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Third Year: Class of 2020

Welcome to 3rd-year residents page. Click our names below to learn more about us:

Luke Albares, MD

  Albany Medical College

 Rural family medicine, procedures, inpatient hospital work

I completed a rotation here during my fourth year of medical school and felt at home. I was welcomed by the faculty and the residents, and knew this would be the place I wanted to train to help me pursue my goal of practicing rural family medicine. Duluth has always been one of my favorite places in MN. I’m very excited that I get to live there and see what the area has to offer while training during residency.

Mark Bostrom, MD

  University of Minnesota School of Medicine
(Duluth/Minneapolis)

Benjamin Dummer, MD

  University of Minnesota School of Medicine
(Duluth/Minneapolis)

James Erickson, DO

  West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Rural medicine, broad spectrum practice, surgery, psychiatric elements of wellness

Motorcycling, pistol/rifle target shooting, downhill skiing, continuing to believe the Wild can win a Stanley Cup

I’ve always desired to return to Warroad, Minnesota to practice medicine, giving back to my home community. That desire has been coupled with an interest in pursuing broad spectrum training. The program is unrivaled in its quality and variety of training. In three vigorous and challenging years, Duluth will prepare me to offer substantial service to the people of my hometown. My amazing wife and I are excited to be moving back to the beautiful North Shore!

Allison Juba, DO

  Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Full-spectrum family medicine, including but not limited to obstetrics, pediatrics, preventative medicine, sports medicine, and procedures. I particularly enjoy the application of OMM

and exploring lakes and rivers around the Duluth area to find some walleyes with my husband, yoga, exercise, reading, and trying new recipes

I grew up in Duluth and had always thought about returning to practice medicine. When I came to interview, I could immediately see how impressive the residency program was. I had no doubt that the outstanding curriculum would prepare me to practice the full scope of family medicine, with strong OB and critical care experiences, intense inpatient exposure and a wide opportunity for electives. I could also tell that the residents were truly happy with their program and had fun together, which was a big selling point for me. I’m excited to return to my hometown to join a program that I know will prepare me to handle the variety that comes with being a family medicine physician.

Mindi Kvaal Anderson, MD

 University of Minnesota School of Medicine
(Duluth/Minneapolis)

Full-spectrum family medicine, OB, women’s health, end of life care

Running, reading, films, cooking, jigsaw puzzles. I also enjoy spending time with my 2 children and family at the lake, in the boat or traveling.

The faculty and residents in this program are friendly, kind, funny, hardworking, quality people. I could tell the residents were challenged and well trained with mutual respect and strong relationships between each other, faculty, staff and patients. It was very important to me that I could picture myself as a resident here, which I could easily do. I believe Duluth is one of the best training programs in the Midwest for full-spectrum rural family physicians, and I am very excited to be chosen as a resident.

Alison Liewen, MD

  University of Pennsylvania

ull-spectrum care, rural and global medicine, and women’s health.

rail running, Nordic skiing, backpacking and long canoe trips; relaxing with my fiancé, dog, and our banana tree.

It offers a perfect combination of a comprehensive training program, including surgical OB and rural rotations with a beautiful four season climate and outdoors culture to match! The faculty and staff are extremely welcoming, and I’m confident that after training in Duluth, I’ll be prepared to work in any rural or global setting.

Charles Tabor, MD

  University of Minnesota School of Medicine
(Duluth/Minneapolis)

ural medicine, emergency medicine, preventive medicine, cost/resource-effective technologies for rural health care, ways to improve health care access and disparities

endurance sports like running, biking, Nordic skiing, exploring roads less traveled, cooking, baking, and DIY projects

I was impressed with the clinicians, high caliber of available medical resources, and residents. Ease of access to outdoor activities (including snow!) was also important.

Jessica Taylor, MD

  University of Minnesota School of Medicine
(Minneapolis)

ll-spectrum family medicine, OB, reproductive health, mental health, pediatrics, emergency care, preventive care, chronic disease management, and improving access to health care.

rafting (sewing, knitting, and crocheting) reading, cooking, biking, cross-country skiing, and canoeing

It has a strong reputation for full-spectrum training. Duluth and the North Shore of Lake Superior are full of natural beauty, and I have many happy memories of visiting this area with my family growing up.