Chief Residents

Chief Residents 2017-2018

Burns_CharlesName: Charlie Burns, MD

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

Medical School: Rush Medical College

Professional Interest: Infectious diseases

The most important thing I learned when I was a resident was how to multitask and be efficient with my time.

The most inspirational thing I witnessed when working in the hospital was residents coming together and helping each other out throughout the tough days.

Most talented physician I have worked with is Keith Armitage, MD.

I can't live without: Potatoes

On my bucket list: Traveling to Ireland

Hidden talent: I play Bass Guitar and brew beer.

Bad habit: Poorly packing a suitcase, my wife has to help me.

Guilty pleasure: Videogames.

Glad it's ahead of me: Fellowship and starting my career.

Glad it's behind me: my first 24-hour call.

Would pay good money for: a medical scribe.

Wouldn’t take even if free: coffee.

Fun fact most people don't know about me is I enjoy playing board games.

When I'm not on call, you can find me at home with my wife, daughter, and dog.

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Chan_MeganName: Megan Chan, MD

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

Medical School: Saint Louis University, MO

Professional Interest: Gastroenterology, Academic medicine/Clinician Educator

The most important thing I learned when I was a resident was trust yourself and be humble. The learning curve is steep but you know more than you think. Everyday is a day to learn and become the doctor you always aspired to be.

The most inspirational thing I witnessed when working in the hospital was when you are discharging a patient and they tell you that you saved their life, or you are saying farewell to your clinic patient as you graduate from residency and they tell you that you changed their life. Those are the moments that remind me that we can make a difference every day.

Most talented physician I have worked with is our program director Dr. Keith Armitage—when you meet him, you’ll understand!

I can't live without my phone and chapstick.

On my bucket list: to see the Northern Lights.

Hidden talent: Eating more than someone would expect for my size.

Bad habit: Staying up late.

Guilty pleasure: Cheetos—all kinds of Cheetos but the puffs are the best!

Glad it's ahead of me: Getting married in our hometown Honolulu, Hawaii in June 2018!

Glad it's behind me: Step 1. We all remember those days.

Would pay good money for: any once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Wouldn’t take even if free: I probably would take it if it were free…..

Fun fact most people don't know about me is I grew up picking mangos from a pirie mango tree in my backyard.

When I'm not on call, you can find me going for a run, enjoying a good restaurant, shopping or most importantly spending quality time with my fiancé, friends and family.

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Garner_WillName: Will Garner, MD

Hometown: Cheshire, CN

Medical School: Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Professional Interest: Infectious diseases

The most important thing I learned when I was a resident was keep learning. Every patient and every colleague has something they are trying to teach you whether you, or they, realize it or not. The smallest interactions can sometimes be the most formative. Also, don’t forget to lean on others when you need it. We are all human and no one can or should do this alone!

The most inspirational thing I witnessed when working in the hospital was my time in the Medical ICU. I started in the MICU the first day of residency and from that point on the amount of strength and caring shown by patients, families, and our staff was overwhelming. During that first week I learned how important and rewarding it is to be bedside with your patient as much as possible from his amazing nurse, Jill Portwood. It can be challenging to accomplish this as a physician but it is so important!

Most talented physician I have worked with isgood luck figuring this one out! After three years my list is too long for this question. I can honestly call at least ten UH and VA attendings my personal and professional mentors.

I can't live without: Sports.

On my bucket list: Climb to Machu Picchu.

Hidden talent: Intramural softball champ.

Bad habit: Over reliance on sarcasm.

Guilty pleasure:Disney movies.

Glad it's ahead of me: Chief year!!

Glad it's behind me: Middle school dances.

Would pay good money for: Tickets in the Green Monster Seats at Fenway Park.

Wouldn’t take even if free: Skydiving lessons.

Fun fact most people don't know about me is: Won a staring contest with a sea lion in the Galapagos.

When I'm not on call, you can find me: with my wife Ali and dog Troy.

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Uppal_SauravName: Saurav Uppal, MD

Hometown: Bathinda (Punjab, India)

Medical School: University of Toledo

Professional Interest: Cardiology

The most important thing I learned when I was a resident was that anything could be achieved when you have the support of your loved ones. Residency can be tough but these past three years have been a breeze due to the love and support of my colleagues and family.

The most inspirational thing I witnessed when working in the hospital was a son spending a month at the bedside of his father, who was awaiting a liver transplant. He left his wife and kids in Saudi Arabia to be there for his father.

Most talented physician I have worked with is everyone. All physicians, whom I have worked with in my short career, display many talents that I have adapted into my own career.

I can't live without: My wife, family, sports, and movies (likely in that order!).

On my bucket list: Travel the world.

Hidden talent: I am a pretty good Bhangra dancer. It’s hard for me to control myself when the Dhol beat drops!

Bad habit: Drinking pop (or soda if you prefer that).

Guilty pleasure: Watching cricket matches online.

Glad it's ahead of me: Buying a house and starting my family.

Glad it's behind me: Intern year!

Would pay good money for: World Series tickets when the Tribe makes it all the way this year.

Wouldn’t take even if free: chocolate or coffee.

Fun fact most people don't know about me is: I can read and speak 3 languages (English, Hindi and Punjabi).

When I'm not on call, you can find me at the ballpark enjoying some baseball (Go Tribe!)

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Med-Peds Chief Resident

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Name: Courtney Batt, MD

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Professional Interest: Adolescent Medicine, obesity medicine

The most important thing I learned when I was a resident was the importance of knowing that just because we can do something in medicine, doesn’t mean that we should

Most talented physician I have worked with is …there are so many, but (as he knows), Nate Stehouwer is my hero!

I can't live without: chocolate

On my bucket list: I want to go skydiving again!

Hidden talent: I dunno, it must be hidden from me too! I’ll let you know if I find out.

Bad habit: Picking my fingernails

Guilty pleasure: Ohhh, I can’t possibly tell…too embarrassing.

Glad it's ahead of me: My wedding!!

Glad it's behind me: probably residency, but it’s bittersweet because it has been such an amazing experience, and I’ve learned so much. Plus if it wasn’t behind me, I wouldn’t get to be chief now!

Would pay good money for: Nights and weekends off!

Wouldn’t take even if free: Beets

Fun fact most people don't know about me is: I am a co-chiar of a squash tournament that raised ~$100,000 for a youth development program called Urban Squash Cleveland last year.

When I'm not on call, you can find me with my family and friends, probably at Goldhorn

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