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Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

  • About the Program

    Learn about our Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program.

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  • Leadership

    Leadership of the Internal Medicine-Pediatric Residency Program.

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  • Our Faculty

    Faculty in the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program.

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    Residents for the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

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Welcome to our Program!

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 a 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
Professor and Program Director
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

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Dr. Braden Sciarra

  • MCW Curriculum and Evaluation Committee Outstanding Medical Student Teachers for academic year 2021-2022

Dr. Chana Bushee

  • Housestaff Co-Chair, MCWAH Housestaff Health and Welfare Committee

Dr. Kate Wilcox

  • 2022 MCWAH Housestaff Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Kern/MCWAH well-being RFA Winner: Women in Cardiology & HIIT with Housestaff
  • 2022 MCWAH Housestaff Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Kern/MCWAH well-being RFA Winner: Women in Cardiology & HIIT with Housestaff
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) MCW– beta Chapter, Class of 2022
  • Member of Cardio Nerds
  • Women in Cardiology Group
  • HIIT with the Housestaff

Dr. Rebecca Rings-Miller

  • Residents as Educators Committee
  • Residents as Educators Committee
  • Bench to Bedside Teaching Pin

Dr. Lauren McIntosh

  • KINETIC3 Excellence in Teaching Track
  • Foundational Capstone Teaching Pin

Dr. Courtney Gaberino

  •  2022 MCWAH Research & Quality Improvement Award
  • Cardiovascular M2 Teaching Pin

Dr. Haley Mertens

  • Foundational Capstone Teaching Pin

Dr. Daniel Otterson

  • Internal Medicine Clerkship Teaching Pin

Dr. Adam Kidwell

  • Graduate Medical Education Housestaff Representative
  • 2022 MCWAH Research & Quality Improvement Award

Dr. Krista Tuomela wins 2020 Jessica S. Lin Award
Dr. Krista Tuomela, Med-Peds PGY 4, awarded 2020 Jessica S. Lin Award for Clinical Excellence by a Resident Physician.  Dr. Tuomela has demonstrated exemplary performance in academics, research, patient care, and quality improvement. Her efforts have been instrumental in creating an innovative longitudinal curriculum to engage MCW students and MCWAH residents in educational efforts to promote health literacy within the international refugee community in Milwaukee. Her determination and unwavering commitment to underserved populations have highlighted the interconnectedness of social determinants of health and health equity. 
Dr. Ben Lipanot inducted into AOA
Dr. Ben Lipanot was been elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national honor society, based on the vote of MCW medical student members. This is awarded only to 3-6 residents annually in any of the many programs for their leadership as great teachers, clinicians, coworkers, and great role models.  Thank you Dr. Lipanot for your efforts in furthering the education of our medical students!

Dr. Lauren McIntosh elected to GMEC committee
Dr. Lauren McIntosh was peer selected as one of seven housestaff representatives to the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) to contribute ideas to improve the graduate medical education experience for all residents.  
MCW awarded 5-year, $24.4 million grant
Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has been awarded a five-year, $24.4 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health.  This competitive grant renewal will fund the work of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI), a consortium of eight regional organizations to develop an integrated, shared home for clinical and translational research and research training, hallmarked by a borderless, collaborative, synergistic and investigator/community/patient-friendly research environment that is functionally integrated into regional and national CTSA networks. 

Dr. Jeff Gehl 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. Jeff Gehl, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Primary Care Physician for your outstanding teaching of our residents!

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

  • Stefanie DiGiandomenico: 2021 MCWAH Research & Quality Award: Laboratory Variability in the Diagnosis of Type 2 VWD Variants
  • Haley Mertens: 2021 MCWAH Research & Quality Award: Improvement in Influenza Vaccination Rates in Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease on Biologic Therapy
  • Lauren McIntosh: KINETIC3 program: Excellence in Teaching Track
  • Jonathan Gully, MD - Foundations of Human Behavior
  • Todd Gudausky, MD – Early Clinical Course, Bench to Bedside
  • Tracy Liljestrom, MD – Clerkship, Internal Medicine
  • James McCarthy, MD – Clerkship, Pediatrics
  • Matthew Buelow, MD – M3 Elective, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Peter Cote, MD – Ambulatory Course, Internal Medicine
  • Stephanie Rossi, MD - Ambulatory Course, Internal Medicine
  • Salil Ginde, MD – Acting Internship, Internal Medicine