Residents

Current Residents

Jaeger Ackerman, MD

PGY1

Loma Linda Medical School


Jaeger joined us from Loma Linda Medical School in Loma Linda, CA where he was selected AOA.  He has also received awards such as the Mayo Clinic Psychiatry and Psychology Departmental Scholarship and authored several papers and presentations. During his senior year he worked on literature review, episode development, content creation and production of a Psychiatry podcast for mental health professionals and mental health enthusiasts. He writes of his experience choosing Psychiatry “As I found myself in the midst of each new rotation, it was these stories and connections with patients that gave me joy. Particularly in Psychiatry, I found myself amazed by the fortitude of the human spirit, mesmerized by the power of human connection, and humbled that I was privileged to share in the experience.” Jaeger is a 3rd degree Black Belt with a passion for the outdoors, board games, and pour-over coffee.

Beau Batty, DO

PGY2- Clinical Educator Track

Medical School: A.T. Still College of Osteopathic Medicine


Dr. Beau Batty is a local, he grew up in Madison, WI. He also attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison for his undergraduate work, studying Psychology and Neurobiology. While an undergraduate he worked in the lab of Richie Davidson, rowed on the varsity rowing team, and volunteered on our inpatient psychiatry unity at UW Hospital. Beau then attended A.T. Still College of Osteopathic Medicine before returning to Madison for residency.  He’s been the recipient of several awards including: Phi Beta Kappa; University of Wisconsin Student Athletic Impact Award for Volunteer Service; and the Richard T. Nuske Memorial Scholarship presented by the Vietnam Veterans of America State Council.  He enjoys doing activities around the lakes in Madison and his hobbies include reading, running, playing the drums, and spending time with his pug.

Matthew Biller, MD

PGY2- Public Health Track

Medical School: University of Wisconsin Madison


Dr. Matthew Biller has three degrees from the University of Wisconsin Madison: a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, a Master’s degree is Pharmaceutical Sciences and an M.D.  Matthew is from West Bend, WI. While in graduate school he earned a Biological Scholar award (for his strong biology background) and a Dohmen Fund Fellowship (for his strong academic background), he also earned a National Starch and Chemical Foundation Scholarship as an undergraduate. He enjoys the campus scenery during walks, video games, exploring restaurants, and spending time with family. Matthew is a member of the Public Health Track and will complete rural rotations during his training.

Jared Blommel, MD

PGY2-Public Health Track

Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine


Dr. Jared Blommel is from West Bend, WI. He attended the University of Milwaukee for his undergraduate work, where he earned both a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Spanish.  He then attended medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he earned an MPH along with his MD degree.  Jared has received the Paul Ledbman, MD Memorial Award (2018) and the Global Health Scholar award (2018), been selected for AOA (2018), and the Gold Humanism Honor Society (2018). In Madison, he enjoys riding his bike and going to events or restaurants around the Capitol.  His hobbies include fitness, yoga, mindfulness, cooking, and musicals. Jared is fluent in Spanish. He has a deep commitment to public health and is participating in the Public Health Track. He will complete rural rotations as part of his residency education.

Christina Bodison, MD

PGY1

Howard University College of Medicine


Christina’s passions for patient centered psychiatric care, child and adolescent psychiatry, mental health disparities, and work with diverse populations are evident throughout her application. She joined us from the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. where she was selected both AOA and Gold Humanism. She also received many other scholarship awards. Christina worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer, organizing residents living in food desserts, and as a psychiatric technician before medical school. She has mentored undergraduates and provided professional development presentations for the Trailblazers Scholars Program. Ask her about her vinyl records collection!

Kathryn Chilton, MD

PGY2

Medical School: University of Michigan


Dr. Katie Chilton, originally from LaGrange, IL, attended Northwestern University for her undergraduate work and the University of Michigan Ann Arbor for medical school. She is the recipient of the Waggoner Award in psychiatry. She has extensive volunteer experience, including as a mentor of high school students in Detroit via the Doctors of Tomorrow program. She bikes around Madison, enjoys sunsets over Lake Mendota, concerts and eating cheese curds. Her hobbies include traveling, dancing to all sorts of live music, cooking with her fiancé, discovering new music, biking, creating and appreciating art, and enjoying time with friends.

