Third Year Residents

 

Mike AMichael S Aleksandrowicz, MD

Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Mike grew up in Franklin, WI, a suburb of Milwaukee, and earned a Finance degree from UW-Madison. Before returning to medical school he lived in Richmond and Charlottesville in Virginia, and Washington DC working for different fortune 100 companies and the Department of Commerce as a computer programmer, analyst, and training supervisor. His research work before medical school involved mapping human visual attention using fMRI at UW-Milwaukee. At the Medical College of Wisconsin he worked on a project regarding fluoride treatments during pediatric visits. Before enrolling at MCW he spent 3 months volunteering in Tanzania and has continued working with the underprivileged and underserved. He was a student manager for the Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured, an entirely student run clinic in urban Milwaukee. He was nominated for the T. Michael Bolder Standing Ovation Award for work with the Saturday Clinic, received the Norbert J. and Martha Gray Klein Scholarship, an ACP externship scholarship, and an AAFP grant for the AAFP national conference in Kansas City.

Mike is planning on a full spectrum family medicine career trained to treat anybody for anything. This is why he is very excited to continue his training at the Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency program where he will have every opportunity to enhance his training in all aspects of family medicine including procedures, pediatrics, geriatrics, family planning, emergency care, mental health, and preventative medicine. When not cheering for the Packers, Badgers, Brewers, Bucks, or DC United he can be found hiking, camping, exploring old country roads on his motorcycle, filling up his passport, or satisfying his inner foodie at dinner parties and various restaurants.

 

Gierach KirstenKirsten E Gierach, DO

Medical school: Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine – Des Moines, IA
Undergraduate: Cornell College – Mt. Vernon, IA

Kirsten grew up in the small towns of Jefferson and Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. She completed her undergraduate studies at Cornell College located in the even smaller town of Mount Vernon, Iowa. While completing her degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kirsten played flute in the orchestra, worked in the writing studio as a peer tutor, completed summer research at Cornell College and Baylor College of Medicine, and made espresso at a local coffee shop. She received the Frank G. Brooks Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Outstanding Senior Award. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magnum Cum Laude, Kirsten remained in Iowa to complete her medical training in Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University. She served as president of the Women’s Medical Alliance, played piano for the DMU choir, volunteered with Sigma Sigma Phi, and was a teaching assistant in Physical Diagnosis and Osteopathic Manual Medicine. In her free time, Kirsten enjoys running, biking, outdoor adventures, listening to music, being with family, and cheering on the Pack.

The Fox Valley Residency Program’s dedication to training compassionate, full scope family physicians and their focus on community wellbeing made it a perfect fit for Kirsten. She is excited to return to her home state to complete her training and hopes to be a family physician in a rural Wisconsin community.

 

Goedtel StaceeStacee L Goedtel, DO

Medical school: Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine – Des Moines, IA
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI

Stacee grew up in Lena, a small rural village in northeast Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee for her undergraduate education. Stacee graduated as a member of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with honors. During undergrad, Stacee became part of Rural and Urban Scholars in Community Health (RUSCH) through the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Within this program she was able to explore her interest in becoming a physician for the underserved. Immediately post undergrad Stacee attended Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Here she was a member and leader of many organizations including sports medicine, psychiatry, obstetrics, family medicine, global health, etc. She contributed more than 100 hours of community service in her first two years of medical school, some of which consisted of medical missions to Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, and a significant amount of time as a DMU choir member as well. She also received a nomination for the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Family medicine became a focus of Stacee's in her third year of medical school when she realized how much she enjoys every branch of medicine. This specialty would also give her the opportunity to practice in a small town within Wisconsin, similar to where she grew up. In her free time Stacee enjoys many activities such as basketball, volleyball, running, reading, singing, spending time outdoors, and (of course) cheering for the Packers! Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Kevin, their dog Cooper, and various friends and family.

