Chief Residents

Chief Residents (2015-2016)

Sharen Azar, MD

Sharen Azar, MD

Primary Care Track Chief

My time as a resident at UW was transformative, largely in part due to the incredible support of my colleagues as well as the encouragement provided by my mentors. I am thrilled at the opportunity to be the primary care track chief resident, where I can share my passion for outpatient medicine with the housestaff and provide them with the same kindness, support, and encouragement that helped make residency such a rich experience.

Lindsay Voss, MD

Lindsay Voss, MD

It has been a privilege to train at a program that puts such effort into creating a rigorous educational and clinical experience while also fostering humanism and community. The guidance and teaching I've received from prior chief residents has been formative for me in shaping the physician I strive to be. I feel so honored to continue this work with my fellow chiefs, helping our housestaff meet their personal and professional goals.

Andrew Vreede, MD

Andrew Vreede, MD

During the past three years I have been consistently impressed by the focus of the residency program towards providing a rigorous and personalized approach to resident education while maintaining a culture of collegiality and humility. This guidance has profoundly shaped me and provided me with the essential foundation and tools to continue my clinical and personal development. As a chief resident I am excited to play a part in this culture and to assist the house staff to achieve their professional goals.

Jill Zabih, MD

Jill Zabih, MD

During my residency at UW I was surrounded by a community of intelligent and thoughtful colleagues which nurtured my personal and professional growth into a young physician. I benefitted tremendously from the teaching, leadership, and advice of the chief residents before me. I hope to continue this tradition by helping to foster an environment of scholarship and community during my chief year.

Chief Residents (2014-2015)

Nicholas Braus, MD

Nicholas Braus, MD

Dr. Braus is currently a Pulm/Critical Care fellow at the Mayo Clinic.

Jamie Froeschner, MD

Jamie Froeschner, MD

I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the housestaff at the University of Wisconsin as a Chief Resident. My experience as a resident here has been challenging and enlightening. The emphasis on patient-centered care and humanism in the curriculum here are key in shaping the next generation of physicians. I am hopeful to continue to uphold these standards during my time as a Chief.


Dr. Froeschner is currently a Hospital Medicine provider at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI.

Nicholas Haun, MD

Nicholas Haun, MD

The support I received from past chief residents, in terms of clinical education, encouragement in my career path, and advice in navigating life as a budding physician, has inspired in me a desire to offer the same for the residents coming after me.


Dr. Haun is currently a Hospital Medicine provider at the Univ. of Wisconsin & Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI.

Chief Residents (2013-2014)

Joshua Barocas, MD

Joshua Barocas, MD

I was fortunate to have strong, dedicated teachers throughout my medical education. These were people that simultaneously exuded compassion and confidence, humility and strength, and trepidation and perseverance. These were people who taught me to appreciate the beauty of medicine. I can only hope to be a fraction of that during my medical career for others. I am excited to begin this process as Chief Resident.


Dr. Barocas is currently an Infectious Disease Fellow at Mass General.

Jacqueline Kehler, MD

Jacqueline Kehler, MD

It is truly a privilege to work with the housestaff and education team at the University of Wisconsin this year as a Chief Resident. I have had the opportunity to train with intelligent, compassionate, and very hardworking colleagues during my residency at UW, and I am proud of the emphasis that our program places on education. I look forward to working with Lyndsey and Josh to foster and contribute to this environment, and working with our residents to achieve their individual goals.


Dr. Kehler is currently a Pulm/Critical Care Fellow at Northwestern University.

Lyndsey Runaas, MD

Lyndsey Runaas, MD

My residency in internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin was both challenging and incredibly rewarding. It helped shape me as a clinician, professional, and person. It was a privilege to work in a supportive environment filled with intelligent and accomplished colleagues, faculty, and staff. I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to add to this tradition of education in my role as Chief Resident this year and look forward to working with Jacky and Josh in helping our residents create their own formative experiences.


Dr. Runaas is currently a Heme/Onc Fellow at the University of Michigan.