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Surgical Residency Graduates

1978

W. Bradford Martin, MD
Medical school: University of Wisconsin
Practice: Whitehall, WI

1979

Susan F. Behrens, MD
Medical school: University of Wisconsin
Fellowship: Colorectal Surgery - Ferguson Clinic, Grand Rapids, MI
Practice: Beloit, WI

1980

Lynn D. Koob, MD
Medical school: University of Iowa
Practice: Rice Lake, WI

1981

Peter J. Sippel, MD
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship:Vascular Surgery- Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
Practice: Manitowoc, WI

1982

Neal A. Melby, MD
Medical school: University of Wisconsin
Practice: New Richmond, WI

1983

George Portilla, MD
Medical school: Indiana University
Practice: Detroit Lakes, MN

1984

Richard E. Fox, MD
Medical school: Loyola University
Practice: Jacksonville, IL

1985

Henry M. Busch, MD
Medical school: University of North Dakota
Practice: Faribault, MN

1986

Jeffrey Landercasper, MD
Medical school: University of Colorado
Practice: La Crosse, WI

1987

Dominic F. Frecentese, MD
Medical school: University of Iowa
Practice: St. Paul, MN

1988

Marilu Bintz, MD
Medical school: Indiana University
Practice: Prairie du Chien, WI

1989

Joel A. Johnson, MD
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Practice: Champion, MI

1990

Christopher M. Huiras, MD
Medical school: University of Wisconsin
Practice: La Crosse, WI

1991

Gwen M. Martin, MD
Medical school: University of North Dakota
Practice: Rice Lake, WI

1992

Randel T. Stolee, MD
Medical school: University of Southern California
Practice: Perham, MN

1993

Barbara J. Merz, MD
Medical school: University of Wisconsin
Practice: Madison, WI

1994

Mark S. Claussen, MD
Medical school: Oral Roberts University
Practice: Bemidji, MN

William R. Jongewaard, MD
Medical school: University of Iowa
Practice: Sheldon, IA

1995

Gregory G. Dodge, MD
Medical school: University of South Dakota
Practice: Merrill, WI

William H. Merry, MD
Medical school: University of Southern California
Practice: Omak, WA

1996

Donald D. Damschen, MD
Medical school: University of Nevada
Practice: Plains, MT

1997

Melanie L. Richards, MD
Medical school: Michigan State University
Fellowship: Endocrine Surgery - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Practice: Rochester, MN

Nirav Y. Patel, MD
Medical school: University of Wisconsin
Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care - University of California, San Diego, CA
Practice: Phoenix, AZ

1998

Hans J. Serleth, MD
Medical school: University of Minnesota
Fellowship: Surgical Registrar at Taunton and Somerset Hospital, England
Practice: Winona, MN

Bradley C. Thaemert, MD
Medical school: University of Minnesota
Practice: Sioux Falls, SD

1999

Clark A. Davis, MD
Medical school: University of Washington
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery - Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix, AZ
Practice: La Crosse, WI

Jeanne M. Johnson, MD
Medical school: University of Minnesota
Practice: La Crosse, WI

2000

Shanu N. Kothari, MD
Medical school: University of Illinois - Peoria
Fellowship: Laparoscopic Surgery - MCV, Richmond, VA
Practice: La Crosse, WI

Paula M. Rechner, MD
Medical school: Michigan State University
Practice: Sault Ste. Marie, MI

2001

Thomas H. Blee, MD
Medical school: Creighton University
Practice: St. Paul, MN

Kathleen L. Monaghan, MD
Medical school: University of Washington
Practice: Duluth, MN

2002

Robert F. Cuff, MD
Medical school: Michigan State University
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery - Kansas University Medical Center
Practice: Grand Rapids, MI

Jason D. Walsh, MD
Medical school: University of Nebraska
Practice: Scottsbluff, NE

2003

Matthew H. Guzzo, MD
Medical school: University of Iowa
Fellowship: Plastic Surgery - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Practice: La Crosse, WI

Wendy A. Frye, MD
Medical school: Michigan State University
Practice: Ishpeming, MI

2004

Melissa M. Najarian, MD
Medical school: University of Minnesota
Fellowship: Colon & Rectal Surgery - Northwest Colon and Rectal Clinic, P.S. Seattle, Washington
Practice: Duluth, MN

Brian P. Watkins, MD
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
Practice: Rochester, NY

2005

Thomas J. Schroeppel, MD
Medical school: University of Minnesota
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care - University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Regional Medical Center At Memphis
Practice: Colorado Springs, CO

2006

K. John Hartman, MD
Medical school: University of Iowa College of Medicine
Practice: Davenport, IA

Gina M. Risty, MD
Medical school: University of South Dakota
Practice: Mankato, MN

2007

Blaine J. Ruby, MD
Medical school: University of Washington
Practice: Buffalo, WY

Luke C. Serck, MD
Medical school: University of South Dakota
Practice: Yankton, SD

2008

Kevin P. Riess, MD
Medical school: University of Minnesota
Practice: Virginia, MN

Alexander D. Wade, MD
Medical school: University of New Mexico
Practice: Viroqua, WI

2009

Andy A. Hand, MD
Medical school: University of South Carolina
Fellowship: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Practice: Waco, TX

Jesse L. Kampshoff, MD
Medical school: University of South Dakota
Practice: Yankton, SD

2010

Daniel E. Mumme, MD
Medical school: University of Minnesota
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Utah
Practice: Tacoma, WA

2011

Julio J. Bird, IV, MD
Medical school: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery - Crosby, MN
Practice: Marshfield, WI

Nicholas J. Kitowski, MD
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
Practice: Black River Falls, WI

Jared H. Linebarger, MD
Medical school: Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Breast Surgery Oncology - Atlanta, GA
Practice: La Crosse, WI

2012

Joshua P. Froman, MD
Medical school: University of Minnesota
Practice: Owatonna, MN

Travis J. Smith, MD
Medical school: Mayo Medical School
Fellowship: Hepatobiliary Surgery - Oregon Health Science Center, Portland, OR
Practice: La Crosse, WI

2013

Timothy J. Berkseth, MD
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
Practice: Barron, WI

Jill S. Ties, MD
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
Practice: St. Croix Falls, WI

2014

Mark N. Abraham, MD
Medical school: University of Nebraska
Practice: Dakota Dunes, SD

Jonathan D. Zellmer, MD
Medical school: University of Minnesota
Practice: Princeton, MN

2015

Titilayo O. Adegboyega, MD
Medical school: University of Minnesota
Fellowship: Colon & Rectal - Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Practice: Long Island, NY

Ayman B. Al Harakeh, MD
Medical school: University of Jordan
Practice: Washington, DC

Andrew D. Van Osdol, MD
Medical school: University of South Dakota
Fellowship:Advanced GI & Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery - La Crosse, WI
Practice: Spearfish, SD

2016

Angela L. Appel, MD
Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Public Health and Medicine
Practice: Eau Claire, WI

Jacob S. Schaeffer, MD
Medical school: University of South Dakota
Practice: Watertown, SD

Abraham M. Tsigonis, MD
Medical school: University of Washington
Practice: Fairbanks, AK

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