Our Team

The people who comprise the University of Michigan Pediatric Residency Program come from many geographical locations and diverse backgrounds.

Please use the links in this section to learn about the people who make up our team.

 

Program Director

 

Heather Burrows, M.D.

Heather Burrows, M.D., Ph.D. 

Program Director Pediatric Residency Program
Associate Chair of Education, Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Pediatrics Residency, University of Michigan, 2003
MD/Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2000

Dr. Heather Burrows is a general pediatrician and practices at our East Ann Arbor General Pediatrics site, where she sees her own patients as well as supervises residents and students.  She served as the Continuity Clinic Director for many years before becoming Program Director.  She oversees a monthly primary care morning report series as well as a regular evening series on parenting topics.  She is involved in resident quality improvement education and serves as a mentor for the resident outpatient QI group.  She is involved in the medical school learning communities (the MHome) where she leads the Healer’s Art course.  She is engaged in expanding the humanism and wellness curriculum within the residency.  Her interests include quality improvement, patient education, and physician wellness.  She is a member of the University of Michigan League of Education Excellence.  Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, quilting, baking, and backpacking.  And her backyard chickens.

Program Leadership 

Associate Pediatric Residency Program Directors

Lauren Helms

Lauren Helms, M.D. 

Associate Pediatric Residency Program Director, Director of Continuity Clinics
Associate Director of Education, General Pediatrics 
Clinical Associate Professor, General Pediatrics

Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University of Virginia, 2008-2009
Pediatrics Residency, University of Virginia, 2008 
M.D., University of Virginia, 2005

Dr. Lauren Helms completed her training at the University of Virginia and her chief year there solidified her commitment to stay in academic medicine as a way to combine clinical medicine with teaching and mentorship. She joined the University of Michigan General Pediatrics faculty in 2009 as a general pediatrician at the Briarwood Center for Women, Children, and Young Adults. She is involved in resident recruitment, the humanism in medicine curriculum, and is a quality improvement mentor for the residents in addition to serving as the continuity clinic director for the program. Outside of work she enjoys running, swimming, hiking and watching her sons become avid Michigan sports fans.

 

Zarina Norton, M.D.

Zarina Norton, M.D.
Associate Pediatric Residency Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Chief Resident, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Pediatrics, 2013
Pediatrics Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Pediatrics, 2012
M.D., University of Michigan, 2009 
 
Dr. Norton's clinical expertise are in general pediatric acute inpatient care, pediatric urgent care and well-child care. Her academic interests are in the field of medical education.  Dr. Norton is committed to medical education, particularly in the areas of curriculum development, learner assessment and equity/inclusion. She has gained national recognition as an educator and leader through the Academic Pediatric Association's Educational Scholars Program (ESP) and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors' Leadership in Educational and Academic Development (LEAD) Program.  

 

Shane Quinonez

Shane Quinonez, M.D. 

Associate Pediatric Residency Program Director 
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics Genetics, Metabolism & Genomic Medicine

Pediatrics Medical-Genetics Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2013
Pediatrics Residency, University of Michigan, 2011
M.D., University of Michigan, 2008

Dr. Shane C. Quinonez received his medical degree from the University of Michigan where he also completed his pediatrics, medical genetics, and biochemical genetics training.  In addition to delivering clinical care in multiple genetics clinics at Michigan Medicine, he also provides outreach care both domestically through clinics in Traverse City and Marquette, as well as internationally through in-country and telemedicine services in Ethiopia.  His research interests include the introduction and expansion of community genetics services into low- and middle-income countries.  For this, Dr. Quinonez has active research, clinical, and educational programs at multiple institutions in Ethiopia and Ghana.  As lead of the global health efforts of the pediatrics residency program he strives to increase and improve the educational and research experiences for all pediatrics residents.

 

Dave Stewart

David A. Stewart, M.D. 

Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University of Michigan, 2012-13
Chief Resident, Med-Peds, University of Michigan, 2011-12
Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency, University of Michigan, 2012
M.D., University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 2008

Dr. Stewart obtained his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. After medical school, Dr. Stewart relocated to Ann Arbor to pursue a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program at the University of Michigan.  He served as Chief Resident for the Med-Peds program followed by a year as a Chief Resident for the Pediatrics Residency Program.  He joined the faculty at Michigan Medicine as a hospitalist and teaching physician on the adult and pediatric wards, and has been recognized for his teaching in both undergraduate and graduate medical education.  He is an Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program and a facilitator and Assistant Course Director for the Doctoring course in the medical school.  His academic interests include curricular development, competency assessment, remediation and coaching.

