Class of 2023

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Eli Goldberg, MD

Eli grew up in Shelburne, Vermont. He is a graduate of Oberlin College, where he majored in Archaeology and Classics and wrote a thesis about ancient Roman roof tile. After college he worked in homeless outreach at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, then as a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood. While there he discovered that he loved collaborating with people to support their health, and decided to become the kind of doctor he wanted to see more of in the world. He went to medical school at the University of Vermont and is delighted to be staying at UVM for residency. Eli enjoys the broad scope of family medicine and has particular interests in mental health and addiction, pediatrics, preventative care and education, and LGBTQ health. In his spare time he enjoys biking, hiking, baking, reading, and spending quality time with his husband and their houseplants. 06/2020-06/2023

 

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Kathryn Grenoble, MD

Katie grew up in Berkshire County, Massachusetts spending every summer paddling and hiking the Adirondacks. She studied Political Science at UVM and subsequently hopped the pond to earn an MA in International Public Health from the University of Copenhagen. Having learned that primary care and preventative medicine are foundational to effective heath systems, Katie returned to the University of Vermont for medical school. She is delighted to be remaining at home in Vermont for residency and hopefully much longer. Her interests include full spectrum primary care, rural medicine, behavioral health, and wilderness first response to name just a few! She can most often be found in the mountains hiking or skiing. She also loves to paddle, frisbee with her awesome dog, and work in the vegetable garden with her husband and his remarkable green thumbs. 06/2020-06/2023

 

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Cecily Kennedy, MD

Cecily is from Kentucky - born, raised, and educated there. She attended the University of Louisville for undergraduate and medical school, and is stoked to move closer to the mountains! After working in wilderness therapy in southern Utah, she has come to deeply appreciate what fresh air can do for a person. Her particular interests in medicine include women's health, LGBTQ health, palliative medicine, and serving populations routinely excluded from our healthcare system. Her interests beyond medicine include biking, rock climbing, and dancing to high-quality tunes. She is so excited to have the opportunity to live and train in Vermont!

 

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Ruth McGovern, MD

Ruth was born and raised in Vermont. After graduating high school, she attended Dartmouth College, where she studied environmental studies and anthropology. She eventually found her way to medical school at Brown University, where she developed a particular interest in primary care, rural health, and environmental and social justice. She is thrilled to return home to Vermont to continue her training in family medicine. During her free time, she enjoys baking pies and exploring the mountains on ski and foot with her family. 06/2020-06/2023

 

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Samia Mirza, DO

Samia was born and raised in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, but is a native of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. At the age of 15, she moved to Canada and her hometown is now Milton, Ontario. She attended the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Molecular Biology, following which she earned her Master's in Global Health at McMaster University, and worked on various local and global women's health community interventions. For medical school, she moved to New York City to attend Touro College, where she further grew her interests in community medicine and working with underserved communities. Samia's interests in family medicine include women's health, obstetrics, community medicine and health finance. Samia is very excited to be attending UVM Family Medicine and learn full-spectrum family medicine in many diverse inpatient, outpatient and rural settings. She also hopes to further explore her passion for long walks and hiking in Vermont. Outside of medicine, Samia's interests include staying fit, reading, cooking, and watching Bollywood movies. 06/2020-06/2023

 

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Jennifer Scontras, MD

Jenny grew up along the beautiful coast of Saco, Maine. She attended Brandeis University, receiving majors in Neuroscience and Biology and a minor in Classical Studies. While in college, she pursued an interest in emergency care and became an EMT, working at both her college and local EMS department. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine in the Maine Track, there discovering passion for longitudinal, whole person care for rural communities. While full spectrum primary care is her main goal, she has interests in point-of-care-ultrasound, comprehensive women's health, and accessible addiction management. Outside of medicine, Jenny loves baking, playing with her cats, spending time with her family (especially her new nephew), and listening to podcasts on long walks. 06/2020-06/2023


Class of 2024

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LAUREN ADAMS, MD

Lauren was born in Alabama, spent 7 years in Germany while her mom was in the army, and ultimately grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia. Despite the strong town rivalry, she left Blacksburg behind to attend the University of Virginia just up the road, where she received her BA in Mathematics and Economics. After graduating in 2012, Lauren worked for an economic litigation consulting firm in Washington, D.C., for several years with the intention of applying to law school. Instead, during this time her interest in medicine grew and she decided to return to UVA for medical school! Many experiences during her medical school journey, including volunteering with the local free clinic, solidified her interest in Family Medicine as well as practicing medicine in rural underserved communities. She is thrilled to join the UVM family for this next step in her medical training and can’t wait to explore the Green Mountain State! Her interests outside of Family medicine include spending time with her husband, daughter, and pup, as well as running, climbing, hiking, snowboarding, and playing board games. 06/2021-06/2024

 

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KATE GESCHWIND, MD

Kate grew up in snowy Minnesota, where she attended school for both her undergraduate and medical degrees. She received a B.S. in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development and B.A. in Spanish from the University of Minnesota, and remained at the U of MN for medical school. Her four years in ovarian cancer research at the university sparked her love of women’s health which she is excited to incorporate into her family medicine practice. She is also interested in obstetrics, sports medicine, and global medicine, and enjoys academic medicine and teaching. Outside of work, Kate enjoys running all distances, from 5Ks to ultramarathons, Nordic skiing, hiking, and backpacking. 06/2021-06/2024

 

