2020-21 Chief Residents

Matthew Byrne, MD

Matthew Byrne, MD

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

I grew up in a military family and have lived in a fair amount of states and countries prior to attending Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for medical school. After completing my Transitional Year in San Antonio, I served as a Special Operations Forces Medical Element Flight Surgeon for three years, spending time in both Iraq and Afghanistan. 

I chose the University of Michigan for the people — the faculty and staff genuinely care for residents and our education. I also know that I will be able to take care of the "sickest of the sick" after training in Ann Arbor for three years.  

Being a Chief Resident is the best opportunity to work for my fellow residents and be their advocate, especially as we work to survive and thrive in these pandemic times.

 

Kirsten Groody, MD

Kirsten Groody, MD

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

I grew up in Vernon Hills, Ill., (45 min north of Chicago) and attended the University of Notre Dame for undergrad, where I majored in Science-Business. I circled back to the Chicago-area and went to Loyola University for medical school. After residency, I am planning to pursue a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia. 

 

Chelsea Halsted, DO

Chelsea Halsted, DO

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

I was born and raised in Lapeer, Mich. Following undergrad at Michigan State University, I worked as a pharmacy technician for a year until I moved to attend medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

I chose the University of Michigan for residency because I knew I would receive excellent training after taking care of complex patients and learning how to provide anesthesia for them in unique, complicated surgeries. I knew I would leave the residency as a well-prepared and knowledgeable anesthesiologist after learning from faculty who have excelled in research, board examination prep and clinical work.

I am honored to be a chief resident to represent our residency and advocate for our residents throughout the year.

 

Connor Snarskis, MD

Connor Snarskis, MD

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
I grew up in Illinois, where I attended both undergraduate and medical school. Residency brought me here to Michigan and I have not regretted a moment since.
 
I chose the University of Michigan for a few reasons. Coming here to interview, I quickly bonded with the people that make this department so special. When you train at Michigan, you become a part of the Michigan Anesthesia family. While our department is fortunate to have a group of considerate and genuine colleagues, it is also home to outstanding clinicians and world-class researchers in the field. I sincerely believe that graduating from Michigan residency, will prepare you to succeed in any career path you may choose.
 
Having also come to Ann Arbor for a conference during medical school, I fell in love with the town. Ann Arbor has great things to do, especially when it comes to outdoor activities and food scenes.
 
Being elected as a chief is an honor. I look forward to serving and advocating for my fellow residents throughout the year. To those interested in training here, we look forward to meeting you.