Chief Residents provide leadership and support to residents in the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program. They serve as mentors and advocates for the residents and set a positive tone for the program.
2023-2024 Chief Residents
I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. I went to undergrad at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (#GBR) and medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. I initially thought I wanted to go into internal medicine when starting medical school, but then—somewhat surprisingly—found a love for pediatrics after doing two weeks in the PICU during my third-year. I was in a bit of a crisis after that, trying to decide what I wanted to do with my future. That was until I found out about the wonderful specialty of med-peds!
I knew I wanted to go somewhere outside of Nebraska for my med-peds training. IU caught my eye initially due to the size of its program and reputation within Indiana, as well as throughout the whole country. On interview day, I was impressed by the quality of training residents receive at all five hospitals. I was also in awe of the seemingly endless possibilities when it came to academic interests outside of clinical medicine. Lastly, and most importantly, it felt like home and a place that I could thrive.
Now, as a fourth-year resident and chief, I can say with confidence that IU Med-Peds has allowed me to thrive, not only as a resident, but as a person outside of medicine. I have made some of the best friends here, not only in my class, but the classes below me. I have found mentors in multiple areas that have laid a foundation for me to succeed in the future. And most importantly, I have been fully supported as I have made the choice to pursue PICU fellowship (funny how things come full circle)!
Together with Connor (who is, unfortunately, from Iowa and a Hawkeye fan), we hope to make this year one where each resident feels fully supported both professionally and personally. We want each resident to feel that we would go to bat for them in any situation. Also, we hope to push resident education forward with new and exciting additions to our weekly noon conference curriculum!
Good luck this recruitment season! We hope you welcome the chance to see how special IU School of Medicine is!
Raised on a small Iowa dairy farm, I was a lifelong Hawkeye and completed both undergraduate and medical school at the University of Iowa (Go Hawks). There, I was introduced to the world of med-peds through mentorship and research endeavors in cystic fibrosis. Seeing the challenges of transitions of care and value that a career as a med-peds physician offered, I never looked back.
Coming from an institution without formal med-peds training, I was drawn to IU by the welcoming program culture and strong med-peds presence. Over the last three-plus years I’ve found myself working alongside med-peds faculty, fellows, and residents on nearly every rotation, opening countless mentorship opportunities and unmatched professional support. At the program level, Dr. Brady has facilitated a training environment that prioritizes resident wellness and education, going above and beyond the norm to create the best med-peds experience for each of his residents. Here at IU, you will also experience the phenomenal strength of our categorical training programs, offering every degree of patient acuity and complexity to provide you with exceptionally well-rounded training. On a more personal note, IU is a true med-peds family: whether it’s covering a weekend call, babysitting for a co-resident, or even driving each other home after a long shift, our residents are close-knit and incredibly supportive of one another.
As co-chief, my goal is to continue facilitating the outstanding educational and supportive environment of our residency program. As an aspiring clinician educator in the field of adult pulmonary-critical care, I plan to use my passions for medical education, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based medicine to improve the already phenomenal patient care provided by our residents. My co-chief Katie and I look forward to helping our residents become the best physicians and people they can be, and hope we can show you what makes IU great!