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Internal Medicine Residency Team

Steven Pearson

Steven B. Pearson, MD, MACP
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Steven B. Pearson has been the Internal Medicine Residency Program director for more than 20 years. Medical education has been a passion for his entire career. Dr. Pearson has been involved with the American College of Physicians during his tenure as program director and this relationship has had a strong positive influence on the program. Outside of work, Dr. Pearson seeks every opportunity he can to connect with nature, and he and his wife have developed a strong mutual interest in nature and wildlife photography.

Rachel Hawker

Rachel M. Hawker, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Rachel Hawker is the associate program director. She is a hospitalist and has a Certificate of Completion (COC) for critical care ultrasound.  In her free time, Dr. Hawker enjoys being a puzzler, reading, playing board games and traveling to new places with her family in their Piper Twin Comanche airplane. Fun fact: She has a landing strip in her backyard!

Cindy Leitz, C-TAGME

Cindy Leitz, C-TAGME
Internal Medicine Residency Program Specialist
celeitz@gundersenhealth.org
(608) 775-1910

Cindy Leitz is the residency coordinator for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. In her free time, Cindy enjoys gardening (flowers) and spending time with her family. Fun fact: She is an eye-rolling champion (according to current and past residents).

Elizabeth Parent

Elizabeth Parent
Internal Medicine Senior Office Assistant

Elizabeth (Lizz) Parent is the Internal Medicine Resident Program office assistant. She spends her time away from work reading fictional books, traveling, camping and spending time with her husband and children. Fun fact: Tie-dye is her favorite color!


Meet our current residents

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