11/2015 Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers, Harvard
T.H. Chan School of Public Health
2014 - 2015 Teachers of Tomorrow, University of Massachusetts
2006 - 2007 Chief Resident
2006 - 2007 Resident Teacher of the Year
Resident Representative, Graduate Medical Education Council, including member of
subcommittee examining effect of external resident experiences on Medicare GME
Achieving Competence Today III, Quality improvement curriculum administered by
Harvard Medical School, our interdisciplinary group designed and implemented an
improvement in the ‘STAT’ medication ordering system
2004 - 2007 Family Medicine Residency, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT
1999 - 2004 Doctor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
1999 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology (summa cum laude), University of Notre
Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. Received Balinger Award for Pre-professional Studies
Pediatrics in Family Medicine
Building High Reliability Office Systems2005 - 2006 Quality Assessment and Improvement of the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation.
Milton Family Practice, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Milton, VT, Fall 2005-Present.
Mentor: John King, M.D. This quality improvement project lead to an advisory role to
the Vermont Department of Health in the implementation of a new state wide system for
the Preparticipation Evaluation for public schools.
2004 Hamstring Muscle Injuries in the Track and Field Athletes: A Three-Year Study from the
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Departments of Family Medicine and
Orthopedic Surgery, Philadelphia, PA. Mentor: Jonathan Drezner, M.
Description: In addition to assisting in data collection, I designed the statistical tests to
measure the difference in hamstring injury rates in various groups of athletes with the
goal of identifying risk factors for hamstring injury.
2003 - 2004 Why Should I Trust You? Homeless Youth Share What It Takes for Professionals to2011 - Present Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Earn Their Trust.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Division of Adolescent
Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Mentor: Kenneth R. Ginsburg, M.D., M.Ed.Description: Using ethnographic techniques,
I interviewed residents at this youth shelter to determine what factors lead them to trust
or to mistrust medical and social work professionals who seek to help them.
2010 Community Teaching Site of the Year – Awarded by the University of Vermont Department of
Family Medicine for the Most Outstanding Community Clinical Teaching Site for the Third
2015 “Being a Good Mentee”. UVMMG Newsletter, Winter 2015-2016
2014 Opar, David A., et al. “Acute hamstring strain injury in track-and-field athletes: A 3-year
observational study at the Penn Relay Carnival.” Scandinavian Journal of
Medicine & Science in Sports 24.4 (2014): e254-e259
2005 Drezner JA, Ulager J, Sennett BJ. Hamstring Muscle Injuries in Track & Field Athletes: A
3-Year Study at the Penn Relay Carnival. Clin J Sport Med 2005;15(5):386. Abstract.
2005 Ulager J, Pearson A, Tomescu O, Hill C, Auerswald C, Ginsburg KR; Why Should I Trust
You? Homeless Youth Share What it Takes for Professionals to Earn their Trust. Journal of
Adolescent Health. February, 2005 (Vol. 36, Issue 2, Pages 133-134). Abstract.