Andressa Medrado, MD 

PGY3 - Public Health Track

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


Andressa’s journey to our program began with a chance encounter. While waiting at O’Hare for a delayed flight, Andressa, a native of Brazil, met a child psychiatrist, a native of Madison. They struck up a conversation, which led to a friendship, which led to Andressa applying to our residency program. Andressa completed her medical training at Universidade Federal Fluminense Faculty of Medicine in Rio de Janeiro.  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 (in fact, she was working a shift in the ICU when Art called her on Match Day!)  She has also had extensive experience in the U.S., including at the University of Rochester, Brown University, and the Adult Correctional Institute of Rhode Island – a supervisor described her as “one of the best trainees that I have ever had the pleasure to work with.” We welcome Andressa and her passion for women’s mental health to Wisconsin. (Who was the psychiatrist/catalyst, you ask? Our former colleague and fellowship director, Peggy Scallon!)