   

 Assistant Pediatric Residency Program Directors 

Suzanne Dawid, M.D., Ph.D.

Suzanne Dawid, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Pediatric Residency Program Director
Associate Professor, Pediatrics Infectious Diseases 
Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, 2006
Pediatrics Residency, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2003

M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, 2000

Dr. Dawid’s research interests involve understanding the bacterial factors that allow respiratory pathogens to survive and transmit between humans. Her work specifically focuses on the important pediatric pathogen, Streptococcus pneumoniae. This organism is capable of causing a range of infections from ear and sinus infections to pneumonia and meningitis. Although a highly effective vaccine has been in use for several years, the adaptive nature of this organism has allowed it to change its surface properties and escape some of the protection provided by the vaccine. We are interested in determining the mechanism of this adaptation in order to better predict the changes in the bacterial population in response to vaccination.

  

Christine Mikesell

Christine Mikesell, M.D. 

Assistant Pediatric Residency Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Fellowship, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2009
Pediatrics Residency, Children's Hospital of Orange County, 2006
M.D., University of Michigan, 2003

Dr. Mikesell recently transitioned to pediatric hospitalist medicine after 10 years as a pediatric intensivist. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and cooking. 

 

Margeaux Naughton MD

Margeaux Naughton, M.D. 
Assistant Pediatric Residency Program Director
Educational Lead, Pediatric Community Health and Advocacy Rotation
Clinical Associate Professor, General Pediatrics
Pediatrics Residency, University of Michigan, 2016
M.D., University of Michigan, 2013

Dr. Margeaux Naughton is a General Pediatrician at the West Ann Arbor Health Center Health Center. Dr. Naughton grew up in Metro-Detroit and received both her bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. She then trained at Mott Children's Hospital for her Pediatrics residency. Dr. Naughton joined the faculty at Michigan Medicine in 2016 and has been a primary care pediatrician at the University of Michigan since then. She is board certified in Pediatrics.

Dr. Naughton's interests include preventative care, breastfeeding, and mental health. Dr. Naughton's research work has focused on improving patient education materials, quality improvement and firearm injury prevention. She finds great joy in teaching residents and medical students. 

She enjoys reading, running, yoga, being outdoors and spending time with her husband and children.

  

Joh Schmidt

John P. Schmidt, M.D. 

Assistant Pediatric Residency Program Director
Director, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency, University of Michigan, 2002
M.D., University of Michigan, 1998 

Dr. John Schmidt serves as Assistant Director of Pediatric Education. He came to the University of Michigan as part of the Inteflex program, a combined undergraduate and Medical school program, receiving his medical degree in 1998. He remained here for residency in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, completing in 2002. He currently serves as the Division Director for Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Dr. Schmidt has won numerous accolades for his teaching ability, including the Senior Award, Galen’s Silver Shovel, and Faculty Teaching Award. Dr. Schmidt is heavily involved with resident recruiting, improving inpatient rounding, conference curriculum, and work-hour compliance. He also volunteers as the physician for the Michigan Marching Band.

Pediatric Chief Residents

Katharine Asta

Katharine Asta, M.D., M.S.
Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University of Michigan 2023-2024

I grew up in Virginia and completed my undergraduate degrees at Virginia Tech, where I studied Biochemistry and Nutrition. Following a spark for the intersection of food/sustainable agriculture/health, before medical school I worked on organic farms, served three years in the Peace Corps in Guatemala and Panama, more farms, then worked in clinical research. My husband and I met when we were assigned to the same village as Peace Corps volunteers and intentionally moved to the Ann Arbor area when we returned. We have fallen for Michigan and find new gems to appreciate every year. While I attended medical school here at University of Michigan we lived on a farm, which was challenging and completely rewarding. We love the joy of growing our own food, cooking, and fermenting; I also love baking, knitting, and hiking.

Michigan Difference: Michigan's program checked all the boxes.  Professionally: exposure to clinical volume, supportive atmosphere, faculty that truly care about the wellbeing and success of their learners, and research opportunities (particularly the PPSTP). Personally: Small city with vibrant local businesses and the ability to live on a farm within commuting distance to the hospital.

