University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Volunteers for free student-run medical clinic recognized

MEDiC clinic

From January, 2017 through December, 2017, a total of 22 Department of Medicine faculty members, staff members, and trainees served as volunteer clinician members for MEDiC, a student-led organization that runs seven free health clinics throughout the Madison area.

Founded in 1990 by former Department of Medicine faculty member Ted Goodfriend, MD, MEDiC was established with a goal of improving the health of the underserved in the Madison area while also enhancing the education of University of Wisconsin-Madison health professions students. In 2011, MEDiC was honored by President Obama with the President’ s Volunteer Service Award.

Clinic locations include the Porchlight, Inc. men's shelter at Grace Episcopal Church, More Smiles Wisconsin, Michele Tracey Preventive Health Cinic, RISE Pediatric Clinic, the MEDiC Mental Health Clinic, Salvation Army Clinic, and Southside Clinic. For information on volunteering as a health care provider or as a student volunteer, or to support MEDiC with a monetary donation, see "How to Help" on the MEDiC website  

Volunteers from the Department of Medicine in calendar year 2017 included:

  • Dr. Vidthya Abraham - General Internal Medicine   
  • Dr. Saad Arain (resident)
  • Dr. Bill Caplan (adjunct)
  • Dr. Alexis Eastman - Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Dr. Matthew Hartman (resident)
  • Dr. Nick Haun - Hospital Medicine
  • Dr. Kelly Herold - General Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Amber Hertz-Tang (chief resident)
  • Dr. Farah Kaiksow - Hospital Medicine
  • Dr. Timothy Lechmaier (adjunct)
  • Dr. Dave Lewandowski (resident)
  • Dr. Brian Lewis (resident)
  • Dr. Melissa MacDonald (fellow)
  • Dr. Mark Micek - General Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Maria Mora Pinzon - Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute
  • Dr. Nike Mourikes - General Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Christine Nardi - Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Dr. Peter Newcomer - General Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Don Schalch - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Dr. Daniel Shirley - Infectious Disease
  • Dr. Cassandra Valmadrid - General Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Jessica Young - Hospital Medicine


Photo (top): In this file photo, University of Wisconsin-Madison students participate in the Medical Information Center (MEDiC) outreach clinic at Grace Episcopal Church in downtown Madison, Wisconsin on March 10, 2009. The Grace clinic is one of several clinics operated by the MEDiC program, each one designed to improve the health of an underserved population and to give medical and other health care students a hands-on learning opportunity. Credit: Bryce Richter/UW-Madison