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Meet our 2023-2024 residents

Physicians from around the country join Gundersen to pursue education and excellence.


Jesslyn Hendrickson, MD
Sadie Miller, MD
Emily Ortiz, MD
Kathryn Repp, MD
Katie Van Es Komp, MD
Jon Voss, MD


Alex Barnett, MD
Josh Bensen, MD
Carter Berg, DO
Kirsten Bluhm, DO
Kaylie McCabe, MD
Nikki Johnston, MD


Jacob Bentley, MD
Courtney Bork, MD
Kyle Drehmel, MD
Kate Edsall, MD
Taylor Tomczyk, DO
Allicen Waxlax, MD

Alumni & practice locations

Our Family Medicine Residency graduates go on to improve the lives of patients, families and communities.

2023 alumni

Kylie Bossuyt, MD
Avera Health System, Marshall, Minn.

Kristin Heslep, MD
Essentia West Duluth Clinic, Duluth, Minn.

Kavita Kanwar, MD
UnityPoint Health, Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wis.

William Klein, MD, MPH
Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wis.

Molly Sygulla, MD
Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wis.

Benjamin H Thompson, MD
Gundersen Health System, Sparta, Wis.

2022 alumni

McKenzie Thorp, MD
UW Health, Beaver Dam, Wis.

Garrett Donaldson, MD 
Pella Regional Health Center, Pella, Iowa 

Martin Erlandson, DO 
Gundersen Health System, Viroqua, Wis. 

Mary George, MD 
Gundersen Health System, Onalaska, Wis.  

Laura Krueger, MD 
St. Croix Regional Medical Center, St. Croix Falls, Wis. 

Zacharia Razavi, MD 
Allina Health/United Hospital, St. Paul, Minn.

2021 alumni

Jacob Ball, MD 
Stillwater Medical Group, Somerset, Wis. 

Cassie Lanning, DO 
Pella Regional Health, Pella, Iowa 

Chris Laylan, MD 
Gundersen Health System, Tomah, Wis. 

Mark McCabe, MD 
UW Health, Fitchburg, Wis.  

Zach Meyer, MD 
Gundersen St. Joseph's, Hillsboro, Wis. 

Ian Stock, DO 
Gundersen Health System, Decorah, Iowa

2020 alumni

Sarah Brown, MD  
Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wis. 

Lisa Hayes, MD  
Mayo, Owatonna, Minn. 

Laura Jacobson, MD  
Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wis.

Kara Kamps-Schmitt, MD 
Southwest Health Center, Platteville, Wis.

Karissa Sanchez Traun, MD 
FQHC, Dubuque, Iowa

2019 alumni

Wes Fox, MD 
Gundersen Family Medicine Residency faculty, La Crosse, Wis. 

Victoria Sparks, MD  
Gundersen La Crescent Clinic, La Crescent, Minn. 

Katya Alcaraz Voelker, MD  
Marshfield Clinic, Rice Lake, Wis. 

Beth White, MD 
Gundersen Viroqua Clinic, Viroqua, Wis. 

As a Gundersen Family Medicine resident, you will have the opportunity to truly feel like a family, obtain exceptional hands-on learning and always feel like a person versus a number. You will feel that you truly matter and will have the best work life balance there is to offer in residency. Some of the benefits include on-campus housing to save both time and money as well as have one of the best experiences living with not only your peers from various residency programs but also what will become your closest friends, staff that loves to teach, a state-of-the-art facility and a wonderful location in La Crosse, Wis., near the Mississippi river to spend your free time.  You will also have the freedom and support to start your own family if desired. Overall, you will not only obtain training that will set you up well for your future practice, but also obtain some of the best memories and friendships in your life.

Why Gundersen

Aerial view of la crosse, wisconsin.

Call La Crosse Home

We have it all in La Crosse, Wis. Our vibrant city and region support your dream lifestyle with a welcoming community, culture and outdoor adventure.

Explore La Crosse
Single family home near Gundersen's campus.


Steps from our flagship medical center in La Crosse, our housing options allow you to enjoy the company of your family and the comradery of your colleagues.

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Residents kayaking the Kickapoo river.

Prioritizing Your Wellness

As you learn how to become the clinician you aspire to be, we’ll provide space to prioritize your mind and body wellness, and reach the work-life balance you need.

Wellness opportunities
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We’re here to answer your questions. 

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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