Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Current Residents

Current Residents

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Kathryn Dryer, MD

Hometown: Maple Grove, MN

Undergraduate: Williams College

Medical School: University of Chicago

Why did you want to train at UW? There are so many great programs, but UW is where I felt most at home. It was one of my first interviews, and I was blown away. I never expected to be in Wisconsin for residency until that day. The program is academically rigorous, without the intimidation that often accompanies that. The faculty and residents are both incredible physicians and really cool individuals I feel so lucky to call my colleagues. For me, UW is the perfect combination of exceptional training and exceptional people.

Favorite memory of residency (so far)? Pontooning on the lake with my class! 

Best part of living in Madison? The lakes, the beer, the people. And commuting is a breeze.

Favorite place in Madison? Picnic Point 

Hobbies, personal interests or fun facts about yourself: I love getting outside and staying active. I also love making charcuterie boards (who doesn’t!?) and having wine nights with my coresidents (on the roof when Madison weather allows). When I can, I travel to see friends and family around the country!

Maya Gross, MD

Hometown: Stevens Point, WI 

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Favorite place in Madison? During quarantine, my favorite places have become all of the beautiful running and biking trails (and lakes!) that Madison has to offer.

Rachel Mojdehbakhsh, MD

Hometown: New Brighton, MN and Sparta, NJ

Undergraduate: New York University

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Best part of living in Madison? Having a bike path outside my door 

Hobbies, personal interests or fun facts about yourself: I cook and bake every chance I get and will travel to space someday

Talya Spivak, MD

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine

Favorite place in Madison? I love how close you always are to a lake in Madison! On my days off I will go to Lakeside Street Coffee House and drink a leisurely cup of coffee by the water. Also, I highly recommend Short Stack Eatery in downtown Madison if you are looking for a great breakfast spot. They make the best French toast :)

Jessica Walker, MD

Hometown: Carmel, IN

Undergraduate: Stanford University

Medical School: University of Wisconsin

Why did you want to train at UW? The PEOPLE! I was a med student here, and I saw how happy the residents were and they just seemed like 'my people'. Now that I'm here, I know my instincts were right: this is an incredible program that offers great training in a supportive and friendly environment. Our PD and Dept Chair are amazing and continue to work to make our educational experience better and better each year. I love my co-residents and I can't imagine being happier anywhere else!

Favorite memory of residency (so far)? My first month of L&D nights as an intern was such a whirlwind, but I had so much fun. Our team was great, from the two other residents to the med students we had on service. We always had snacks and did team workouts in the work room. I learned so much and had a blast, even during a grueling rotation. Shout out to Vienna and Stephanie for making it such a fun month!

Best part of living in Madison? There's always something to do, no matter the season. The people here are also so friendly and welcoming.

Favorite place in Madison? Did I already mention Wisconsin Brewing Company?

Hobbies, personal interests or fun facts about yourself: During my time off, you'll find me spending time with my family - my daughter, Charlotte, will be 2 in January 2021. We enjoy anything outdoors, from sledding in the winter to bike rides on the amazing bike paths in the warmer months. We also love to take our dog to the dog park and hang out at Wisconsin Brewing company, an awesome local brewery that is dog friendly!

Connor Wang, MD

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Medical School: University of Virginia

Why did you want to train at UW? Friendliest vibes out of any place on the interview trail. Supportive faculty. Strong fellowship support. Great research structure.

Favorite memory of residency (so far)? My birthday was on the weekend of resident retreat!!

Favorite place in Madison? Brittingham Boats -- paddleboarding, kayaking, etc. on the lake! Lao Laan Xang for favorite restaurant. Umami for favorite ramen.

Hobbies, personal interests or fun facts about yourself: If I weren't a doctor, then I'd be a professional Shiba Inu dog walker.

Madeline Wetterhahn, MD

Hometown: Adams, NY

Undergraduate: St. Lawrence University

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Why did you want to train at UW? I came to UW for the first Rural Track for Ob-Gyn in the country. It’s been a great experience so far, and I’m so grateful to have to opportunity to train here.

Favorite place in Madison? Brittingham Boats on Lake Monona; we get free kayak/canoe/paddleboard rentals 

Hobbies, personal interests or fun facts about yourself: I’ve taken up paddleboarding and cycling since moving to Madison!

