CLASS OF 2021


Teresa Dunphy, DO

PGY3 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Undergrad: George Washington University

Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth / Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Interests/Hobbies: I love getting outside in nature for a walk or run. When I have the time, I love to travel and see the world. When I don’t have a lot of time, I am happy to travel through a great book.

Why HCMC? When I rotated at HCMC as a medical student, seeing the third year residents take on the role of Pit Boss was a revelation, especially in the STAB room. I knew that was the type of physician I want to become in residency.



Kyle Durgin, MD

PGY3 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown: Tannersville, NY

Undergrad: Cornell College

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Interests/Hobbies: Camping, running, biking, construction projects, beer brewing, skiing, fishing.

Why HCMC? I was impressed by the training environment and I love the Twin Cities. Hennepin stood out to me as an outstanding program, serving an incredibly diverse patient population. I am excited to learn how to be an outstanding emergency medicine physician from Hennepin.



Danika Evans, DO

PGY3 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown: Wayzata, MN

Undergrad: University of Puget Sound

Medical School: Rocky Vista University

Interests/Hobbies: Running, camping and backpacking, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, re-reading the Harry Potter series for the umpteenth time, cooking and baking, exploring local breweries, and spending time with friends and family.

Why HCMC? I was looking for a program where I’d get incredible training in both clinical medicine and leadership in a location where my family would have access to outdoor activities, trails, breweries, and entertainment. As someone who has always learned by doing, I also wanted an environment that emphasizes autonomy and has a large patient volume, and was completely wooed by the Pit Boss year. When I showed up on my interview day, everything clicked and I felt like I’d found a place with a diverse patient population, well-balanced and wicked talented residents, program leadership who value innovation and teaching, and a supportive environment. I went with my gut and I couldn’t be more excited!



Ryan Fuchs, MD

PGY3 Emergency Medicine Resident

Undergrad: Saint John’s University

Medical School: University of Minnesota

Interests/Hobbies:  I enjoy playing soccer, traveling, hiking, trekking, and exploring the vast multitude of cultures and landscapes this world has to offer. I also enjoy weightlifting, running, biking, rock climbing, down-hill skiing, and most anything else that gets me outside. Also trying the new craft breweries that seem to multiply every year. And of course, spending as much time as I can with friends and family.

Why HCMC? When searching for residency programs that ‘best fit,’ HCMC checked all the boxes – HCMC is renowned for the caliber of its EM program, with incredible faculty, academic rigor, cutting edge technology, autonomy as a department, a diverse, rewarding patient population, and enough independence as a learner that pushes the comfort zone – culminating 3rd year with the pit boss role.  Moreover, I was impressed by the camaraderie from all the staff, residents, nurses, and everyone else in the department. Add the fact that I can continue to work and serve the community I grew up in and love, and the choice was an easy one for me!



Lauren Glennon, DO

PGY3 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Minnetonka, MN

Undergrad: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University

Interests/Hobbies:  Everything outdoors! Wakesurf, wakeboard, hang out on the lakes, run, bike, drink beers on patios in the sun, play with my brother’s dog, play volleyball, cheer on the Badgers during football season. And, you know, when we are inevitably trapped in the deep dark season of winter I love ice skating and playing pond hockey.

Why HCMC? Everything! HCMC gives me the chance to work with an underserved patient population in a setting that is constantly pushing the boundaries of Emergency Medicine, led by top-notch faculty. The staff and faculty are incredible and allow you autonomy in patient care while still fostering an environment that facilitates teamwork. The volume and diversity in patient pathology allows you to learn either first hand from patients you have cared for, or during the awesome conferences every week. I know that when I graduate from HCMC, I will be uniquely prepared to treat patients wherever I end up. Plus, to have all of this while being located in the best city of the US (I mean, have you seen the number of breweries here?!) truly sealed the deal for me.



Sydney Hansen, MD

PGY3 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Fond du Lac, WI

Undergrad: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Interests/Hobbies:  I enjoy travelling and trip planning, outdoor pursuits including hiking, biking, and spending time on the lake, and all things cooking and eating. I love winding down with my 2 snuggly cats and a cup of tea.

Why HCMC? I have lots of medical interests including advocacy and policy, critical care, and ultrasound. I chose Hennepin for the opportunity to be of service to a diverse county population while getting an innovative, boundary-pushing, and leader-creating training that will prepare me for whatever path my career takes me. The mix of autonomy while being well-supported felt right here and faculty and residents are genuinely patient-centered and are contributing to the improvement of the field for all.



Jared Hopkins, MD

PGY3 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Salem, MA

Undergrad: Salem State University

Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Interests/Hobbies:  Anything outdoors. Mostly climbing (especially long multipitch trad routes). I’m also an avid hiker, and before med school I through-hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Vermont Long Trail, and the John Muir Trail. I also like to garden, bake bread, and brew beer.

