Mankato Residents

  • First Year: Class of 2023
  • Second Year: Class of 2022
  • Third Year: Class of 2021
  • First 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.

  • Second 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.

  • Third Year: Class of 2021

    GrantGrant Bludorn, DO
    Medical school: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Carolinas Campus
    Medical interests: Rural family medicine, emergency medicine, wilderness medicine, osteopathic manipulative treatment 
    Personal interests: Spending time with my wife and kids, woodworking, outdoor activities, fishing, biking, basketball, hockey, snowboarding
    Why Mankato: The residents and faculty were friendly and spoke highly of the program when I came for my interview. It is very family-friendly (it is FAMILY Medicine after all). There is a strong osteopathic curriculum. All of that PLUS we have the resources of two of the greatest institutions in the world in the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic.

    NicholasNicholas Myslicki, MD
    Medical school: St. George’s University
    Medical interests: Full spectrum medicine, sports medicine, urgent care, endoscopy, and procedures
    Personal interests: Being active in many forms of sports (softball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, etc.), fishing, hunting, camping, and other outdoor activities. Spending time with family and friends. Traveling, watching movies, cooking, and enjoying cabin time.
    Why Mankato: After I interviewed with Mankato, I kept finding myself comparing other locations to it and they all seemed to be missing something that Mankato had. The many opportunities to really create a path for yourself and how you want to practice medicine long-term were appealing. I have an interest in sports medicine, so their affiliation with MSU-Mankato sports teams was a big take-away for me. I also love the involvement of the faculty members and how committed they are to making residency the best possible experience.

    CoryCory Simning, MD
    Medical school: University of Minnesota
    Medical interests: Outpatient procedures, rural health, preventative medicine, community health
    Personal interests: Fishing, camping, or anything outdoors. Spending time with family.
    Why Mankato: The faculty are supportive and great teachers. The other residents are great to work with. There is access to resources from both the University of Minnesota and Mayo. It is the only residency at the hospital.

    JacanJacan Simon, DO
    Medical school: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus 
    Medical interests: Sports medicine, underserved medicine, global medicine, emergency medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine
    Personal interests: Spending time with family and friends, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, running, weight lifting, CrossFit, music, concerts, playing/watching sports, traveling, exploring new restaurants, church, and community service.
    Why Mankato: It is the only residency program in the hospital. It has an affiliation with the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota, and provides great training and resources, flexibility in electives, and has a strong emphasis on and support for osteopathic medicine. The smaller size of the residency program tailors to close-knit relationships with co-residents, faculty and staff, and there is value placed on work-life balance. Having grown up in rural, south-central Minnesota, returning to Mankato felt like coming home.