India Anderson-Carter, MD

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

Why did you want to train at UW? UW truly had the most fun and authentic residents I had the pleasure of meeting. Additionally, I knew this was a great place to train after seeing the emphasis put not only on clinical training, but on advocacy, education, teaching and research as well. I knew coming here would make me the most well-rounded physician possible.

Hobbies, personal interests or fun facts about yourself: If I was not a doctor, I’d be in culinary school. I love to cook. Besides cooking, I enjoy doing makeup.

Alexandra Andes, MD

Hometown: Waukesha, WI

Undergraduate: UW-Milwaukee

Medical School: University of South Florida

Favorite memory of residency (so far)? Being primary surgeon on a C-section my first week!

Hobbies, personal interests or fun facts about yourself: On a weekend off you can find me eating pizza, watching a Packer game, and hanging out with my cat.

Gabrielle Avery, MD

Hometown: La Paz, Honduras

Undergraduate: Taylor University

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

Why did you want to train at UW? I was drawn to the camaraderie and friendliness of the residents as well as the excellent training I'll get at UW.

Favorite place in Madison? The Memorial Union Terrace! Food, drinks, music, friends, and a great view of Lake Mendota, what more could I ask for?

Hobbies, personal interests or fun facts about yourself: On a weekend off, you can find me eating cheesy bread at the Dane County Farmer's Market (pre-COVID), biking to a nearby ice cream shop or brewery, or gardening in my backyard.

Kaley Gyorfi, MD

Hometown: Eau Claire, WI

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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

Best part of living in Madison? Friendly people, lots of outdoor activities, many ways to enjoy city life while being close to nature.

Favorite place in Madison? Naples 15 and Mirch Masala

Hobbies, personal interests or fun facts about yourself: If I wasn't a doctor I would be a chef.

Margaret Harrison, MD

Hometown: Pine, Colorado

Undergraduate: University of Colorado Boulder

Medical School: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Best part of living in Madison? I love how many bike trails there are all throughout the city. In particular, the trails around the lakes have amazing views and pretty fantastic ice cream shops. 

Hobbies, personal interests or fun facts about yourself: In my spare time, I love being outdoors - hiking, skiing, biking. I also enjoy trying new restaurants and breweries, seeing live music, reading, and traveling.

Jennifer Janik, MD

Hometown: Kingsville, Ontario, Canada 

Undergraduate: University of Windsor

Medical School: Western Michigan University

Favorite memory of residency (so far)? Hanging out with my co-interns!

Hobbies, personal interests or fun facts about yourself: If I wasn't a doctor, then I'd be a vet! On a weekend off, you can find me cuddling my dog and attempting home improvement projects.

Awa Sanneh, MD

Hometown: Banjul, The Gambia

Undergraduate: University of South Florida

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Best part of living in Madison? Having access to so many outdoor activities!

Hobbies, personal interests or fun facts about yourself: I love to bake and experiment with new recipes in the kitchen. Since moving to Madison I have greatly enjoyed bike rides by the lakes, and listening to eBooks/podcasts in my free time.

John Gravelle, MD

Hometown: Merrill, WI

Undergrad: UW-Madison. With a music degree in vocal performance...life's journey sure is interesting!

Medical school: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Favorite activity in Madison so far? My favorite activity is going to concerts at the great musical venues Madison has to offer. I love the Majestic, High Noon Saloon, Orpheum, Barrymore, and Overture Center. I've yet to go to concerts at Breese Stevens and the Sylvee, but can't wait to check them out!

If I weren’t a doctor…I would work in the coffee industry. I read about coffee roasters who travel to coffee producing farms all over the world, and think what a wild adventure that would be. Plus, I would never be without a good cup of coffee.

Why UW? I was drawn to UW by the people. The program is so intentionally supportive of both my training to become the highest caliber Ob-Gyn possible and my personal growth as an individual. I feel incredibly fortunate to be part of such a great family!

Jackie Luthardt, MD

Hometown: Kingsford, MI

Undergrad: Saginaw Valley State University

Medical School: Michigan State College of Human Medicine (Rural Physician Program)

Personal interests? Calculus and chemistry (lol)

Favorite place in Madison? Farmer’s Market on the Square

Why UW? UW because of rural! And strong emphasis in family planning.

