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A message from our program director 
On behalf of the faculty of the Department of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery at Gundersen Health System, thank you for your interest in our residency program.  

At Gundersen, medical education isn’t what we do, it’s who we are. Our mission is simple: we are dedicated to exceptional education in a collaborative culture that fosters life-long learning and the development of compassionate healthcare professionals devoted to the communities they serve. As a proud graduate of this residency program and now the program director, I am committed to supporting this mission to ensure our podiatry residents are exceptionally well-rounded clinicians and surgeons when they graduate.  

When you look at Gundersen and our residency program, I want you to know that we value you as a person, not just as a medical professional. We aim to provide a healthy learning environment where you can thrive in every aspect of your life, not just your medical training. By ensuring you are happy, healthy and succeeding in your goals, we all excel.  

I appreciate you taking the time to explore the features of our program, curriculum, research and faculty, and look forward to meeting you.   

Dr. Devin Simonson 

Program director

Devin Simonson, DPM, FACFAS


Dr. Simonson has served as program director for the Gundersen Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency program since July 2020. Dr. Simonson is board certified in both foot surgery as well as reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He treats patients in both the podiatry clinic and the wound clinic and serves as co-chair for the Western Wisconsin Foot and Ankle Symposium. Dr. Simonson and his wife have 4 children, and he enjoys coaching youth baseball, distance running and spending time with his family.  

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Associate program director

David Dawson, DPM, FACFAS 

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Program faculty

Attending physicians

Bradley Abicht, DPM                     Scott Carrington, DPM 

David Dawson, DPM                       Andrew Elliott, DPM 

Magali Fournier, DPM                    Peter Hordyk, DPM  

Fatemeh Jannati, DPM                 Devin Simonson, DPM  

Residency program administrator  

Johanna Berg


Residency program assistant  

Chelsey Dehning


Why Gundersen

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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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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.

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La Crosse, WI 54601

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