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Holly Boyum

Holly Boyum, MD 

Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2022-2023, Internship

Hobbies: Spending time with my partner and our two bulldogs, Seymour & Bernard, working out at my local gym (Skybox! It's the best), biking/rollerblading around the lakes, watching any and all iterations of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? I'm from Stillwater and was eager to get home to my family after moving out of state for medical school (bonus points for the built-in transitional year). I felt that the U would offer me a robust educational experience, with multiple hospitals and unique patient populations and pathologies. Leading up to my interview day, and after speaking with the faculty during my interview, I also felt confident that the leadership was earnest in their desire to support residents and promote well being in and out of the hospital. The residents seemed happy, their dynamic felt authentic and I could see myself working with them. Overall, it felt very Minnesotan to me, so it was an easy choice.

Allison Creg

Allison Cregg, MD 

Education: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2022-2023, Internship

Hobbies: I was a violinist before medicine, so I play symphony and opera concerts along with various gigs. Love the outdoors - canoeing, backpacking, lake life, and my absolute favorite outdoor activity is skiing. Other than that, I cook yummy food, play with my niece and nephew and try to master new skills - currently tackling landscaping.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? People I vibe with that either trained here or rotated here all said good things about the program. Come rank list, I made one of those spreadsheets to put numbers to what I want in life and what programs had to offer. Priorities I have are: easy flight access, high reputation of PD/APD, skiing/outdoors close-ish, career prospects and local arts/culture scene. Minnesota always came out top.

Ileasa Green

Ileasa Green, DO 

Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2022-2023, Internship

Hobbies: Cooking for friends, dancing, traveling to new cities, trying new restaurants and generally going on adventures!

Why did you choose U of M for residency? After visiting Minneapolis last year, I knew this city would be a perfect city to lay down roots. Minneapolis is full of beautiful nature, great restaurants, and wonderful people. This program holds great core values, staff are amazing faculty and are supportive. These reasons solidified my choice to come to the University of Minnesota.

Thomas Houghland

Thomas Houghland, MD

Education: University of Minnesota Medical School; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2022-2023, Internship

Hobbies: Hiking the trails of Minneapolis with my wife and dog, cross country skiing at Theodore Wirth Park, road biking, going to Utepils brewery and playing guitar!

Why did you choose U of M for residency? I chose the University of Minnesota for my radiology residency because I had an incredible experience with the radiology department as a medical student and I love the city of Minneapolis! Everybody at the University of Minnesota is welcoming, supportive and enthusiastic to teach. I was also drawn to UMN for the diverse experiences that residents get between the University, Hennepin County and VA medical systems.

Mia Lundgren

Mia Lundgren, MD 

Education: University of Minnesota Medical School; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2022-2023, Internship

Hobbies: Hanging with my rescue pups (Jet and Magnus), dog mushing, knitting sweaters, playing the oboe or piano, catching a concert at Orchestra Hall, being outdoors, spending time with family.

Why did you choose U of M for your residency? I chose the University of Minnesota, because the radiology program offers everything I am looking for - excellent training and teaching, high volume, diverse pathology, a variety of clinical sites and a supportive environment. Probably most importantly, I enjoyed my interactions with residents and faculty as a medical student and could see myself fitting in here. The fact that this program is in Minnesota is icing on the cake. I was born and raised in Minnesota and absolutely love this place.

Jackson Penning

Jackson Penning, MD 

Education: University of Minnesota Medical School; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2022-2023, Internship

Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and kids (often getting ice cream), golf, weight lifting, biking (commuting and recreation), home automation, encryption and cybersecurity.

Why did you choose U of M for your residency? The U of M met my important considerations for training. I was impressed with the culture staff and residents have created for learning and support, and this was confirmed on day one of starting the transitional year. Further, there is a broad pathology and volume base with the combination of University medical center, the VA and Hennepin Healthcare that will prepare me for any practice I choose. Finally, having this opportunity close to family was important as well!

Mitchell Szymczak

Mitchell Szymczak, DO 

Education: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2022-2023, Internship

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, friends and two cats, board games, trying new restaurants, traveling.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? The people I met during my interview made me immediately want to come to the University of Minnesota for my residency. I knew it would be a place where I would have the support to make it through residency and really feel at home. Being able to do my transitional year in the same city was also a huge benefit for me. I've lived all around the country but had never been to Minnesota, so I was excited for a new adventure and a new place to explore and call home!

