Current Residents

Current Residents

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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.


Rusha 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.

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    Emily Chiu, MD, PhD

    Hometown: New York City, NY

    Undergraduate: Sarah Lawrence College

    Medical School: University of Minnesota

    Why did you want to train at UW? I came because of the gyn onc training.

    Favorite place in Madison? Monona Bakery & Eatery

    Best part of living in Madison? The lakes and bike paths.

    Hobbies and personal interests? Camping, backpacking, and trying new restaurants.

    Favorite memory of residency (so far)? Delivering my first baby!

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    Nicolette Codispoti, MD, MS, MPH

    Hometown: Bellmore, NY

    Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

    Why did you want to train at UW? After spending four years in Madison for undergrad, it was always a dream to return for residency. I was initially drawn to the program for how intentional it is in providing surgical training, subspecialty exposure, and research opportunities. It was also clear since the interview day how the program and leadership consistently strive to create a positive and collaborative environment - all which have been apparent since starting here!

    Favorite place in Madison? Ha Long Bay, Red Sushi, or Marigold Kitchen (s/o to the best potatoes in the city).

    Best part of living in Madison? There is always something to do - even in the winter! I love trying new restaurants, attending sporting events (Go Badgers!), and spending time at the Terrace.

    Hobbies, personal interests and fun facts? I cannot live a day without cold brew coffee! I also love crafting (and eating) charcuterie boards - whether for my own personal dinner or time with friends.

    Favorite memory of residency (so far)? Taking field trips in the hospital to get lunch, coffee, or ice cream with my team.

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    Alma Farooque, MD

    Hometown: Marshfield, WI

    Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University

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

    Why did you want to train at UW? Ever since working with this department as a medical student, I knew UW was a program where I would receive excellent clinical and surgical training while being extremely well supported by coresidents, attendings, and staff. Everyone is so kind and understanding of the transition to residency and constantly checking in to make sure you aren't too overwhelmed, your questions are answered, and you're always eating lunch! Residency is hard no matter what, but the people you work with make all the difference. I'm thankful to be at a program where my colleagues make work as painless and as fun as possible!

    Favorite place in Madison? Anywhere you can enjoy the outdoors and gorgeous Madison sunsets - the Terrace, Picnic Point, James Madison Park, Lake Wingra, and Tenney Park are my favorites. The locally-owned small businesses are amazing and bring authentic foods from around the world to Madison like Finca Coffee, Petra Bakery, and Taigu Noodles.

    Best part of living in Madison? The lakes, easy access to nature, and all the conveniences of a smaller city while still having a ton of stuff to do, see, and eat

    Hobbies and personal interests? Anything that lets me travel and eat new foods! I also enjoy Latin dancing, music, yoga, and jogging.

    Favorite memory of residency (so far)? Celebrating my birthday with an amazing team on L&D eating cake, Venezuelan takeout, and delivering my first set of twins!

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    Olivia Johnson, MD - Rural track

    Hometown: Green Bay, WI

    Undergraduate: St. Norbert College

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

    Why did you want to train at UW? I wanted to train at UW Ob-Gyn for the opportunity to train in rural communities in addition to an academic setting. I am excited to learn ob-gyn in two very different environments.

    Favorite place in Madison? The Blue Moon Bar & Grill

    Best part of living in Madison? The variety of restaurants and bars, all the parks and bike trails, and the Terrace.

    Hobbies, personal interests and fun facts? If I hadn’t chosen medicine as a career, I would have opened my own bakery or worked as a travel photographer. Baked goods and traveling are two of my favorite things!

    Favorite memory of residency (so far)? Going out for team brunch, ordering takeout during night float with my team, and hanging out with my co-interns!

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    Abbey Knickerbocker, MD

    Medical School: Washington State University

    Maria-Camila Ochoa, MD

    Undergraduate: University of South Alabama

    Medical School: University of South Alabama College of Medicine

    Why did you want to train at UW? I wanted to train at a program that not only had excellent clinical and surgical training, but also focused on advocacy and health equity. With the bonus of a global health track, UW offered all of this plus an incredible group of dedicated and passionate people!

    Favorite place in Madison? So far… anywhere near the lakes!

    Best part of living in Madison? I love being surrounded by nature and getting sunrise views of the capitol building on my drive to work.

    Hobbies and personal interests? I love being outdoors with my dog, Rory, whether it’s hiking in nature, paddleboarding on the water or exploring new places. I love traveling and am always down to try something new!

    Favorite memory of residency (so far)? Getting matching cloud socks for the team on my first L&D block

    Raiven Owusu, MD

    Hometown: Rochester, MI

    Undergraduate: Michigan State University

    Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

    Why did you want to train at UW? I wanted a program with excellent surgical training and a strong emphasis placed on resident education and advocacy. I also had great conversations with residents and faculty members on my interview day and just knew that UW would be a great fit for me!

    Favorite place in Madison? Grampa's & Gibs

    Best part of living in Madison? The city is so beautiful, lots of fun outdoor activities, and tons of great food options!

    Hobbies and personal interests? I enjoy spending time outdoors - hiking, running, playing sports, going to the farmer's market. I also enjoy traveling, trying new things, and listening to podcasts!

    Favorite memory of residency (so far)? Going to an outdoor venue with a big screen to watch one of the US Women's World Cup Soccer Games with my co-residents!

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