Class of 2017

Resident Brief Bio

Elizabeth "Brett" Daily, MD
Elizabeth "Brett" Daily, MD

Undergraduate: Colorado College
Medical School: University of Kansas SOM
Why Arizona and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix: The people in this program! I was also looking for a program that placed a large emphasis on evidence-based medicine and trained residents for full spectrum medicine. Since there is a Level 1 trauma center, I feel this is a perfect environment to learn Family Medicine. As mentioned before, the people in this program are absolutely hands down some of the most incredible individuals I have ever worked with. I’m so happy to be here at Family Medicine.

Kalina Ehrenreich-Piot, DO
Kalina Ehrenreich-Piot, DO

Undergraduate: Brandeis University
Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Why Arizona and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix: Living in Phoenix for two years during med school, I came to love how outdoor-friendly it is here. I chose this program for the amazing people! Everyone’s passion for their work, commitment to their patients and support and camaraderie for one another is truly contagious. I’m so excited to be here.

Katy Kirk, MD

Katy Kirk, MD

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Medical School: Brody at East Carolina University
Why Arizona and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix: To live closer to my sister and her children. But during my visits, I also was smitten with the natural beauty of Arizona and the variety of people and cultures here. And, of course, the warm weather. After doing a Fourth Year rotation here, I knew I had found my new home. The warmth, compassion and relaxed attitude of everyone here was impossible to resist.

Tina McKenzie, MD

Tina McKenzie, MD

Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Medical School: Loyola University, Chicago
Why Arizona and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix: Because of not only my sister, who has been here for several years, but also my church family. Not to mention the constant reminders of the sunny skies and beautiful weather when I was freezing in -40 wind chill temperatures. At Banner, the people, it being a family atmosphere and the philosophy that “this is your residency program.”  

Zoe McMillen, MD

Zoe McMillen, MD

Undergraduate: San Diego State University
Medical School: UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Why Arizona and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix: I met my husband here while in med school, and with our families here as well, it was important to stay here in Arizona. During my Third Year clerkship, I already felt a sense of family among the residents, faculty and staff. I saw how truly happy the residents were. I was drawn to the evidence-based medicine focus, and also, Banner was the perfect mix of an academic and community medicine feel. I felt at home in the program and I’m lucky to be a part of the Banner team.

Caitlin Molloy, DO

Caitlin Lee, DO

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Why Arizona and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix: I was looking for a program with a strong academic focus that would challenge and push me to always be better. Banner provides this in the midst of an incredibly supportive environment. It is a privilege to be here surrounded by so many inspiring people.

Evan Werk, MD

Evan Werk, MD

Undergraduate: Xavier University – Cincinnati 
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Why Arizona and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix: Coming for Spring training to see the Reds play, I have come to love Phoenix. My wife is from Arizona, and despite the hot summers, nothing beats hiking in short sleeves during winter. At Banner, I knew that I could thrive here and challenge myself academically, pursue leadership positions and practice full scope family medicine in an extremely supportive environment.

Allen Wong, MD

Allen Wong, MD

Undergraduate: University of Hawaii
Medical School: University of Hawaii
Why Arizona and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix: I wanted to know what it was like to be as hot as the sun. I felt at home with the residents, faculty and staff. Plus the training program had the variety I was looking for.