Jayme Christoffersen-Cebi, DO

PGY2

Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University


Dr. Jayme Christoffersen-Cebi is from Cathedral City, CA. She attended Benedictine University as an undergraduate and Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University for medical school. Jayme was a manager of 25 medical scribes, a founding member of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Chorale, a student advocate at the Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society, and an organizer of a community outreach program for people with substance use disorders before becoming a resident. Her awards and honors include Phi Theta Kappa Honors Award, St. Benedict Award, Dean’s List, and the Silver Touch Award (for hours of volunteering). She enjoys walking her dogs around Lake Monona. Her hobbies include knitting, cooking, and playing with and training her dogs.

Colleen Considine, MD

PGY4 - Public Health Track, Clinical Educator Track & Chief Resident

Medical School: Rush University Medical Center


Dr. Colleen Considine is from Lake Bluff, IL. She attended Northwestern University for her undergraduate education in Biological Sciences and then went to the Rush University Medical Center.  In Madison she enjoys bike riding the Monona lake loop and her hobbies include going to concerts, going out to eat, and horseback riding. Colleen is a member of the Clinical Educator Track and the Public Health Track. She is completing rural rotations during residency.

Megan Duininck, MD

PGY1

University of Minnesota Medical School


Megan graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, MN. An avid health and fitness enthusiast, she’s taught high intensity fitness, cycling classes, and also been a personal trainer. She’s used her enthusiasm and undergraduate degree in nutrition science to lead four-week nutrition plans including writing, developing, styling, and photographing 25 to 50 vegan and/ or paleo recipes per meal. She writes about choosing psychiatry, “Working in fitness confirmed my love for learning peoples’ stories and collaborating with them on their health. It has also strengthened my natural ability to form trusting relationships, and fed my curiosity about the ways diet and exercise interact with mental health.” In addition to health and fitness activities, Megan enjoys coffee, traveling, hiking, backpacking, and camping.

Theresa Flanagan, MD 

PGY3

Medical School: University of Vermont


The first University of Vermont graduate that we can think of matching into our program, Dr. Theresa Flanagan is gifted both academically and artistically. Theresa has played the violin in the Burlington (VT) Civic Symphony and in Me2, the world’s only classical music organization created for individuals with mental illnesses and the people who support them. She led the Photography Student Interest Group in med school, PhotoDocs, organized an annual photo competition, was involved in genetics research, and was a band leader at Gainesville (FL) Girls Rock Camp, an organization that uses music and performance as a platform to encourage self-esteem, self-expression, and community for girls. Her artistic talents and community service are most welcome in Madison!

Christina Friedl, MD

PGY1

University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Medicine and Public Health


Christina wrote in her personal statement about learning about psychiatry while playing Spades and Rummy.  As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin Madison, Christina spent her weekends and breaks volunteering on the inpatient psychiatry unit.  As a medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Christina created a student organization that facilitated meetings for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses, worked on the Stop Heroin Now website, and participated in several volunteer experiences. She has a certificate of additional training in sports psychiatry and completed a medical Spanish elective to learn vocabulary for physical exams and clinical histories. Christina enjoys traveling in South America, backpacking in the Porcupine Mountains, reading Russian literature, and paddle boarding in the Northwoods.

Emily Green, MD, MA

PGY1

University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine


Emily comes from the suburbs of Chicago and brings an abundance of experiences in mental health care as a licensed professional counselor. After receiving her masters degree in clinical psychology, she worked at several not-for-profit organizations helping people with chronic mental health challenges. During her time at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine, she created MSAE  (medical students for accessible education) which is a student-run support and advocacy group for medical students with disabilities. Her interests include Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Disability advocacy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, and playing tennis.

Charlie Jaschek, MD

PGY1

Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Charlie hails from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO where he was selected as a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. A musician, he attributes his first interest in the brain to Oliver Sacks’ book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain.  He is interested in child and adolescent and academic psychiatry and participated in pediatrics interest group, developmental pediatrics interest group, PEERS program with middle and high school students, Tar Wars to teach the dangers of smoking, and conducted research on the Positive Parenting Program at Cardinal Glennon Childrens’ Hospital. Charlie was a drummer in the medical student band, plays guitar and piano, enjoys concerts and live music, snowboarding, longboarding, cartoons, and political advocacy.

