Chief Residents

Chief Residents (2016-2017)

Vidthya Abraham, MD

Vidthya Abraham, MD

Trowbridge Endowed Primary Care Track Chief Resident

The program at UW provided me with a tremendous learning environment made up of rigorous clinical opportunities, innovation, scholarship, and, at the heart of it all, a culture that values compassionate, patient centered care. I am incredibly grateful for the camaraderie of my fellow co-residents, the guidance of my mentors, and the commitment of program leaders in nurturing my professional goals. This community truly enriched my experience during the most formative years of my development as a physician. As primary care track chief resident, I am excited to share my interests in outpatient clinical medicine and to support each resident in their own journey through residency training.

Emily Joachim, MD

Emily Joachim, MD

Bridges Family Endowed Chief Resident

Throughout my medical training, I have viewed my chief residents as models of professionalism, astute teachers and advocates for residents. I have been fortunate to benefit from the mentorship of prior chief residents at UW, as they have encouraged and supported me during my journey through residency, helping to shape me into a physician who continues to be eager to learn, enthusiastic about caring for patients, and supportive of my colleagues. I hope to continue to provide this type of mentorship to the residents in our program, and look forward to working with residents and faculty to provide the best possible experience and education to our residents.

Jeff Lin, MD

Jeff Lin, MD

Page Family Endowed Chief Resident

Residency is an exciting, formative time of personal growth and professional development. Our program cultivates a vibrant clinical and academic environment in which individuals can pursue their unique interests and achieve personalized career objectives. In my time at UW, I've been so fortunate to work with a number of wonderful mentors and hope to serve in the same capacity as chief resident.

Jess Tischendorf, MD

Jess Tischendorf, MD

Vogelman/Carnes Family Endowed Chief Resident

During my residency, I benefited greatly from the outstanding mentorship in patient care, research and education offered by our prior chiefs, program leadership and faculty. From early in my intern year I was provided opportunities that fostered my interest in medical education; these opportunities influenced my decision to pursue a career as a clinician educator. As a chief resident, I am thrilled to work with residency leadership and my fellow chiefs to enhance my skills as an educator and mentor to our 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.

Dr. Azar is currently a primary care physician at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR.

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.

Dr. Voss is currently a primary care physician at UW Health West Clinic in Madison, WI.

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.

Dr. Vreede is currently a rheumatology fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

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.

Dr. Zabih is currently a Hospital Medicine provider at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, NE.