Laura Getchell

Laura Getchell, M.D.
Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University of Michigan 2023-2024

I have been a New Englander all my life: I was born and raised in southern Maine, attended college at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where I played softball and majored in Neuroscience, and completed medical school through the Tufts University School of Medicine – Maine Track Program. While I love New England and hope to eventually make my way back there someday, I decided to spread my wings and fly west to Michigan for my Pediatric Residency to experience a new part of the country and because everyone who has ever lived in Ann Arbor has nothing but great things to say about it. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, running, hiking, swimming, biking, baking, crossword puzzles, and spending time with all the residency dogs, including my perfect little monster puppy, Frankie!

Michigan Difference: I chose Michigan because of the people and the pride that everyone has for Michigan! The faculty and residents I met on my interview day were friendly, kind, and seemed genuinely interested in me as a person, and the pride they all displayed for the place they work and the patients they serve was contagious.
 

Emily Masterson

Emily Masterson, M.D.
Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University of Michigan 2023-2024

I spent the first 22 years of my life in sunny Arizona but have always had a special place in my heart for the Mitten State. Growing up, I spent summers visiting my grandparents in Northern Michigan along the Lake Michigan shoreline. I studied biomedical engineering and mathematics at the University of Arizona (Bear Down!) prior to moving to North Carolina for medical school. When I'm not working, you can find me running, hiking, playing volleyball, swimming, biking along the Huron River, riding my Peloton, rock climbing, or walking dogs. I am interested in a career in cardiology and hope to combine my background in medical device design with clinical care.

Michigan Difference: I am continually impressed by the intelligence, humor, and kindness of my co-residents. As a part of the University of Michigan community, Michigan Medicine has incredible access to multidisciplinary collaboration, research, and community engagement. The easy access to both nature and the big city of Detroit make Ann Arbor a great place to live and work!

 

House Officers

Our residents receive in-depth training in all facets of pediatrics from faculty who are committed to providing an exceptional residency experience. Please click on the links below to see a full list of our residents.

Pediatric House Officers PGY - 1 

Pediatric House Officers PGY - 2

Pediatric House Officers PGY - 3

Pediatric House Officers PGY - 4

Program Administrators

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Andrea DelGuidice, C-TAGME 

 

 

 

 

 

LaGail Green

LaGail Green

 

 

 

 

 

Casey Schmidt

Casey Schmidt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants are a crucial part of every inpatient team and are a hallmark of an innovative, resident-responsive pediatric residency program. They optimize resident learning by taking responsibility for a significant number of administrative tasks that traditionally were assigned to residents including scheduling follow-up appointments, obtaining outside hospital lab results, imaging, and records, coordinating multidisciplinary rounds, and much more.

Beyond all of this, Resident Assistants serve as moral support for our residents and have become an integral part of our residency family. We love them and remain continually thankful for their help and assistance. Please meet the team!

Alicia

Alicia: Hematology/Oncology Resident Assistant

I started at Michigan Medicine in 2012 and became a Resident Assistant in 2022.  I have really enjoyed my time here with the Hematology /Oncology team! I will always try to help my residents to the best of my ability with a smiling face.  My husband and I have a beautiful baby boy who is almost a year and half old! We love to travel, camp, garden, and snowboard!

 

 

Deb M Resident Assistant

Brittany: General Maize Resident Assistant
I started working at Michigan Medicine in 2021 at the Northville Health Center and became a Resident Assistant at Mott in 2022. I am very grateful to be working with our wonderful Residents and fellow RAs. I graduated from Madonna University and got married in 2021. My husband and I keep busy with our little puppy Luna. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and coaching.

  

 

Deb M Resident Assistant

Deb M: General Blue Resident Assistant
I joined Michigan Medicine after a lifetime of many adventures. I owned and operated restaurants for over 27 years. I also worked for a school district managing four kitchens, camps, and catering events for 10 years. On an exciting note, my husband and I joined our local fire department as Medical Responders and FireFighters. My family loves boating, biking and “Day Trips.” In the fall and winter Friday night’s are reserved for family game nights.

  

 

KC Resident Assistant

KC: GI/Endo Resident Assistant
I came to the residency program in 2019 and have really enjoyed working with all the residents; previously, I worked at Michigan Medicine’s Interpreter Services for 12 years. I went to school at Eastern Michigan University and still live in the area with my partner and way too many cats. I like to read, knit, and make baskets and jewelry out of wire.

