Faculty

 

Camille Garrison, MD

Program Director

Assistant Professor

Associate Director of Maternity Care

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Fellowship: Maternal Child Health Fellowship, Oak Park, Illinois

Special Interests: Obstetrics, Women’s Health, Adolescent Medicine

Testament: As a Wisconsin native, I am ready and willing to invest in Wisconsin’s health in the best way possible – by being a primary care physician. I believe that by being a primary care physician, I can make the greatest impact by being able to help people who often have various needs.  I value working in an area very close to the community in which I grew up. As a graduate of the Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency, I am well equipped to perform the full scope of medicine and to help prevent and treat disease from birth to the end of life.

 

 

Jim Sanders

Jim Sanders, MD

Professor

Medical Director

Director of Global Health Track

Joined CSM: 2002

Medical School: Rush Medical College

Residency: St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center, St. Paul, MN

Previous Experience: Doctor’s Without Boarders, refugee clinics across the globe, health service sites within many African-American, Indian and Spanish speaking communities and serving on the Governor’s Public Health Council

Special Interests: International health care, human rights, community medicine, community health curricula for medical students and resident physicians.

Testament: I love to present the patient not just as a sick person but as an individual living in the larger community. Often, these communities contain a great deal of poverty and other social barriers. As a resident recognizes this, they become more cognizant of the interplay between individual and community health.

 

 

Rebecca S. Bernstein, MD

Part-Time Faculty

Director of Community Medicine Track

Joined CSM: 2012

Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA

Residency: Jefferson Family and Community Medicine Residency

Fellowship: Research Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin

Professional Interests: Primary care for urban underserved patient population, evidence based medicine, primary care research.   She enjoys teaching about Community Medicine not only to residents, but to medical students in the family medicine clerkship and in the Urban and Community Health Pathway at MCW.

Personal Interests: Swimming, hiking, cooking, rooting for WI professional  sports teams and  doing  craft projects.

 

  

Seth A. Bodden, MD

Assistant Professor

Joined CSM: 2014

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Residency: Community Health Networks, Family Medicine Residency

Professional Interests: Seth was drawn to family medicine because of an interest in preventive medicine and chronic disease.   

Personal Interests: Running, biking, hiking, traveling, gardening, and following the Packers. 

 

 

Dennis J. Butler

Dennis J. Butler, PhD

Professor

Director of Behavioral Medicine

Joined CSM: 1980

Medical School: BA, Marquette University, MSW, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, PhD, Marquette University

Private Practice: 1975-1980

Special Interests: Personal and professional stressors of physicians, post-traumatic stress disorder and adult mental health. Nationally quoted expert in post-traumatic stress disorders. Full-time commitment to the program includes teaching, consultaion, co-counseling and patient mental health services.

Testament: I value being an applied behavioral scientist-one who can integrate behavioral science into the busy family medicine clinical setting. I believe in two guiding principles for my teaching. One is to encourage our residents to become reflective learners who pause to process what they experience; the second is to enable residents to achieve a "critical turn of mind," which is the ability to constructively challenge how we think about the practice of medicine, patients and ourselves.

 

 

Larry Duenk

Larry Duenk, MD

Associate Clinical Professor

Part-Time Faculty

Director of Urgent Care Track

 

Joined CSM: 1992

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency: St. Mary's Family Practice Residency, Milwaukee, WI

Previous Experience: Emergency Room and Family Medicine Urgent Care, Sheboygan, WI, 1992 to present.

Special Interests: Urgent care and emergency medicine, rural medicine.

Testament: I teach in this family medicine residency so I can prepare our residents for their future practice: A practice where they take excellent care of their patients, where their passion for medicine shows on a daily basis and where they are cost-effective while doing so.

 

 

Sabrina Hofmeister, DO

Assistant Professor

Associate Program Director

Joined CSM: 2014

Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Family Medicine Residency, Milwaukee, WI

Previous Experience: Full spectrum family medicine at FQHC in Illinois

Special Interests: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Office Based Procedures, Osteopathic Manipulation

Testament: "My privilege as a family physician is to provide comprehensive, unbiased care across a patient's lifetime and truly connect with them and understand their values which may be different than my own.  Demonstrating this to residents and incorporating the latest evidence based treatments, provides my patients with the best care possible and helps educate the next generation of physicians."

 

 

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson, MD

Assistant Professor

Clinical Faculty

Joined CSM: 2001

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency: Ascension Columbia Family Practice Residency, Milwaukee, WI

Previous Experience: Two years at Lisbon Avenue Community Clinic.

