Ellen Poulose-Redger, MD

Ellen Poulose-Redger, MD

Ellen was born just outside Atlanta, Georgia, at the end of her father’s second year of medical school. She moved to Kansas City as a 2-year-old with a cute southern drawl, which has now faded into a Midwestern non-accent and intermittent use of “y’all.” After watching her mother go to medical school when she was a child, Ellen chose to go to the University of Kansas to pursue her own medical degree. There, she met her stellar husband, and the pair have since moved to Stony Brook, New York, to pursue residency training: Urology for him, and internal medicine for her. Ellen was thrilled to be asked to stay on as a Chief Resident after graduation while her husband finishes his residency. She enjoys cooking for others, periodically going to the gym, and watching the occasional primetime comedy TV show. While on Long Island, she sometimes goes to the beach, too, where she has been known to accidentally apply insufficient sunscreen. She plans to integrate palliative care into her career after this last year of soaking up knowledge from her wonderful colleagues and program directors at Stony Brook.

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September 5th, 2019

Building Your Squad — Residency and Beyond

At nearly every stage in our education and training, we find “our people.”  Maybe it’s your table-mate in kindergarten, or the kid with the really cool light up sneakers in preschool who becomes your best friend.  Maybe it’s your next-door neighbor who you play with after school, or a coworker from your first job in […]


March 14th, 2019

Musings on Match Day, the Conception Day of our Residencies

Match Day. The one day that medical students across the United States all simultaneously look forward to and also fear. It’s really a whole week of roller-coaster emotions: on Monday we find out if we matched somewhere, and on Friday we find out where. (And, in between, if we unfortunately didn’t match, we scramble to find a position that is […]


January 5th, 2019

I Call BS on Work–Life Balance

Physician wellbeing, burnout, and “work-life balance” are pretty common topics in training.  We start at intern orientation, discussing how to work 80 hours a week, eat, sleep, exercise, and still have some semblance of a social life.  It’s like we’ve forgotten the origins of our job title: “resident” or “house staff” — implying that, until recently […]


November 6th, 2018

Making the Most of the Holidays as a Resident

It’s that time of the year again — Halloween has passed (and with it, the best excuse for an adult to dress up in costume), and the winter holidays are just around the corner. I was in a store on November 1st, and Christmas decorations were being put up.  Already.  Whether or not you happen […]


September 19th, 2018

Coffee and the State of the Hospital

I think you can tell a lot about how things are going in a hospital based on the amount of consumption of coffee by its employees. Visit the Starbucks, Au Bon Pain, Roasterie, Einstein Brothers, or whatever coffee shop inhabits square footage in your hospital, and I’d venture to say that you can take the pulse […]


August 17th, 2018

Things I’ve Learned from My Patients

I recently completed my internal medicine residency training.  Three years, thousands of hours, thousands of patients, thousands of decisions.  I certainly learned a lot from the past 3 years: everything from what “HFrEF” means and how to manage it, to treating recurrent C. difficile colitis, to how to share decision-making with patients about whether or not […]


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