Jonathan Danel, MD grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in California and attended the University of California, Davis where he majored in Biology and Psychology. Before medical school he leaned into his love for teaching as an MCAT instructor. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, there discovering his passions for pediatrics and medical education. His special interests within pediatrics include general practice, hematology-oncology, and bringing music into the hospital. His hobbies include playing the guitar, singing/songwriting, volunteering within the community, and spending time with his wife and friends. He challenges anyone to match his Marvel Cinematic Universe knowledge!
Nicholas Moore, MD was born and raised in New York City. He attended Harvard University where he studied Human Evolutionary Biology and played for the Harvard Rugby Football Club. After college, he moved to Los Angeles and taught 9th grade English and math as a City Year Americorps Member, as well as drove for Uber. He returned to the East Coast for medical school, attending the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Throughout these experiences, Nick spent his summers teaching basketball at Camp Androscoggin, a sports camp for boys in Wayne, ME. His work with children led naturally to pediatrics and to specific interests in adolescent health, sports medicine, and medical education. Outside of the hospital, Nick enjoys playing basketball, hiking and skiing with his fiancée, watching Scrubs for the umpteenth time, and trying to keep his beagle, Sparky, away from chocolate.
Chenthan Krishnakumar, MD was born and raised in Sri Lanka, a small beautiful island in the Indian Ocean well known for the spices and tea for centuries. I completed medical school there and worked for a few years before making the decision to bring my family to the United States. I worked as a clinical research coordinator at Emory University in Atlanta where I discovered my love for the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology. I am now excited to join the Pediatric Residency Program at UVM. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter. We love to do outdoor activities including gardening and exploring state parks. I also have a side hobby restoring old electrical and electronic equipment.
Kristen Liu, MD born in Houston, TX. She lived in many different states including Vermont before spending most of her childhood in Mankato, MN. After high school, she stayed close to home and completed her undergraduate studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN with a major in biology. On campus, she participated in the flute choir and college band. After college, she was a medical scribe with the Mayo Clinic Health System. She then decided to move next door and attend medical school at the Medical College of WI. Through her studies, she found that pediatrics was her passion. She is interested in many different areas of pediatrics including rheumatology, genetics, and medical education. She is excited to complete her residency at UVM. Outside of medicine, she enjoys figure skating, playing the flute, and rediscovering all that Vermont has to offer.
Cole Nygard, MD was born in the balmy city of Anchorage, Alaska where he spent 15 years before moving with his family to rural Townsend, WI. After finishing high school in Northern Wisconsin he attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison where he received a degree in Kinesiology. He proceeded to medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Green Bay with the intent on pursuing pediatrics and graduated from their accelerated three year curriculum. Cole was drawn to Vermont due to his interests in rural medicine, child advocacy, and the supportive community that UVM Children's Hospital fosters. It was also hard for him to turn down all the amazing things that Vermont has to offer! In his spare time you may find him enjoying one of his many hobbies, such as snowboarding, rollerblading, kayaking, and eating.
Sean Rossi, MD grew up in central Massachusetts. He was raised as an obsessive skier and is looking forward to exploring the mountains of northern Vermont. He attended Colgate University where he graduated with a degree in Chemistry, and also played on the club Ultimate Frisbee team. He went straight through to medical school at Boston University, where he discovered a passion for pediatrics while working (playing) with children and their families at homeless shelters as part of BU's REACH group. He's interested in community advocacy for underserved patients, and looks forward to serving the Burlington area's littlest patients.
Jessica VanNostrand, MD grew up in a small town in the Adirondacks of New York. She attended Elmira College and received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Business Administration. She then attended SUNY Upstate Medical University, where she enrolled in the Rural Medical Scholars Program. Through this track, she returned to her hometown to complete many of her required clerkships and study healthcare in rural communities. During her time in medical school, she discovered an interest in global health after studying in Nicaragua and working in a pediatric refugee health clinic back in New York. She is interested in pursuing a career in primary care with a focus on underserved medicine. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her husband and dog, Daisy.
Nathaniel White, MD grew up in Jericho, Vermont. He attended St. Lawrence University where he majored in Biology and Environmental Studies. After college, he spent the next three years working as a Medical Assistant in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont before pursuing a master's degree in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He returned to Vermont to attend medical school at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. He is excited to be continuing his training at the University of Vermont Children's Hospital. He is interested in many fields of pediatrics including critical care, pulmonology, emergency medicine and cardiology. Outside of medicine, he enjoys skiing, hiking, boating, traveling, cooking and spending time with his wife, son and extended family.
Sarah Couser, MD grew up just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. She attended Macalester College where she majored in Biology and minored in Environmental Studies. In college, she played tennis on the Macalester Women's Varsity team and spent a semester studying rainforest and reef ecology in Queensland, Australia. She then attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine - Maine Track program. She was a part of a longitudinal
Patrick Duff, MD was born and raised on Cape Cod, MA. After high
Kelly Finnegan, MD is a Colorado native, and obtained both her undergraduate and her medical degree from the University of Colorado. Between college and medical school, she worked as a medical assistant as well as a community HIV educator and HIV tester. While she has loved growing up in Colorado, it was time for a new adventure and Vermont was the perfect fit! Kelly is thrilled to join the UVM community and explore all the forests, lakes, and cheeses that Vermont has to offer. She is particularly interested in primary
Annie Novak, MD grew up in a small town in central Wisconsin. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison and majored in nursing. She returned to her hometown to work as a nurse at the community hospital for a year prior to returning to Madison to study medicine. She was a student in the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and spent her last 2 years of medical school completing rotations in rural northern Wisconsin. This experience confirmed her love of community pediatrics, particularly working with underserved populations in rural areas, but
Whitney Sevey, MD grew up in the small state of Rhode Island. She then spent 8 years in a combined program at UConn where she studied physiology and neurobiology during her undergraduate years in Storrs, CT before moving to Hartford, CT to attend UConn's medical school. During those 8
Kelsey Sullivan, MD grew up in Jericho, Vermont, just outside of Burlington, Vermont. She attended the University of Vermont where she majored in French, with minors in Chemistry and Biology. She also spent a semester at l'UniversitÃ© de Franche-ComtÃ© where she studied French language and literature. After college, she spent a year working at Howard Center for Human Services in Burlington, Vermont in the area of residential mental health. She then attended medical school at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. She is excited to stay at the University of Vermont Medical Center for her pediatric residency, where she can continue to serve the Vermont community. Outside of medicine she enjoys spending time with her family, especially hiking, walking her dog, and generally spending time outdoors.
Andrea Tidman, MD grew up in Charlotte, Vermont. She left the Green Mountain State for her undergraduate education at Hamilton College in Upstate New York where she studied Biology and Mathematics. She returned for medical school at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. There, she fell in love with Pediatrics and is excited to be staying for her residency training. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, running, snowboarding, and discovering new music.