Methodist Residents

  • First Year: Class of 2022
  • Second Year: Class of 2021
  • Third Year: Class of 2020
  • First Year: Class of 2022

    HeadshotKatherine Flinchbaugh, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical interests: full-spectrum family medicine, obstetrics, emergency medicine, procedures, and rural medicine
    Personal interests: love exploring new restaurants and foods, traveling, writing, reading, going to local theater, hiking, and downhill skiing 
    Why Methodist: Methodist’s commitment to training full-spectrum family medicine physicians who are dedicated to practicing evidence based, patient-centered care was exactly what I was looking for in a program. During medical school, I had the pleasure of working with several Methodist-trained Family Medicine physicians and was impressed by their competence, compassion, and leadership. I knew I wanted to join a program that produced this kind of physician. Additionally, on my interview day I was able to witness the faculty and residents’ welcoming and supportive attitudes towards each other and their patients. I couldn’t imagine working in a better environment!

     

    HeadshotEmily Hemler, DO

    Medical school: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical interests: Women’s health, mental health, dermatology, and adolescent medicine
    Personal interests: Creativity, crafting, cooking, exercising, and exploring new restaurants as well as museums
    Why Methodist: I chose Methodist family medicine residency for a few different reasons. The first being that the program offers the chance to tailor my residency training through electives to my individual interests within family medicine. The residents expressed a fondness for the faculty and attending physicians, which I believe can greatly impact training in a positive, meaningful way. Secondly, the residents and faculty are friendly, inviting individuals who stress the importance of collaboration and support of one another. Lastly, St. Louis Park and the Minneapolis area in general offer diverse patient populations and have thriving cultures with fun activities to fill free time.

    HeadshotEric Hemler, DO 

    Medical school: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine 
    Medical interests: Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Weight loss, Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT)
    Personal interests: road and mountain biking, weight lifting, skiing, and chasing Australian Shepherd Avery
    Why Methodist: There are multiple reasons why I chose Methodist Family Medicine Residency. From a professional standpoint I was impressed by the quality and balance between inpatient hospital medicine and outpatient clinical work. It also allows me to pursue extra training in fields important to my future career goals. What also drew me into the program was the close-knit group of residents who see each other not just as colleagues but as friends. Whenever someone is struggling, the whole team helps pull them up to success.

    HeadshotCory Lymburner, MD 

    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School 
    Medical interests: Mental health and addiction; Procedures
    Personal interests: : Hunting, fishing, hiking, thrifting, vacationing with my significant other, and both playing and watching sports
    Why Methodist: Methodist was an easy choice for me for residency for a number of reasons.  Methodist has outstanding inpatient learning opportunities, allows for wide-ranging development of procedural skills, and has an excellent patient population from which to acquire both the knowledge and skills to practice anywhere.  The tight-knit relationships of the faculty and residents was another obvious draw to the program, as Methodist has established a very welcoming and collegial environment.

    JanishaJanisha Manhas, MBBCh 

    Medical school: NUI Galway School of Medicine 
    Medical interests: Geriatrics
    Personal interests: gardening, sewing, art, yoga, spending time with friends and family
    Why Methodist: As a student I travelled to the family medicine conference in Kansas City. The highlight of that day was the warmth of the welcome I received from the Methodist program. This was also true during my interview. I truly enjoyed my day getting to know everyone and what this program valued. I left feeling that this was where I would actually enjoy my next years in training. With all of the opportunities at Methodist, I knew I would be able to explore and develop my areas of interest.

     

    HeadshotMattie Strub, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School 
    Medical interests: Women's health, adolescent medicine, rural medicine, preventive medicine, global health
    Personal interests: Camping with our family and friends, hiking on the North Shore (snowshoeing in the winter), and traveling, playing piano, painting, cooking, coffee, ice cream, and puppies
    Why Methodist: I knew that Methodist was where I wanted to train after completing a rotation with the program. I loved the strong sense of community within the program. The residents were very supportive of each other and the faculty are were excited to teach. I was also drawn to the flexibility offered by the program, which will allow me to explore and pursue special interests.

     

  • Second Year: Class of 2021

    HeadshotKathryn Chamberlain, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota
    Medical interests: Geriatric and palliative care
    Personal interests: I met my husband at the Goodhue County Fair and we enjoy spending our free time being active in our church community and in recreation, playing a lot of Frisbee golf and racquetball. I also take outdoor adventures as much as possible, biking and hiking when it’s not winter. My family and friends are a huge support in my life and I am grateful for every minute I get to spend with them. 
    Why Methodist: I chose Methodist Residency because of its strong atmosphere of teamwork and support between residents. I also chose it because of the way that staff are invested in each individual resident. With my hope to focus on geriatric and palliative care, their program provided the strongest opportunities to train in those interests and prepare to serve those populations to the best of my abilities.

     

    HeadshotNicole Noyes, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical interests: Mental health, preventive medicine, community health, pediatrics
    Personal interests: I love the outdoors and spending time enjoying the beautiful nature in Duluth. I have always loved to travel, and hope to continue traveling throughout my career. During my free time I enjoy golfing, doing puzzles and exploring new breweries!
    Why Methodist: Methodist felt like the perfect fit for me. The residents were excited to be there and seemed to love the work they were doing. The faculty were welcoming and passionate about teaching. I am excited about the flexibility the program provides, which will allow me to tailor my training to my specific areas of interest.

