Program Leadership

               Emily Borman-Shoap speaking   chief residents   mike pitt speaking

Emily Borman-Shoap, MD - Program Director

Emily Borman-Shoap, MD - Program Director

Emily Borman-Shoap, MD

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Dr. Borman-Shoap is the residency program director.  Her areas of focus include mentorship, competency-based medical education, and assessment of learner performance.  In addition to her work with the residency program, Dr. Borman-Shoap serves as a medical student faculty advisor.  Her clinical practice is in general outpatient pediatrics.  Dr. Borman-Shoap works closely with the educational team of associate program directors and residency coordinators in her oversight of the residency program.  She is active in the national pediatric program director’s association, the APPD, serving as the Chair of the Learning Technology Task Force.

 

Amy Gaug - Senior Residency Program Adminstrator

Amy Gaug - Senior Residency Program Adminstrator

Amy Gaug

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Amy is the Pediatric Residency Program contact for all questions regarding ERAS applications, recruitment and interview information. Please contact her at gaugx002@umn.edu with questions. 

Bryce Binstadt, MD, PhD - Assistant Program Director

Bryce Binstadt, MD, PhD - Assistant Program Director

Bryce Binstadt, MD, PhD

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Dr. Binstadt’s efforts in the Residency Program focus on recruiting and mentoring residents in the Pediatric Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) and other residents pursuing academic investigative careers.  He is an NIH-funded investigator with a laboratory in the University of Minnesota’s Center for Immunology and a practicing pediatric rheumatologist.  Dr. Binstadt is involved in medical education at several levels, serving also as an Associate Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) and as Director of the Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship.

Sonja Colianni, MD - Associate Program Director

Sonja Colianni, MD - Associate Program Director

Sonja Colianni, MD

Hennepin County Medical Center

Dr. Colianni is the Director of Pediatric Medical Education at Hennepin County Medical Center. She coordinates rotations for residents and medical students in the the inpatient units, the newborn nursery, and the pediatric clinic. She works and teaches as a general pediatrician in a community clinic, continuity clinic, the newborn nursery, and as an inpatient attending at HCMC. She also serves as the Continuity Clinic Director and arranges the Primary Care Fundamentals rotation for interns. She is passionate about providing residents with a strong foundation in primary care, community health and care of the underserved, as well as about promoting a culture of mentorship and feedback within the residency.

 

Thomas George, MD - Associate Program Director

Thomas George, MD - Associate Program Director

Thomas George, MD

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

 Dr. George is Director of Clinical Services for the Division of Neonatology at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.  His interests are in assessing trainee competency and in resident & faculty mentoring.   He serves as Chair of the Residency Review Committee.  As Medical Director for the UMMCH NICU, he plays roles in education at the resident and fellow level, in administration/program development and in outreach and neonatal CME activities for general pediatricians.

Erin King, MD - Associate Program Director

Erin King, MD - Associate Program Director

Erin King, MD

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN

Dr. King is a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Minnesota and Site Director for the Teaching Service on the Minneapolis Campus.  She is an active participant in resident recruitment and mentoring those interested in Hospital Medicine.  Additional activities within the Pediatric Residency Program include focus on quality improvement, standardization of care transitions, and faculty development within a community hospital setting.  At the University, she participates in the Adjunct Faculty Committee, medical student recruitment, and Residency Review Committee.

 

Patricia Hobday, MD - Associate Program Director

Patricia Hobday, MD - Associate Program Director

Patricia Hobday, MD

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Dr. Hobday’s efforts in the Residency Program focus on the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) pilot project and related areas of competency-based assessment.  She is a resource for residents interested in subspecialty fellowship as she is a pediatric rheumatologist.  Dr. Hobday’s role as the EPAC Course Director spans the undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education continuum thus she also works with medical students.   

 

 

Maren Olson, MD - Associate Program Director

Maren Olson, MD - Associate Program Director

Maren Olson, MD

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN

Dr. Olson serves as an Associate Director of Medical Education at Children’s Minnesota--St. Paul. She runs the Teaching Service in St. Paul and also works a pediatric hospitalist. She is passionate about mentoring and helped create the Teaching & Learning Communities mentoring program for residents. She is also very interested in promoting resident wellness and teaching about diagnostic error in medicine. In addition, Dr. Olson is the program director for the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Children’s Minnesota.

 

Mike Pitt, MD - Associate Program Director

Mike Pitt, MD - Associate Program Director

Mike Pitt, MD

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Dr. Pitt directs the global health track for the pediatric residency which helps prepare those who plan to participate in clinical and educational work at one of our international partner institutions during residency. He is a hospitalist on the general pediatrics teams at Masonic. He has been involved in several multi-institutional curriculum roll-outs and is most interested in teaching with and teaching others to use non-traditional forms of education including game-based learning, simulation, chalk-talks, e-learning, and emphasizes the importance of being intentional with design and aesthetic when teaching. He also helps oversee several initiatives to encourage and support resident scholarly activity.

 

Lauren Sepp - Residency Program Administrator, EPAC Coordinator

Lauren Sepp - Residency Program Administrator, EPAC Coordinator

Lauren Sepp

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Alex Sandberg - Residency Program Administrator

Alex Sandberg - Residency Program Administrator

Alex Sandberg

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital