses that may span several decades. We had a tie this year. Thank you to Dr. Scott Cohen, Assistant Professor of Cardiology, and Dr. Timothy Schum, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Midtown Clinic for your outstanding teaching of our residents!

Congratulations to the following Med-Peds Residents who were recognized for their outstanding teaching:

Hema Krishna, MD was one of the 2017 Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Inc. Research & Quality Award Winners.  This award recognizes housestaff employed by MCWAH for excellence in research. Recipients received a certificate and $500. Housestaff were nominated by their respective program director and selected by the MCWAH Research Award Committee.

Stephen Wilkinson, MD was awarded the 2017 Larry D. Sarff, MD award as selected by the pediatric housestaff. This resident teaching award is given to a graduating pediatric or med-peds resident whose dedication to medical education and clinical service best exemplifies the lifelong ideals exhibited by Larry D. Sarff, MD, who won the greatest number of resident teaching awards when he was on the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin faculty in the infectious disease section.