Active Residents

Ifrah Ali, MD

Class of 2020
BS – Molecular Biology – San Jose State University
MD – University of California – Davis

Interests: “spending time with family, hiking, working out, weightlifting, basketball, mentoring, charity work, reading, listening to music and & podcasts, traveling, learning about new cultures and new foods. I want to engage in international medicine and development work in poor resourced areas, specifically in East Africa.”

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Alex Asp, MD

Fellow, Quality Mgmt & Patient Safety – 2018-2019

EM Residency – Hahnemann University Hospital
MD: University of Toledo College of Medicine

Sarah E Baker, MD

Class of 2019
BS – Psychology (major) Spanish (minor) – Loyola University
MD – Loyola University

Interests: “Ultimate frisbee, watersports and spending time on the lake, visiting my brother in CO for hiking and snowboarding, checking out new breweries in Minneapolis/St. Paul with my hubby, hanging out with my one-year-old nephew, and traveling! Most recently, I spent six weeks working at a rural clinic in Bolivia and traveling/backpacking South America.”

Maggie L Barnes, MD

Class of 2020
BA – Biology – Augustana College
MD – University of Wisconsin

Interests: “Favorite place to be in the whole world is on a mountain preferably with snow skis on my feet, but hiking also works. Pretending to be a wine and cheese connoisseur with my husband and checking out local craft breweries. I love doing anything outside: hiking, biking, walking, working on my yard. I played basketball and soccer for my college and try to keep up with doing intramurals or adult leagues, or just shooting around for fun. Crafting, baking, and interior design are things I like to dabble in and pinterest about. I'm an avid dog-lover and dream about having a puppy in the near future (maybe during residency, who knows!?).”

Maxwell A Beck, MD

Class of 2020
BA – History, Biology – St Olaf College
MD – Eastern Virginia
Gold Humanism Honor Society

Interests: “I enjoy staying active through running, camping, canoeing, and playing soccer. I follow English soccer and am an avid supporter of Liverpool Football Club. I like to spend as much free time as I can with family, especially if it involves the great Minnesota outdoors. Other hobbies include woodworking, cooking, reading, and collecting vinyl records (preferably used).”

Jacob A Binder, MD

Class of 2021
BS – Neurobiology – University of Wisconsin-Madison
MD – Wayne State University
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society

“I enjoy fishing, hockey, traveling, coaching, soccer, hunting, camping, hiking, biking, trying new restaurants, teaching, wake boarding, snow-boarding, boating, tennis, and attending concerts/stand-up comedy shows.”

Amy R Borys, MD

Class of 2020
BS – Human Nutrition – Arizona State University
MD – University of North Dakota
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society

Interests: “Cooking; Building jigsaw puzzles; Half-marathon training; Ice spear fishing; Playing volleyball; Hosting game night; Spending time at the lake; Reading novels.”

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Justin Corcoran, MD

Fellow, Medical Toxicology – 2018-2020

EM Residency – Mayo Clinic
MD – University of Toledo
BS – University of Minnesota

Michael B DeBoer, MD

Class of 2021
BA – General Music – University of Northwestern St Paul
MD – University of Wisconsin
Gold Humanism Honor Society

Interests:  “I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 kids. We enjoy being outside, going to a park or enjoying the walking trails around our home. We love hosting friends for a meal, campfire, or games. Other interests are music, observing wildlife (especially birds), gardening, fishing and travel. We are having a lot of fun exploring all that the Twin Cities area has to offer!”

Zachary S Finn, MD

Class of 2020
BS – Biology, Spanish – Emory University
MD – Duke University

Interests: “I enjoy cooking, exercising, and traveling with my wife. We frequently create new dishes that are combinations of our ethnic backgrounds. We love to run, bike, and ski together. We hope to travel to Morocco for our delayed honeymoon this coming Spring. I learned to play guitar from my father at the age of 16. I enjoy playing as a way to wind down from a long day in the hospital. I enjoy taking yoga sculpt classes, playing intramural basketball, and finding pickup basketball and Ultimate Frisbee games.”

Oliver F Garrison, MD

Class of 2019
BS – Economics – St. Olaf College
MD – University of Minnesota

Interests: “True to mindset of emergency medicine, I’m interested in more activities than I have time for. I love the Twin Cities because I get the benefits of a city (great food, music, sports, events), but have access to cross-country skiing, road biking, mountain biking, and great outdoor running. I like music and film and I go to a few concerts a year (preferably outdoor), and at home when nobody’s listening I play the guitar and harmonica. Creative projects are very fulfilling for me too, which range from making podcasts and videos, to just working on my car or making a picture frame for my living room.”