     

    HeadshotChristine Prill, MD

    Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
    Medical interests: Women’s health, sports medicine, procedural training, global health, preventive health, integrative medicine, weight management, dermatology
    Personal interests: I enjoy running, yoga, biking, paddleboarding, and any activity that involves the outdoors! Also spending time with family and friends. 
    Why Methodist: I knew Methodist was the residency of choice for me during the interview day. I appreciated how we were able to have coffee with the residents and start the day off learning more about the program in a relaxed setting. The innovative curriculum and resources offered in the program were a significant highlight. I appreciated the community feel, and I could tell in all my interactions that the faculty and residents worked together in a cohesive manner. The faculty and residents seemed excited to teach, and passionate about family medicine.

     

    HeadshotJessica Sawinski, DO

    Medical school: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
    Medical interests: OB, women’s health, pediatrics, preventive medicine, global health, procedures, osteopathic manipulation
    Personal interests: My husband and I have a very precious daughter named Blake, whom we spend nearly all of our free time with. We love being outdoors, and especially love going to our family cabin in northern MN. I love running, volleyball, yoga, photography, traveling, cooking, and speaking Italian and Spanish.
    Why Methodist: The University of Minnesota and Methodist Hospital have very strong reputations, and the program offered a lot of flexibility. The staff, faculty, and residents were the friendliest I had met on my interview trail. They were so accommodating, welcoming, and family-oriented. The residents all seemed to balance work and life in the program, and were very supportive of one another. The University offers several amazing global health opportunities. Their community health curriculum was a huge draw, and I felt I would get a very strong education in women’s health and pediatrics, which are my top interests within family medicine.

     

    HeadshotMargaret Schwartz, MD

    Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
    Medical interests: Women’s health, reproductive health, adolescent medicine
    Personal interests: Playing board games, watching tv/movies, eating ice cream, attempting yoga, and walking around the lakes with my husband and my dog, Blue.
    Why Methodist: My interview day at Methodist felt special. From the very beginning of the day getting coffee with the residents, to the interviews themselves, to the dinner that night – the whole day I felt like I was talking to people I already knew. So on top of the impressive curriculum and great opportunities, I was excited to go somewhere where I felt at ease.

     

    NathanielNathaniel Schwartz, MD

    Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    Medical interests: Obstetrics and women’s health, pediatrics, office procedures, rural medicine
    Personal interests: My wife Cara and I enjoy cooking, running, biking, and hiking with our two dogs. 
    Why Methodist: The residents I met were very friendly, had diverse interests and were passionate about becoming outstanding physicians. The curriculum is well suited to provide full spectrum training, including a strong foundation in obstetrics. The faculty were supportive and passionate about teaching.

     

  • Third Year: Class of 2020

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    Katherine Baillon, DO, MPH

    Medical school: Midwestern University
    Medical interests: Sports medicine, preventive medicine, public health
    Personal interests: Most outdoor activities, especially running, biking, and hiking, spending time with family and friends
    Why Methodist: I completed a family medicine rotation with the Methodist program and immediately fell in love with it. The residents and faculty are so friendly and passionate about teaching that I strongly felt this was a program I wanted to be a part of. The training and opportunities available to residents was everything I was looking for in a program.

    amandaAmanda Honsvall, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota
    Medical interests: Sports medicine, ultrasound, children’s health, community health
    Personal interests: Any opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature, traveling, trail running, yoga, curling, spending time with family at the cabin
    Why Methodist: From my very first interactions with Methodist, I knew that it would be a great fit for my personality and professional interests! The residents and faculty are welcoming and friendly. They share a clear drive to improve the lives of others through high quality, comprehensive medical care. I was also drawn to the flexibility of this program, including opportunities to pursue sports medicine, community health, and training in procedures.

    TylerTyler Lacey, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota
    Medical interests: Sports medicine, children’s health, patient education, preventative medicine
    Personal interests: Keeping up with Minnesota sports, spending time with family and friends, hanging out with my goldendoodle, Finn
    Why Methodist: The residents were extremely welcoming and seemed happy with their training. The faculty at Methodist seemed extremely supportive and dedicated to teaching. I was also impressed with the flexibility of the program to tailor my training to my particular interests.

    LauraLaura Murphy, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota
    Medical interests: Sports medicine, palliative care
    Personal interests: Horseback riding, playing piano, camping, grouse hunting, spending time at her family’s farm in Wisconsin with her Kangal dog, Ira
    Why Methodist: Because of the outstanding faculty, residents, and staff as well as the first class family medicine training that is offered.

    emmaEmma Erickson, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota
    Medical interests: Rural and underserved populations, hospice and palliative care, state-level advocacy
    Personal interests: Hiking, baking, weight lifting, Netflix marathons, brewing beer and wine, gardening, playing with Gertie the rescue dog, family game nights, DIY projects, breakfast, being married to my high school sweetheart, Colin
    Why Methodist: The residents and faculty I met at Methodist were unparalleled. They truly felt like a family; they teach each other and care for each other. With an opportunity to have an enriching family medicine training, to emphasize my personal interests and do so alongside some of the most phenomenal and caring people I’ve met is a dream come true.

    RebeccaRebecca Siffring, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota
    Medical interests: Obstetrics, emergency medicine, urgent care, pediatrics, preventive health and wellness, weight management, digestive issues, dermatology, community health
    Personal interests: Playing ice hockey, painting, drawing, running, hiking, snowboarding, theology, Japanese language, being an aunt to many darling nieces and nephews, spending time with my wonderful husband, Caleb, and our precious little boy
    Why Methodist: It is the best mix of everything that I hoped for in training. Most importantly, Methodist will prepare me for full spectrum family medicine in a rural location. Faculty members view patients holistically and are passionate about teaching. Current residents and graduates of the program are role models for the kind of physician I hope to become. The obstetric training opportunities at Methodist are exceptional. Additionally, the Methodist program includes more elective time than most other programs, allowing me to pursue special interests and obtain additional training.