Kristen Ward

Kristen Ward, DO

Education: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM); Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2022-2023, Internship

Hobbies: Going on walks with my husband and golden retriever (Winnie), board games, jigsaw puzzles, reading mystery/thriller novels, naps, finding new restaurants.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? I had the opportunity to do an away rotation here as a medical student and instantly fell in love with the Twin Cities and felt like I fit in with the residents. I knew I wanted to complete my residency at a large academic center with a wide variety of pathology and high case volumes, but I also wanted to find a program that emphasized work/life balance - the U easily checked off both of those boxes. I couldn't be happier with my decision to pursue residency training at the University of Minnesota!

RL1, Class of 2026

Class of 2026
Paul Blake

Paul Blake, MD

Education: University of Minnesota Medical School; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2021-2022, Internship

Hobbies: Going on walks and hikes with my wife and dogs, trying new restaurants, running, home improvement projects, cooking and traveling.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? Having done medical school at the University of Minnesota, I knew it would provide top-notch training in a welcoming and comfortable environment.  Furthermore, Minneapolis is a great city with beautiful lakes, a great food scene and plenty of year-round activities. Overall I knew it would be a great fit.

Nicholas Dick

Nicholas Dick, MD

Education: University of Minnesota Medical School; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2021-2022, Internship

Hobbies: Backpacking, snowboarding, disc golf, board games, travel, cooking with my wife, financial planning and investments, National parks, hockey, leadership philosophy, mentoring, music (guitar) and reading.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? UMN is known for its extremely high boards pass rate, well-rounded exposure to all aspects of the field in a large metro area academic center setting and for producing high-caliber radiologists who go on to great fellowships and/or careers.  Of course, these were top priorities for me when choosing a residency, but what drew me to this program over all others was how laid back, approachable and friendly the residents and faculty are every time we interact.  It is important to me that my residency experience give me freedom from intimidation and a collegial, team-focused atmosphere, and that is what I have come to expect from the program here at UMN.

Nick Dubay

Nick Dubay, MD

Education: Creighton University School of Medicine; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2021-2022, Internship

Hobbies: Racquetball, chess, board games, 3D printing, home-improvement, biking, audiobooks/podcasts and walks with my wife, daughter and dog.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? I choose UMN because of its great Midwestern culture of warmth and collegiality and because all the residents seem to love the program. Additionally, with the diversity of training sites and patient populations, I know I will be well-prepared for any career I want to pursue. With the support of a large academic center, I look forward to pursuing the many unique opportunities for collaboration on business, research and teaching. Not to mention, Minneapolis and St. Paul are hidden gems filled with culture, bike trails and craft breweries!

Corinne Duncan

Corinne Duncan, MD

Education: University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2021-2022, Internship

Hobbies: Spending time with family, hiking and spending time outdoors, board games, baking and traveling.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? I chose UMN for residency because of the wonderful people I have met here while rotating through the department as a medical student, as well as the great training program. I also love Minnesota and everything outdoors, so I was excited for the opportunity to stay here.

Lyfong Samuel Lor

Lyfong Samuel Lor, MD

Education: Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Freshwater fishing, food, chess, playing basketball, alternating nightly between cheering for the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors during the NBA season and spending time with my wife and son. 

Why did you choose U of M for residency? Excellent clinical training, laid-back resident family and caring program leadership (perks were also better than other programs). Additionally, the Twin Cities provides endless recreational opportunities (teams in all major sports, outdoor activities and limitless food options). Lastly, St. Paul is home for my wife, and we wanted to be closer to family.

Chris Luedemann

Chris Luedemann, MD

Education: University of Minnesota Medical School; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2021-2022, Internship

Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and children, playing with, building projects with, or teaching my children new things. Carpentry, construction projects and tinkering/ fixing cars.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? I wanted to go to the University of Minnesota because I believe the radiology program here is second to none. In addition to getting to train at a major referral center, the radiology staff at the U of M personally make great efforts to provide personal teaching, high quality training and guidance for all of their residents. I am thankful for the opportunity to train at the U of M and am so grateful that the staff here take such pride in training their residents. I was born and raised in Minnesota and live in Minnesota with my wife and our four children. I am looking forward to completing my training with the U of M's residency program and continue my training in Minnesota.

Eric Nagarajan

Eric Nagarajan, MD

Education: University of Minnesota Medical School; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2021-2022, Internship

Hobbies: Kayaking, karaoke, tennis, reality TV and brunch.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? The faculty and residents at UMN are some of the most outstanding, friendly, supportive people you'll meet. UMN also has excellent variety in clinical sites and exposure with impressive outcomes for trainees. The built-in Transitional Year at Hennepin was also a huge plus, with high-quality teaching, two blocks of Radiology during intern year(!), and a year to bond with your cohort even before the advanced residency starts. Finally, Minneapolis is my ideal city- amazing food, culture, unique neighborhoods and events, while still clean, green and very quick to drive across the city.

