New chief resident Q&A with Ann Chodara, MD

Ann Chodara, MD

Ann Chodara, MDPage Family Endowed Chief Resident
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Joined the Department of Medicine as a chief resident: July, 2018

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
As a chief resident, my primary focus falls in the realm of medical education through teaching and helping guide residents. I look forward to hopefully being involved in medical education throughout my career.

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
We have a great mix of incredibly talented, smart, kind people in our Department and the University, and there is a strong culture of professionalism, mentorship, and excellent clinical training. Plus, Madison is a wonderful place to live.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I am really enjoying my chief year and having so many opportunities to teach, learn, and help residents develop into the physicians they want to be. It is great to be surrounded by such enthusiastic, curious people who encourage me to improve my clinical and educational skills.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I love to run, knit, and ski cross country and downhill. I love spending time outside with my fiancé, friends and family.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
"Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity." - Hippocrates