Aaron Silver, MD – PGY4
"I am so excited for the chance to be chief for the 2019-2020 year alongside Kirstin! This program has nurtured me and helped me to grow; I want to keep strengthening and adding those building blocks!
I am from Downers Grove, IL (8th friendliest town in America according to Forbes) and spent most of my time playing baseball and running. I went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for undergrad, then Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. As you can imagine, I was ready to take on the 'Wild West' (and escape the cold), and the University of Arizona Med-Peds program was a perfect landing spot for residency! I was lucky to find such an amazing group of people who are earnestly caring for their patients and each other.
My Passions: I am finding that I love teaching and that the team-based approach makes medical care more fun and fulfilling every day. I am also pursuing point-of-care ultrasound as a teaching niche and may apply for a fellowship year. I think it brings us closer to our patients and gives us the tools to make critical care decisions about our patients right at the bedside (plus, it is just cool).
My daily pursuits out of the hospital enable me to better care for my patients. I can be found riding and running through the streets of Phoenix and discovering the new breweries/foodie spots. I get to work alongside my family in directing an event called Ben's Memorial Mile, which raises money for Schizophrenia and suicide prevention in memory of my brother.”
Kristin Robertson, MD – PGY4
“Serving as chief resident along with Aaron is one of the greatest honors of my medical training! Almost daily, I am reminded of the legacy of excellence and camaraderie built by those before me in our Med-Peds program, and I’m thrilled to be a part of a program that has encouraged and molded me into the physician I am today.
My path to Phoenix started in my small hometown of Lamar, Colorado, where I worked every summer of my adolescence and college years on my family’s wheat farm. I attribute my work ethic and love of nature to those years of my life. I also grew up running track and playing basketball, so join me and others for the occasional pick-up game! I completed my bachelor of science in chemistry at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, then moved to Milwaukee to attend the Medical College of Wisconsin. It only took one month of an away rotation at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix to convince me that our program was the right fit for me!
As my residency training winds to a close, I am considering multiple career options. Thanks to our diverse training in Med-Peds at UA, I feel that I can adapt and succeed in many clinical areas. My current interests include adult and pediatric hospitalist medicine, adolescent medicine, transitions of care and sleep medicine. During residency, I've developed a love for teaching residents and medical students, and I hope to find myself in an academic position wherever life takes me.
During free time, you’ll often find me in Tucson, AZ, where my husband is completing his medical school training. He and I love to explore both Phoenix and Tucson for hiking, coffee shops, diverse and delicious foodie spots, as well as numerous breweries. Phoenix has served as a great hub for servicing our international travel obsession. One visit to this desert oasis, and I’m sure you’ll be as hooked on Phoenix as I am!”