Aaron Sipola

Aaron Sipola, MD

Education: University of Minnesota Medical School; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2021-2022, Internship

Hobbies: Traditional archery, rock climbing, canoeing/kayaking, board games, backpacking, guitar and reading.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? Minnesota is home. I grew up here. I intend to practice medicine here. Maybe it’s a hometown bias, but I genuinely think Minnesota is a special place. In Minneapolis, for example, everything is within biking distance. Interconnected bike trail systems and multiple community and regional parks ensure getting outside and enjoying the seasons is no difficult task. Plus, the food scene and craft breweries are fantastic! Academically, the University of Minnesota DR program is filled with faculty dedicated to building a collegial and supportive training environment. The integrated transitional year offers in-coming residents a year to bond prior to starting radiology specific training. Finally, education quality cannot be understated. The UMN Fairview is a world-class referral center that presents residents with diverse pathology. I feel confident that UMN will prepare me for my future radiology career.

Kent Van Note

Kent Van Note, MD

Education: University of Minnesota Medical School; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2021-2022, Internship

Hobbies: Backpacking, bikepacking, bike repair and maintenance, bike touring, bread baking, camping, cross-country skiing, coffee, drawing, pottery repair, running and woodworking.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? I am originally from Minnesota. In my twenties, I had the opportunity to experience both East and West Coast lifestyles. I came back to Minnesota because I love having access to thousands of lakes, the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers and four distinct seasons for outdoor activities.  I love that the same trail I run on in the summer, I can cross-country ski on in the winter. I believe that the unique topography and climate of Minnesota contribute to the community-orientation and social consciousness of the people who live here. I'm thankful that UMN has such an outstanding radiology program.

RL2, Class of 2025

Class of 2025
Alexander Asleen

Alexander Asleen

Education: A.T Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies: Fishing, hockey and exploring/camping with my significant other.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? Excellent staff and teaching opportunities. Minneapolis is home, and my family/friends are in the area.

Cassiano Crespo-Santiago

Cassiano Crespo-Santiago

Education: Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), School of Medicine, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2020-ongoing, Internship

Hobbies: My hobbies include, but are not limited to: electric guitar and bass, music concerts, movies, working out, tabletop roleplaying games, computer games, socializing, traveling and craft beers.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? Being a great institution and a top-notch residency program aren't exclusivities of the U of M radiology program, but I could not find a better group of peers, staff and faculty to be around. I have tons of respect and admiration for the people here, and I'm very grateful to be part of the team.

Christopher Knoedler

Christopher Knoedler

Education: Tulane University School of Medicine; Intern year- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center - General Surgery 16-17, Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group 17-20, Marine Corps Security Force Regiment 20-21

Hobbies: Bag piping, alpine skiing, fishing and hunting.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? I grew up in the Twin Cities and wanted to move back. I was drawn to the University of Minnesota for a residency with great mentors and a program with a high case volume and a diverse patient population.

Patrick McGonagill

Patrick McGonagill

Education: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, traveling, snowboarding, golf, boating, watching sports and trying new restaurants.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? The U of M was an easy choice for me. First and foremost, the staff are friendly and incredibly welcoming, which was important to me when evaluating residency programs. It is clear that the atmosphere here at the U of M is one that is collaborative and strives to support the current residents during their time in this program. Additionally, this program offers diverse training sites with a mixture of academic and community medicine with high volume, unique pathology and diverse patient populations. 

Nikolas Parisis

Nikolas Parisis

Education: Undergrad: University of California, Santa Cruz; Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, Florida
 
Hobbies: Posting residency and COVID updates on Instagram (follow me @DrParisis!), playing traditional Greek folk music, biking, snowboarding, hiking, and traveling.
 
Why did you choose U of M for residency?: Several reasons - the U is a large academic institution with a resident-run radiology program that has diverse pathology, high volume and several fellowship opportunities. Plus, we receive a well-rounded and comprehensive education by rotating through multiple practice settings. The Twin Cities also offers lots of culture, has a healthy food and coffee scene and provides plenty of nature and outdoor activities to explore in our time away from work. Pretty much everything I could ask for!
Danica Seifert

Danica Seifert

Education: Undergrad Concordia College Moorhead MN; Medical school: Creighton University 

Hobbies: Hiking, biking, cooking, reading, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

Why did you choose U of M for residency?  I am a Minnesota native and knew I wanted to continue my medical training close to home. I also wanted to be part of a program with good camaraderie, diversity in training sites and be located in a fun city to continue to explore. 

