Meet our PGY4s!

Sarah Atkinson, MD

College: University Of Michigan-AnnArbor Ann Arbor, Michigan

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Hometown: Royal Oak, Michigan

Personal Interests: Enjoy traveling through medical mission trips, study abroad, and for leisure with the goal of visiting all 7 continents. Participated in Volleyball and Soccer Intramural Sports throughout college and medical school. Run mid-range distances around the city of Detroit as a stress reliever. Attend Vinyasa Yoga classes

Nicole Betenia, MD, MPH

College: Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Graduate School: Yale University, New Haven, CT

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Personal Interests: Ashtanga Yoga, Sewing, Reading (19th-century novels, in particular), Natural Wine, Local Food, Travel

Katherine Contangco, DO

College: University of Southern California

Graduate School: Georgetown University, Washington DC

Medical School: Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ

Hometown: Pasadena, CA

Yue Gaun, MD

College: Wellesley College Wellesley, MA

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Hometown: Jingzhou, China

Personal Interests: Euro-style board games, photography, fountain pens

Joanna Izewski, MD

College: The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Hometown: Wroclaw, Poland

Personal Interests: Classical music, Stand-up, comedy, Traveling, Cooking, Aquarium hobbyist

Jessica Siegler, MD

College: Yale University, New Haven, CT

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Personal Interests: Enjoying artistic projects. Love learning a new craft, a new system that comes with its own rules and vocabulary. Knit, sew, embroider, make pottery, paint and draw. Wrote and Illustrated a children’s book in which a fish evolves into a land creature.

Anna Whelan, MD

College: College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA

Medical School: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine

Hometown: Boston, MA

Personal Interests: Running (Marathons -Boston 2011 and 2015, Chicago 2013, Rock and Roll USA 2013), Singing, painting, swimming