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Second-Year Residents

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John Anderson, DO

  • Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Medical Interests: Full-spectrum family medicine, rural medicine.
  • Personal Interests: Minnesota sports, playing and listening to music, trying new restaurants with my wife, cooking, playing board games, disc golf and fishing.
  • Why St. Cloud? After spending time with the program as a medical student, I knew that St. Cloud would be a great fit for me personally and professionally. I was impressed by the passion and clinical experience of the faculty, felt welcomed by the residents and supported by the clinic and hospital staff. Being interested in full-spectrum rural medicine myself, I am excited to learn from faculty with a wide range of interests and experience and have the opportunity to tailor my training to fit my future practice goals. I am happy to consider myself part of a team that is so passionate about teaching, learning and providing excellent care to the community of St. Cloud.

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Blake Chapman, DO

  • Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Medical Interests: Broad-spectrum family medicine, including: emergency medicine, any procedure I can get my hands on, hospitalist, OB, chronic pain management, OMT.
  • Personal Interests: Sports (Go Twins, Vikings, Wild, UMD Bulldogs), music, videogames, anything outdoors or that I can do at my family cabin, running, animals (especially my 2 pups), board games, skiing/snowboarding.
  • Why St. Cloud? I wanted to go somewhere that would train me to be a great broad-spectrum family medicine physician and also had a positive, non-toxic atmosphere. This fits the St. Cloud program to a T. You can adjust your training to fit your personal interests while still being well-rounded and ready for anything. The faculty, residents, nursing and staff are all amazing and the facilities where we practice are state-of-the-art. It’s just an all-around great place to learn, and as a native Minnesotan it was great to get back. For me it was an easy choice, and I honestly couldn’t be happier that I’m here.

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Eric Christensen, MD

  • Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Medical Interests: Full-spectrum family medicine, particularly rural medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics and palliative care.
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife and two young boys, reading and board games.
  • Why St. Cloud? The faculty and residents were very welcoming, genuine and supportive during my interview. I knew it would be place where I could grow and flourish as a family physician and that has absolutely been the case. I couldn't be happier to be a part of our residency community. As far as living here goes, since I went to St. John's University near St. Cloud, I was already quite familiar with the area and having my sister- and brother-in-law and their kids in nearby St. Joseph has been the icing on the cake.

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Tyler Lewandowski, MD

  • Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Medical Interests: Rural medicine
  • Personal Interests: Fishing, hunting, movies, sports and fantasy sports.
  • Why St. Cloud? I'm from Foley, so I always planned on coming back to St. Cloud for residency. While on rotation here the faculty and residents were all

Michael Symanietz, MD

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  • Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Medical Interests: Preventive medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, dermatology, community medicine.
  • Personal Interests: Swimming, hiking, reading, drawing, spending time with friends and family.
  • Why St. Cloud? For me, the St. Cloud area is home. It’s an honor to practice medicine and serve the community where I grew up. The excellent faculty, staff and residents paired with the unique curriculum also make St. Cloud a great place to live and learn.

Paola Terán, MD

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  • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
  • Medical Interests: Full-spectrum family medicine, emergency medicine, disaster medicine, international medicine, hospital medicine.
  • Personal interests: Sports, traveling, cycling, camping/hiking.
  • Why St. Cloud? It’s an unopposed program at a large tertiary care center with staff and faculty dedicated to providing the best possible learning environment.