Meet Our Residents

Class of 2022

EM Residents Class of 2022

Nick Alsofrom, M.D.

Nick Alsofrom

Hometown: Burlington, VT
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Mountain biking, skiing, traveling
What excites you about EM at UVM: Both the patients and staff at UVMMC are second to none. As a tertiary care center for a large area, we get to care for patients with a variety of ailments from a variety of backgrounds. Also, the collegial atmosphere at UVMMC is hard to beat. Finally, after spending 6 years in Colorado, some time in California, and 4 years in Boston, I’m excited to be back in BTV.
Future plans: Spend more time as a doctor in the ED than a patient. Learn to be a great doctor.

Aaron Blau, M.D.

Aaron Blau

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Skiing, kayaking, rafting, unreliable cars
What excites you about EM at UVM: The chance to learn from a passionate faculty and join them in growing a new program.

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Michael Carson

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Hobbies: Boating, fishing, backpacking, bowhunting, mountain biking...really anything that gets me outdoors with family and friends.
What excites you about EM at UVM: The EM faculty are supportive and enthusiastic, and the medical center as a whole is a collegial and fun work environment. There are numerous opportunities to practice leadership skills and to help pioneer this amazing program. Also, Burlington, VT is an exciting place and there are countless opportunities to explore just about anything you can imagine.
Future plans: To circumnavigate the earth in a boat....and to learn as much as I can over the next 3 years so I am prepared to deliver outstanding care wherever my career in EM takes me!

Madison Daly, M.D.

Madison Daly

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY
Medical School: Zucker SOM at Hofstra/Northwell
Hobbies: skiing, chilling with my dog, crocheting, true crime podcasts.
What excites you about EM at UVM: being able to work with and learn from the nurses, techs, pharmacists, attendings, and everyone else in the ED. 
Future plans: Master ultrasounding and overall be a great EM physician

Noah Rohrer, M.D.

Noah Rohrer

Hometown: Cambridge, MA
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, snowboarding, scuba diving, learning new instruments, stained glass cutting, woodworking
Future plans: Searching for the perfect hidden campsite on my days off

Chance Sullivan, M.D.

Chance Sullivan

Hometown: Winterset, Iowa
Medical school: University of Iowa
Hobbies: Anything outside: climbing, skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, and searching for the best food truck in Burlington
What excites you about EM at UVM: The people, without a doubt. From the senior attendings to the youngest nurses, everyone has a contagious passion for UVM, emergency medicine, and the community in general. You will not find a group of more genuinely kind people! 
Future plans: Wilderness medicine fellowship, global health projects, perfecting my kayak roll, and/or becoming a dog daddy. 

Class of 2023

second class of EM residents at cvmc


Wendell Bliss

Hometown: Geneva, Ohio
Medical school: University of Louisville
Hobbies: Cooking, climbing, fly fishing, photography, playing in the snow, and riding bicycles.
What excites you about EM at UVM: The program here has so many unique things! The faculty and staff here are excited about creating and growing a new residency and I think that the residents are really benefiting from that energy. The opportunity to practice in a variety of settings, both large academic and smaller outlying hospitals, lets you frame your practice around the resources that you have available. Not to mention that the people and location are fantastic!
Future plans: Preparing to become the best “small town ED physician,” growing my own food, building a sauna, and finding morels. 

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Emily Guy

Hometown: Boyceville, WI
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Hobbies: Mountain biking, bikepacking, hiking, running, paddle boarding, trying (and failing at) various winter sports, eating tacos and drinking margaritas.
What excites you about EM at UVM: I found that all-elusive “fit” during my away rotation at UVMMC. Every single person in the department is phenomenal, from the scribes, nurses, and techs, to the attendings. The faculty here are both a joy to be around and incredibly dedicated to teaching. I easily learned more during my 4 weeks at UVM than during any other medical school experience. I am stoked not only to continue learning from this stellar group of people but also to help build and shape what is already an amazing program. Not to mention, Burlington has basically everything you could ever want/need: every type of outdoor activity, great food and beer, and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.
Future plans: Find a winter sport, figure out how to doctor, maybe get a dog.

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Nektarios Konstantinopoulos

Hometown: Huntington, VT
Medical School: Larner College of Medicine at UVM
Hobbies: Anything outdoors, putting trees on the ground, and sugaring.
What excites you about EM at UVM: top notch faculty with diverse interests.  Providing care in a variety of low resource environments.
Future plans: Provide great care to each and every patient who walks in the door of the ED.  And, hopefully become an outstanding EM attending in the great state of Vermont.  

