Mankato Residents

  • First Year: Class of 2024
  • Second Year: Class of 2023
  • Third Year: Class of 2022
  • Graduates
  • First Year: Class of 2024

    Dr. AhmedAbdifatah Ahmed, MD
    Medical school: Avalon University School of Medicine
    Medical interests: Full-spectrum family medicine, rural medicine, underserved medicine, and global medicine.
    Personal interests: I love to spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy playing soccer and traveling.
    Why Mankato: Mankato was my number one choice and, during my interview, I felt welcomed by the faculty and current residents. Also, the program offered everything I was looking for in residency training; for instance, a well-organized community-based program and diverse and comprehensive training. I am very excited to be part of the Mankato Family Medicine Residency Program, and I believe that the program will give me the necessary training and skills to impact people's lives.
    Career goals: 
    I would like to own a family practice clinic and serve the underserved community here in Minnesota.

    Dr. AndersonKaila Anderson, DO
    Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 
    Medical interests: My main areas of interest are women’s health, pediatrics, preventive medicine, behavioral/mental health, and osteopathic manipulation.
    Personal interests: My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family and friends! I love to be outside, and my favorite summer activities are biking, hiking, kayaking, and boating. Also, my fiancé Mitch loves to golf, so I get dragged to the nearest par-3 course quite often. In the winter my family and I attempt to play pond hockey, but we're actually more competitive when we're playing Taboo or Catchphrase. Otherwise, I like playing cards, watching 80s movies, and reading.
    Why Mankato: I chose Mankato's Family Medicine Residency Program specifically because of the great rotation experiences I had as a third- and fourth-year medical student at Mankato. During my rotations, I was impressed by the faculty’s excitement to teach, the resident’s teamwork, and the clinical staff’s support. I love the incorporation of osteopathic education in the curriculum because I hope to continue improving and expanding my manipulation skills. While working with current and graduated Mankato residents, I admired their knowledge, patient interaction, osteopathic manipulation, and comprehensive patient care. Their skills as physicians speak loudly to the program where they trained, and I am so excited to train at this program! As an added bonus, Mankato is a short drive away from my hometown and family in Mayer, Minnesota.
    Career goals: I would love to practice in a small town, similar to where I grew up!

    Dr. PannellaTristan Pennella, DO
    Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine 
    Medical interests: Full-spectrum family medicine, addiction medicine, sports medicine, prenatal and obstetric care, and osteopathic manipulative medicine.
    Personal interests: I enjoy spending time with friends and family, playing games, and grilling out. I also love boating, trying new restaurants, and family movie nights.
    Why Mankato: Mankato simply has it all! I have broad and diverse interests in medicine, and the training I observed with the residents at Mankato proved that I can pursue my interests while having the well-rounded training I desire to enter practice. In addition, not only are the residents fantastic and supportive, but the same goes for the faculty who are utmostly interested in each resident's personal goals and success.
    Career goals: I am interested in full-spectrum family medicine. In addition, I hope to incorporate addiction medicine, OMM, and sports medicine into the forefront of my practice.

    Dr. RoseliusAusten Roselius, MD, JD
    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical interests: Rural family medicine, sports medicine, and geriatrics.
    Personal interests: I like to golf whenever I get a chance. I also find a lot of enjoyment in cooking, but my wife thinks I use far too many dishes in the process. Lastly, I enjoy lawn work more than a person probably should.
    Why Mankato: I decided to do one of my clinical rotations in Mankato during my last year of medical school. I'm thankful I made that choice because my experience during that rotation was exactly what I was looking for in a residency program. From the moment I stepped into the clinic, the residents, faculty, and staff were incredibly welcoming and helpful. I got to see how well-prepared and efficient the residents were in clinic, and I knew I wanted that same level of training. My wife and I were also looking to move to a place with more of a small-town feel, as compared to the Twin Cities, and Mankato was the perfect fit for us.
    Career goals: I originally moved from Oklahoma to pursue the University of Minnesota's MD/JD dual-degree program. At that time, I had my eyes on crafting healthcare policy at the state or federal level. Since then, however, I have come to appreciate just how much work it takes to become the best physician I can be. As such, my foremost career goal is to serve my community as a competent and compassionate family physician while using the skills and information I acquired in law school to advocate for my patients whenever necessary.

    Dr. ViereAnna Viere, DO
    Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine 
    Medical interests: Geriatric medicine, women’s health, osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), and working with underserved populations.
    Personal interests: I love spending time with family and friends, whether it be enjoying the outdoors, games, or puzzles. I also enjoy reading, watching crime shows, and baking.
    Why Mankato: I was fortunate to complete many of my third-year rotations in Mankato, during which I was instantly drawn to how warm and welcoming the residents and faculty were. Based on the residents’ level of knowledge, dedication to patients, and genuine happiness, I knew Mankato would provide a strong education with a focus on patient care and a collaborative environment where residents are well supported. I also value the program's integrated behavioral health component, robust OMM curriculum, and ability to individualize my education based on my future practice goals.
    Career goals: I would love to work in an outpatient setting with a focus on geriatrics and underserved populations.

