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The chief administrative resident, elected each year by their fellow OB residents, shares administrative, service, and educational responsibilities with the service chiefs and faculty. In this position, the chief administrative resident works closely with the program director to plan departmental conferences, ensure proper staffing, supervise and teach medical students and junior residents, assign experiences and participate in progress evaluations. The chief administrative resident represents the interests of residents to departmental administration, faculty and attending physicians. The chief administrative resident is a senior member of the Resident Education Committee.

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Sara Stanenas, DO

Sara Stanenas, DO, Chief Resident

Fourth year resident
  • Hometown: Brillion, Wisconsin
  • Undergraduate training: UW-Stevens Point, Biology and Chemistry
  • Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Stanenas grew up on a hobby farm in small town WI with pigs, cows, and chickens. From a very young age, she developed a passion for teaching and often made her younger brother sit and listen to her lessons (to which she still credits his intelligence). She spent countless hours shadowing and volunteering in several nearby hospitals and participated in two medical mission trips while in college. During these experiences, she quickly realized that her love for teaching would serve as an asset in a career in medicine. She finds great satisfaction serving women of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs. She chose Aurora Sinai for residency training for these specific reasons - the patient population and the faculty dedication to education and instilling knowledge and qualities required to be excellent OB/GYN physician in the clinic and operating room. She truly appreciates being a part of a compassionate, dedicated, and diverse team of residents, a group she considers family.  She has found Milwaukee to be a fun city to train in and play! She enjoys spending time by the lake, outdoor activities, concerts and festivals in the summertime and spending time with her husband and two kitties.