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Jake Lehman

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Medical School: Larner College of Medicine at UVM
Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, running, sitting on beaches and occasionally beating my friends in Mario Kart.  
What excites you about EM at UVM: To continue my education with the best teachers in a demanding yet supportive environment. Being able to get off shift and spend time in Burlington on the waterfront or eating on Church St.  
Future plans: Exploring global health opportunities internationally and with Indian Health Services. Perfect home culinary skills and start a small farm. Pay for my own Netflix subscription.

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John Priester

Hometown: Grafton, VT
Medical school: Tulane University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Trail running, surfing, snowboarding, and spending time outdoors with my children.
What excites you about EM at UVM: After spending the past 18 years in California and Louisiana, I am excited to return to Vermont to continue my medical training. The EM program at UVM offers outstanding training in a truly unique environment. The faculty and staff at UVM are passionate about teaching emergency medicine, and Burlington offers access to just about any outdoor activity you could think of.  I am excited to be a part of this growing program.
Future plans: Become the best EM physician that I can be.


Xavier Schwartz

Hometown: Menomonie, WI
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Hobbies: Mountain biking, cross-country skiing, windsurfing, bikepacking, sewing bikepacking gear, playing the piano and ukulele (not at the same time).
What excites you about EM at UVM: I rotated as a visiting student, and I’m pretty sure UVM has the best group of attendings and staff I’ve ever worked with. I’m excited to learn from them and help build what I think is already one of the best programs in the country. When I’m not at work, Burlington is pretty much impossible to beat when it comes to outdoor access, especially in a town where I can bike to work in less than 20 minutes.
Future plans: Get better at sewing and windsurfing, but mostly to get better at doctoring. Learn to provide top-notch care everywhere from an academic department to the side of a trail.

Class of 2024

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Dan Bak 

Hometown: Stowe, VT
Medical school: University of Vermont
Hobbies: Skiing, biking, surfing
What excites you about EM at UVM: The group, which is made up of smart, down to earth, good people who are invested in the program. The access to the outdoors is also incredible.
Future plans: Become the best EM physician I can, lots of ultrasound, explore new backcountry ski zones, and bike as much as possible.

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Kunal Chohan

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Medical school: University of Miami
Hobbies: Music, all things food and drink, meditation, travel, large bodies of water, hiking
What excites you about EM at UVM: A kind and remarkable culture that puts people first. The opportunity to shape an emerging program. Experience practicing low resource medicine. Life in paradise here in Burlington.
Future plans: Survive and thrive through residency and winter. Learn to shred skiing. Become the kindest and most incredible EM physician I can be.

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KC Collier

Hometown: Moved a bunch growing up both East and West Coasts
Medical school: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hobbies: Reading and walks by the lake, paddling, gardening, cooking and baking new recipes, spending time with family and friends, struggling at guitar, impromptu dance parties.
What excites you about EM at UVM: Being a part of a growing program with powerhouse faculty, wicked smart and fun residents in a beautiful place! What’s not to love!
Future plans: Enjoy residency and all the perks Vermont has to offer.

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Stephen Hobson

Hometown: Flushing, Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and son, going on family adventures and road trips, playing guitar and drums, reading science fiction, making my son laugh.
What excites you about EM at UVM: I first came to Vermont for a medical course at the Army Mountain Warfare School and absolutely loved the state. Everybody talks about finding the right “fit” for residency, and I definitely felt that with the faculty and residents at UVM.
Future plans: Explore opportunities as an EM doctor in wilderness medicine and medical education and enjoy the many outdoor activities Vermont has to offer!

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Ashley McCormick

Hometown: West Chester, PA
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Reading, fly fishing, hiking, trail running, exploring local craft breweries, perfecting that first batch of morning coffee, bouldering, being a dog mom and crazy plant lady.
What excites you about EM at UVM: I could go on and on about everything that excites me about this program, but for those adult learners with short attention spans like me: I ultimately chose UVM for the people, the program philosophy, and the culture – this is a progressive and adaptable program that embraces the humanity of every patient, places equal value on each team member’s role to deliver optimal patient-centered care, and offers a support system chock full of mentors that truly care about their residents as human beings in and (especially) out of the hospital.
Future plans: Learn from the best, care for the community, start a farm with my wife, and discover the best hazy IPA in Burlington. 

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Daniel Peters

Hometown: Nashville, TN
Medical school: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Hobbies: Running, biking, disc golfing, playing Settlers of Catan
What excites you about EM at UVM: The combination of innovative leadership, diverse clinical training sites, and outdoorsy-ness of Burlington make for an excellent residency experience. I’m excited to be part of a young, growing program with a team of supportive faculty physicians from a diverse set of backgrounds.
Future plans: Career-wise: hopefully a mix of academia/administration and community EM. Personally: spend as much time outside as possible; be an engaged community member.