Class of 2020

Joshua Bailey, MD

Joshua Bailey, MD

PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Morton, IL
Undergrad: Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois, Peoria, IL
Interests/Hobbies:  Hiking mountain trails, camping, paddle boarding in fresh and salt water, snowboarding at different ski resorts each year, running in obstacle races, traveling across the country on road trips, playing pickup matches of soccer and tennis, attending major league sporting events, relaxing with family and friends.

Why HCMC? Hennepin really stuck out as a program where I would get incredible training and a great education from leaders in the field. The pit boss role here at Hennepin is an unmatched opportunity that will truly prepare you to manage an emergency department right out of residency. But even more so, the people here create a hardworking and fun environment that will help mold you into a great ED doc.

Lucas Dingman, MD

Lucas Dingman, MD

PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  St. Cloud, MN
Undergrad: St. John’s University
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Interests/Hobbies:  Kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, rock climbing, playing chess, playing guitar and drums

Why HCMC? Stab conference. The incredible opportunity to Pit Boss as a third year. Amazing coordinators, co‐residents, and faculty who are world‐class educators (but still allow enough autonomy to be just outside of your comfort zone). All in Minneapolis, MN!

Matthew Donoghue, MD

Matthew Donoghue, MD

PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Chicago, IL
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Interests/Hobbies:  Intramural athletics (volleyball, hockey, curling, flag football), cooking, gardening and working on renovating my house. I also spend as much time as possible with my wife and daughter.

Why HCMC? The patients: As an urban level 1 trauma center, we see a diverse group of patients suffering from everything from bread and butter pathology to rare illnesses seen in our diverse immigrant population. As a level 1 trauma center we take care of massive blunt and penetrating trauma that is managed by the ED in collaboration with our excellent surgery colleagues.   The nurses: Our nursing staff are some of the best I have encountered and I do not go a shift without learning something important from one of our incredibly experienced team.   The residents: My colleagues in the EM are a truly incredible group of residents with diverse experience prior to medical school and residency. There is a great culture of mentorship that exists with the expectation that more senior residents will take the time and initiative to help teach the junior members of the team which allows for faster development both as a learner and a teacher.   The staff: The staff at HCMC have helped and continue to help define the gold standard for practicing emergency medicine. They work hard to push my limits as a new physician while offering support to ensure good learning, excellent patient outcomes and safety.   The program is rigorous and pushes you from day one to improve both personally and professionally and I have no doubt that at the end of my time at HCMC, I will be ready to practice in whatever setting I choose.

Clayton Garthe, MD

Clayton Garthe, MD

PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Denver, CO
Undergrad: Boston University
Medical School: University of Colorado
Interests/Hobbies:  Filmmaking: writing, directing, Bushcraft: lifelong hiker & camper

Why HCMC? I want to train in a county program but what sets HCMC apart is that it is leading the field; the staff docs are publishing practice‐changing research and defining what modern emergency medicine should be. I want mentors like that. I love the idea of the Pit Boss year. And the Twin Cities is a great place for someone with a family. Couldn’t be happier with where I am!

Timothy Kummer, MD

Timothy Kummer, MD

PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Two Rivers, WI
Undergrad: Marquette University
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Interests/Hobbies:  Basketball, endurance events, marathons, bike commuting, global health, spending time with my partner and our two daughters

Why HCMC? Facility: A great county hospital that is driven by a strong mission and set of core values.  I also wanted a single site program so I can get to know the other services and staff. Patient Population: Incredibly diverse patient population including a wide range of socio‐economic class and a large refugee population.    Patient Volume: As someone who learns by doing, I wanted a place with a high patient volume that expects you to work autonomously.  Both of those are true here. Staff: True leaders in Emergency Medicine who are incredibly approachable and love to teach. Minneapolis: It’s way better than any other city, no matter what anyone tells you.

Theresa Lai, MD

Theresa Lai, MD

PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Minneapolis, MN
Undergrad: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Interests/Hobbies:  Food. Naps. Dad jokes. Biking, hiking, climbing, camping, snowboarding. Traveling. Friends + Family

Why HCMC? Top notch education with top notch faculty! The learning opportunities are endless ‐ being part of a level 1 Trauma center at a county hospital, working at such an autonomous program and becoming a Pit Boss will prepare you well for any future career path you choose. And Minneapolis is a fantastic city! MN bias aside, completing a rotation here showed me that this was a community where I could feel like I belong.

Daniel Lee, MD

Daniel Lee, MD

PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Orange, CA
Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Interests/Hobbies:  Guitar, basketball, soccer, running, reading, writing, ECG, ED Ultrasound

Why HCMC? Hennepin has a long history of having the brightest and most innovative faculty in emergency medicine.  The culture of the residency program is ownership and responsibility at the highest level for any patient that comes to the ED.  The pit bosses and EM staff receive by far the most amount of autonomy for patient care compared to other programs I explored.  The volume and pathology seen in Minneapolis is extensive and conference every week is packed with truly critically ill patients.  You will not find better ultrasound training or opportunity anywhere else.  Our program director and leadership genuinely care about residents and the wellbeing of the program and constantly make changes to improve quality and education.  The camaraderie makes you feel a part of a family and Minneapolis is the perfect sized city to live in.

