Patrick Donohue, M.D.
Home Town: Rochester, NY
College: State University of New York at Brockport
Medical School: University at Buffalo Medical School
Career Plans: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Bio: Patrick grew up right here in Rochester, NY. He was homeschooled along with his four brothers until he attended SUNY College at Brockport, double majoring in Biological Sciences and Chemistry. After college he worked as a patient care technician at Strong Memorial Hospital for two years before attending University at Buffalo Medical School. He was attracted to University of Rochester’s Internal Medicine program due to its focus on the resident experience, wellness, and education. Following chief year, he plans to train in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He enjoys playing guitar, working out, film, traveling, and exploring Rochester’s local restaurants with his wife and fellow physician, Caroline.
Ellie Garbade, M.D.
Home Town: Conklin, NY
College: Villanova University
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Career Plans: Academic Hospitalist
Bio: Ellie grew up in upstate NY in the rural town of Conklin, just outside of Binghamton. She attended Villanova University for her undergraduate education where she dual majored in Biology and Psychology. She then attended medical school at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. The emphasis on medical education, warm and collegiate culture, and respect for the biopsychosocial model for medical care were just a few of the aspects that drew her to the University of Rochester for internship and residency in Internal Medicine. Ellie was thrilled to have the opportunity to be a chief resident as it allows for unparalleled opportunities for medical education. After chief year, Ellie plans to continue her track towards becoming a “lifer” at Rochester by pursuing a local career as an academic hospitalist. Outside of the hospital, Ellie enjoys cooking, yoga, running, and spending time with her soon-to-be husband and two cats.
Shahidali Jaffer, M.D.
Home Town: Plymouth, MN
College: St. Olaf College
Medical School: University of Minnesota
Career Plans: Academic Hospital Medicine
Bio: Shahid grew up in the suburbs outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN for undergrad and majored in Biology. After college, he spent a year working as an ER scribe in Minneapolis before starting medical school at the University of Minnesota. There, he met his future wife and decided to pursue a career in Internal Medicine. He and Julia (a current Med-Peds resident) chose to move to Rochester for residency because they loved the camaraderie within the program, the quality of the training, the diverse patient population, and the ease of living in a smaller city with tons of amenities. Shahid plans to pursue a career in academic hospital medicine and has interests in quality improvement, point of care ultrasound, and global health. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their two cats, as well as playing golf, hiking, traveling, cooking, and keeping up with all things Minnesota sports!
Danielle Wallace, M.D.
Home Town: Elmira, NY
College: St. Bonaventure University
Medical School: SUNY Upstate
Career Plans: Hematology/Oncology
Bio: Danielle grew up in Elmira, NY. She then earned her degree in Biology at St. Bonaventure University as part of the BS/MD program with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She loved the small program size and focus on resident education and wellness that the University of Rochester offered for residency. Danielle enjoys yoga, medical reflective writing, spending time in the Finger Lakes, and traveling to wine regions with her husband. In the future, she hopes to be a hematologist/oncologist and to continue to work in medical education.