Methodist Residents

First Year: Class of 2020

katherine baillon

Katherine Baillon, DO, MPH

Medical school: Midwestern University
Medical interests: Sports medicine, preventive medicine, public health
Personal interests: Most outdoor activities, especially running, biking, and hiking, spending time with family and friends
Why Methodist: I completed a family medicine rotation with the Methodist program and immediately fell in love with it. The residents and faculty are so friendly and passionate about teaching that I strongly felt this was a program I wanted to be a part of. The training and opportunities available to residents was everything I was looking for in a program.

amanda honsvallAmanda Honsvall, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Medical interests: Sports medicine, ultrasound, children’s health, community health
Personal interests: Any opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature, traveling, trail running, yoga, curling, spending time with family at the cabin
Why Methodist: From my very first interactions with Methodist, I knew that it would be a great fit for my personality and professional interests! The residents and faculty are welcoming and friendly. They share a clear drive to improve the lives of others through high quality, comprehensive medical care. I was also drawn to the flexibility of this program, including opportunities to pursue sports medicine, community health, and training in procedures.

tyler laceyTyler Lacey, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Medical interests: Sports medicine, children’s health, patient education, preventative medicine
Personal interests: Keeping up with Minnesota sports, spending time with family and friends, hanging out with my goldendoodle, Finn
Why Methodist: The residents were extremely welcoming and seemed happy with their training. The faculty at Methodist seemed extremely supportive and dedicated to teaching. I was also impressed with the flexibility of the program to tailor my training to my particular interests.

laura murphyLaura Murphy, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Medical interests: Sports medicine, palliative care
Personal interests: Horseback riding, playing piano, camping, grouse hunting, spending time at her family’s farm in Wisconsin with her Kangal dog, Ira
Why Methodist: Because of the outstanding faculty, residents, and staff as well as the first class family medicine training that is offered.

emma sielingEmma Erickson, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Medical interests: Rural and underserved populations, hospice and palliative care, state-level advocacy
Personal interests: Hiking, baking, weight lifting, Netflix marathons, brewing beer and wine, gardening, playing with Gertie the rescue dog, family game nights, DIY projects, breakfast, being married to my high school sweetheart, Colin
Why Methodist: The residents and faculty I met at Methodist were unparalleled. They truly felt like a family; they teach each other and care for each other. With an opportunity to have an enriching family medicine training, to emphasize my personal interests and do so alongside some of the most phenomenal and caring people I’ve met is a dream come true.

rebecca siffringRebecca Siffring, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Medical interests: Obstetrics, emergency medicine, urgent care, pediatrics, preventive health and wellness, weight management, digestive issues, dermatology, community health
Personal interests: Playing ice hockey, painting, drawing, running, hiking, snowboarding, theology, Japanese language, being an aunt to many darling nieces and nephews, spending time with my wonderful husband, Caleb, and our precious little boy
Why Methodist: It is the best mix of everything that I hoped for in training. Most importantly, Methodist will prepare me for full spectrum family medicine in a rural location. Faculty members view patients holistically and are passionate about teaching. Current residents and graduates of the program are role models for the kind of physician I hope to become. The obstetric training opportunities at Methodist are exceptional. Additionally, the Methodist program includes more elective time than most other programs, allowing me to pursue special interests and obtain additional training.

Second Year: Class of 2019

seun acquah photo taken in 2016Seun Acquah, MD

Medical school: Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Personal interests: Spending time with her family and friends, plan reunion trips with friends, board or card games, rock climbing, trying new restaurants with new friends in the Twin Cities, finding new ways to embrace Minnesota winters like ice skating, snowboarding, and skiing.

christopher leonard taken in 2016Christopher Leonard, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Personal interests: Outdoor activities, fishing, classic rock, college football trivia

elizabeth mcniven taken in 2016Elizabeth McNiven, MD, MS

Medical school: University of California, San Francisco
Personal interests: Running with her husband, Mike, building Lego trains with her young son, Clark, soaking up some peace and quiet in nature

chelsey sand taken in 2016Chelsey Sand, DO

Medical school: Des Moines University
Personal interests: Reading, theatre, yoga, meditation, spending time with her daughter, Elaina

allyson stevenson taken in 2016Allyson Stevenson, DO

Medical school: University of North Texas
Personal interests: Lake activities, such as wake surfing and fishing, spending time with her family and friends whenever she can, hanging out with her Australian Shepherd, Rowdy, spending summers at her family lake house in Crosslake, Minnesota

isaac zoller taken in 2016Isaac Zoller, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Personal interests: Mountain biking, bike commuting, distance running, spending time with family


Third Year: Class of 2018

Judith Boylan, MDJudith Boylan, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Medical interests: Women's health, OB, children's health, sports medicine
Personal interests: Running, yoga, basketball, reading, spending time with my husband and children
Why Methodist: I felt so welcome and at home with Methodist. There are so many wonderful opportunities to tailor my training to my specific areas of interest, and the staff are so supportive.

Ashley Estrem, DOAshley Estrem, DO

Medical school: Des Moines University
Medical interests: Sports medicine, women's health, preventative medicine, osteopathic manual medicine
Personal interests: Running, traveling, cooking, playing ice hockey and soccer, laughing, spending time with family and friends
Why Methodist: Methodist felt like the right fit for me. I immediately felt comfortable with the residents and faculty. The faculty seemed very eager to teach and help me pursue my medical interests. The residents were welcoming and seemed very happy. I also liked the flexibility of the program and was very impressed with the hospital and clinic environments.

Jesse Klingelhoets, MDJesse Klingelhoets, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Medical interests: OB, procedures and sports medicine, counseling patients about weight loss strategies, smoking cessation
Personal interests: Camping, running, cycling, photography, movies, watching the Minnesota Twins, saunas, spending time with friends and family
Why Methodist: It was where I did my family medicine rotation during medical school. Seeing how passionate the faculty were about teaching and the high quality educational experience the residents received solidified my belief that family medicine was the right choice for me.

Nicole Sagen, MDNicole Sagen, MD

Medical school: Loyola University Chicago
Medical interests: Women's health, OB, dermatology, mental health
Personal interests: Baking, reading, yoga, thrift shopping, all things Harry Potter (I've been to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida twice!)
Why Methodist: Methodist felt like a home away from home. The residents and faculty are amazing! What really sealed the deal was how easy they made it to pursue electives and foster interests.

Joshua Scheck, MDJoshua Scheck, MD

Medical school: Loyola University Chicago
Medical interests: Patient education, multicultural approaches to hospice and palliative care, quality improvement in primary care, sports medicine
Personal interests: Fishing, hunting, cooking, tasting and blogging about new wines, traveling with my wife
Why Methodist: It's the combination of wonderful faculty and residents. Also, the rigorous training environment serves to empower residents to make meaningful impacts on patients' lives in a variety of patient care settings. The emphasis on life-work balance was an important fact in choosing Methodist.

Stephen Schwartz, MDStephen Schwartz, MD

Medical school: University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical interests: Adolescent medicine, sports medicine
Personal interests: Hiking, camping, basketball, soccer
Why Methodist: Methodist provided everything I was looking for in a residency. It's a true full spectrum experience without gaps, strong in sports and adolescent medicine, and has opportunities to explore numerouse other facets of family medicine. With a supportive faculty and staff and tremendous resources, it offers the perfect platform to start a career in family medicine.