Third Year Diagnostic Radiology Residents

Allison Couillard, MD

Allison grew up in Milwaukee, WI. She completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and French at the University of Wisconsin. She worked in clinical research for several years prior to attending medical school in Philadelphia at Drexel University. She did her intern year in general surgery at UW-Madison. She enjoys spending time with her giant dog, Moose, running, being outside as much as possible, and learning random trivia facts.

Matthew Elissa, MD

Matt spent his sunny youth in Troy, MI. He attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Realizing that Madison was the best in the Midwest, he relocated to Wisconsin and started employment at a local unnamed software vendor. This was a poor choice, and instead, he went with his backup plan to attend the medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, completing a transitional year at Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee the next year. His activities include ballroom dancing, bonsai, and guitar. His other activities include videogames.

Cullen Fleming, MD

Cullen grew up outside DC, attended Virginia Tech for chemical engineering, and went to George Washington University for medical school. He completed his TY year in Florida, in the hope of getting a wicked tan, but those dreams were crushed thanks to covid. His hobbies include long walks through Costco, meme stocks, and attending interdepartmental socials. Cullen’s life goals include publishing in the NEJM and attending Tomorrowland.

Alexander Graves, MD

Alex grew up in the Great Plains of South Dakota where he became known as the Corn King. He attended Notre Dame for undergraduate and Iowa for medical school. Alex’s many interests include going on walks with his adorable Shiba Inu Bruce, rock climbing, and partaking in meme stocks with his best friends Cullen, Alex, and Erik.

Kevin McDonald, MD

Kevin was born and raised in Chicago. He completed his undergraduate degree in food science and human nutrition at University of Illinois. After graduation, he helped start a distillery in Chicago where he worked as a distiller and operations manager. He subsequently attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati and then completed his intern year in internal medicine at UW. When not dominating the Rimrock park basketball court with his sweet step back jumper, he enjoys cooking, home brewing, hiking/camping, and hanging with his super awesome wife Caroline

Alexander Moeller, MD

Alex grew up in Northport, NY and completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Northeastern University in Boston. After taking a gap year as an EMT back on Long Island, he attended medical school at Boston University where he met his wife. Alex then completed the internal medicine internship at UW. He enjoys spending time with his wife (a peds resident at UWisc), dining out, traveling – most recently to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, movies, hiking, producing music, and video games.

Rasheed Nawaz, MD

Rasheed was born and raised in Chicago before heading to DC to complete the 6-year BS/MD program at Howard University. After graduation, he found his way back to the Midwest and completed a Transitional Year Internship at MacNeal Hospital near Chicago. His hobbies include being mediocre at basketball, cooking (mainly because he loves eating) and discussing the existence of aliens with his 12-year-old brother.

Cory Pierson, MD

Cory grew up in Asheville, NC. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Carson-Newman University. He then pursued a Master’s degree in clinical psychology at Wheaton College, where he also happened to meet his wife Megan in the same program. After a few years of working in neuropsychology, he decided to go back to medical school at East Carolina University, followed by a preliminary medicine year at ECU. His hobbies include spending time with Megan and their goldendoodle Marley, road biking, rock climbing, and video games.

Benjamin Prout, MD

Ben grew up in Grand Forks, ND and completed his undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of North Dakota. He worked as an engineer at 3M Company in Arkansas before moving back home to attend medical school at the University of North Dakota. Prior to radiology residency, he completed a surgical internship at the University of Wisconsin. In his free time, Ben enjoys playing guitar, listening to music, cooking, and biking around Madison.