Andrew W Hasebroock, MD

Class of 2021
BS – Psychology – Boston College
MS – Clinical Anatomy – Creighton University
MD – Creighton University
Gold Humanism Honor Society

Interests: “Hiking and exploring the world with my wife while keeping up on my travel blog, coaching youth sports, craft beer and coffee tastings, intramural sports, music festivals, and biking new trails.”

Jonathan W Heimler, MD

Class of 2020
BS – Summa Cum Laude – Biology – University of North Dakota
MD – Medical College of Wisconsin

Interests: “Sports (especially football, basketball, track, baseball, volleyball, golf, badminton, and tennis); Fishing; Hunting (deer, turkey, pheasant, grouse, duck); Cooking without recipes; Home-brewing beer and wine; trying new foods; TV shows (All time favorites are Scrubs and The Office); -Movies (anything but horror movies, favorite movie- Hot Shots); Music (all types, favorite band- Counting Crows)”

Ryan D Johnsen, MD

Class of 2021
BA – Chemistry – St Olaf College
MD – Albany Medical College

Interests: “Competitive swimming, reading, water polo, lifting weights, and travel.”

Allison N Knorzer, MD

Class of 2019
BS – Biology – Appalachian State University
MD – Wright State University

Interests: “Playing basketball, flag football, soccer, running, hiking, horseback riding, snowboarding, jump roping, being a dog mom, baking, growing orchids, traveling, coaching basketball, photography”

Karl J R LaFleur, MD

BE – Biomedical Engineering – University of Minnesota
MD – University of Minnesota
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Interests: “Sports (especially soccer, hockey, and tennis, but also everything else), traveling and language (I’ve lived in the Netherlands and spent quite a bit of time in Spain), hiking, and hanging out with friends at restaurants and breweries (favorite restaurant in the area is Alma and favorite brewery is Venn).”

Tracy A Marko, MD, PhD

Class of 2021
BS – Mechanical Engineering – University of Minnesota
MS – Biomedical Engineering – University of Minnesota
PhD – Cancer Biology – University of Minnesota
MD – University of Minnesota

Interests: “Traveling, Hiking, Triathlons, Tennis.”

Daniel McCabe, MD

Fellow, Medical Toxicology 2017-2019

EM Residency: Cook County
MD: University of Iowa
BS: University of Iowa

Eric McGillis,

Fellow, Medical Toxicology 2017-2019

Melanie R Mercer, MD

Class of 2021
BS – Kinesiology – University of Wisconsin-Madison
MD – Medical College of Wisconsin

Interests: “Sports particularly golf, tennis, football, soccer, snowboarding. I enjoy unwinding with reading, podcasts, jigsaw puzzles, and baking/experimenting with new recipes.”

Sarah E Mott, MD

Class of 2019
BS – Summa Cum Laude – Psychology and Biology – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
MD – Creighton University School of Medicine

Interests: “Running, bicycling, listening to music and attending concerts, spending time outdoors, water sports, landscape photography, reading historical fiction and humor, enjoying friends and family, participating in church groups and service projects.”

Alissa Mussell, MD

Fellow, EM Ultrasound – 2018-2019

EM Residency – West Virginia University
MD – Medical College of Georgia
BS – Biology – Clayton State University
BA – Music – Clayton State University

Alan K Okada, MD, PhD

Class of 2021
BS – Neuroscience and Physiology – University of California-San Diego
PhD – Integrative Biology of Disease – University of Southern California
MD – University of Southern California
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Interests: “Hiking/backpacking, Martial arts (Aikido), Zen, Swing dance (Lindy Hop), Indoor and outdoor rock climbing, Soccer, Music (piano, guitar – self- study)”

Enyioma C Okechukwu, MD

Class of 2019
BS – Cellular and Molecular Biology – University of Michigan
MD – New York Medical College

Interests: “I enjoy various outdoor activities like hiking, and snowboarding. But being a 3 sport athlete in high school, I'm game for any activity that gets me moving. I've always loved reading but recently I've found I most enjoy online experience blogs and think pieces. Having grown up/gone to college in the Midwest at the University of Michigan watching Big 10 football is Saturday tradition during the fall months. Lastly, discovering new music/artists and going to live shows is also a huge passion.”

Broc R Schindler, MD

Class of 2021
BS – Biomedical Science – St Cloud State University
MD – Eastern Virginia Medical School
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society

Interests: “Watching sports, spending time with friends and family, men’s recreational softball, working out, bonfires, outdoor activities, fantasy football, television shows.”

