Our Residents

2019-2020 Chief Medical Residents

Marcus Geer, MD
Marcus Geer, MD

Marcus Geer, MD
Chief Medical Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
University of Toledo 

Professional Interests: My professional interests are an amalgam of three passions: malignant hematology, clinical research, and medical education. I was interested in Hem/Onc coming into residency and my experience with the breadth of pathology and clinical investigation at Michigan Medicine (alongside the amazing patients and providers that you interact with every day) only solidified that choice. I was fortunate to work with wonderful research mentors early in my residency and recently was able to publish the results of two different projects. The first, with the help of Dr. Tycel Phillips, characterized the clinical features and outcomes of patients with intravascular large cell lymphoma, a rare form of mature B-cell lymphoma. The second project was a collaboration between our acute leukemia and bone marrow transplant groups and retrospectively analyzed outcomes in patients with acute myeloid leukemia and a mutation in the FLT3 gene when they received the drug Sorafenib following a stem cell transplant. I hope to build upon these experiences during a Hem/Onc fellowship and pursue prospective early phase clinical trial work in the future. 

Personal Interests: My personal interests dramatically shifted earlier this year when my wife and I welcomed our first child, Emery, into the world. It’s been amazing to see him grow and change every day through the bleary eyes of a new parent and I can’t say enough about the incredible support from our University of Michigan family. I also enjoy working on our home, just down the road in Ypsilanti, that we purchased at the start of residency. It has been a cozy place to have friends over for s'mores around a fire, host a team dinner, or just unwind after the workday. On the weekends, we love to explore the restaurants and events of Ann Arbor and Detroit with friends. I love learning about history and current events, usually through a podcast while doing the dishes, as well as struggling through the New York Times daily crossword. 

What I Enjoy About Practicing at the University of Michigan: First off: The People. Simple as that. Everything else that UofM offers (the exceptional education, research, and patient care opportunities) is compounded and amplified because of a culture of collegiality at both the program and institutional level. Residency is hard, but long days go fast when you enjoy the company of colleagues and program staff at every level.


Christopher Grondin, MD
Christopher Grondin, MD

Christopher Grondin, MD
VA Chief Medical Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
University of Michigan

Professional Interests: I will be pursuing a career as an academic hospitalist next year. My research interests lie in patient safety, quality improvement, and high-value care. I’m especially interested in electronic health record interventions, which can be powerful tools to alter ordering patterns while enabling education in a system with considerable turnover with new trainees. I’m also interested in education and take part in teaching our HO1 and HO2 patient safety/quality improvement curriculum. In the future, as a hospitalist, I plan to realize the tripartite mission of clinical care, teaching, and research.

Personal Interests: I’m an avid traveler and frequent flyer mile enthusiast. My wife and I especially enjoy adventures off the beaten path – such as our trips to Egypt or the Amazon. I also love camping, hiking, and (inflatable) boating. We recently bought a condo, which has seen me attempt home improvement projects far outside of my skills, and adopted a mini Husky puppy – CoCo – who we’ve loved caring for.

What I Enjoy About Practicing at the University of Michigan:  The University of Michigan has exceptional medical students, residents, and faculty along with a collegial atmosphere that enables a strong learning environment. I had the privilege of undertaking my undergraduate, medical school, and residency training at Michigan. You’ll frequently see people who came for 3-4 years stay – a testament in and of itself to what a fantastic environment this is. Plus, Ann Arbor is an amazing town with numerous things to do and wonderful dining!


Alexandria Miller, MD
Alexandria Miller, MD

Alexandria Miller, MD
Chief Medical Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
Ohio State University

Professional Interests: I am planning to pursue a fellowship in Cardiology next year.  My research during residency at the University of Michigan has focused on the pathophysiology of heart failure with preserved ejections fraction as well as the echocardiographic evaluation of systolic and diastolic function.  I am additionally very interested in medical education and curriculum development.  I am currently working to initiate an ultrasound curriculum for internal medicine residents while rotating on the critical care medicine services and am also a member of the leadership committee for the COMET (Community of Medical Educators in Training).  In the future, I foresee a career in cardiology as a clinical educator with plans to continue to pursue research in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and echocardiographic evaluation of cardiac function.

