University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Our People

Faculty

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Jeremy Smith, MD

Jeremy Smith, MD, Interim Program Director

Jeremy Smith, MD

Jeremy Smith, MD

Interim 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.

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

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.

Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH

Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH

Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director

Director of Humanism in Medicine Curriculum and Wellness

Medical residency is a time of incredible personal and professional growth; it can be transformative. To contribute in a meaningful and positive way to this experience for our residents through mentoring, direct teaching, and thoughtful curriculum design is an opportunity for which I am enormously grateful. Helping our residents become the broad-minded, kind, skilled doctors who have the capacity for deep professional engagement and full personal lives is a wonderful responsibility.

Amy Zelenski, PhD

Amy Zelenski, PhD

Amy Zelenski, PhD

Associate Program Director

Director of Education Scholarship and TEACH Program

As an educator, I am exhilarated by the complex challenges inherent in teaching and learning in a healthcare setting. My research focuses on teaching physicians how to engage in empathic behaviors with their patients, learners, and interprofessional colleagues. This ability has been proven to increase the quality of patient care; and to also decrease burnout and personal distress for healthcare providers. I am an advocate of relationship-centered care; and personally care deeply about patients and providers alike.

Chief Residents

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Chief residents

Lauren Banaszak, MD

Lauren Banaszak, MD

Lauren Banaszak, MD

Bridges Family Endowed Chief Resident

I chose to become a chief so that I could give back to the program that provided so much to me in regards to my clinical training and professional development. Here at UW, you will become a phenomenal clinician, educator, researcher, and whatever else you envision your future self to be. We will get you there!

Sarah Donohue, MD

Sarah Donohue, MD

Sarah Donohue, MD

Page Family Endowed Chief Resident

Residency taught me invaluable lessons about patient-centered care, critical decision making and deductive reasoning, professional and personal self-growth and provided me with a residency family. What excites me most about my position as Chief Resident is teaching, mentoring and supporting the residents each step of the way.

Katie Fell, MD

Katie Fell, MD

Katie Fell, MD

Vogelman/Carnes Family Endowed Chief Resident

I was drawn to University of Wisconsin due to the program's priority to support patient-centered, well-rounded physicians. Throughout my time as a resident, I was struck by the strong camaraderie in the program and excellent mentorship. As a Chief Resident I look forward to continuing to propagate this culture, encouraging residents to support each other, maximize their potential for growth and reach their career goals.

Victoria Gillet, MD

Victoria Gillet, MD

Victoria Gillet, MD

Trowbridge Endowed Primary Care Track Chief Resident

I came to this residency program for the combination of exceptional ambulatory training and easy lake access! I've grown more professionally in the past three years than any other time in my life, and in ways I never imagined. As chief I'm excited to help myself and others grow as physicians, advocates, educators.

Program Staff

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Vonnie Schoenleber and Michelle Kipp

Michelle Kipp, MS

Michelle Kipp, MS

Michelle Kipp, MS

Internal Medicine Residency Program Manager

The University of Wisconsin at Madison has been a great passion of mine since childhood and I am thrilled at the opportunity to call it home once again. I enjoy watching young professionals find their voices, carve out their passions, and grow into strong, intelligent practitioners. It is an honor to be involved in your lives for the time that you're with us - and for many years after - and I look forward to helping you make the most of your Wisconsin Experience.

Kayla Marks

Kayla Marks

Kayla Marks

Residency Program Assistant

I am excited at the great opportunity to be a part of UW Madison’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. Assisting the dedicated team of faculty and staff in the program and helping them bring out the very best in each resident is my goal. I look forward to supporting the residents along their continuing medical education journey.

Vonnie Schoenleber

Vonnie Schoenleber

Vonnie Schoenleber

Residency Project Manager

Assistant to Dr. Jeremy Smith

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.