University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Our People

Faculty

Dr. Andy Coyle

Andrew Coyle, MD

Andrew Coyle, MD

Andrew Coyle, MD

Program Director

I’m an educator at heart. I love having longitudinal relationships with learners, teaching and modeling skills, seeing professional identities form, and celebrating long-term career successes.

Christopher Hildebrand, MD

Christopher Hildebrand, MD

Christopher Hildebrand, MD

Associate Program Director

Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care and Education, Veterans Hospital

The practice of medicine is perhaps one of the most demanding vocations, involving dedication and sacrifice for the good of others. Our goal is to help the resident appreciate the joys and manage the challenges for his/her development into the consummate internist.

Robert Holland, MD

Robert Holland, MD

Robert Holland, MD

Associate Program Director

Director of Resident Performance Improvement, QI and Interprofessional Curriculum

At a time when the need for well-trained internal medicine physicians has never been higher, it is rewarding to see engaged residents grow into physician leaders with the opportunities that the program offers. Working with an exciting group of faculty and residents I am reminded daily of how wonderful it is to be with people that continually achieve excellence in healthcare and education, at an institution that embraces innovation and new ideas to allow all of us to reach our full potential.

Kelly Lavin, MD

Kelly Lavin, MD

Kelly Lavin, MD

Associate Program Director

Director, Primary Care Track

I am passionate about preparing our next generation of internists for the ever-changing landscape of primary care, while maintaining meaningful work-life balance. General internal medicine offers the opportunity for meaningful, long-term relationships with patients and patient-care teams while always providing intellectual challenge.

Sean O'Neill, MD

Sean O'Neill, MD

Sean O'Neill, MD

Associate Program Director

Director of Evidence-Based Medicine Curriculum

As a graduate of this program, my personal practice was shaped by the innovative, supportive and patient-centered culture here at UW. It is a distinct honor to care for patients while also being able to impact the growth and professional development of each resident.

Andrea Schnell, MD

Andrea Schnell, MD

Andrea Schnell, MD

Associate Program Director

Director of Residency Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

My goal is to foster a culture of inclusivity and create a sense of true belonging for residents from diverse backgrounds. I work to ensure that residents have positive, identity-affirming experiences with faculty, peers, staff, patients, and the Madison community—which further supports skill development, career progression, professional identify formation, and overall wellbeing. Together with my colleagues, I also work to identify and dismantle the barriers that individuals from historically underrepresented background in medicine and other minoritized groups can encounter during residency training.

Jeremy Smith, MD

Jeremy Smith, MD

Jeremy Smith, MD

Associate Program Director

Director of Education Development and Systematic Literature Review Projects

I have had a passion for medical education ever since I was an intern. There is nothing for me like watching the light bulb go off in a learner in front of me. I feel continually grateful and lucky to have a job where I get to interact with such smart and challenging residents and students.

Chief Residents

Chief residents

Nimrod Deiss-Yehiely, MD

Nimrod Deiss-Yehiely, MD

Nimrod Deiss-Yehiely, MD

Bridges Family Endowed Chief Resident

I chose to become a chief resident because of teaching, mentorship and this program. I am so excited for this year, and I look forward to improving my teaching skills and developing innovative programs for the residents. I feel honored for the opportunity to give back to the program that helped shape me into the clinician I am today! 

Scott Laurenzo, MD

Scott Laurenzo, MD

Scott Laurenzo, MD

Page Family Endowed Chief Resident

I was drawn to the University of Wisconsin for the wide range of opportunities available to residents in research, clinical education, and professional mentorship. As a Chief Resident, I look forward to fostering the program's collaborative culture, while also teaching and mentoring the residents in the pursuit of their individual goals.

Lindsay Matthews, MD

Lindsay Matthews, MD

Lindsay Matthews, MD

Vogelman/Carnes Family Endowed Chief Resident

I felt immediately welcomed into the residency family at the University of Wisconsin, and benefitted from strong mentorship and tailored educational experiences throughout my time here. For me, becoming a Chief is about supporting our residents on a personal and professional level, and helping them individualize their residency training to reach their unique career goals.

Emily Owen, MD

Emily Owen, MD

Emily Owen, MD

Trowbridge Endowed Primary Care Track Chief Resident

I was drawn to this program for the excellent ambulatory mentorship, the unwavering support to pursue individualized career goals and the comradery that exists among the residents. As a chief resident, I look forward to teaching, mentoring and supporting residents as they pursue their personal and professional goals!

Program Staff

Program staff

Jacki Johnson

Jacki Johnson

Jacki Johnson

Graduate Medical Education Administrator, Internal Medicine Residency

"Working with such a dedicated and passionate group of faculty and trainees is truly inspiring. My aims are to support each resident in the pursuit of their personal and professional goals, and to foster an environment of inclusivity, wellness, and lifelong learning.”

Abigail Mapes, MA

Abigail Mapes, MA

Abigail Mapes, MA

Associate Administrative Program Specialist

It is a pleasure to work with the UW Internal Medicine Residency program and coordinate the elective training pathways. Working with our residents and trainees is one of the most rewarding ways to apply my experience in research and global health. My goal is to support the next generation of physicians as they work to achieve their goals and develop into leaders and scientists in their chosen fields!

Vonnie Schoenleber

Vonnie Schoenleber

Vonnie Schoenleber

Residency Project Manager

Assistant to Dr. Andy Coyle

I enjoy working in a program filled with so many talented and interesting people. Working with residents helps me to remember how important it is to keep learning, to enjoy challenges; and that we help create our own opportunities.

Kara Westmas, MS

Jacki Johnson

Kara Westmas, MS

Graduate Medical Education Administrator, Fellowships