Personal Interests: What I enjoy most is spending time with my family and friends! I love exploring Ann Arbor as well as Detroit and its suburbs. My husband and I travel frequently as well, whether it be home to Columbus, OH to see family or to various locations across the US to visit friends. Our favorite trip every year is to Northern Michigan and Canada for vacation! We love exploring all the small towns around Grand Traverse Bay, going to vineyards for wine tastings, and spending time on the water boating and sailing. Another one of our more recent hobbies is taking care of our recently adopted golden retriever puppy. Otherwise I love reading mystery novels and enjoy exercising and trying to learn to cook.  

What I Enjoy About Practicing at the University of Michigan: I think that the most amazing thing about working at the University of Michigan is the culture of the institution. Everyone that you work with is not only kind and compassionate but also experts in their field and enthusiastic to spread there knowledge to learners.  This culture permeates across specialties and at every level in the institution and it has been very exciting  to see this first hand as a chief resident.  Outside of the hospital, overall Ann Arbor is an awesome town to live in and explore!


Molly Tokaz, MD
Molly Tokaz, MD

Molly Tokaz, MD
Chief Medical Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
Baylor College of Medicine

Professional Interests: I am planning to pursue a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology next year. My research while at University of Michigan has focused on creating a database looking at next generation sequencing results for lymphoma patients and the clinical application of treatment recommendations for measurable patient outcomes. I am interested in clinical stewardship and application of new emerging technologies in oncology through clinical trial research. Additionally, I started my road to medicine working on HIV in South Africa, and global health continues to be a cornerstone of my professional goals. I hope to incorporate Global Hematology/Oncology into my career through clinical investigation research in Sub-Saharan Africa.   

Personal Interests: I am generally a fan of everything outdoors! I love skiing (less available in Michigan) as well as backpacking, running and biking (abundantly available in Michigan). One of my favorite things about living in Ann Arbor is the network of trails to run on and the accessibility of everything by bike. I was a comparative literature major in college, so always have a fiction book open on my bedside table, and having grown up in Austin, I am a big fan of live music- the ARK has become our music home in Michigan. I otherwise enjoy porch sitting, our hammock and exploring with our friends and my family (when they come to visit)!

What I Enjoy About Practicing at the University of Michigan: Undoubtedly, what drew me first to Michigan was the community of practitioners in the hospital. There is an open friendliness and collegiality that permeates through all levels of staff in the hospital that is surprising even for a southerner! The incredible talents and expertise of those we get to work with is only matched by their humility, and I am grateful to learn from physicians as kind and empathetic as they are brilliant. For Michigan, having never lived in the Midwest, I have become a fan of the seasons- fall colors, winter cross country skiing, spring tulips and summer gardens/dock sitting. Ann Arbor is a vibrant place to live, and Detroit and the lake are only a short jaunt away.


Raymond Yeow, MD
Raymond Yeow, MD

Raymond Yeow, MD
Chief Medical Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Professional Interests: My medical interests include Internal Medicine and Cardiology, specifically Interventional/Structural Cardiology. My research is primarily focused on improving care delivery and streamlining transitions of care for AMI and CHF patients. I presently serve as Co-Chair of the House Officer Quality and Safety Council (HOQSC) and I will be serving as one of the JAMA IM Teachable Moment Editorial Fellows for this coming year. As I envision my future career, I foresee myself as a clinician educator with a research focus on patient safety, quality improvement, and high-value care.

Personal Interests: I LOVE all things sports and am particularly passionate about U of M teams! Having grown up in Michigan (Ann Arbor, specifically), I have come to enjoy many outdoor activities such as kayaking, tubing, and biking. My wife and I also love to travel and we have been to Singapore, Malaysia, Ireland, Iceland, and Thailand to name a few! In my free time, I enjoy exercising, reading, and spending time with my wife, family, and friends.

What I Enjoy About Practicing at the University of Michigan: The best part of the University of Michigan is the community and the collegiate environment it fosters. You immediately feel right at home here and the faculty are all great mentors and educators. Additionally, Ann Arbor is a wonderful place to live and a great community for raising kids and family. There is no shortage of activities throughout the year and the proximity to other neighboring cities is sure to keep you busy!

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House Officers IV (Med-Peds)

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