  • Second Year: Class of 2023

    Nolan GreenNolan Green, DO
    Medical school: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine  
    Medical interests: Full-scope family medicine, rural health, and emergency medicine.
    Personal interests: I enjoy hiking, camping, snowboarding, and spending time with my family (we have a pretty intense Monopoly rivalry going). 
    Why Mankato: Choosing Mankato was one of the easiest decisions that I have ever made. The residents are some of the most kind and welcoming people that I have ever met. They are a very tight-knit group and display excellent teamwork. The faculty and staff created a very welcoming environment. I have no doubt that I will be able to continue to learn and grow while training in Mankato. 
    Career goals: I would love to work in an underserved/rural clinic in the future.   

    Marjan Jahani KondoriMarjan Jahani Kondori, MD, MPH
    Medical school: St. George's University School of Medicine
    Medical interests: Full-spectrum family practice, especially women and children's health. I am also interested in rural medicine, behavioral and mental health, and preventive medicine. 
    Personal interests: I love spending time with my family. I enjoy road trips and movies. I also cook traditional dishes, bake goodies from scratch, and make custom quilts.
    Why Mankato: I chose this program because it has many unique, appealing qualities. Its focus on behavioral and community health makes this program stand out. As an MD, the program’s combined allopathic and osteopathic teaching will allow me to learn new skills from osteopathic medicine that will help me further assist my patients. Location is another reason I chose this residency program. It allows me to stay with my family, to continue my education in Minnesota, and ultimately to provide service to Minnesotans.
    Career goals: To be a full-spectrum family practice physician in Minnesota.

    Marisela LoeraMarisela Loera, DO
    Medical school: Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical interests: Rural family medicine, geriatric medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and preventive medicine.
    Personal interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs. I also like watching movies and cooking.
    Why Mankato: I felt welcomed by all the current residents and faculty. I like the small-town feel in Mankato, but it also has everything you need. I am glad this program has a focus on OMT, and it will allow me to enhance my skills further.
    Career goals: I would love to work in an underserved/rural clinic in the future. 

    Mickey McConoughMickey McDonough, MD
    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical interests: Full-spectrum women's health, including prenatal and obstetrics care, pediatrics, osteopathic manual treatment (OMT), sports medicine, integrative medicine, rural family medicine.
    Personal interests: I am a hockey referee and like to rollerblade, run, and play tennis. I also enjoy reading and playing board games. My favorite TV show is Chuck. I absolutely love Christmas; my favorite family tradition is the yearly nerf gun battle after opening Christmas stockings. I currently have a cat but am much more a dog person. I enjoy visiting family and going to my brother’s hockey games. My husband is a high school science teacher, and I really enjoy doing community outreach at his school, like suturing classes.
    Why Mankato: I did my sub-internship in Mankato and absolutely loved it! Everyone was welcoming and friendly. I did the RPAP program at the University of Minnesota and loved how Mankato mirrored that with a smaller program where it feels like a family and everyone is well supported. After rotating here, it was hard to find other residencies that came close to the family feel along with the great, individualized training that Mankato provides. The location is perfect, as it is the perfect size, close to family, and close to my husband’s job. I love their focus on OMT and how they work really hard to help tailor your residency experience to cater your education to you. They genuinely care about you as a person as much as a physician.
    Career goals: I picture myself working as a family medicine physician in a small town south of the Twin Cities where there are enough resources to not feel isolated, yet far enough from the Cities to feel like an oasis away from the traffic and constant rush. My dream practice would be primarily outpatient with the addition of OMT, delivering babies, and sideline coverage. I aspire to be known as the local physician that people trust to give compassionate, knowledgeable care. I thrive by getting to know each of my patients. I want to be the physician that supports local sports teams and understands her patients and their drive in athletics. I will strive to always put my patient’s needs first and will do my best to keep up to date on new discoveries and treatments while delivering compassionate care.

    Sara RobinsonSara Robinson, MD
    Medical school: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
    Medical interests: Full-spectrum family medicine with special interest in women's and children's health, behavioral health, procedures, and preventive care.
    Personal interests: My favorite thing in the world is spending time with family and friends. I also love reading, and I have always been a huge fan of musical theater. I enjoy swimming, being outside, and Zumba. I am currently learning how to play the banjo.
    Why Mankato: I am so honored to be a part of this residency. During my interview, it was clear that Mankato offered everything that I was looking for in a residency program. With the kind and supportive faculty, diverse and comprehensive curriculum, and clear dedication and commitment to the betterment of patients, this truly is the perfect fit for me. I am also very excited to learn more about osteopathic medicine and incorporating OMM into my future practice.
    Career goals: I want to practice in a rural setting, providing full-spectrum care for anyone and everyone who needs it.

