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Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program Welcome

heather-tothThank 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


Froedtert Hospital & the Medical College of Wisconsin is ranked as the top performer out of 100 complex teaching medical centers
Vizient recognized Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital with a Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award as the top performer out of 100 complex teaching medical centers, including five others from Wisconsin. The award honors participating complex teaching medical centers that demonstrate excellence in delivering high-quality care based on measures in the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study.

Dr. Chris Sobczak receives the MCW Marvin Wagner Preceptor Award
The Wagner Award recognizes the important contributions and valuable service provided by volunteer preceptors and clinical faculty members in helping to educate our students, residents and fellows. Dr. Sobczak was nominated by the MCW Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program leaders for his dedication to caring for diverse patient populations, including those with special needs and complex care issues, along with his passion for education residents for 16 years.

Dr. Abby Walch wins 2018 Crimson Feather Award, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Abby Walch, a Med-Peds 2018 graduate and our current Med-Peds chief, has been awarded the 2018 Crimson Feather Award given to the most outstanding supervising resident on the pediatric hospitalist service.

Katie Berlin, DO earned a 2018 MCWAH Research & Quality Award
Dr. Berlin, a PGY4 Internal Medicine-Pediatric Resident was recognized for her study Decreasing Serum Sodium Levels are a Predictor of Disease Severity in Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Dr. Berlin presented this research at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Toronto in May 2018.

Dr. Carmen Cobb wins 2018 Best Junior Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Medicine
Dr. Carmen Cobb, a Med-Peds 2016 graduate, has been awarded the 2018 Best Junior Faculty Teaching Award for the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Jillian Ewing Haas wins Med-Peds Faculty Award
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. Thank you to Dr. Ewing Haas, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Primary Care Physician – Westbrook Health Center for your outstanding teaching of our residents!

Dr. Sheila Swartz wins “High Five” for Outstanding Teachers of the Full Time Pediatric Faculty

Congratulations to the following Med-Peds Residents and Faculty who were recognized through the MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Award

  • Stephen Malcom, MD – M2 Courses, Cardiovascular
  • Sheila Swartz, MD – M2 Courses, Foundational Capstone
  • Ben Lipanot, MD – Clerkship, Internal Medicine
  • Victor Redmon, MD – Clerkship, Pediatrics
  • Sheila Swartz, MD – Clerkship, Pediatrics
  • Heather Toth, MD – Clerkship, Pediatrics
  • Carmen Cobb, MD – Acting Internship, General Medicine
  • Lindsay Hoogenboom, MD – Acting Internship, General Medicine
  • Julie Kolinski, MD – Acting Internship, Hospital Medicine
  • Carmen Cobb, MD – Continuous Professional Development, Milwaukee Campus