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Meet our residents

Samuel Soda, OD

2023-2024 Optometry with Ocular Disease Resident

Emily Wangen, OD

2023-2024 Ocular Disease & Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Resident

Gundersen's outstanding reputation, commitment to patient care and collaborative learning environment were the key factors that drove my decision to pick Gundersen Health System. The opportunity to receive comprehensive training, work alongside optometry and ophthalmology experts, and benefit from a supportive multidisciplinary team made Gundersen the ideal choice for advancing my education in neuro-optometric rehab and ocular disease. I am grateful for the privilege to be part of such a distinguished program and all the experiences I have gained from it.

Alumni & practice locations

2022-23 alumni

Abolade Oduyemi, OD  

Fromer Eye Centers, Manhattan, NY

Jennie Tomlinson, OD   

Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI

2021-22 alumni

Rachel Warner, OD 

Bauer & Clausen Eye Clinic, Billings, Mont. 

Meagan Tucker, OD 

W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

2020-21 alumni

Megan Hafner, OD 

Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wis. 

MaKay Neilson, OD 

Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas 

2019-20 alumni

Brianne Herlitzke, OD

Shopko Vision, La Crosse, Wis. 

Aimee Violette, OD

Health Partners, Minneapolis, Minn. 

2018-19 alumni

Martin Williamson, OD

Gundersen Health System 

Cathy Qin, OD

Millwoods Eye Clinic in Edmonton, AB Canada 

Why Gundersen

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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.

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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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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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