  • Third Year: Class of 2022

    KelseyKelsey Deeter, DO
    Medical school: A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical interests: A little bit of everything, but especially women's health, pediatrics, and preventative medicine
    Personal interests: Watching and playing most sports including softball, basketball, football, and golf. Spending time with my husband, Lance, and our families. Together we enjoy hiking, mountain/road biking, canoeing, and playing with our two dogs!
    Why Mankato: The Mankato Family Medicine program felt like home! The faculty and residents were exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. The program is backed by both the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic which are outstanding health systems to receive training from.

    lanceLance Deeter, DO
    Medical school: A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical interests: Rural Family Medicine, with emphasis on OMM and Geriatric medicine
    Personal interests: I love being outside as much as I can biking, hiking, backpacking, as well as hunting, and fishing. I also love listening to good music or watching pretty much any sport with my wife, Kelsey, and playing with our dogs.
    Why Mankato: I chose Mankato because it is an unopposed family medicine program that offers excellent training in full scoped family medicine. I was also very excited to see the emphasis of OMM and musculoskeletal learning as I plan to have that be a large part of my practice. And geographically Mankato is a perfect fit for my wife and me as we are close to family and the cities, without having to actually live in a large city.

    ryanRyan Fox, MD
    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical interests: Full Spectrum Family Practice, Rural Medicine, Behavioral/Mental Health
    Personal interests: Music (all genres), Gardening, Cooking, Spicy food, Video Games, Any outdoor activity
    Why Mankato: The Mankato Family Med Program seemed to be one of the more rural-focused residencies in MN. Despite being rural the training seems to also be one of the most comprehensive. Also, the area and population are the closest to my hometown of Miesville, MN. 

    TrentonTrenton Harder, DO
    Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical interests: Sports Medicine, OMT specifically FDM, and rural medicine
    Personal interests: I love to spend time with my friends by trying new places to eat, going to movies, and playing/ watching sports.  Personally, I love playing basketball and golf.  Also, I enjoy participating in any sort of lake activities and being outside.
    Why Mankato: I chose Mankato because it felt like a great fit for me.  When I rotated here, everyone was so nice to me and willing to help.  When I was applying to different residencies, I found myself comparing all of them to Mankato.  This program loves to teach OMT and that is something that was important to me. They will also work tirelessly at creating a residency experience that is tailored to what I need to accomplish my future career aspirations.  Additionally, I love the city of Mankato.  It is the perfect size to fit my needs with plenty of outdoor opportunities as well as events going on within the community.

    AngelinaAngelina Rohlfs, MD
    Medical school: University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
    Medical interests: Interested in women’s health as well as working with underserved populations
    Personal interests: I enjoy spending time with my husband and little girl. We love spending time at my family’s lake cabin in northern Minnesota during the summer. 
    Why Mankato: I liked the size of the program, how tight-knit all the residents are. I enjoy that they all work together as a team rather than competing against one another. The program is the only one in Mankato so this program gives you a diverse experience.

  • Graduates

    2021 Graduates

    Grant Bludorn, DO

    Nicholas Myslicki, MD

    Cory Simning, MD

    Jacan Simon, DO

    2020 Graduates

    Jeremiah Fairbanks, DO

    University of Minnesota - Addiction medicine fellowship (Minnesota)

    Daniel Olson, MD

    Lakeview Clinic Waconia (Minnesota)

    Joshua Ostrue, DO

    Dignity Health Medical Foundation-Woodland and Davis (California)

    Benjamin Paul, DO

    Unity Point Health (Iowa)

    Jordan Schild, MD

    Yankton Medical Clinic (South Dakota)

    Eric Valder, DO

    Osceola Medical Center (Wisconsin)

    2019 Graduates

    Beth Brinkman, MD

    Stellis Health - Buffalo Clinic (Minnesota)

    Ryan Brower, MD, MS

    Aurora Healthcare - Aurora Family Medicine (Wisconsin)

    Sarah Dryden, DO

    Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic (Minnesota)

    Zachary Maass, DO

    UConn Health with Storrs Center Orthopedic Department (Connecticut)

    Jacob Reynolds, MD

    North Memorial Health (Minnesota)

    Emily Bastyr, DO

    Allina Health - New Ulm Medical Center Clinic (Minnesota)

    2018 Graduates

    Andrew Bader, DO

    Essential Health (Minnesota)

    William Bensen, DO

    Avera Medical Group Spencer (Iowa)

    Lu Ji, MD

    North Memorial Health (Minnesota)

    2017 Graduates

    Jared Colvert, DO

    Allina Health - New Ulm Medical Center (Minnesota)

    Andrew Dickinson, MD

    Allina Health - New Ulm Medical Center (Minnesota)

    Curt Schultz, DO

    Allina Health Nicollet Mall Clinic (Minnesota)

    Mary Terra, DO

    Tanana Valley Clinic / Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (Alaska)

    Heather Wells, DO

    Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart at Wewahitchka (Florida)

    Victoria Zbikowski, DO

    Lakeview Clinic Chaska (Minnesota)