Alumni

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.”

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.”

Sara A Hevesi, 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'”

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”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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”

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.”

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.”