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Department of Medicine

 Internal Medicine Residency Program 

 

 

Current Residents

Current Residents

Chief Medical Residents

Etsemaye Agonafer, MD

Home Town: San Francisco, CA
College: University of Southern California
Med School: UCLA/ Charles Drew University PRIME Program
Career Plans: Academic General Medicine, Health Policy/Administration, Quality Improvement

Bio: Etsemaye grew up in the bays of both Northern and Southern California.  She studied biochemistry at the University of Southern California.  She attended the UCLA/Charles Drew University PRIME dual-degree program where she was driven by the mission of becoming a leader in medicine who addresses policy, care and research for diverse underserved populations.   Between her 3rd and 4th year of medical school she completed a Masters of Public Health with an emphasis on Health Policy and Management at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.   She chose to leave California to not only experience all four seasons but to train  amongst exceptional generalist who emphasize medical education, gain a new perspective about caring for patients from Western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas, and learn within one of the nation's most unique integrated healthcare delivery and finance system.   After her chief year, Etsemaye plans on pursuing a career in which she is an agent of change that improves healthcare delivery design and quality to disadvantaged individuals and communities.

Amy Kennedy, MD

Home Town: Wheatland, WY
College: Gonzaga University
Med School: University of Washington
Career Plans: Academic Internal Medicine, Primary care with focus on underserved populations

Bio: Amy grew up in the small rural community of Wheatland, WY, to a family of yes, wheat farmers. She left Wyoming to study biology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, solidifying her love for both service and college basketball. She met her husband, Nick (an orthopedic surgery resident here at UPMC) at Gonzaga and they ventured together to Seattle for medical school at the University of Washington. Amy was drawn to the University of Pittsburgh for residency because of its strong reputation in General Internal Medicine and its focus on underserved populations. She completed the Global Health and Underserved Populations Track at UPMC, rotating with the Indian Health Service and abroad in Mozambique and Malawi. After her chief year, Amy plans to pursue a career as a clinician educator and primary care provider for underserved populations, both within the United States and abroad. Outside the hospital you can find Amy volunteering at the Birmingham Free Clinic and exploring the various outdoor activities Pittsburgh and western PA have to offer with her twin sister Sarah, a graduate student here at Pitt.

Drew Klein, MD

Home Town: Jamison, PA
College: University of Notre Dame
Med School: University of Rochester
Career Plans: Academic Internal Medicine

Bio: Drew grew up in the suburbs north of Philadelphia in a family of elementary school teachers and administrators. He studied biochemistry and philosophy at the University of Notre Dame before migrating northeast for medical school at the University of Rochester. The wealth of opportunity offered by the University of Pittsburgh coupled with its nationally-recognized prominence in medical education made Pittsburgh the obvious choice for his residency training. When not at work, Drew can be found running the streets of Shadyside or enjoying the Pittsburgh bar and restaurant scene. After his chief year, he plans to pursue a career as a clinical educator in academic internal medicine.

Amy Lu, MD

Home Town: South Pasadena, CA
College: University of Pittsburgh
Med School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Career Plans: Academic General Internal Medicine, Medical Education and Quality Improvement

Bio: Amy was born in Hangzhou, China but grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, CA. After high school, she bade farewell to sunny California to attend the BA/MD program at the University of Pittsburgh. She quickly fell in love with the four seasons and has since truly become a Pitt-lifer--going on to complete both medical school and residency as a part of the premiere Women's Health program in the country. While offered opportunities to train outside of Pittsburgh, Amy was drawn to the balance of rigorous medical education, myriad of research opportunities, and passion for innovation that Pitt has to offer. After her chief year, she plans to pursue a career in academic general internal medicine with an interest in opportunities in quality improvement and education. Outside of work, Amy can be found channeling her creative spirit in bullet journaling, hunting down the best tacos in town, or reaching new heights at the climbing gym.

Clark Veet, MD

Home Town: Hazleton, PA
College: University of Scranton
Med School: Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Career Plans: General Internal Medicine

Bio: Clark was born in Allentown, PA and raised near the Pocono mountains in Hazleton, PA. He studied Philosophy and Biology at the University of Scranton, where he solidified his interest in both the humanity and science of medicine. During college, he also met his future wife, Amy, who now works as a Disability Specialist at the University of Pittsburgh. Clark attended medical school in Philadelphia at Jefferson Medical College. In his spare time outside of the library or clinic, you would find him eating his way through the Philly culinary scene and traveling. In picking a residency, Clark was drawn to UPMC because of its focus on resident education and clinical reasoning. He was impressed by the kindness and dedication of the residents and faculty and the opportunities for research. Clark continues to enjoy running, cooking, and adventuring throughout Pittsburgh with family and his beagle, Watson.