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Faculty

The University of Minnesota/St. Cloud Hospital Family Medicine Residency's faculty is committed to teaching and promoting your professional and personal growth. The faculty includes four full-time and two part-time board-certified family physicians and a psychologist. All of the faculty continue with an active family practice, including obstetrics, by seeing their own panel of patients in the CentraCare Family Health Center. This allows us to model family practice daily and ensures that we maintain our excellent clinical skills. We belong to many professional societies, including the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians. We continue to publish and lecture extensively.

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Joseph M. Blonski, MD: Physician VP of Ambulatory Care

Medical School: Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Residency: Naval Hospital (Charleston)

Internship: Naval Hospital (Charleston)

Medical Interests: Broad spectrum family medicine and teaching

Personal Interests: Family time, serving others, all sports but especially golf and water polo

Joseph M. Blonski, MD

Jimmie L. Browning, MD: Residency Faculty

Medical School: University of Kansas Medical Center

Residency: Wesley Medical Center

Jimmie L. Browning, MD

Clarice Konshok, MD: Associate Program Director

Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

Residency: St. Louis University

Internship: St. Louis University

Medical Interests: Pediatrics, Dermatology and office procedures, Women's Health and simulation training

Personal Interests: hiking, skiing, traveling and reading - especially military history and mysteries

Clarice Konshok, MD

Carl Melling, MD: Residency Faculty

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency:

  • Duluth Family Practice Residency
  • Miller-Dwan Medical Center
  • St. Luke’s Hospital
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center

Medical Interests: Addiction, wound care and hospital medicine

Personal Interests: woodworking, computers, landscaping/gardening and fishing

Carl Melling, MD

Dennis Peterson, MD: Associate Program Director

Medical School:

  • University of Minnesota – Duluth School of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency: Duluth Family Practice Residency

Medical Interests: Full-spectrum Family Medicine with OB, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine

Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family, home renovation projects, church activities, fishing, pheasant hunting and music.

Dennis Peterson, MD

Thomas J. Satre, MD: Program Director

Medical School: University of Iowa

Residency: Malcolm Grow Medical Center (SGI)

Internship: Malcolm Grow Medical Center (SGI)

Medical Interests: Maternity care, caring for the whole family and population health

Personal Interests: Fishing, running

Thomas Satre, MD

Kevin Switzer, MD: Medical Director

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency: St. Francis-Mayo Family Practice Clinic

Medical Interests: Sports medicine, OB, office procedures

Personal Interests: Running, tennis, European travel

Kevin Switzer, MD

Paul Wenner, PhD, LP: Psychologist

Graduate School:

  • Fielding University - MA, PhD
  • University of Colorado Medical School, Child Health Associate Program - MA
  • Marquette University

Internship: St. Cloud Hospital

Medical Interests: Integrated behavioral health

Personal Interests: Wood bowl turning, cooking

Paul Wenner, PhD

Contact Us:

For more information, please contact:

Laurie Schmidt
Program Coordinator
Phone: 320-240-3112
Fax: 320-240-3165 
fmresidency@centracare.com

Mailing Address:

University of Minnesota/St. Cloud Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
1555 Northway Drive
Suite 200
St. Cloud, MN 56303-1867