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.”

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).”

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.”

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.”

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)”

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.”

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).”

Andrea K Weiers, MD

Class of 2020
BS – Biochemistry – University of St Thomas
MD – University of Minnesota
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

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

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.”