EM/IM Classes

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David Perez-Lauterbach, MD

David Perez-Lauterbach, MD

University of Illinois, College of Medicine

Hometown:  Chicago, IL     Undergrad: Wheaton College

Medical Interest:  Infectious disease, critical care, ultrasound, health systems reform, nutrition and medicine, medical education.

Interests/Hobbies:  I spend a lot of my time at home with my wife and son. I really enjoy cooking, running and biking, and learning new things, especially working on projects around the house. My wife and I love to travel when we have time.

Why HCMC?  The combination of a world-class emergency medicine education with excellent internal medicine training and teaching in a great city. A sick and challenging patient population with a county institution well-funded enough to give them the care they need.

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Eileen O'Sullivan, MD

Eileen O'Sullivan, MD

University College Cork, Cork School of Medicine

Hometown:  Passage West, Cork     Undergrad: University College Cork

Medical Interest:  I like learning about health service utilization, patient education strategies and public health initiatives for obesity reduction.

Interests/Hobbies:  I enjoy exercise, mostly running and Olympic weightlifting. I equally enjoy making fun of crossfit. A side hobby has become lessons in Irish expressions and confirming the non-existence of leprechauns.

Why HCMC?  A hard answer to fit in a box. Although the reputation and amazing training was very important in my initial choice; the final reason was that this was the happiest hospital I’d been to. People are genuine, and the atmosphere promotes humor and humility in a perfect balance. I did an elective here and felt immediately welcome and learned more than any other elective I had done. Residents are happy, hilarious, intelligent, empowered, and have a lot of responsibility here without being overwhelmed. It was a good fit and I can brag about how great my training is.

Haylee Veazey, MD

Haylee Veazey, MD

University of New Mexico, School of Medicine

Hometown:  Farmington, New Mexico     Undergrad: University of New Mexico

Medical Interest:  Ultrasound, FOAMed, etc.

Interests/Hobbies:  Movies, board/card games, apple devices.

Why HCMC?  Of the EM/IM programs in the country, this one was by far the most impressive and Minneapolis was wonderful even though it was -44 degrees when I interviewed.  It was an easy decision, really.

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Jess Boland, MD

Jess Boland, MD

University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health

Hometown:  Elk Mound, WI     Undergrad: Carleton College

Medical Interest:  Rural medicine, critical care

Interests/Hobbies:  Gardening, biking, cooking.

Why HCMC?  I rotated here as a medical student and it was love at first sight.

Stephen Souchtchenko, DO

Stephen Souchtchenko, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown:  Richmond, VA     Undergrad: Virginia Military Institute

Medical Interest:  EMS field work & administration, disaster and  critical care medicine, ultrasound in critical care patients

Interests/Hobbies:  Biking, reading, traveling, spending time away from medicine with the family.

Why HCMC?  World class faculty and leaders in EM! EM research second to none. Opportunities endless after graduation! Flexibility to participate in any project that you want… and of course Mary & Maggie!

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Ken Dodd, MD

Ken Dodd, MD

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine

Hometown:  Virginia Beach, VA     Undergrad: University of Minnesota

Medical Interest:  Clinical decision-making, research, medical education, under-served populations, humanism in medicine, healthcare reform, ultrasound, administration

Interests/Hobbies:  You can usually find me spending time with friends or family at one of the many cool spots around the Twin Cities. I also enjoy travel, food, wine, beer, coffee, reading, biking, fishing, and dog rescue/training.

Why HCMC?  The people! My co-residents are awesome and we always have a good time both within the hospital and outside. The faculty are second to none, each with their individual expertise and a passion for teaching.

Marco Salmen, MD

Marco Salmen, MD

University of Colorado, School of Medicine

Hometown:  Glenwood Springs, CO     Undergrad: Duke University

Medical Interest:  Global health, cardiac arrest

Interests/Hobbies:  Campfires, college basketball, rivers, running, homebrewing

Why HCMC?   Hennepin is a place of amazing balance: work and play, poverty & wealth, and sick patients with critical needs balanced by well-resourced expert medical teams