 

Jessica LJessica Lemke, MD

Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Jessica grew up on the western side of Wisconsin in Chippewa Falls. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an undergraduate where she graduated with a degree in Medical Microbiology and Immunology. Before starting medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, she worked for two years in a microbiology lab in Milwaukee. While in medical school, Jessica was involved in several interest groups. She was in leadership roles in the Family Medicine Interest Group, Internal Medicine Interest Group, and the Buddies Program (pediatric volunteers). She also volunteered at the student run Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured. While in medical school, Jessica volunteered with the Saint Vincent de Paul group at her church. This group assisted people in need in the neighborhood by giving food, furniture, or helping pay rent.

Jessica was attracted to the Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency program because of the people and location, as well as the breadth of training. She is hoping to practice rural family medicine after residency, and there is plenty of opportunity to get a rural experience while remaining near the program. In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, Andy, and friends. She especially likes dancing (swing, tap, and ballroom), traveling, and trying new foods and restaurants.

 

JaclynJaclyn M Mullins, MD

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health – Madison, WI
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Jaclyn grew up in Franklin, WI, a suburb of Milwaukee. She attended UW-Madison as an undergraduate and earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. She developed an interest in health promotion and wellness, and began teaching undergraduate group fitness classes. Zumba is still her favorite! She began to consider a career in medicine towards the end of her college years, applied to medical school, and was accepted to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, she spent some time volunteering abroad. She lived and worked in Gisenyi, Rwanda as an English teacher, librarian, school administrative assistant, and dance instructor. She learned a great deal about gratitude, patience, hospitality, and joy from the resilient people of Rwanda. Throughout medical school, she served in leadership roles for the Christian Medical Association and Catholic Medical Student Association. She also enjoyed mentoring a middle school student and organizing group mentor-mentee outings. Partway through medical school she met her husband, Ben, and they were married during her 4th year of medical school. She enjoys taking ballroom dance lessons with her husband, studying natural family planning, attending group fitness classes, seeing musical productions, and hanging out with friends and family. Upon completion of her family medicine residency, she plans on remaining in Wisconsin as a primary care clinician.

 

Bre AnnaBre Anna M Nagle, MD

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health – Madison, WI
Undergraduate: Marian University – Fond Du Lac, WI

Bre Anna grew up in Fox Lake, a small town in southeastern Wisconsin. She entered the medical field as a certified nursing assistant at the age of sixteen, which sparked her interest in medicine. She graduated with honors from Marian University obtaining a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. She continued her education at UW- Madison School of Medicine and Public Health as a member of the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM) program. During medical school, Bre Anna was a co-leader of the Family Medicine Interest Group. She volunteered for MEDiC, an organization that provides medical care to six free clinics within the Madison area. She also enjoyed volunteering for Doctors Ought to Care, which entailed traveling to nearby schools to teach students about healthy habits and the human body. She received the Robert F. and Irma K. Korbitz Endowed Scholarship for her dedication to family medicine. As a 4th year medical school, she had rotated at the Fox Valley program and was impressed by the unopposed setting, as well as the supportive faculty and residents. Bre Anna is excited to start her residency at UW Fox Valley with interests in full-scope and rural family medicine. Ultimately, she desires to use her medical knowledge and skills to meet the health care needs of a small town, both as a community leader and as a physician. Bre Anna enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe. They like hiking at various state parks, trying out new restaurants, and visiting their hometown family and friends. They also enjoy cooking together, running, and cheering on the Brewers.

 

Mike OMichael L Otte, MD

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health – Madison, WI
Graduate school: Palmer College of Chiropractic – Davenport, IA
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI

Michael grew up in Plymouth, Wisconsin, a small town located in Sheboygan County. He went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. During his undergraduate education, Michael was involved in healthcare and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant. After his undergraduate education, he attended Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then practiced as a chiropractor in Sheboygan, WI for two years before attending medical school at the University of Wisconsin. As a member of the Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine, Michael did a majority of his training in Green Bay and has a special interest in primary care in Wisconsin. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Houghton award from the Wisconsin Medical Society and the University of Wisconsin during medical school. In his practice, he has a special interest in musculoskeletal and sports medicine and plans to continue to integrate his past experience with chiropractic and alternative medicine into his practice. During his free time, Michael likes to spend time with his wife, Kelly, and three young children. They especially enjoy spending time outdoors, running, and visiting the beach and are excited to be a part of the Fox Valley Residency and community.