Residents

 

Third Year Residents

Ashraf Abbas

Ashraf Abbas, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin

 


What impresses me about Ascension Columbia St. Mary's:

"Originally a Chicago native, I moved to Milwaukee for medical school and quickly found myself in love with the city and its people. I searched for what (at the time) seemed like an impossible program. I wanted a program that would train me in full-scope family medicine with a diverse patient population, a high-volume hospital training site, and a well-resourced community clinic. CSM is all that and so much more! The environment is very supportive with a team-based approach, as well as opportunities to teach medical students and continue to build on my research interests. What struck me most of all is how friendly everyone is here -everyone feels like family! I look forward to my training in order to become a competent and effective rural family physician"

 

 

Shane Breeze-Baldauf

Shane Breeze-Baldauf, DO

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

 

 

Elizabeth Dzwonczyk

Elizabeth Dzwonczyk, MD

Drexel University

 

 

 

Philip Harris

Philip Harris, DO

Edward Via Virginia College
of Osteopathic Medicine

 

 

 

Bryan Johnston

Bryan Johnston, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin

 


 

What impresses me about Ascension Columbia St. Mary's:

"Some of my best experiences as a medical student involved CSM. I got to know many of the faculty, residents, and staff at the program and was impressed by how supportive, team-oriented, and patient-centered the approach is. CSM offers tremendous flexibility, including the Community Medicine, Global Health, and Maternal Care tracks, to really push residents to tailor their experience. I am excited to join a program which is so heavily invested in the community. After looking far and wide for the ideal spot to continue my training, I found the best fit right in my back yard."

 

 

Ryan Jozwiak

Ryan Jozwiak, MD

Rush

 


What impresses me about Ascension Columbia St. Mary's:

"When choosing a residency in Family Medicine, I wanted to make sure that I joined a program that made me feel like family. From the moment I stepped foot into the CSM Family Health Center, I was met with smiles, laughs, and the general sense that this is somewhere I belong. I was very impressed with the high quality of care provided to the diverse patient population, and I was ecstatic when the faculty promised me the opportunity to explore my particular interests while still getting the well-rounded education necessary to be a successful family medicine physician. The passion for patient care and the dedication to my own personal development has me truly excited to be a member of the CSM family."

 

 

Gretchen Wagner, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin

 


What impresses me about Ascension Columbia St. Mary's:

"As a medical student I was lucky enough to rotate at CSM for several rotations. Each time, I was warmly welcomed by every member of the team, from the MAs and administrative assistants to the residents and faculty. Even as a medical student, I felt like a valued member of the team and was actively involved in educational opportunities. The people I met through my experiences at CSM always stood out in my mind when I was deciding where to do my residency training. Knowing that I would receive excellent training in all aspects of family medicine with an emphasis on understanding how the community intersects with patient care were also strong considerations for me. I am so happy to officially be a part of the CSM Family Medicine Residency family and to be able to continue to work with this wonderful and supportive group of people!"

 

 

 

Luna Younan

Luna Younan, DO

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

 


What impresses me about Ascension Columbia St. Mary's:

"I knew that CSM was a great fit for me starting from the pre-interview dinner the night before. The program offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares residents to become well rounded family physicians. On my interview day and during my second look, I could tell the residents were happy. They not only had a great rapport with each other, but also with everyone else in the hospital. The faculty were supportive and very invested in the residents' training and education. I’m excited to be a part of the CSM family!"

 

 

 

Second Year Residents

Logan Fox

Logan Fox, DO

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

 

 

 

 

Kristi Gwidt

Kristi Gwidt, MD

Medical College of WI

 

 

 

 

Kathryn Kaminski

Kathryn Kaminski, DO

Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

What impresses me about Ascension Columbia St. Mary's:

“Being born and raised in the suburbs of Milwaukee, I knew I wanted to establish my medical career in my home city. I'm so happy to have that opportunity at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's, which blends the support and resources of a community hospital with all the benefits of Milwaukee's vibrant culture. My philosophy in medicine is to treat others the way you would want to be treated. When I first started my medical school rotation at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s, it quickly became apparent that CSM holds that same philosophy. I was immediately impressed by the staff's dedication to and passion for excellent patient care. I am very excited to join the Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s family!”

 

 

Kristin Magliocco

Kristin Magliocco, MD

University Of Wisconsin, School of Medicine & Public Health

 

 

 

Bernard Nartey

Bernard Nartey, MD

Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago

 

What impresses me about Ascension Columbia St. Mary's:

"Itas very important for me to find a strong, family friendly program where my growing family and I would thrive. During my interview day, I was very impressed by the focus on community health, supportive faculty & staff, hospital facilities and competent & confident residents. I also took special note of the Patient Centered Medical Home, along with all the benefits it affords to patients and physicians. I felt very at home and relaxed throughout the day. I knew this would be the best place to learn and develop my skills as a Family Physician.  Coming from Chicago, being able to get from one side of town to the other in 30 mins was a bonus! I was told I would find the "right fit" during my interviews and I am very happy that happened to be CSM!"