 

  

Kim Resident Assistant

Kim: Resident Assistant Supervisor
I started at Michigan Medicine in 2002 and became a Resident Assistant in 2007. I enjoy meeting the new residents every year and watch them progress through the program. I also accepted the supervisor position in 2018. I like to travel, camp with family, bike, and tube with friends.

 

 

Nina, Resident Assistant

Nina: Newborn/Weekend Coverage Resident Assistant
I started working at Michigan Medicine in 2021 at Mott Children’s Emergency Department as an ED Tech. I then transitioned to the Resident Assistant role in 2023. I graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Health Services, with a minor in Social Work and Addiction Studies. As the float/newborn Resident Assistant, I strive to bring positive energy into whichever room I am needed in. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time and relaxing with my husband and our children.

 

 

Lori resident assistant

LaKetra: Cardiology Resident Assistant
I started working at Michigan Medicine in 2019 as a temp. clerk on 11W-Congential Heart floor & became permanent in Feb. 2020. I was on 11W for only a short time when I became really interested in Peds. Cardiology and the amazing work they do, so in 2022 when I was given a change to become a Resident Assistant for their team, it felt like it was meant to be. I pride myself on bringing a positive vibe into the team room every day. I’m here to lighten the residents load in any way I can, even just being a listening ear or the one you can vent to. Fun Fact: I prefer to be called Ketra (pronounced key-tra ). I love listening to audio books, traveling, riding rollercoasters, and spend quality time with my husband and 13 yr. old son.

 
 
 

 

Lori resident assistant

Lori: Float Resident Assistant
I was born in Flint, Michigan and have a degree in elementary education from the University of Michigan Flint. I taught 3rd grade in St. Johns, Michigan and then moved to the Ann Arbor area in 1987. I’ve been employed by the University of Michigan for 33 years and have been a Resident Assistant since 2006. My husband is a pediatric nurse at C.S. Mott’s Children Hospital. I have a son who works as a lab technician and a son who is a law student. I love traveling, hiking, riding bikes and reading.

 
 

 

Lori resident assistant

Madison: Pediatric Surgery Resident Assistant
I started working at Michigan Medicine in 2021 at the Hematology/Oncology Clinic at the Cancer Center. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Children's & Young Adult Literature with a minor in Psychology from Eastern Michigan. I live in Canton, and I have 2 younger siblings – a sister and a brother. When I'm not at work, I enjoy reading, doing puzzles, and playing trivia games.

 

 

Rachel

Rachel: General Wolverine Resident Assistant
I know resident life can be stressful. I enjoy doing my best to take tasks off your plate each day. Music, candy, snacks, laughs or an ear to listen are always readily available in my team room.

 

 

Sandy Resident Assistant

Sandy: Nephro/Pulm Resident Assistant
I have been married for 37 years. I have three children and one granddaughter. I love to read, bowl, and facetime with my granddaughter. I grew up in Detroit and have worked a variety of jobs. I worked as a clerk on 12W for 7 years before transitioning to the Resident Assistant role. There are always sweets in my room.

  

 

Theresa Resident Assistant

Theresa: Well Newborn Resident Assistant
I graduated from the University of Michigan and have been working at Michigan Medicine since 2007. For five years I worked as a clerk in Pediatric Surgery and thereafter as a Resident Assistant in the newborn service. My favorite part of the job is its fast-paced environment, laughing with the team and meeting the wonderful mix of people. My hobbies are running, yoga, hiking, traveling, and playing Bananagrams or Scrabble. 

 

Maegan Resident Assistant

Maegan: NICU/PICU Resident Assistant
I started my career here at Michigan Medicine in September of 2021 in the Care Management Department working as a Case Manager Assistant. While working with the Peds Case Managers, it came to me quickly that my heart was with pediatrics. In March of 2023, I was given the opportunity to become a Resident Assistant within the Residency program here at Mott. I’m here to lighten the residents load and take any tasks off their hands in any way I can, even just being a listening ear. I look forward to spending many more years working with the teams in this truly unique and special program! My hobbies include spending time with my two sons. Going up to my family’s lake house in Barryton, MI. Golfing, even though I am no good at it, and traveling/taking trips with friends and family.