Allison Heizelman, MD
How long have you been a member of SPA?
Since January 2019
Why did you join SPA?
Interested in pediatric anesthesiology as a career
I grew up in Houston, Texas with my mom, dad and younger brother before attending the Univeristy of Missouri for undergrad. I earned my bachelor’s degree in nutritional science and competed on the Mizzou division I gymnastics team. After graduating, I attended medical school at Ross University, spending my first 4 semesters in Dominica, a small developing country in the Caribbean. I then spent the next two years rotating through various hospitals across the US with most of my time spent in Chicago. I am currently a second year pediatrics resident at the University of Wisconsin. I always thought I would pursue a subspecialty fellowship in pediatrics (considered NICU and hospitalist medicine), but after doing a pediatric anesthesia elective earlier this year, I fell in love with anesthesia and decided to apply for a second residency. I plan to start my CA-1 year in 2020 and complete a pediatric anesthesia fellowship after residency training. Some of my professional interests include medical education, global health and advocacy work. For fun, I like to do outdoor activities with my husband, try new restaurants and cook.