University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Previous Fellows

2019-2020

Maureen “Paulie” Bruns, MD

Current Role: Geriatric Program Medical Director. Samaritan Health Services in Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon Oregon. Medical director and lead of clinician team caring for patients in skilled nursing facilities. Teaching Geriatrics and Palliative Care to medical students and residents. Development of Geriatric inpatient and outpatient consult service.

Other Fellowship: Geriatric Medicine, University of Wisconsin

Residency: Internal Medicine, Providence St Vincent Medical Center

Med School: Florida State University College of Medicine

Muhammad Deen, MD

Current Role: Health System Clinician and Core Faculty at Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency Program at Humboldt Park

Areas of Focus/Expertise: Full spectrum family medicine, outpatient palliative care, obesity medicine and medical education

Other Training: Board Certified (Diplomate) in Obesity Medicine

Residency: Family Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine - Peoria

Medical School: Ziauddin Medical College, Pakistan

Aaron Kuntz, MD

Current Role: Advanced Geriatrics Fellow, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI

Areas of Focus/Expertise: Quality Improvement, Advanced Care Planning, Dementia, COPD

Residency: Internal Medicine, UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh, PA

Med School: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH

Tom Miller, MD

Current Role: Palliative Care Physician (inpatient consults)

Areas of Focus/Expertise: Storytelling in Medicine

Residency: Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin

Med School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Graduate School: Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, University of Notre Dame

2018-2019

John Miller, MD

Medical School: University of Buffalo

Residency: University of Wisconsin

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Ethan Silverman, MD

Medical School: Wayne State

Residency: University of Chicago

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Josh Sommovilla, MD

Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University

Residency: Washington University

Specialty: General Surgery

Sarah Stauder, MD

Medical School: MCW

Residency: MCW

Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

2017-2018

Jessica Baker, MD

Medical School: New York University

Residency: Neurology, Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Other Fellowship: Movement Disorders, Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Jennifer Jeskey-Sabuda, MD

Medical School: University of Illinois - Rockford

Residency: University of Chicago: Med/Peds

Holly Schaefer, MD

Medical School: Tufts University

Residency: Cambridge Hospital: Psychiatry

Fellowship: Dana Farber

M. Yahya Jan, MBBS

Medical School: Aga Khan, Pakistan MBBS

Residency: Indiana University: Internal Medicine

2016-2017

Liana Eskola, DO

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: University of California-San Diego, Family Medicine

Kimberly Kopecky, MD

Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Residency: Stanford Hospital and Clinics, General Surgery

Jasmine Hudnall, DO

Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Jennifer Peterson, MD

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine – Wyoming WWAMI

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

2015-2016

Tim Holden, MD

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Internal Medicine

Jeff Kowaleski, MD

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Residency: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Internal Medicine

Kate Schueller, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Family Medicine

Karen Stammer, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine Dominica

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Internal Medicine

2014-2015

Susan Ferguson, MD

Medical School: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Jigar Joshi, MD

Medical School: Seth G.S. Medical College, India

Residency: Mt Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Internal Medicine

Matt Louie, MD

Medical School: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey/R.W. Johnson Medical School

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Internal Medicine

Joseph Simpson, MD

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Residency: Arkansas Children’s Hospital Little Rock, Pediatrics

Residency: University of Tennessee Knoxville, Anesthesiology

Fellowship: North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Wake Forest University, Pain Medicine (Anesthesiology)

2013-2014

Thorhildur Kristinsdottir, MD

Medical School: University of Iceland

Residency: Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland, Internal Medicine

Eric Marty, MD

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Family Medicine

Current Position: Medical Director of Palliative Care, St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin

Mary Rhodes, MD

Medical School: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Residency: Albert Einstein School of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Internal Medicine

2013

Deborah Lathrop, MD

Medical School: University of North Carolina

Residency: Mountain Area Health Education Center, Ashville, NC

David Lock, MD

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Residency: Exampla St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, OB/Gyn

Residency: Michigan State University/Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Emergency Medicine

2012

Jon King, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin

Ravindra Maharaj, MD

Medical School: The University of the West Indies

Residency: University of Florida, Internal Medicine

Fellowship: Jackson Health System, Florida, Geriatrics

2011

Robert Goldmann, MD

Medical School: State University of New York Downstate, Brooklyn

Residency:St. Luke’s Hospital Milwaukee, Family Practice

2010

Jamie Beversdorf, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

2007

Amanda Ruggles (du Preez), MD

Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Internal Medicine

2005

Matt LoConte, MD

Medical School: University of Illinois-Chicago

Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Internal Medicine

Current Position: Director of Palliative Medicine Services, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin

2002

Lisa C. Illig, MD

Medical School: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Internal Medicine