Our Residents

2018-2019 Chief Medical Residents 

 Matthew Ettleson, MD
Matthew Ettleson, MD
Northewestern University
 Shannon Kay, MD
Shannon E. Kay, MD
Stony Brook University
 Kevin Platt, MD
Kevin D. Platt, MD
University of Southern California
Meaghan E. Trainor, MD
University of Wisconsin

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Matthew Ettleson, MD

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Michigan
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Professional Interests: My primary medical interests are internal medicine and endocrinology. I plan to start endocrinology fellowship next summer. My research background is primarily in clinical research, in which I have explored a variety of topics, including bariatric surgery, inpatient glycemic management, lab testing surrounding cardiac catheterization and most recently, medullary thyroid cancer. I have been lucky enough to work with numerous colleagues and mentors throughout the years, and my portfolio has grown since joining Michigan Medicine. I also serve a leadership role in a resident and fellow organization dedicated to medical education and curriculum development.

Personal Interests: From the spring to the late fall, I enjoy spending time playing and practicing golf (and getting others to the course, as well!). I try to keep up with a few podcasts and YouTube channels that feature experts in golf architecture. I also enjoy hanging out at Bill’s Beer Garden with friends after work or trying out new restaurants in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

What I Enjoy About Practicing at the University of Michigan: Ann Arbor has been a wonderful place to live and train over the last three years. The Michigan Medicine community has been as friendly and welcoming as my first few weeks as an intern. The mentors I have worked with have been invaluable in my development as a physician, and the program leadership and staff have been incredibly supportive. The resident community is also pretty close-knit, which I believe fosters a very collegial atmosphere inside and outside the hospital.

Shannon Kay, MD

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Michigan
Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Professional Interests: I have a broad interest in medical education, which I hope to develop and explore further during my chief year. I am currently applying for fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine. I have specific research interests in patient reported outcomes in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis as well as healthcare utilization in the intensive care unit. My ultimate career aspirations are to become an academic pulmonologist and intensivist.

Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family, including my incredible husband Brad, our wonderful son Nolan, and our sweet dog Maizy. I am a native New Yorker-turned-Detroit sports fans, and especially enjoy cheering on the Red Wings, Lions, and Michigan football alongside our Michigan friends and family (although I still hold a special place in my heart for the NY Jets, sorry Brad). When I am not at work or tweeting on our UM_IntMedCMR account, I also enjoy cooking, baking, shopping, and working out.

What I Enjoy About Practicing at the University of Michigan: Ann Arbor has truly become home over the past 3+ years. I consider myself tremendously lucky to train alongside brilliant co-residents and under the guidance of world-renowned faculty, all of whom inspire me each and every day. Our internal medicine residency program has not only helped me work toward my career goals, but it has also been incredibly supportive for myself and my growing family.

Kevin Platt, MD

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Michigan
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Professional Interests: I intend to pursue a career in gastroenterology and am currently applying to fellowship. I am engaged in health services and quality improvement research involving GI cancer detection and surveillance. Specifically, I have been studying patient preferences in the setting of suboptimal bowel preparation and factors affecting sensitivity of endoscopic ultrasound in the evaluation of pancreatic masses.

Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with friends and family, preferably outdoors. I enjoy traveling internationally and exploring various cultures. I am a big sports fan of Baltimore, USC, and now U of M sports.

What I Enjoy About Practicing at the University of Michigan: The best part of practicing at the University of Michigan is the people. The people here create an incredible environment where everybody works as a team to provide the best patient care and the best medical training. We are surrounded by incredible faculty and peers, who thrive in their roles as mentors, educators, and friends. Moreover, Ann Arbor is a wonderful and easy place to live, and the small town helps foster a tight-knit community both in and out of the hospital.

Meaghan Trainor, MD

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Professional Interests: I am clinically interested in Palliative and Hospice Medicine and currently applying to HPM fellowship. In academic medicine, my interests include resident wellness and curriculum development. I completed the University of Wisconsin Madison's "Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health" program and hope to include under-served medicine in my future practice. 

Personal Interests: Currently one of the most exciting parts of my life is watching my infant daughter grow and develop. In addition to my daughter, I also have a wonderful dog who loves being a big brother. My husband and I enjoy spending time with friends, trying new restaurants, and hiking/kayaking. I've run 7 half marathons in the past and have set a goal of running my first since baby in fall 2019.

What I Enjoy About Practicing at the University of Michigan: The reason I initially chose to come to Michigan and why I continue to love my job every day is simply the people I am surrounded by in the program and throughout the hospital. I've made lifelong friends during residency who are invaluable. Moreover, the culture here is entirely collegial and centered on providing excellent patient care. The city of Ann Arbor is livable, welcoming, and has tons of activities and events to keep me busy.

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