Methodist Residents

First Year: Class of 2026
Ainslee Crose

Ainslee Crose, MD 

Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Interests: Full-spectrum family medicine, rural medicine, obstetrics, women’s health, pediatrics, and adolescent health.

Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband and our toddler, reading, running, Nordic skiing, bar trivia, cooking, and baking.

Why Methodist?: I wanted a program that would help me become a well-rounded physician prepared for full-spectrum practice, so the strong OB and inpatient training was a draw. Equally important was finding a place with a family-friendly culture, and Methodist definitely has that!


Ryan D'Mello, MD

Medical school: Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Medical Interests: Preventative medicine, community health, minority and LGBTQ+ health care, medical education, health equity and disparities.

Personal Interests: In my free time I enjoy puzzles, DIY crafting, yoga, peloton/biking, gardening sustainably, and baking (endless) cupcakes!

Why Methodist: From sending personalized and hand-written notes to paying attention to my career goals and interests outside of medicine, my interview at UMN felt personal and inclusive. I was impressed by the excellent and broad training opportunities and the commitment that everyone here—staff, residents, and faculty—have to create a supportive culture and positive learning environment.


James Holmquist, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Interests: Sports medicine and addiction medicine.

Personal Interests: Weightlifting, piano, spending time with my wife, Abby, and our dog, Beau.

Why Methodist: The faculty and residents were very down-to-earth, excited to teach, and friendly during my medical school rotation here. Methodist also has great faculty and opportunities for my medical interests.


Stuart Lien, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Interests: Rural medicine, procedures, and palliative care.

Personal Interests: Spending time outdoors with my family, doing dad things, biking, and anything involving the lake.

Why Methodist?: I chose Methodist because of their robust training in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, supportive faculty, and their ability to graduate residents who pursue a diversity of careers. Perhaps most importantly, I came to realize that the people here are not only those who I would be thrilled to share an office with but those who I would also love to grab coffee with or save a spot for at happy hour.


Morgan Russek, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Interests: Obstetrics, women’s health, and pediatrics.

Personal Interests: Hiking, backpacking, playing pickle ball, baking, and being outdoors with friends and family.

Why Methodist: The people!!! Everyone I met during interviews and sub-internships was supportive, welcoming, friendly, and compassionate.

Morgan grew up in St. Michael. She attended The College of Saint Benedict for undergrad, and the University of Minnesota Medical School. She has a passion for rural family medicine and participated in RPAP in Mora during her third year of medical school. Morgan plans to return to her RPAP site following residency to practice full scope family medicine. She married Andrew in September 2021, and they adopted a miniature Bernedoodle (Honey) in January. Morgan and Andrew have an extremely smiley and chunky 7-month-old daughter named Lettie Lou. With her spare time, she enjoys baking, running, hiking, and backpacking. She is very close to perfecting her peanut butter chocolate chip muffins.


Jordan Treder, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical interests: Sports medicine, preventative health, health and wellness, community health, and procedures. 

Personal interests: I enjoy adventuring with my wife, road tripping, downhill skiing, game nights, cooking, and cheering on our Minnesota sports, especially the Vikings. Skol! 

Why Methodist: I chose Methodist because, as a fourth-year medical student, I had a terrific experience with the resident team. The culture of teamwork and compassion was obvious in everyone and as a resident, this has remained true. The program truly values all types of learners and embraces you and your support system as family. Not only will I leave with a great education, but I know I found a great fit, too. 

Second Year: Class of 2025
 Namrata Damle, MD

Namrata 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, MD

Madison 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, DO

Anne 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, MD

Savannah 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, MD

Brittany 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, MD

Rachel 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.

Third Year: Class of 2024
Adow Omar, MD

Omar 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, MD

Michael 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, MD

Dureeti 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, DO

Ryan 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, MD

Maddie 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, MD

Maren 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.


Below are our graduates of the last few years, including their current practice site.

2023 Graduates

Maggie Abraham web2
Maggie Abraham, MD

Park Nicollet - Shakopee, MN

mariah eggebraaten web2
Mariah Eggebraaten, MD

 Allina –  Centennial Lakes, MN

Molly Favour web2
Molly Favour, MD

Park NicolletChanhassen, MN

Anil Gherau
Anil Gherau, DO

Park Nicollet – Chanhassen, MN

Paul McManus
Paul McManus, DO

Park Nicollet – Plymouth, MN

Kelsey Simmons
Kelsey Simmons, MD

Park Nicollet – Wayzata, MN

2022 Graduates

emily hemler
Emily Hemler, DO

Colorado, US

eric hemler
Eric Hemler, DO

Colorado, US

janisha manhas
Janisha Manhas, MBBS

Vancouver, BC, Canada

mattie strub
Mattie Strub, MD

Minnesota, US

kate roselius
Kate Roselius, MD

Mayo Clinic- Waseca, Minnesota

cory lymburner
Cory Lymburner, MD

Park Nicollet- Eden Prairie, Minnesota