Methodist Residents

  • First Year: Class of 2025
  • Second Year: Class of 2024
  • Third Year: Class of 2023
  • First Year: Class of 2025

    Namrata Damle, MDNamrata Damle, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical interests: Full-spectrum family medicine, procedures, community health, and underserved medicine.
    Personal interests: Gardening and floral design, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with family and friends.
    Why Methodist: I chose Methodist because I had wonderful experiences here during my third-year rotations. I was impressed with the well-rounded curriculum and the approachable and kind residents, faculty, and staff.

    Madison Duppenthaler, MDMadison Duppenthaler, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical interests: Full-spectrum preventative care, women's health, OB, addiction medicine, and palliative care.
    Personal interests: Being a wife and mom, puzzling, reading romantic fiction, getting outside, and eating good food, of course!
    Why Methodist: The program has a strong emphasis on quality preventative care and reproductive health, which are two of my favorite things. The residents and staff are absolutely wonderful and make a great team to support each other and our patients.

    Anne Magnuson, DOAnne Magnuson, DO

    Medical school: University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical interests: Women's health, PCOS, adolescent medicine, LGBTQ-affirming care, weight management, and health equity and disparities.
    Personal interests: Cooking new recipes, baking killer-good chocolate chip cookies (so much butter...), downhill skiing, re-organizing spaces, quality time with friends and family, and spoiling my doggo Howie.
    Why Methodist: I chose Methodist because even in a virtual interview, I could clearly feel how supportive, caring, and fun the Creekside family is! I am also excited about the diverse experiences and flexibility Methodist has to offer. I really appreciate that Methodist has two nurse practitioners as teaching faculty because it shows they value each type of voice on the care team!

    Savannah Nelles, MDSavannah Nelles, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical interests: Palliative and hospice care, obstetrics, sexual health, mental health, addiction medicine, and care for the medically underserved.
    Personal interests: Sending greeting cards, going to the beach, quality time with my cat Pippa and comedy movies, practicing my Spanish language skills, celebrity gossip magazines, and audiobooks or podcasts.
    Why Methodist: I loved my fourth year Sub-I rotation at Methodist so much, I honestly wrote most of this back then because I knew I was meant to be here! I was immediately embraced as a valued part of the team, and I could see myself being friends outside of work with every single person I met. My month of great experiences (including an inpatient team ice cream break on a slower afternoon!) and the program's well-rounded, strong training with a possible OB focus had me sold.

    Brittany Schultz, MDBrittany Schultz, MD

    Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
    Medical interests: Women's health, mental health, sexual health, medical education, addiction medicine, and LGBTQ+ health care.
    Personal interests: Arts and crafts, cooking, traveling, hiking, coffee, craft beer, and spoiling my three furry children (Murphy, Oliver and Millie).
    Why Methodist: I had heard wonderful things about the program prior to interview day. Then I met the residents, faculty, and staff, which made Methodist an easy choice. Everyone was welcoming, friendly, and immediately made me feel comfortable. I look forward to calling Minnesota home. 


    Rachel Staebell, MDRachel Staebell, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical interests: Addiction medicine, mental health care, women's health care, and pediatrics.
    Personal interests: Reading, crocheting, walking with my rescue dog, and spending time with family and friends.
    Why Methodist: I had the privilege of rotating at Methodist during medical school. During my rotation, I fell in love with the program. The supportive faculty, welcoming environment, the program's involvement in the surrounding community, and the rigorous training program made Methodist the perfect fit for me.

  • Second Year: Class of 2024

    Adow Omar, MDOmar Adow, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical interests: Health and wellness promotion, community health, and working with underserved populations.
    Personal interests: In my free time, I enjoy hiking, swimming, gaming, and spending time with family and friends. 
    Why Methodist: I did my family medicine clerkship at Methodist hospital and had a great time during my rotation. I really fell in love with the clinical training opportunities and the overall warm and welcoming environment.


    Michael Burgdorf, MDMichael Burgdorf, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical interests: Hospice and palliative care, underserved care, medical education, addiction and substance use, and adolescent medicine.
    Personal interests: I love road and gravel biking as well as bike-commuting in the expansive temperatures of Minnesota, nordic skiing, running up the steepest trails I can find, watching Rotten Tomatoes approved movies with my wife Kiki and dog Chester the Sheltie, and viewing the many textures of life through my camera lens. 
    Why Methodist: Lessons my bicycle taught me about choosing a residency:

    • Fit is everything.
    • Riding solo is fine, but the miles really fly by when you’re surrounded by great people.
    • Whatever bike you choose, make sure it’ll keep you balanced and upright through sweltering sun, drenching rain, and the freezing cold.

    From the many interactions with residents, faculty, and staff during interview season, I knew that the Methodist community would support me through the challenging days and encourage my passions both inside and outside of medicine. I also saw the strength and breadth of the curriculum that prepares graduates to practice in any and all scopes of family medicine. Finally, the holistic focus I witnessed from the residents and faculty showed me that Methodist would train physicians to not only care for their patients but also care for their communities. If that all wasn’t enough, the extensive bike trails connecting the twin cities right to Methodist solidified that this program was the perfect fit for me.


    Dureetire Foge, MDDureeti Foge, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical interests: Full-spectrum family medicine including maternal/child health, women’s health, family planning, health disparities, mental health.
    Personal interests: I enjoy experimenting with different crafts/DIY projects, reading, blogs, exploring the outdoors with my toddler and husband, and traveling to off-the-beaten-path destinations.
    Why Methodist: I chose Methodist Family Medicine Residency for its wonderful and welcoming faculty, staff, and residents that I worked with when I was a fourth-year medical student. I was also impressed with the broad-spectrum training opportunities while having the flexibility to pursue special interests, the diverse patient panel as well as the program's emphasis on resident well-being.


