We are pleased to welcome a stellar group of incoming residents for the Regions Emergency Medicine Residency Program. The program is sponsored by the HealthPartners Institute and administered by the Office of Health Professional Education.

Congratulations to the resident class of 2020!

EM Class of 2020

Ifrah Ali

BS – Molecular Biology – San Jose State University

MD – University of California-Davis

Interests:  Spending time with family, hiking, working out, weightlifting, basketball, mentoring, charity work, reading, listening to music and & podcasts, traveling, learning about new cultures and new foods. I want to engage in international medicine and development work in poorly resourced areas, specifically in East Africa.

Maggie Barnes

BA – Biology  – Augustana College

MD – University of Wisconsin

Interests: Soccer, basketball, arts and crafts, baking, hiking, downhill skiing, traveling, watching athletic events

Maxwell Beck

BA – History, Biology – St. Olaf College

MD – Eastern Virginia Medical School

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Interests: Enjoy staying active through running, camping, canoeing, and soccer (I played competitively all four years of college). I follow English soccer and am an avid supporter of Liverpool Football Club. I recently developed an interest in woodworking and have completed three projects: two tables and an engagement ring box. I also enjoy reading, cooking, and traveling to new places.

Amy Borys

BS – Human Nutrition – Arizona State University

MD – University of North Dakota

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Interests: “Cooking; Building jigsaw puzzles; Half-marathon training; Ice spear fishing; Playing volleyball; Hosting game night; Spending time at the lake; Reading novels.”

Zachary Finn

BS – Biology, Spanish – Emory University

MD – Duke University

Interests: “I enjoy cooking, exercising, and traveling with my wife. We frequently create new dishes that are combinations of our ethnic backgrounds. We love to run, bike and ski together. We hope to travel to Morocco for our delayed honeymoon this coming Spring. I learned to play guitar from my father at the age of 16. I enjoy playing as a way to wind down from a long day in the hospital. I enjoy taking yoga sculpt classes, playing intramural basketball, and finding pickup basketball and Ultimate Frisbee games.”

Jonathan Heimler

BS – Summa Cum Laude – Biology – University of North Dakota

MD – Medical College of Wisconsin

Interests: “Sports (especially football, basketball, track, baseball, volleyball, golf, badminton, and tennis); Fishing (freshwater fishing); Hunting (deer, turkey, pheasant, duck, squirrel, and rabbit); Cooking (mostly without recipes); Home-brewing beer; trying new/bizarre foods; TV shows (Scrubs, The Office, and Saturday Night Live); Movies (anything but horror movies, favorite movie- Hot Shots); Music (all types, favorite band- Counting Crows)”

Diliana Stoimenova

BS – Cum Laude – Biological Sciences, Economics – University of Missouri

MS – Integrative Physiology – University of Colorado at Boulder

MD – Creighton University

Interests:  “Nothing makes me happier than having skis attached to my feet, with water skiing only narrowly edging out alpine skiing as my absolute favorite activity. I enjoy spending as much time as I can outdoors, and try to incorporate some combination of running, hiking, yoga and/or road cycling into most of my weeks. You can also find me reading modern classic literature –anything in the Kurt Vonnegut/Joseph Heller/George Orwell vein – and exploring new cities, pretending I’m a photographer with my DSLR in tow.”

Mary Swiggum

BA – Biology – St. Olaf College

MD – University of Minnesota

Interests: “Running marathons, coaching, yoga, hiking, cross-country skiing, traveling, visiting family (especially my niece), playing cribbage.”

Andrea Weiers

BS – Biochemistry – University of St. Thomas

MD – University of Minnesota

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Interests: “Exploring the outdoors, all things water-related (swimming, boating, kayaking), running, reading, baking, volleyball, travel, house design, homemade ice cream creations”

Cady Welch

BS – Biology – University of South Florida

MD – University of South Florida

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Interests: “Running – have run in many local 5ks and 10ks, and a half marathon; Scuba Diving off the coast of and in the natural springs in Florida; Outdoor activities including hiking, trail biking, kayaking; Boating and fishing in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico; Travelling – have travelled to Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and many places in GA, SC, and NC in the past 5 years; Cooking and baking; My two Australian Shepherds; Spending time with family and friends.”

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