Internal Medicine Residency Program Faculty

As an Internal Medicine resident, you will interact with University of Minnesota faculty who love to teach. Whether precepting in continuity clinic, attending on the general medicine wards, or staffing consults, the faculty here are dedicated to teaching and learning, and truly enjoy the academic environment of a University training program.

Our faculty members strive to achieve a balance of autonomy and supervision; they are here to act as a “consultant,” helping you explore diagnostic and therapeutic options, rather than simply dictating a plan for patient care. Most have developed lectures, workshops and “10 Minute Talks” for teaching on the fly. All of our faculty are extremely approachable and welcome your questions or concerns. Many of them have received special recognition in the form of teaching awards, leadership positions and the like. Below is just a small sampling of educators from all three sites. 

 

University of Minnesota Medical School

Michael Aylward, MD, FACP, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director, Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

aylwa002@umn.edu

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Briar Duffy, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine; Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency; Director of the Clinician Educator Pathway

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James Nixon, MD
Professor of Medicine; Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Medicine

612-624-9499
nixon007@umn.edu

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Andrew Olson, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and is an Academic Hospitalist at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

olso5714@umn.edu

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Kathryn Pendleton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Erik J. Peterson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of the Physician Scientist Training Program and Director of the Peterson Lab

612-625-5634
peter899@umn.edu

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Melissa Plesac, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Brian Sick, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

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Clifford Steer, MD
Professor of Medicine, Director of the Physician Scientist Training Program and Director of the Steer Lab

612-624-6648
steer001@umn.edu

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Byron Vaughn, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine

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Molly Wyman, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Medicine

fans0017@umn.edu

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Regions Hospital

Brett Hendel-Paterson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

bhendel@umn.edu

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Richard Hilger, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

hilg0034@umn.edu

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Benji Mathews, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine

benji@umn.edu

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Miguel Ruiz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

ruizx004@umn.edu

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Michael Schnaus, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

schna049@umn.edu

Paula Skarda, MD
Associate Program Director Internal Medicine

skard001@umn.edu

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Colin Turner, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

turne729@umn.edu

Thomas Yacovella, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

yacov001@umn.edu

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Minneapolis VA Health Care System Faculty

Reut Danieli, MD
General Internal Medicine physician, VA Medical Center

rdanieli@umn.edu

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Dimitri Drekonja, MD, MS

drek0002@umn.edu

Noah Goldfarb, MD
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Medicine and Co-Director, Medicine-Dermatology Residency Program

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Kay Ingraham, Ingraham
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Meghan Rothenberger, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine; Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency

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Erin Wetherbee, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

racix001@umn.edu

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