[People] Welcome, 2017-2019 Medical Toxicology Fellows!

The Office of Health Professional Education is excited to welcome the 2017-2019 fellows who will join our Medical Toxicology fellowship program based at Regions Hospital. The program is a collaborative effort between HealthPartners Institute and Regions Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), and the Hennepin Regional Poison Center (HRPC). The program has been accredited by the ACGME since 2005 and received a 5-year accreditation in 2008.


[People] Meet the Matches – Foot and Ankle Surgery Residency

The Office of Health Professional Education is excited to announce 2017 matches for the HealthPartners Institute / Foot and Ankle Surgery Residency program. The program is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) and sponsors a Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (PMSR/RRA). The three-year program accepts two residents per year and provides them with hands-on experience in all aspects of foot and ankle medicine and surgery.


[People] Welcome – 2017 Regions Hospital Hand Surgery Fellows!

The Office of Health Professional Education is excited to announce 2017 Regions Hospital Hand Surgery fellows for the MN Hand Surgery Fellowship program. The program is affiliated with the University of Minnesota and uses the physical facilities of Fairview-University Hospital, Regions Hospital, Gillette Children’s Hospital, and Hennepin County Medical Center. 


[People] Community Programs Come Together for Advocacy Day 2017

EM1HealthPartners CEO Mary Brainerd attending the 2017 Advocacy Day Conference at the Minnesota State Capitol last month

The emergency medicine residency programs at Regions Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center partnered for the 2017 Emergency Medicine Residency Advocacy Day on March 23 at the Minnesota State Office Building.

The event was attended by emergency medicine residents and faculty from Regions Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota medical students, HealthPartners leaders, and lawmakers. Drew Zinkel, MD, and Felix Ankel, MD, introduced students and residents to advocacy leaders and emphasized the importance of advocacy.

Mary Brainerd, President and CEO of HealthPartners spoke to the residents about HealthPartners’ patient-centered priorities and how our mission, vision, and values guide policy and agenda.  She provided an update on current initiatives that are HealthPartners’ priorities in the legislature and also emphasized on the need for involvement from healthcare professionals in public policy.

Advocacy day was started in 2008, to educate and inform emergency medicine residents about policy and legislation that affect both patients and medical professionals. It has served as an opportunity for residents to learn about advocacy and to share ideas directly with lawmakers.

Senators Scott Jensen, MD (R) and Matt Klein, MD (DFL), both first term senators with a special interest in health care reform, shared their experience of being policymakers as well as medical professionals.  Senator Jensen has a BA and MD from the University of Minnesota and MBA from the University of St. Thomas. He’s the founder of the Catalyst Medical Clinic in Watertown, MN and serves as Vice Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee and member of the Higher Education Finance and Policy, Human Services Reform Finance and Policy, and Transportation Finance and Policy Committees. Senator Klein has a BS from the University of Wisconsin, MD from Mayo Medical School and completed his residency at HCMC. Senator Klein is a hospitalist at Hennepin County Medical Center and also serves on the Capital Investment, Health and Human Services Finance and Policy and Human Services Reform Finance and Policy Committees.

Ramnik Dhaliwal, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center, presented an update from American College of Emergency Physicians Leadership and Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC. The presentation informed residents about the current state of policy at national and state level, as well as policy changes and how they affect emergency medicine residents and patients.

Members of the HealthPartners Government Relations team provided additional insight and updates from the legislature for the residents. Following the session, residents had an opportunity for a one on one session with their choice of legislators.

The event was made possible in part by the Mark Bernas Endowment and Regions Hospital Foundation.

[People] Meet the Matches – Psychiatry Residency Program

The Office of Health Professional Education welcomes PGY-1 class of 2017-2018 for the Hennepin-Regions Psychiatry Training Program. We are excited for the possibilities and the experience you bring to our organization.

Psych Match Announcement 2017-2018

[People] Meet the Matches – Emergency Medicine Residency

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.”

[Community of Practice] Closing Comments: Educational Mortgage

Panelists and audience members wrapping up the 2016 Community of Practice event with a discussion about educational mortgage. Join the conversation — share your ideas with us.