Daniel Jurczyk, MD 

PGY3- Public Health Track

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Dr. Dan Jurczyk is a  graduate of UW-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health, where he was a member of the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Physicians based in Marshfield, WI. He also earned his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at UW-Madison. Prior to medical school, Dan worked as a fermentation biologist producing natural food preservatives from bacteria. His professional interests include rural psychiatry, community psychiatry, and public health. In his free time, Dan enjoys riding his bike, flying planes a private pilot, spending time with his wife, reading, traveling, and board games. While it’s difficult to pick favorites, Dan’s current favorite author is Brandon Sanderson and his favorite board game is Carcassonne.  Originally from Watertown, Dan has a commitment to practice in the state of Wisconsin. He hopes to continue this commitment through residency and beyond by learning the skills he needs to practice psychiatry in underserved, rural areas of the state.

Maggie Kaiser, MD

PGY2

Medical School: University of Wisconsin Madison


Dr. Maggie Kaiser, from Wauwatosa, WI, attended the University of Milwaukee for her undergraduate work in Biological Sciences and Psychology. While at UW-Milwaukee, she entered the Rural and Urban Scholars in Community Health (RUSCH) program, a two-year internship through which Maggie developed a program to create access to reproductive health services, organized a community health fair, and helped with a study of youth with PTSD.  She then went to the University of WIsconson Madison for medical school.  There she participated in research on opiod use disorders and she co-led the Substance Abuse and Addiction Interest Group. She enjoys exploring new restaurants in Madison and kayaking on Lake Mendota. Her hobbies include spending time with friends and family, reading, crocheting, and traveling with her husband.

Imad Khan, DO

PGY4

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Dr. Imad Khan, from High Point, NC, earned his degree in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University (Summa Cum Laude) and his D.O. from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Imad completed one year in an Emergency Medicine residency at St. John Oakland-Macomb Hospital in Michigan before realizing that this heart was truly in psychiatry.  He enjoys visiting all of Madison’s restaurants. His hobbies include traveling, football, basketball, and skiing.

Evan Kourtjian, MD 

PGY3- Clinical Educator Track

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine


Dr. Evan Kourtjian was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI where he studied Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During his gap year before medical school, he lived in Denver, CO working as an autopsy technician. He was heavily involved with clean-water projects in Haiti with non-profit organization Poured Out throughout his gap year and into medical school at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, MI. In Madison, Evan likes to attend live shows at the Sylvee, Majestic, or Orpheum theaters. His hobbies include mountain biking, snowboarding, basketball, mixology, and music production/curation.

Cameron Ktytor, DO

PGY1

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University in Chicago, IL


Cameron has been a medical volunteer in both Nicaragua and Haiti, participated with the NAMI as part of their “Ending the Silence” program speaking at high schools throughout the state about mental health. He has also acted as a peer mentor with Hope4Youth for homeless and at-risk teens. Cameron enjoys cooking, fitness, hiking, and fishing.

Alexandra Kushnir, MD 

PGY4 - Public Health Track

Medical School: People’s Friendship University of Russia Faculty of Medicine


“What is a true calling if not an opportunity to utilize one’s greatest assets and experiences for the benefit of other people?” Wise words from  Dr. Alexandra “Sasha” Kushnir, a graduate of the People’s Friendship University of Russia Faculty of Medicine in Moscow. Sasha has long had a plan to train in the U.S., and prepared for this by qualifying as a Medical English Translator while in medical school. She has had rich psychiatry-related experiences while living in the US. During her time at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Sasha attended a congressional hearing on mental health parity, participated in a research project on the use of ASAM criteria for determining level of patient care, and became familiar with organized medicine. While in residency she developed a special interest in psychotic disorders. Outside of work, Sasha is most passionate about traveling, which in her case typically involves gastro-tourism, downhill skiing, snorkeling and diving with exotic fish.