 

 

Edward Smith

Edward Smith, DO

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

 

 

Lauren Weasler

Lauren Weasler, MD

Medical College of WI

 

What impresses me about Ascension Columbia St. Mary's:

“Over the course of my undergraduate and medical school careers, I had the opportunity to serve at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee as a volunteer, bioethics intern, and facilitator for organized group discussions about the patient-physician relationship. I quickly realized my desire to further serve this urban community as a physician at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s: a healthcare organization which prioritizes compassionate care for the whole person, connects undeserved patients with local health resources, and understands the importance of physician wellness. I appreciate how this residency program upholds these tenets, cultivates a supportive learning environment, and offers a well-rounded curriculum with the opportunity to pursue my specific interests in bioethics, obstetrics, and fertility awareness-based methods of family planning."

 

 

Erin Wos

Erin Wos, DO

Western University Of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

What impresses me about Ascension Columbia St. Mary's:

"Some of the foundational qualities of a great physician are compassion, dedication to patient-care, and enthusiasm.  When I interviewed at CSM, it was apparent that the residents, faculty, and staff possess all of these qualities and are excited about teaching and working together.  I believe that I can hone my own compassion and understanding of people from diverse backgrounds by living near and working with them.  This is why, as a native Oregonian, it was important for me to find a residency that would introduce me to new people and cultures.  Not only is CSM the perfect program for this, but it also provides a rigorous, thorough curriculum that will be the ultimate basis for learning and practicing full-spectrum family medicine.  My interests include sports medicine and nutrition, and I am looking forward to opportunities to work with local sports teams and at sporting events so that I can achieve my goals; how fortunate am I to be in a training environment that supports that! " 

 

 

Brian Wright

Brian Wright, MD

Medical College of WI

 

 “Throughout undergrad and medical school, my passion in medicine has evolved toward sports medicine. I would love to be the team physician for a university while also working in student health to provide educational and preventative medicine.  After interviewing at CSM I knew I would have a chance to chase this dream. With the training, support, and incredible atmosphere present at CSM, upon graduation, I will have the tools to turn my dream into reality. And as a Milwaukee native, staying close to family is a bonus too.”

 

First Year Residents

 

Scott Cuthbert, D.O.

 

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

 

Mathew Engmann, D.O.

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

What impresses me about Ascension Columbia St. Mary's:

“Being born and raised in Wisconsin, I am excited and honored to be able to complete my residency training as a part of Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s.  In my personal life I enjoy doing a little bit of everything, and that is also reflected in my desire to pursue Family Medicine. For this reason I wanted a program that has well-rounded training throughout multiple disciplines and demographics. With their several tracks, flexible curriculum, and both urban and community settings this is exactly what I found at Columbia St. Mary’s.  During my interview day I was further impressed by how comfortable I felt with everyone I met, even if only after a talking for a few minutes.  When combining this broad-spectrum training with people that are happy, knowledgeable, and welcoming, I know I found the right place for me.”

 

 

Matthew Jenson, M.D.

Medical College of Wisconsin

 

  

 

Angela Jin, M.D.

Southern Illinois University

 

 

 

 

Jack Jorgenson, M.D.

Medical College of Wisconsin 

 

 “As a medical student I had the opportunity to rotate at CSM for multiple rotations. I was impressed with the residents, faculty and support staff through each of my encounters. During my time rotating at the CSM Family Health Center I felt welcomed from day one, as residents would greet me and introduce themselves on a daily basis. The support staff made a point to build a rapport with me, and make me feel part of the team. I saw firsthand how the faculty is encouraging to residents, and they provide an excellent learning environment that I was looking for in a residency program.  I distinctly remember saying to my spouse after my fourth year rotation, that I could easily see myself being happy about going to work at CSM every day. One of the biggest draws for me to the CSM program was the commitment to serving the urban patient population with an emphasis in community medicine training. Knowing that CSM has all the opportunities I wanted in a program makes me very excited for my training. I am honored and excited to join the CSM family!”

 

 

Chizelle Rush, M.D.

Loyola

 

“A mentor of mine once said, “Find a place where fitting in is simple, it will make the most challenging and grueling tasks, easier.” These words of wisdom led me to choose Columbia St. Mary’s as my best fit residency program. From interview day onward, I’ve felt right at home! The faculty, staff, and residents are genuinely engaging and work hard to foster community within the program. This creates a supportive learning and working environment. Additionally, my values of providing patient-centered care to culturally, socio-economically, and racially diverse populations, including those who are medically underserved, both domestically and abroad, aligns well with the mission of the program. I’m thrilled to have found a program that will allow me to continue to explore and cultivate my passions and am excited to learn from and to be challenged by my future mentors and colleagues.”

 

 

 

Elizabeth Wayne, M.D.

Central Michigan University

 

 

 

Kiwan Wright, D.O.

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

 

  

Catherine Yau, D.O. 

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

 

 

 

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