Ankitha Madde, MD

Hometown: Rochester, MN

Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Favorite activity in Madison: Summer in Madison has been absolutely beautiful and my favorite thing to do has just been sitting by the lake with some coffee and taking it all in. Sunsets at the Union Terrace have been my go-to so far. 

If I wasn't a doctor...I would have loved to be a professional dancer. 

Why UW: Amazing academic program with great research and fellowship options along with leadership that places a huge emphasis on resident education. I especially loved all of the resident and faculty interactions I had on my interview day. The love and support between the residents was clear despite being in a virtual format and was definitely somewhere I saw myself being able to thrive. 

Benjamin Pickus, MD

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Undergrad: University of Virginia

Medical school: University of Pittsburgh

Favorite activity in Madison? Getting to visit any of the lakeside parks and enjoying great views of the sunset. 

If I weren’t a doctor…I would be a natural resource manager for the National Park Service! 

Why UW? Everyone is so excited about resident education at UW, and everyone was easy to talk to on my interview day! 

Carrie Sibbald, MD

Hometown: Petaluma, California

Undergrad: Grinnell College

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Favorite activity in Madison so far: Going for runs around the lakes!

If I weren't a doctor, I would…Probably be a teacher, but I think that a National Geographic photographer is the coolest job

Why UW? UW has everything that I hoped for in residency:  gorgeous location (with lakes!), small city, an abundance of outdoor activities, phenomenal program with great surgical training, abortion training, and fellowships, opportunities for advocacy, welcoming and supportive PD, faculty, and residents, and a global health track!

Saule Tamkus, MD

Hometown: Kaunas, Lithuania 

Undergrad: University of Michigan 

Med school: Rush Medical College

If I weren’t a doctor… I would be Moira’s costume designer for Schitt’s Creek. 

Favorite activities in Madison: Paddleboarding/kayaking/swimming in the lakes, biking around the lakes, eating by the lakes, reading by the lakes. 

Why UW? Kind, smart, approachable residents and faculty and excellent support for fellowship match. Madison is such a fun place – easy to get around, lots of outdoor activities, and great food scene.

Margaret Williams, MD

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Undergrad: UNC Chapel Hill

Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Favorite activity in Madison: biking the Monona lake loop and making frequent ice cream stops

If I weren't a doctor…I would own a yarn shop!

Why UW? I was looking to join a residency program full of kind, caring people who are passionate about reproductive health – from the moment interview day started, UW blew me away! I'm so grateful to work and learn alongside these people.

Kaitlyn Anderholm, MD

Hometown: Nisswa, MN

Undergraduate: University of Minnesota

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Why did you want to train at UW? As soon as I logged off of my interview day at UW I knew I'd found my fit- everyone was warm, supportive, engaging, and genuinely interested in me as a person. It is also so exciting to be a part of such a groundbreaking program in the rural residency track. After these four years I know I will be a skilled generalist ready to practice anywhere my small town heart takes me!

Favorite place in Madison? The Terrace at sunset! Also anywhere I can relax with my co-interns.

Best part of living in Madison? The relaxed vibe of the city! Plus it is overall just a great location- everything you could need but not far from nature or big cities like Chicago or Milwaukee. And it has two lakes built right in!

Hobbies, personal interests and fun facts? Minnesota Wild supporter, state park hiker, big believer in happy hour, Real Housewives obsessed, proud University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus 2022 Lip Sync Champion.


Shilpika Bajpai, MD

Hometown: Overland Park, KS

Undergraduate: University of Kansas

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine

Why did you want to train at UW? UW has a great family atmosphere and positive culture for learning. It also has robust sub-specialty departments and offers a broad scope of clinical/surgical experiences.

Favorite place in Madison? The farmer's market.

Best part of living in Madison? Getting to hang out with my 6 amazing co-interns!

Fun facts? I’m a dog person and will be adopting a puppy this Fall! I also draw pet portraits. I love to travel and experience new places and cultures. I’ve been to 5 of the 7 New World Wonders.