Special Interests: Medically underserved populations and home visits.

Testament: I simply enjoy showing things to learners that I find fascinating. I try to emulate the great teachers I experienced.

 

 

 

Nancy Havas

Karen Kersting, PhD

Integrated Behavioral Health Specialist

Joined CSM: 2016

Education: Virginia Commonwealth University

 

 

 

Koch

Paul Koch, MD

Assistant Professor

Director of Maternity Care

Joined CSM: 2007

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School Family Medicine Residency, Worcester, MA

Special Interests: Postpartum care and perinatal depression, perinatal substance abuse, operative obstetrics, epidemiology

Testament: I have always strongly encouraged family medicine residents to succeed in their efforts in self-directed learning and achieving clinical competence. I love to demonstrate and teach the provision of care of pregnant women in the context of their families and communities.

 

 

Rebecca Lundh, MD

Assistant Professor

Part-Time Faculty

Joined CSM: 2013

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency: Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency  

Special Interests: Dr. Lundh enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, traveling and experiencing different cultures, trying out great Milwaukee restaurants, and vegetable and flower gardening.

Testament: Dr. Lundh enjoys providing comprehensive medical care (including preventive care, promotion of healthy lifestyle, and chronic illnesses management) that is consistent with the patient's needs, beliefs and goals; promoting education for learners at all levels of training to improve knowledge, understanding and skills to meet the needs of patients; and  collaborating with a team of multidisciplinary health professionals in a medical home to develop comprehensive, effective care plans that meet patient needs and improve outcomes. 

 

 

Manor

Betsy Manor, MD

Assistant Professor

Joined CSM: 2008

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency: Ascension Columbia St. Mary's, Milwaukee, WI

Previous Experience: Graduate of Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Advanced Maternity Care Track and National Health Service Corps Provider.

Special Interests: Reproductive health, maternity care, and adolescent health

Testament: "Family Medicine is such a wonderful field, with the opportunity to provide care that is firmly rooted in long-term relationships with individuals in the context of their families and the larger community. I hope to emulate the quality teaching I received by teaching and promoting this comprehensive care to residents and students."

 

 

Nancy Havas

Brooke Passolt, MD

Assistant Professor

Joined CSM: 2016

Medical School: The Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency: Family Medicine, University of Colorado, Swedish Family Medicine Residency

Special Interest: Full-Spectrum Family Medicine, Women's Health and Obstetrics, Preventive Medicine, Patient Safety 

 

 

Michael Plotkin

Michael Plotkin, DO

Associate Professor

Medical Director of Osteopathic Program

Joined CSM: 2004

Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathic Internship: Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI

Residency: Ascension Columbia Family Practice, Milwaukee, WI

Previous Experience: Private Practice, Milwaukee, WI

Special Interests: Integrating Osteopathic manipulation into the full spectrum of family medicine in general private practice for varied populations.

Testament: Manipulation allows me to provide my patients with immediate results, often without having to use medication. This makes my patients very happy. Teaching residents and helping them maintain these skills provides them the same opportunities as well.

 

 

John J. Seidl

John J. Seidl, MD

Assistant Professor

Clinical Faculty

Joined CSM: 1988

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency: St. Michael's Family Practice, Milwaukee, WI

Previous Experience: Private practice and Interim Program Director of Ascension Columbia Family Medicine Residency

Special Interests: Pioneer in no-scalpel vasectomy, which continues to be of special interest, and also minor outpatient surgery and rural medicine. Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Geriatrics.

Testament: One of my favorite mentors in residency was able to assist and support me doing procedures in a way that helped me be successful and confident. His teaching was so subtle that I was almost unaware of his instruction. Trying to emulate his special ability has become my favorite aspect of family medicine teaching.

 

 

Nancy Havas

Jeremy Waldhart, DO

Assistant Professor

Joined CSM: 2017

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Family Medicine, Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency

Testament: "I am passionate about full spectrum family medicine including outpatient pediatrics through geriatrics, as well as obstetrics and inpatient medicine. I partner with my patients to treat and help them understand their health concerns in optimizing their overall health. "

 

 

Nancy Havas

Craig Young, MD

Professor

Joined CSM: 1992

Medical School: University of California, San Diego

Residency: University of California, Los Angeles

Previous Experience: Cleveland Clinic foundation Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Special Interests: Sports Medicine

Testament: "What I most enjoy about teaching is experiencing the energy and enthusiasm of students and residents."

 

 

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