Sara A Schroeder, MD

Class of 2019
Chief Resident 2018-2019
BS – Biology and Spanish – University of Wisconsin-Madison
MD – University of Minnesota

Interests: “I enjoy being active and spending time with loved ones. My large family gets together often for meals and to cheer on our favorite football and baseball teams. I enjoy travelling across the country to visit my extended family and dream of doing more international travel. I played softball and volleyball most of my life and enjoy any activity that is outdoors. I grew up playing piano and singing, and in medical school I was part of an a cappella group called 'The Smooth Obturators'”

Natasha Seliski, PA-C

EM Staff PA, Regions Hospital – St Paul, MN

Tom Steehler, PA-C

EM Staff PA, Regions Hospital – St Paul, MN

Diliana V Stoimenova, MD

Class of 2020
BS – Biological Sciences, Economics – University of Missouri
MS – Integrative Physiology – University of Colorado at Boulder
MD – Creighton University

Interests: “I love being active outdoors – biking, hiking, running, water sports, and anything that takes me outside. Reading good books, practicing yoga, baking cookies/brownies/pies, and watching sports are my favorite ways to unwind after a shift.”

Bradley R Stroik, MD

Class of 2021
BS – Biology  and Biochemistry – University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
MD – University of Wisconsin

Interests: “Athletics.  I really love anything that involves being active, if it is a competitive activity I enjoy it even more.  I participated in football, basketball, baseball in high school but love playing any sport I can.  I also have coached numerous athletic youth teams. Another passion of mine is being active in the outdoors with elk hunting being at the top of the list. I enjoy traveling and visiting foreign countries. I am also very close to my family and any time with them is time well spent.”

Kasey A Sturm, MD

Class of 2019
Chief Resident 2018-2019
BS – Biology – Texas Tech University
MD – University of Minnesota

Interests: “I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends (especially on a lake, around a fire, or at various local establishments), biking, trying new restaurants, shopping, and crafts.”

Selina H Sturman, MD

Class of 2021
BS – Neurobiology – University of Texas
MD – Texas A&M
Gold Humanism Honor Society

Interests: “Kayaking, camping, hiking, baking pies, drinking coffee on a porch or by a lake, spending time with my incredible friends and family.”

Priya M Sury, MD, PhD

Class of 2019
BA – Medical Anthropology, Spanish – Washington University in St. Louis
MSt – Study of Religions – University of Oxford
MD – University of Minnesota
PhD – Theology – University of Oxford
Rhodes Scholarship
Gold Humanism Honor Society

Interests: “I enjoy growing food in the garden and cooking big meals for friends, family, and neighbors. I love exploring locally and traveling internationally: favorite travel experiences included hiking in Iceland, camping in Patagonia, and volunteering on an eclectic organic farm in Southern France”

Mary R Swiggum, MD

Class of 2020
BA – Biology – St. Olaf College
MD – University of Minnesota

Interests: “Running marathons, coaching, yoga, hiking, cross-country skiing, traveling, and visiting family (especially my two nieces).”

Shannon D Tomfohrde, MD

Class of 2019
Chief Residents 2018-2019
BS – Pharmacology & Toxicology – University of Wisconsin-Madison
MD – University of Wisconsin

Interests: “I enjoy many outdoor activities including downhill skiing, hiking, kayaking, and camping. I also spend time reading popular novel series, watching the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers and enjoying live country music. I've recently started back with ceramics, a skill I learned in high school. I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my friends and family, especially my five young nieces and nephews.”

Andrea K Weiers, MD

Class of 2020
BS – Biochemistry – University of St Thomas
MD – University of Minnesota

Interests: “Exploring the outdoors, all things water-related (swimming, boating, kayaking), running, reading, baking, volleyball, travel, house design, homemade ice cream creations”

Robert D Welborn, MD

Class of 2019
BA – General Science – Coe College
AH – Education-Secondary Education Teaching Credential – Loyola Marymount University
MD – University of Iowa

Interests: “As a former collegiate athlete, exercise and healthy living are principals that keep me grounded. That being said, my wife and I love finding new restaurants and ice cream shops to try. In my time away from the hospital you can find me attempting to teach my golden-doodle puppy not to dig holes in the yard.”

Cady M Welch, MD

Class of 2020
BS – Biology – University of South Florida
MD – University of South Florida
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society

Interests: “Running – have run in many local 5ks and 10ks, and a half marathon; Scuba Diving off the coast of and in the natural springs in Florida; Outdoor activities including hiking, trail biking, kayaking; Boating and fishing in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico; Travelling – have travelled to Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and many places in GA, SC, and NC in the past 5 years; Cooking and baking; My two Australian Shepherds; Spending time with family and friends.”

Jordan Mahieu, PA-C
Shail Patel, PA-C
Kellie Ring, PA-C
Caitlin Ward, PA-C