Israel Labao, MD 

PGY4 - Clinical Educator Track & Chief Resident

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University


Dr. Israel Labao is from Oak Brook, IL. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning a B.S. in Psychology and Spanish (he is fluent).  He then went on to earn an MPH from Yale University, where in his MPH project he examined effective approaches in healthcare leadership.  He’s received numerous awards including an American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Honors Scholar, the U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award, and the Gold Humanism Honor award, among others. In Madison, he enjoys exploring the coffee shop scene while reading an interesting article or book. His hobbies are high intensity interval circuit training, healthy eating, international travel, historical trends and maps, and Latin music.

 

Corey Lehnert, MD

PGY2

Medical School: Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science


Dr. Corey Lehnert is from Mequon, WI. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from Lawrence University and his M.D. from Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science.  Corey won first prize at Rosalind Franklin University of Medical Sciences 2018 Clinical Poster Competition for “Psychosis delaying the distinction between psychogenic non-epileptic seizures and epilepsy.”  He was the co-Founder and Head Coach, Kensington Branch of “Students Run Philly Style!”; extracurricular running organization that helps HS kids to train to run the Philly marathon.  He was also 9th grade English teacher at Kensington Health Sciences High School in Philadelphia. He was deeply influenced by his time teaching in a resource poor part of Philadelphia through Teach for America, both as a teacher and as a coordinator and trainer of other teachers. It was there that he began to develop his capacities for compassionate and engaged communication.  He enjoys going to Madison’s many farmer’s markets on the weekends. His hobbies include reading- going to used book shops in town and searching for vintage science fiction and fantasy books, running in the Arboretum, meditating, and hanging out with his two black cats, Gus and George.

 

Wren Logan, MD 

PGY4

Medical School: University of Illinois Chicago


Dr. Wren Willow Logan is from Buffalo Grove, IL. She attended the University of Iowa, where she studied biology (genetics) and music (percussion performance) before medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago College of Medicine.  In Madison, Wren likes finding ephemera related to the history of the Four Lakes Region, and browse library archives and explores the parks around here to find what seems to have been forgotten. She’s also fond of the local music scene, in particular some of the killer punk that’s coming out of here. She says, “Nothing can really beat a late night watching “Gender Confetti” perform down at the Wisco.” Her hobbies include tracking down ephemera and trying to figure out how it fits into bigger stories. Playing around with photography, whether it be Pinhole, Polaroid, 35 mm, or Digital, playing drums, writing, advocating for non-discriminatory insurance coverage of gender affirming healthcare, and earning her “Most Likely to Build a Time Machine” award from 8th grade.

Jeffrey Mahlum, MD 

PGY3- Clinical Educator Track

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Dr. Jeff Mahlum, from Hartland, WI, completed both his undergraduate studies and medical school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  As an undergraduate he studied biology.  He is a WPA Executive Council Resident-Fellow Member and has a record of accomplishment from medical school that is impressive and includes Gold Humanism Honor Society, a certificate in Consumer Health Advocacy, serving as the leader of the ethics committee, serving on a committee of the Wisconsin Medical Society, conducting research on health disparities among African-American patients, and writing for a medical student magazine.  He enjoys exploring Madison’s food and drink scene, watching the Packers and Badgers, playing wheelchair tennis, and spending time with family and friends. Jeff is a member of the Clinical Educator Track.

Douglas McWilliams, MD 

PGY3

Medical School: Rush Medical College


Perhaps you’ve wondered about the intersection of video gaming and culture. But we bet you’ve never done scholarly work on the topic, like Dr.Doug McWilliams has. Doug has written about the deeply immersive game Bioshock in a manuscript entitled, “BioShock: A Representation of Technology as an Addiction in Popular Culture.” A graduate of Rush Medical College, Doug has also analyzed popular medical school study tools for evidence of implicit bias with regards to race, gender, and sexual orientation, has managed a staff of 12 lifeguards, and has been a research assistant at Mayo. We’ll close with a quote from his personal statement, describing his psychiatry rotations in medical school: “It quickly became apparent that, as a psychiatrist, I will love my job.” Hear, hear!