Why HCMC? Initially I accepted the interview because of the reputation. I want to train in a high volume, high acuity county environment, and ideally somewhere with a lot of autonomy. The fact that the ED has a large and diverse catchment area and patient population, innovative faculty that are leaders in the field, and the potential for great mentorship were all important characteristics. On interview day (and conference the following morning), I got a great feeling of the camaraderie and support among colleagues and leadership, and felt that the wellness of the program and residents is a true priority despite the hardworking environment. I want to leave residency prepared to work in any environment, and ultimately felt that HCMC was the best fit for my goals. Oh, and the pit boss opportunity.



Andrea Kramer, MD

PGY3 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Burnsville, MN

Undergrad: Amherst College

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Interests/Hobbies:  Anything outside – cycling, running, swimming or enjoying a patio at a brewery.  Also international travel and trying new restaurants.

Why HCMC? The pit boss role, the people and the challenge.  HCMC felt like the place where I would gain the most exposure and experience from the best in the field.  Also, you can’t beat the location – being close to family is incredibly important to us and Minneapolis is the best city to live in if you like to live an outdoorsy, active lifestyle!



Carrie Myers, MD

PGY3 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Louisville, CO

Undergrad: Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO) & Regis University

Medical School: University of Colorado

Interests/Hobbies:  Play music, run, hike, go to the dog park, play games with the family.

Why HCMC? I love the environment, the people, and I knew it is where I belong. I was impressed by how well all staff members (nurses, techs, PAs, residents, admin, etc) work together to provide the best care possible for patients. I was looking for such an atmosphere of teamwork. I’m excited to  be a part of it!



Joey Pham MD

PGY3 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Chino Hills, CA

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.



Erinn Riley, MD

PGY3 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Edina, MN

Undergrad: University of Notre Dame

Medical School: Creighton University

Interests/Hobbies:  When not at the hospital I can be found hiking, practicing yoga, playing ultimate frisbee, golfing, baking, or wine tasting.

Why HCMC? I wanted a Residency that would provide the best preparation for me as an Emergency Medicine physician. HCMC was my first choice for many reasons. First, the patient population at HCMC is very diverse and includes underserved, uninsured, and non-English speaking patients. Second, I never saw as many traumas or different disease pathologies in an Emergency Department as during my rotation at HCMC. That’s what I want to be prepared for. Third, the state-of-the-art simulation center allows for a curriculum full of simulation training. In fact, my student rotation at HCMC sparked my interest in Simulation! Lastly, HCMC has doctors, residents, nurses and staff from all over the country and the world. This heterogeneity brings different styles of practice and schools of thought to the hospital that sets the stage for innovation.



Yoni Siegel-Richman, MD

PGY3 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  Denver, CO

Undergrad: Bucknell University

Medical School: University of Colorado

Interests/Hobbies:  I love to go skiing, hiking, biking, rafting, snorkeling and surfing. I also enjoy spending time with my dog, going to sporting events with friends/family, and trying new restaurants and beers.

Why HCMC? I chose HCMC because I was looking for a program where I would get excellent hands-on training, while constantly being pushed to grow and develop in a supportive environment. I wanted to learn from the best emergency medicine physicians, and walk away from residency feeling competent and confident in my abilities. At the same time, it was important to me that I find a city where I could enjoy my days off and I felt like Minneapolis was perfect for that! It offers affordable living, with easy access to beautiful outdoor trails and lakes, as well as delicious food. I also had a very strong desire to train in a safety net hospital that provides care for anyone who comes through the door. Lastly, as someone who is interested in ultrasound it was important to me to find a program with frequent exposure to POCUS and HCMC clearly accomplishes this.



Hayden Wong, MD

PGY3 Emergency Medicine Resident

Hometown:  San Francisco, CA

Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: University of Cincinnati

Interests/Hobbies:  playing basketball, snowboarding, travelling, trying new foods, playing board games.

Why HCMC? Minneapolis is an awesome city and HCMC is an amazing place to learn emergency medicine. The program offers its residents a lot of autonomy to learn and grow as clinicians. The curriculum is intellectually challenging. The training you receive as a resident sets the foundation for how you will practice medicine the rest of your career, so I wanted to obtain the best training possible. Graduates of HCMC are truly prepared to handle anything that comes through the door.



About Us

The Department of Emergency Medicine is comprised of the physicians, physician-assistants and staff dedicated to the delivery of emergency medical services for HCMC. Emergency Medicine Faculty physicians provide emergency medical care, teach students of many types, and conduct research leading to innovation of emergency care.

Our Residency Program in Emergency Medicine, its residents, and its graduates are a source of great pride for our Department. It began in 1972 with two residents, years before recognition of the discipline of Emergency Medicine as a medical specialty. Today we match twelve residents per year in our three-year program.

Hennepin County Medical Center
Dept of Emergency Medicine
701 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 873-5683

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