2019-20 Chief Residents

Jennifer Blume

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

I grew up in Illinois and moved to Michigan for medical school and residency. The reason I selected Michigan was for the endless opportunities I knew I would have with respect to clinical training, education, and research.  I also knew the University of Michigan graduates are exceptionally trained anesthesiologists who are highly qualified and prepared for any situation. I have the opportunity to learn from our distinguished faculty members in regards to board preparation, procedures, and clinical management. If you are interested in research, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the top anesthesiology investigators in the country. I think the best attribute the University of Michigan has to offer is the people who work here, they truly are incredible and become part of your family. 

Storm Horine

University of Michigan Medical School

 I am thrilled to be one of the chief residents. I was raised in Connecticut and went to college at Johns Hopkins, majoring in Psychology. I have always had a passion for teaching, so I moved to Boston to teach the MCAT before coming to University of Michigan for medical school. I knew I had to go into Anesthesiology after seeing the field’s blend of fast procedures and medical management with near-instant effects. I knew I wanted to stay at Michigan after meeting the residents and seeing how exceptionally well trained and happy they were. I cannot wait to represent my class throughout the year


Omar Malas

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

I grew up in East Lansing, Michigan in a close-knit Muslim family and did my undergraduate education at the University of Michigan. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago I was ecstatic to return to Michigan for residency. I chose to come to Michigan because I loved how each physician balanced being exceptionally well-read and clinically confident with being easy-going and kind. Learning from some of the world’s best clinicians and distinguished researchers every day at Michigan is an incredible privilege, particularly when combined with our collegial and nurturing culture that helps facilitate resident growth and development. The Anesthesiology Department also provides the support, education, and physician network that ensure success for residents well after their residency. As a chief resident I am honored to serve my incredibly talented fellow residents and continue to advance the already robust clinical, educational, and social resources that make Michigan’s Department of Anesthesiology one of the best in the world.

Katherine Rodenbeck

Georgetown University School of Medicine

I grew up in Indiana and then fled east for medical school at Georgetown in Washington, DC. I came to the University of Michigan because I was confident that I would receive excellent training in a facility that provides exposure to all types of surgery and anesthesia. Michigan prepares it’s residents for careers in any and every specialty possible. Our faculty come from across the country (and world) to be a part of the development and education of our residents. The Michigan family is truly unique and fosters relationships that will continue with me regardless of geography.  As a Chief Resident, I am honored to serve and represent my dedicated co-residents, as well as the future classes of Michigan anesthesiology residents.