    Kharmen Bharucha, MD

    Hometown: Rochester, MN

    Undergraduate: Carleton College

    Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

    Why did you want to train at UW? I knew I would receive excellent training while surrounded by humble, inquisitive, fun, and supportive people.

    Favorite places in Madison? Taigu, the Memorial Union Terrace.

    Hobbies and personal interests? Cooking, baking, listening to podcasts, and exercising!

    Christina Dudley, MD

    Hometown: Racine, WI

    Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

    Why did you want to train at UW? As a medical student, residents and attendings were welcoming, kind, and excellent teachers. My interview day helped confirm for me that UW was where I wanted to end up, and I'm so glad I'm at this great program in the best city.

    Best part of living in Madison? It's hard to pick just one! It's a beautiful city on beautiful lakes with great restaurants, shows, and sports. There is no shortage of activities outdoors, no matter the season, and Madisonians are a great group of people.

    Favorite places in the city? The Terrace at Memorial Union for sunsets and ice cream, Picnic Point for a nice run/walk, and Camp Randall for the best gamedays.

    Hobbies and personal interests? I love kayaking, paddleboarding, tennis, cross-country skiing, and am learning to sail on the lakes here in Madison.

    Jeanette Larson, MD

    Hometown: Leavenworth, KS

    Undergraduate: University of Kansas

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

    Why did you want to train at UW? I loved all of my OB/GYN rotations during medical school and knew I wanted to keep working with and learning from the people here. We get fantastic training, are encouraged to engage in our passions, and Madison is a lovely place to live!

    Best part of living in Madison? It's gorgeous with lots of outdoor activities, even in the winter, and so many delicious food options!

    Favorite places in and around Madison? Leopold's, Memorial Union Terrace, Muramoto, Taigu. Honorable mention for Devil's Lake State Park (within an hour drive and over a ferry ride with ice cream on both sides!)

    Hobbies and personal interests? Listening to audiobooks and podcasts, outdoor activities (hiking, swimming), spending time with family

    Aaditi Naik, MD

    Hometown: Wausau, WI

    Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University

    Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

    Why did you want to train at UW? UW has the most supportive, kind, encouraging people - residents, faculty, nurses, everyone I've interacted with has been warm and welcoming. When you make a mistake or have a bad day, the attending or senior resident will comfort you and tell you about a time when they messed up. Everyone keeps checking in on you and making sure you're not too overwhelmed or stressed. UW just has the best culture.

    Best part of living in Madison? Being between two beautiful lakes.

    Favorite place in Madison? The Terrace! (I know it's basic but nothing beats cheese curds at the Terrace with your friends on a summer evening).

    Hobbies and personal interests? I love playing weird board games and doing the NYT Daily Mini crossword (and trying to beat my co-residents' times on it).

    Naomi Roselaar, MD

    Hometown: Appleton, WI

    Undergraduate: Yale University

    Medical School: Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

    Why did you want to train at UW? The excellent surgical training and dedication to reproductive advocacy stood out to me at UW. Most importantly, the residents and faculty who interviewed me were extremely invested in the resident community. I knew they would be supportive colleagues and mentors!

    Best part of living in Madison? Picnics by the lakes and paddle boarding with the other interns!

    Favorite activity in the city? Eating all the pastries at Madison Sourdough.

    Hobbies and personal interests? I love dancing, and enjoy everything from ballet to post-modern to dancing in my living room. My most memorable performance was when I danced on the roof of an art gallery.

     Wang published in AJOG

    Wang published in AJOG

    UW Ob-Gyn resident Connor Wang, MD, PGY-4, is the lead author on new research in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology!In “Trends in public- and industry-funded uterine cancer clinical trials and disability-adjusted life years from 2007 to 2019”, Wang and co-authors Shannon Rush, MD, Shitanshu Uppal, MD, Laurel Ri... more
     Dryer, Gross, Wang match into Gynecologic Oncology fellowships!

    Dryer, Gross, Wang match into Gynecologic Oncology fellowships!

    Please join us in congratulating the PGY-4 residents who matched into Gynecologic Oncology fellowships!Kathryn Dryer, MD, matched into the University of Virginia Gynecologic Oncology fellowship in Charlottesville, VA. Maya Gross, MD, MPH, matched with the University of Washington Gynecologic Oncology fellowship in Seattle, WA... more