    Ryan Heltemes, DORyan Heltemes, DO

    Medical school: Des Moines University
    Medical interests: Community health, preventative medicine, digital health technologies, and AI, osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT), and medical education.
    Personal interests: I enjoy playing soccer, broomball, video games, and tabletop-roleplaying games. I am interested in many genres of music and love playing the guitar.
    Why Methodist: The residents and faculty at Methodist were friendly, happy, and welcoming when I was a visiting medical student. I observed a culture of camaraderie and respect at the program that creates an ideal learning environment to train as a family physician. In addition, the Creekside program has a strong reputation for producing excellent physicians and leaders in the medical community.


    Maddie Jagerson, MDMaddie Jagerson, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical interests: Adolescent health, women’s health, chronic disease management, and underserved medicine.
    Personal interests: I am an avid Wisconsin Badgers fan and love watching Badger football and basketball. I also enjoy spending time with my family, long walks with my golden retriever, and reading. 
    Why Methodist: I had always heard wonderful things about Methodist from my mother who graduated from the program over 20 years ago. Then when I met the Methodist residents, faculty, and staff, I was blown away by how welcoming and well-balanced they all were. I knew I wanted to be part of this collaborative and fun medical community. I am confident that I will receive comprehensive and full-spectrum family medicine training that will prepare me for a robust independent practice.


    Maren Murray, MDMaren Murray, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical interests: Mental health, addiction medicine, weight management, obstetrics, and rural medicine.
    Personal interests: Gardening, foraging, painting, sewing, watching home renovation shows, socializing, and taking my daughter to the playground. 
    Why Methodist: I have been a patient at Methodist and found that all of my interactions were so positive. I felt cared for by every person, from my doctor to the lab technicians. I wanted to be a part of a team of people that shared this common goal of making the patient experience as pleasant as possible. Conversations with faculty and residents at the program only confirmed that Methodist truly is a warm and supportive environment that will help me become the kind of doctor I want to be.

  • Third Year: Class of 2023

    Maggie Abraham, MDMaggie Abraham, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota
    Medical interests: Family medicine is perfect for me because I love seeing people of all ages, doing procedures, and helping to improve community health and patient education/health literacy.
    Personal interests: I enjoy traveling, playing with my two dogs Rafa and Zuko, and spending time with friends and family.
    Why Methodist: I chose the Methodist residency because I had a wonderful experience at Creekside during my third-year rotation. I especially loved the many opportunities to serve the community, the diversity of the patient population, and the camaraderie of everyone here. I'm really looking forward to my next three years at Methodist.

    Mariah Eggebraaten, MDMariah Eggebraaten, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota
    Medical interests: Women's health, community health, and addiction medicine.
    Personal interests: I enjoy doing anything outdoors and on the lakes, drinking good coffee, and spending free time with my family. My newest hobby is cookie decorating, which I will soon share with everyone!
    Why Methodist: Methodist felt like the perfect fit from the warm welcome, interacting with residents, faculty, and staff, and hearing their genuine fondness of the program and support for each other. I was impressed with the learning opportunities for a well-rounded education in preparation for full-spectrum family medicine, with a balance of hard work and focus on wellbeing.

    Molly Favour, MDMolly Favour, MD

    Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia 
    Medical interests: Full-spectrum family medicine, obstetrics, sexual health, and adolescent health.
    Personal interests: I enjoy reading, taking Gwen (my dog) on long walks, baking (specifically bread), researching my ancestors, and spending time on the water with my family.
    Why Methodist: I chose Methodist for the people and the wide variety of experiences the program offers. My experience on interview day was so welcoming and comfortable, and I'm grateful to be joining such a great group of humans!

    Anil Gherau, DOAnil Gherau, DO

    Medical school: Des Moines University
    Medical interests: Community health, adolescent care, and working with minority populations.
    Personal interests: In my free time, I enjoy fishing, hiking, cooking, music production, and remixing music.
    Why Methodist: I chose the Methodist Family Medicine Residency because I was very impressed with the clinical training opportunities available and the close-knit sense of community. Furthermore, I previously worked at Methodist Hospital as a nursing assistant, and I was very impressed with how well trained and competent the residents of this program were. I am very excited to continue the next three years of my medical training at Methodist, and I have full confidence that it will shape me into the well-trained, compassionate family medicine physician that I aspire to be.

    Kelsey Simmons, MDKelsey Lien, MD

    Medical school: University of Minnesota
    Medical interests: Nutrition/wellbeing, rural medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, and geriatrics.
    Personal interests: Gardening/house plants, long-distance bicycling, beach volleyball, hanging out with my dogs, and camping.
    Why Methodist: I had heard great things about the Methodist program before interviewing, and I guess it was the people that made this program so appealing and stand out to me! That's a classic response but it's really true. I had a great time at the interview the night before, and then coffee at The Depot in the morning was a nice way to get to know you guys! I'm so excited to join the Creekside crew!

    Paul Mcmanus, DOPaul McManus, DO

    Medical school: Kansas City University
    Medical interests: Geriatrics, inpatient medicine, and medical education.
    Personal interests: Computer design/building, going to the gym, video games, and hanging out with my wife and cats.
    Why Methodist: I choose Methodist because of the welcoming nature of the program and the ability to be back in Minnesota.