Andressa Medrado, MD 

PGY4 - Public Health Track

Medical School: Universidade Federal Fluminense Faculty of Medicine in Rio de Janeiro


Dr. Andressa (Deka) Medrado is from Rio de Janeiro Brazil.  She attended undergraduate and medical school at the Universidade Federal Fluminese.  There she received the State of Rio de Janeiro Scholarship, and the Secretary of Health, 2012 which is a scholarship during medical school to start working under supervision at the Intensive Care Unit of Azevedo Lima Hospital. While in medical school, she rotated in a remote area of Brazil, where she helped care for many women, including delivering babies; after graduation, she’s worked in a general ICU and obstetrical ICU in Rio de Janeiro. She also has extensive experience in the U.S., including at the University of Rochester, Brown University, and the Adult Correctional Institute of Rhode Island. Her journey to Madison began with a chance encounter. While waiting for a delayed flight at O’Hare she met a child psychiatrist from Madison and they struck up a conversation that led to a friendship and her application to our program. She loves to explore new restaurants in Madison and her hobbies include reading, going to yoga classes, traveling and outdoor activities. She is also trying to learn to cook and so far has made really good brigadeiros (a Brazilian chocolate dessert). She speaks Portuguese and Spanish.  Deka is a member of the Public Health Track and is completing rural rotations during residency.

Zoe Moss, DO

PGY2- Public Health Track

Medical School:Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific


While in medical school, Dr. Zoe Moss has been deeply involved with exploring health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community, facilitating several panels and lectures on this topic. It is also rumored that Zoe manifests her creative talents through the baking of a mysterious delicacy known as a “spiced peach pie” as part of an annual vegetable, quiche, and pie summertime festival hosted by Zoe and her wife. Let’s all hope that tradition continues!

Dolapo Oseni, MD

PGY1

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine


Dolly was raised in Nigeria and graduated  from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL. In her personal statement, she shared a story about an interaction with a patient, ending with “It is this potential for trust and openness that will get me up in the morning to practice the best psychiatry that I can.” While in medical school Dolly and a classmate planned the first Student Wellness and Meditation Room on campus, including designing and decorating the space and presenting their proposals. She has participated as a Health Education and Leadership Scholar creating resources for students and teachers and served on medical mission to Costa Rica. Dolly is also an actress! She’s been in “The Vagina Monologues” and is using improv to reintegrate marginalized populations in Springfield.

Aaron Owen, MD 

PGY3- Clinical Educator Track

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Dr. Aaron Owen is from Madison, WI and attended Marquette University for his undergraduate studies, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Biomedical Sciences.  He then returned to Madison to attend medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Although strongly rooted in Wisconsin, he has developed an interest in health and leadership that spans the globe. From his research in El Salvador as a Fulbright Scholar to his work to develop an afterschool leadership curriculum in rural Uganda, he has been very generous of his time and talents in the service of others.  Aaron has been the recipient of many awards including a UW SMPH Merit scholarship, a Sharpiro Research grant, Fulbright Research grant, among others.  He enjoys spending time with his partner and exploring Madison with a fresh perspective thanks to all of his co-residents from out-of-state. His hobbies include Jiu Jitsu, cycling, backpacking and reading. Aaron speaks Spanish.

Sam Partington, MD

PGY2

Medical School: University of Wisconsin Madison


Dr. Sam Partington is from South Milwaukee, WI. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he earned a BA in Medical Microbiology and Immunology. He then served in the Peace Corp before continuing on to medical school, also at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  While in medical school, his interest in global health took him to Uganda, South Africa, and Guatemala. In Madison, Sam enjoys jogging along the lakeshore path, hanging out at the Terrace, and visiting the farmer’s market. His hobbies include raising chickens, playing the drums, playing board and video games, and watching movies.

Shiri Raphaely, MD 

PGY3- Public Health Track

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine


Speaking four languages and with extensive experience in community outreach both domestically and abroad, Dr. Shiri Raphaely has a deep commitment to service. She has been honored with the University of Washington Medical School Service Award and Gold Humanism award in recognition of her work for others. This commitment flows out of a genuine appreciation for the value of relationship, even in the face of entrenched division. In her personal statement she eloquently wrote, “as a Jewish American working at a Palestinian human rights organization, I was able to… witness the distinct experiences of suffering, loss, and triumph overlapping in the region.” When Shiri is not expressing moving sentiments such as these, she can be found doing improv, cooking Israeli food for friends, and swimming in various bodies of water.