Nolan Shen

Nolan Shen

Education: Undergrad: UMN-TC, Biochemistry BS; Medical School: Des Moines University, DO

Hobbies: Guitar, lifting and miscellaneous nerd things.

Why did you choose U of M for residency?  Minneapolis is great and I loved the University atmosphere during the time I was here for undergrad. I had done a few medical student rotations at some of the UMN sites, including Fairview and HCMC, and appreciated the collegiality throughout the specialties. I liked the large volume of trauma at HCMC and the complexity of cases at the University, including its transplant and oncological imaging. UMN has specialists in all fields, including physics and computer science, allowing you ample variability for research if wanted. The Minnesota radiology job market is also populated with strong physician-led private practice groups.

Samuel Sutton

Samuel Sutton

Education: Undergrad: University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), Neuroscience Major & Exercise Science Minor, B.S.;  Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine (Grenada, West Indies), M.D.

Hobbies: Hockey, soccer, golf, scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, boating, hiking, anything outdoors, service work and time with family and friends.

Why did you choose U of M for residency? I was fortunate enough to rotate through the radiology program a couple of times, and the people within the department, from residents to staff, were all so welcoming and enjoyed teaching. It seemed to be a great work and learning atmosphere. The diversity of cases and training sites also made me confident it would help me become the best physician I could be. Minnesota is home for me, and being by family made it even sweeter!

Austin Webs

Austin Webs

Education: Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO MBA;  Undergraduate: Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences

Hobbies: Personal finance, running, hiking, collegiate and professional athletics and traveling.

Why did you choose U of M for residency?  In addition to the exceptional training and diverse pathology of a large academic medical center, the people are extremely supportive and welcoming. It immediately felt like a program I would feel comfortable training at while preparing me for practice in any setting following graduation.

RL3, Class of 2024

Class of 2024
Morenike Fanu

Morenike Fanu, MD

Education: University of California, Riverside School of Medicine; St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, AZ; 2019-2020, Internship

Hobbies: Sewing, arts and crafts and anything to do with with music, except playing an instrument.

Why did you choose the U of M for residency? Leadership is very approachable and they truly care about the residents.

Samuel Friedlander

Samuel, Friedlander, DO

Education: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2019-2020, Internship

Hobbies: Lifting, piano, movies and video games.

Why did you choose the U of M residency? High volume, pathology, academic program and exposure to a variety of different settings, including the University hospital, community/trauma and VA.

Hans Hesse

Hans Hesse, DO

Education: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2019-2020, Internship

Daniel Hofstedt

Daniel Hofstedt, DO

Education: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH; 2019-2020, Internship

Hobbies: Guitar, skateboarding, walks and hikes with family and developing and submitting cases on radshare.net.

Why did you choose the U of M residency? Well-rounded program with excellent teaching and support from staff and other residents. Has a positive and supportive residency culture with a reputation for training competent residents that end up in a variety of quality practice settings, including prestigious academic programs, competitive private practice groups and rural gems.

Yu-Hui Huang

Yu-Hui Huang, MS, MD

Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2019-2020, Internship

Hobbies: I love to make things whether it be doodling, origami, 3D printing and more! I also enjoy exploring, traveling, trying new things, food and spending time with friends, family and pets!

Why did you choose the U of M for residency? First and foremost, the people are genuine, supportive and welcoming with great camaraderie among the residents, faculty and staff. The opportunity to train at a large tertiary academic medical center, a level one trauma center with a focus on the underserved at HCMC and a large Minneapolis VA hospital, each with different practice settings and diverse patient populations.

Charles McCahery

Charles McCahery, MD

Education: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2019-2020, Internship

Hobbies: Cooking, house projects, brewing beer, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Why did you choose the U of M residency? I grew up in Minnesota and knew I wanted to stay in the area. The U of M has a great reputation with excellent exposure to a wide variety of complex and routine cases in multiple clinical settings. The staff are friendly, supportive and enjoy teaching.

Russell Pluhm

Russell Pluhm, DO

Education: A.T. Still University of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2019-2020, Internship

Hobbies: Spending time with my fiancé and friends, sports, movies, biking, boating/fishing and finding new breweries.

Why did you choose the U of M for residency? The U of M was an easy choice for me. Growing up in the Twin Cities, I knew how much Minnesota had to offer in terms of entertainment and natural beauty. I also immediately appreciated the collaborative feel of the program. It is a welcoming group that truly values and supports residents. The U offers University, VA and community hospital settings, each with ample volume and diverse pathology. Returning home to be closer to friends and family was important to me as well.

Alexis Swenson

Alexis Swenson, MD

Education: University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2019-2020, Internship

Hobbies: Reading, fishing, hiking, weight lifting and travel.

