EM/IM PGY 1-5 Classes

Gretta Kreider-Carlson

EM/IM Resident – Class of 2025

Hometown: Saint Paul, MN

Undergrad: Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR

Medical School: University of Denver

Interests/Hobbies: I like climbing, mountain biking, trail running, skiing, sitting around fires with friends… all the outdoor things. When I’m not outside, I love reading, knitting, cooking, exploring new restaurants, and silversmithing jewelry

Why HCMC? When I rotated at HCMC, I was super impressed by the depth of knowledge of the residents, as well as the level of autonomy and responsibility they were trusted with. HCMC serves a diverse patient population, which was a non-negotiable for me, and is as high-volume and high-acuity as I could ask for. What really made the final decision for me was the pit boss role: I was looking for a culture of mentorship among the residents, and I know that this role will prepare me for anything as an attending!

Amelia Krug

EM/IM Resident – Class of 2025

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Undergrad: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Medical School: University of Minnesota

Interests/Hobbies: Getting outside in any capacity (hiking, backpacking, biking, running), cooking, botanizing, music, spending time with family & friends

Why HCMC? HCMC has amazing faculty, residents, and staff that all share the common goal of improving health care for the underserved. It’s an outstanding education in my favorite city caring for the community in which I grew up.

Michelle Nguyen

EM/IM Resident – Class of 2024

Hometown: Westminster, CA

Undergrad: University of California, San Diego

Medical School: UC Davis School of Medicine

Interests/Hobbies: weight lifting, bouldering, backpacking, globetrotting, quality time with family & friends

Why HCMC? As someone who’s only lived in California, I wanted to venture out of the West Coast and experience medicine in a new environment. I was looking for a program with cultural and socioeconomic diversity coupled with a strong learning environment. HCMC checked those boxes and more. It’s clear that there is a supportive environment and camaraderie among the residents.

Zach Davidson

EM/IM Resident – Class of 2024

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Undergrad: The Ohio State University, Biology, Public Health Minor

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Interests/Hobbies: Learning guitar, running, listening to new podcasts, and bragging about the Midwest to my East Coast friends.

Why HCMC? I was impressed with the warmth of the faculty, residents, and staff on my interview day and their genuine investment in the community and their commitment to medical education. I had a terrific ‘gut feeling’ about Hennepin and it was great knowing I’d be joining my sister who works at Land o’ Lakes as a food scientist, i.e. ‘Butter Engineer’.

Liz McHale

EM/IM Resident – Class of 2023

Hometown:  Hibbing, MN

Undergrad: University of St. Thomas

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Interests/Hobbies:  Spending time with family and friends, listening to musicals, eating good food, being outdoors in all seasons, podcasts, and cross country skiing.

Why HCMC? After rotating here as a med student, it was obvious to me that HCMC is a stellar place! The faculty genuinely enjoy teaching, and the residents are all awesome. HCMC provides truly excellent training in an exciting, challenging and fulfilling environment, and that was exactly what I was looking for in a residency program!

Dan Bernstein

EM/IM Resident – Class of 2023

Hometown:  San Francisco, CA

Undergrad: Reed College

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Interests/Hobbies:  I enjoy brewing beer, (bar) trivia, exercising and outdoor recreation, traveling, reading science fiction/fantasy, watching action movies, and spending time with my wife, pets, and friends.

Why HCMC? I choose HCMC because of the people with whom I would work, both the staff and the patients. I rotated at HCMC multiple times as a medical student from the University of Minnesota, and everyone I met was kind, intelligent, and genuinely interested in helping me become the best physician I can be; who wouldn’t want to train in a place like that? I am also drawn to HCMC for its mission of serving the underserved, and I look forward to being able to give back to my community through my work at HCMC.

Rebi Nahum

EM/IM Resident – Class of 2022

Hometown:  Minneapolis, MN

Undergrad: New York University

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Interests/Hobbies: Reading, cooking, baking, kickboxing, running

Why HCMC? HCMC works tirelessly to serve the needs of its community. This community is my home, thus by extension, so is HCMC.

Danny Parsons Moss

EM/IM Resident – Class of 2022

Hometown:  Columbus, OH

Undergrad: Antioch College and University of Illinois

Medical School: University of Illinois Chicago

Interests/Hobbies:  Cooking, reading, cycling, gardening, hiking, soccer

Why HCMC? HCMC offers everything I was looking for: a supportive environment backed by great training that will enable me to pave my own career path, a mission driven institution dedicated to providing care for all, and a really fun‐ outdoorsy‐easy‐to‐live‐in city.

Maros Cunderlik

EM/IM Resident – Class of 2021

Hometown:  Novaky, Slovakia

Undergrad: University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Interests/Hobbies:  Outdoors & sports, hanging out with family & friends.

Why HCMC? A unique mix of community and academic training in a large urban setting, exceptional faculty in both EM and IM, and a truly resident‐run hospital with early autonomy and owning your patients’ care plans. Above all, I rotated here as a med student and it felt like HCMC residents, faculty, and staff are my kind of people.

Andrew Joob

EM/IM Resident – Class of 2021

Hometown:  Wilmette, IL

Undergrad: Marquette University

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Interests/Hobbies: Sports, outdoors, socioeconomic impact of Arnold Schwarzenegger on Western Civilization in the 20th century, intersection of hip‐hop and the white suburban male.

Why HCMC? In short: supreme EM and IM training via extremely knowledgeable faculty in a wonderful city. In long: I had a (somewhat ambiguous) checklist that HCMC was able to fulfill in pretty much every way. I am extremely interested in Critical Care Medicine‐‐ it was clear that through the STAB room, the ICUs and the ECMO program that I would have the opportunity to train in a place where I would be exposed to all of the latest developments in managing critically ill patients. I also was looking for a program that had good resident support for research and other academic interests‐‐  this was checked off very quickly into my interview day. And having the opportunity to practice in a safety‐net hospital for a city‐based population was also a goal of mine. So to be able to train in an environment like this(in a city like Minneapolis) made the decision very easy for me.

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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