Joey Pham MD

Joey Pham MD

PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Leesburg, VA
Undergrad: University of California
Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Interests/Hobbies:  Snowboarding, community league basketball, olympic weightlifting, crossfit, archery, guitar, teaching/community outreach lectures on HIV & stroke

Why HCMC? I did a rotation here and had great time.  I was surprised at the level of acuity of the patient population and the diversity of the Twin Cities. Specifically, there are large Latino, Native American, African‐ American, and Asian populations. There are also patients of urban low socioeconomic status that I always envisioned being a physician advocate for. Being a Californian, the draw to the west was strong for me, but I just couldn’t get over the strength of this program from the faculty teaching and observing the competency of residents.  Stabilization conference is incredibly well attended by staff as well as staff from other specialties.  This is a residency program that continues to make improvements and is not resting on its laurels. This is not a program that says to itself, “we do this because it has always been done this way.” The faculty, support and ancillary staff are fantastic and have our backs. Residency is a one‐ time deal. I know I’ll be challenged here every day and graduate a competent emergency physician ready to care for the sickest patients from a variety of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.

 

 

Sarah Raleigh, MD

Sarah Raleigh, MD

PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Evanston, IL
Undergrad: Macalester College
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Interests/Hobbies:  International travel, marathons, laser sailing, baking homemade goods, novice piano player

Why HCMC? Came to my interview for the reputation. At the interview, I couldn’t believe how well funded this program is. Love the residents and the opportunity to *truly* lead the team as a third year. Minneapolis is a great place to live too.

Aaron Robinson, MD

Aaron Robinson, MD

PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Oshkosh, WI
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Interests/Hobbies:  Music, live sound, studio recording, concerts, drums, football, weightlifting, spending time with my family, being outdoors, exploring breweries and craft beer.

Why HCMC? I did research at HCMC EM and loved it. I ended up rotating here as a medical student and really enjoyed how everyone interacted and learned from each other. The pit boss role is an unrivaled experience that will train you to work anywhere. Now that I’m here, I value the level of acuity and wide variety of cases that we see each day. My co‐residents are awesome!

Robert Schmidt, MD

Robert Schmidt, MD

PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  St. Paul, MN
Undergrad: St. John’s University
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Interests/Hobbies:  Competitive soccer and basketball, Recreational golfing, travel,   lake and ice fishing, music, attending concerts and supporting local musicians, guitar

Why HCMC? I chose HCMC for several reasons. First, I got to rotate here as a student, and was immediately impressed with the level of knowledge and dedication the residents possessed. Furthermore, the autonomy they were given was unmatched. The pit boss role is incredibly unique, and prepares the residents to succeed in any environment. Second, the faculty are amazing to work with. They are true leaders in the field of Emergency Medicine and they love to teach! Finally, I grew up in the Twin Cities and couldn’t think of a better place to be!  With its phenomenal restaurants/breweries, sports and entertainment scenes, and outdoor activities, there is never a dull moment.

William TenBrink, MD

William TenBrink, MD

PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Detroit, MI
Undergrad: Michigan State University
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Interests/Hobbies:  Podcasts, home brewing, craft beer, local food, live music, hiking, camping, playing rec league/pickup sports

Why HCMC? The two biggest factors I looked for in a program were the strength of the clinical experience and the character of the people comprising it. Being located in an active urban center where I could live close to work, with a strong local beer, food, and music scenes was also very important to me. In the end, it was a strong gut feeling that HCMC would provide me with an unparalleled clinical experience, one that would leave me confident to practice in any clinical setting, in an environment where Faculty and Residents were not only colleagues but comrades. Not having rotated here before making my rank list, I’m happy to say my gut feeling was entirely correct! (For those who don’t mind reading more) You get to see, and do, things that are on the cutting edge of resuscitative medicine. There is a strong culture of owning your patient, especially during cases in the Stab(ilization) Room while still having subspecialty support available when it is truly needed. The ‘pitboss’ role gives you an incredible leadership experience as a senior resident to prepare you not just to make tough clinical decisions under pressure, but to run a busy department. There are abundant research opportunities across any imaginable area of interest. Teaching is something I am passionate about, and even as an intern I’ve had numerous opportunities to teach medical students (and get paid to do so!) at the University of Minnesota in simulation sessions, procedural cadaver labs, and in ultrasound sessions as part of their core curriculum. And of course, the people here are absolutely fantastic. There’s very much a ‘work hard, play hard’ ethos here. You’re expected to work hard, but your colleagues and the program leadership understand that Wellness is more than a buzzword. The fact that the alumni network is massive and spread across the entire country, including out West, is a nice little bonus. The Twin Cities are an amazing place to live. Plenty of awesome neighborhoods within biking distance to work: Uptown, North Loop, Northeast, Downtown East, etc. There’s an awesome network of greenways and trails connecting all the local lakes and rivers. It’s also a Delta Hub, so burning those FF miles from the interview trail during vacations is super easy. So yeah, HCMC ‐ do great things, in a great city, surrounded by great people. Like A A Ron Robinson. He’s a pretty solid dude.