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Wausau Family Medicine program welcomes new residents

Aug 23, 2013

WAUSAU, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency in Wausau recently welcomed six new resident physicians to its program.

The newest physicians in the residency program are:

  • Leanne Anderson, D.O.
    Medical Degree: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Penn.
  • Matthew Callahan, M.D.
    Medical degree: St. Georges University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Taha El-Shahat, M.D.
    Medical degree: Ross University, Dominica, West Indies
  • Benjamin Kaster, M.D.
    Medical degree: Ross University, Dominica, West Indies
  • Eric Moeker, M.D.
    Medical degree: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Ashley Wirtz, M.D.
    Medical degree: St. Georges University, Grenada, West Indies

Resident physicians are medical doctors who are pursuing three years of family medicine specialty training beyond medical school. They work closely with senior faculty physicians to provide patients with the best quality care.

Established in 1978, the Wausau residency is one of five University of Wisconsin Family Medicine residencies in the state. More than 150 residents have graduated from the program that has produced 35 percent of the family medicine physicians currently in the Aspirus Network.

The residents in the program see patients at the Aspirus Wausau Family Medicine Clinic, which is operated by Aspirus Clinics. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health academically sponsors the residency program and provides educational oversight. 

For more information about the residency program or Aspirus Wausau Family Medicine Clinic, click here.