Dawn Sherman, MD

PGY1

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Dawn writes, “As a psychiatrist, I hope to implement the therapeutic strategies that can help all patients live their best lives.”  While a student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine School and Public Health, she and a classmate conducted a project in which they discussed the 1998 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study by Vincent Felitti and Robert Anda. She hopes to provide trauma informed care and work with people who have experienced interpersonal violence in the future.

Dawn enjoys traveling, caving, and European and African history.

Megan Smith, MD 

PGY3- Public Health Track

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine


Dr. Megan Smith is originally from the Central Valley of California where she grew up on a rural California orange farm.  She attended Whitworth University and earned at BS in Biology and then medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine.  While at Creighton, she was awarded the Medical Dean’s Magis Scholarship, an award for her commitment to service of disadvantaged populations.  She enjoys walking along Madison lakes looking for critters and spends her free time painting, playing video games, and raising canaries and finches.  She is a member of the Public Health Track and is completing rural rotations during residency.

Ronald Sommers, MD 

PGY3

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine


Dr. Ron Sommers is originally from Chicago, IL, but completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Boston College. With a deep interest in literature and philosophy, Ron spent the year following his graduation from Boston College working as a substance abuse counselor and case manager through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest. He wrote of this pivotal and immersive time: “I quickly realized that the field of mental health encompasses the entire human universe- everything ranging from the science of molecules and neurons, to philosophical considerations about what makes human beings tick, to practical knowledge of social and economic institutions. I was hooked.” He then returned to Chicago and did medical school at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.  He enjoys trout fishing and exploring new Wisconsin streams, hiking in state parks with his Border Collie, snow-shoeing, and trying new restaurants, in addition to tennis, history, and philosophy.

Emee Ta, MD 

PGY 4- Chief Resident

Medical School: Wayne State University


Dr. Emee Ta, from Northville, MI, studied Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor as an undergraduate.  She went to medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. In Madison, she enjoys the Saturday Farmer’s Market on the Square. Her hobbies include arts & crafts, including minture-making, Netflix & Chill, spoiling her cat, cultivating houseplants, sampling different cuisines, and shopping.

Maaida Tauni

PGY2

Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College


Dr. Maaida Tauni joins us from Karachi, Pakistan. She attended the Aga Khan University Medical College. She has organized presentations and given talks for “Taskeen,” a mental health initiative which aims to increase awareness of and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.  Her U.S. clinical experience includes rotations at Staten Island University and the Cleveland Clinic. Maaida participated in a project called, “Development of a Mobile Phone Application for Screening for Depression in Pakistan – A Preliminary Study,” funded by an American Psychiatric Association Helping Hands grant, and most recently she has been involved in a study of attitudes towards people with dementia in Pakistan.  She enjoys walking around Madison and exploring the beautiful views and her hobbies include cooking, baking, eating, reading, and Netflix. She speaks Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

Jenny Tumba, MD 

PGY3- Clinical Educator Track

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford


Dr. Jenny Tumba was born in Albania and raised in Lombard, IL. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an undergraduate, earning a degree in Chemistry and working as an organic chemistry teaching assistant. For medical school, she attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford, where she helped organize and lead a science immersion/career pipeline program for underrepresented minority and disadvantaged youth in Winnebago County Illinois.  She was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, awarded the selective Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, the University of Illinois College of Medicine Research Day Dean Action Council Award, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine Research Day Fred S. Bailey Scholarship Award.  In Madison, she enjoys all the festivals and the farmers market, taking Salsa dance lessons, and trying all the different Madison restaurants.  Her hobbies include volleyball (there is a resident team!), dance, travel, and trying new foods.

Alice Zhang, MD

PGY1

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School


Alice graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. Her interests in healthcare delivery systems and quality improvement led Alice to work for a venture-backed company that developed a digital platform to support substance use disorder treatments. She has also conducted research and published on the impact of stress and trauma on neuroendocrine mechanisms in chronic alcohol use. In her free time, Alice enjoys photography, hiking, kayaking, reading, and food gardening.