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ASTRID KEMPAINEN, MD

Astrid grew up in Chazy, NY, a small town on the NY side of Lake Champlain before attending Connecticut College where she studied biology and was a member of the soccer team. Prior to medical school, she spent two years with an AmeriCorps program, teaching math to elementary students. Astrid attended Tufts University School of Medicine and joined their Maine Track program where she was able to spend her third year in beautiful Bar Harbor, ME. It was there she developed an interest for rural medicine along with obstetrics, women’s health and emergency medicine. Outside of medicine, Astrid enjoys all things outdoors, soccer, hockey, checking out local breweries and board games. She is excited to return to Lake Champlain and to take advantage of all of the adventures and dining the Burlington area has to offer! 06/2021-06/2024

 

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STEPHEN KLIPPENSTEIN, DO

Stephen grew up in Reno, Nevada. He graduated from the University of Nevada Reno with a BS in Biology and then went north to Oregon for medical school. He attended Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. In medical school, Stephen met his fiancé Nikki, a current Anesthesiology Resident at UVM. Together they enjoyed fishing the Wild and Scenic rivers in Oregon and climbing and snowboarding the Cascade Range. Stephen looks forward to making long term relationships with patients and is interested in full spectrum primary care, palliative care, and wilderness medicine. Outside of medicine, Stephen can be found snowboarding, fly-fishing, and mountain biking the beautiful Vermont wilderness with Nikki and their dog, a ten-pound Pekingese named Wonton Soup. 06/2021-06/2024

 

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MEGHAN LANE, MD

Meghan was born and raised in Connecticut. She studied Behavioral Neuroscience at Quinnipiac University before earning her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Now that she has completed her education in Connecticut, Meghan is looking forward to the new adventure of joining the Vermont community. She is ecstatic to remain in New England to pursue her dream of providing high-quality, patient-centered care to people of all ages. Her interests in medicine are vast, including women’s health, pediatrics, LGBTQ health, mental health, and education. Outside of medicine, Meghan enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching NFL games (especially the Patriots), and playing board games. 06/2021- 06/2024

 

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ANNE WOOLF, MD

Annie was born in Acton, MA and received a B.S. in Biology at Tufts University. She also attended Tufts for medical school, where she spent time volunteering and later working with Boston Healthcare for the Homeless. From this experience she developed a special interest in caring for the underserved, as well as addiction medicine and mental health in primary care. Other interests within FM include palliative care, women’s health, and sports medicine. In her spare time, Annie enjoys being active and spending time outdoors with her husband and dog (Riley, a rescue pup from Aruba). Out of the three, Riley is the only one who has ever lived outside of Massachusetts but they are very excited to explore the Green Mountain State in all of its seasons. 06/2021- 06/2024


Class of 2025

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Molly Benoit, MD

Molly grew up in upstate New York before moving to South Florida as a teenager. She received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida and then moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked in legislative advocacy at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism for three years. She completed a Master of Public Health with a concentration in health policy at George Washington University, during which time she developed an interest in medicine and the intersection of health care and public policy. She moved to Philadelphia for a one year post baccalaureate pre-medical program at Thomas Jefferson University and returned to Florida for medical school at the University of Miami. She is passionate about full spectrum primary care, nutrition, preventive medicine, and health policy advocacy. Outside of work, Molly enjoys trying new recipes, getting through her TBR pile of books, and exploring the outdoor offerings of the Burlington area! 06/2022-06/2025

 

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Alexander Blair, MD

Alex grew up in Madison, WI where he went on to study neurobiology and French at the University of Wisconsin and ultimately completed his medical degree there as well. Despite spending most of his life in Wisconsin, he was drawn to Vermont by its similarly friendly people, robust outdoor opportunities and also by his family living nearby in NH and MA. Alex is very excited to practice full-spectrum family medicine and hopes to become more involved in the Burlington and Milton communities, especially as an advocate for underserved populations. He is particularly interested in behavioral health, procedural care. Outside of medicine, Alex loves music of all kinds, and also enjoys sailing and baking.  06/2022-06/2025

 

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Allyson Miller, MD

Ally grew up in Buffalo, New York.  She earned a BA from Cornell University and completed a post-bacc program at the University of Pennsylvania before moving to Vermont for medical school at UVM.  Her interests within family medicine include women’s health, pediatrics, and behavioral health.  On her days off you can find her in the mountains running, hiking, skiing, and camping. 06/2022-06/2025

 

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Ryan Roche, DO

Ryan grew up in Denton, TX, but spent almost every summer growing up with his extended family in Vermont. He studied Biology and Chemistry at the University of North Texas before attending medical school at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ryan looks forward to making long-term relationships with patients, focusing on full-spectrum primary care, complex chronic disease management, behavioral health, and patient education. Outside of medicine, Ryan enjoyed spending time outdoors, whether hiking, skiing, paddling, or going on an adventure with his dog. 06/2022-06/2025

 

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Madelyn Sawyer, MD

Maddy grew up right outside the Adirondacks in Glens Falls NY. She graduated from Barnard College with a degree in biology and moved to Buffalo to attend medical school at the Jacobs School of Medicine. She is interested in full spectrum primary care including women's health, adolescent medicine, and addiction medicine. In her spare time she enjoys being outside, hiking, biking, canoeing, and camping. She also enjoys cooking and playing board games. She is looking forward to exploring everything Vermont has to offer! 06/2022-06/2025

 

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Jiayu Tian, MD

Kate was born and raised in Guangzhou, a large, humid, subtropical city in Southern China. She came to the United States for college at the University of Rochester, receiving a major in Microbiology, a minor in music, and a Take Five Scholarship in East Asian Studies. Kate migrated to Long Island to attend the Renaissance School of Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook University. Her interest in family medicine includes women’s health, geriatrics, sports medicine, advocacy, and serving marginalized populations such as immigrants and the LGBTQ+ community. During her free time, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, disc golf, board games, crafting, trying out new recipes, and exploring local restaurants. 06/2022-06/2025

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