Why did you choose the U of M residency? High volume program with many successful graduates. It's well known in the Twin Cities that the U of M produces competent radiologists, and thus, many graduates have landed great jobs.

Nathan Wunder

Nathan Wunder, MD

Education: Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2019-2020, Internship

Hobbies: Weight lifting, board games and touring breweries.

Why did you choose the U of M for residency? The culture of independence in learning, hands on teaching, high study volumes and excellent opportunities in IR.

RL4, Class of 2023

Class of 2023
Kevin Ehlers

Kevin Ehlers

Education: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2018-2019, Internship

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, home renovation projects, biking and skiing.

Why did you choose the U of M residency? I felt welcome from the first moment of interview day. Great categorical intern year with early exposure to radiology. Wide array of pathology and volume at all our sites. The Twin Cities are great place to live.

Alex Feng

Alex Feng

Education: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2017-2018, Internship

Hobbies: Sewing, thrifting, biking, weightlifting and cooking!

Why did you choose the U of M residency? Fantastic program with large volumes of complex and diverse pathology. The program encourages us to be as independent as we can be, which I was looking for in a program. Between the VA, Hennepin Healthcare and the University, you will come out of this program as a great radiologist.

Shannon Gerberding

Shannon Gerberding

Education: Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2018-2019, Internship

Hobbies: Camping, canoeing, reading, board games, skiing and sports.

Why did you choose the U of M residency? Reputable program with diverse training, including at a large transplant center, level one trauma at a community hospital and VA medical center. Additionally, I love Minnesota and the Twin Cities. The outdoor opportunities are excellent!

Kyle Kitzman

Kyle Kitzman

Education: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada; University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2018-2019, Surgery-General

Hobbies: Boating, biking, traveling and trying new restaurants/bars.

Why did you choose the U of M for residency? The University of Minnesota has an excellent radiology program that offers diverse training sites with exposure to a wide variety of pathology and high case volumes.

Kevin Klee

Kevin Klee 

Education: Creighton University School of Medicine; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2018-2019, Internship

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my wife, daughter and dog. We love being outside at the lakes around the Twin Cities. I also enjoy cooking and exercising. And I am a devout fantasy football addict. 

Why did you choose the U of M for your residency? I knew I wanted to be in the Twin Cities for my residency training, so the location was a big factor. Aside from that, I knew I would receive high caliber training at our three unique training sites which would prepare me well for life after residency.

Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason, MD

Education: Tufts University School of Medicine; Los Angeles County Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; 2019-2020, Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Nicholas Reason

Nicholas Reason

Education: Medical College of Wisconsin; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2018-2019, Internship

Hobbies: Spending time with family, running, coffee/espresso and side-hustles.

Why did you choose the U of M residency? Personable department and residency leadership, diverse pathology across multiple training sites, resident-run volume and fantastic Twin Cities metro.

Jesse Reiter

Jesse Reiter

Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Seton Hill; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2018-2019, Internship

Hobbies: I spend as much time as I can with my wife and our two children. Together we enjoy fishing and swimming at my parents' lake in Wisconsin during the summer. During the winter time I like to go ice fishing, skating and sledding with my family.

Why did you choose the U of M for your residency? I chose the U of M for residency because of the great experience I had during my interview and the exceptional learning opportunities the U of M offers. We rotate at three separate institutions (U of M, Minneapolis VA and HCMC) which gives you a good variety of different radiology practices and patient populations. This diversity allows you to develop into a very well rounded and competent general radiologist.

Karlyn Messer

Karlyn Messer

Education: Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2018-2019, Internship

Hobbies: Playing pickleball with my co-residents, walks around the lakes, spending time with my dog and husband and cooking.

Why did you choose the U of M residency? Friendly and welcoming staff/residents on my interview day, varied pathology with multiple sites to rotate through and lots of fun things to do in the Twin Cities.

Divya Shenoy

Divya Shenoy

Education: University of Mississippi School of Medicine; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2018-2019, Internship

Hobbies: Cooking, visiting my parents in Mississippi, travelling with my family or facetiming my little sister!

Why did you choose the U of M for your residency? My husband matched at the University of Minnesota for Integrated Interventional Radiology the year prior to me, and I am so glad that he did. It afforded us both the opportunity to train at the U. I love the diversity of pathology at our many training sites and the genuinely kind and supportive leadership and staff. The residents are a tight-knit group and I have made many lifelong friends! Additionally, Minneapolis is a beautiful and affordable city to live in.

Tyler Studer

Tyler Studer

Education: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2018-2019, Internship

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing and watching/playing sports.

Why did you choose the U of M for residency? Multiple, diverse training sites. It was close to home.