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Meet Our Trainees

The Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residents and faculty foster a collegial environment and education-focused culture that provides an inclusive learning experience. Our residency draws trainees from across the U.S. and around the world. While all our trainees have a love of learning and a compassionate approach to patient care, they come from diverse backgrounds, family status, and professional and personal interests.

Meet our current residents and learn about their experience in the program.

Holly Berg, D.O.

Holly Berg, D.O.

What has been most rewarding about your training so far?

I have had the privilege of participating in a few cases where the patient had non-specific clinical symptoms or years of poor health without a true “answer” and we were able to provide a diagnosis the clinical team could begin treating. It is incredibly rewarding to know that finally having a diagnosis.

Casey Gleue, M.D.

Casey Gleue, M.D.

Why did you choose Mayo Clinic?

Initially knowing that I’d be training at one of the most well-respected hospitals with a diverse patient population and being able to be exposed to common and rare diseases. I stayed for the people and environment. This is a highly professional but highly caring environment! I felt that after interviewing here and knew that for my personality. Everyone is treated with respect and there is always a positive atmosphere.

Ryan Kendziora, M.D.

Ryan Kendziora, M.D.

Is there anything that surprised you about Rochester MN?

I was surprised at how easy it is to live here! It seems like everything in Rochester is no more than a 10-minute drive away and being able to easily park at work was refreshing to somebody who lived in an urban setting for almost a decade before coming here. My wife (who is also a resident) and I were able to buy our home when we moved here, and we love being Rochester homeowners!

Belinda Galeano, M.D., Ph.D.

Belinda Galeano, M.D., Ph.D.

What has been most rewarding about your training so far?

Pathology is extremely diverse and each day of training is full of learning a vast amount of information and performing a wide array of tasks. It is an honor to work with and learn from members of the field who are passionate about their jobs and work with a true sense that the ultimate goal is to assist patients and clinicians reach appropriate diagnoses so that proper treatments can be initiated.

Class of 2022

Farah Baban, M.B., Ch.B.

Farah Baban, M.B., Ch.B.

Home country: Iraq

Medical school: University of Baghdad

Holly Berg, D.O.

Holly Berg, D.O.

Home state: Montana

Medical school: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Sara Cook, M.D., Ph.D. 

Sara Cook, M.D., Ph.D.

Home state: Iowa

Medical school: University of Illinois College of Medicine - Urbana

Casey Gleue, M.D.

Casey Gleue, M.D.

Home state: Kansas

Medical school: University of Kansas

Rachel Horton, D.O.

Rachel Horton, D.O.

Home state: Utah

Medical school: Pacific NW University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Mazen Osman, M.B., Ch.B.

Mazen Osman, M.B., Ch.B.

Home country: Egypt

Medical school: Ain Shams University

Krasimira Rozenova, M.D.

Krasimira Rozenova, M.D.

Home country: Bulgaria

Medical school: St. George's Hospital

 

Class of 2023

Mazen Atiq, M.B., B.S.

Mazen Atiq, M.B., B.S.

Home country: Pakistan

Medical school: Ziauddin Medical College

Clinical Pathology

Nicholas Boire, M.D.

Nicholas Boire, M.D.

Home state: New York

Medical school: St. George's University, Grenada

Ryan Kendziora, M.D. 

Ryan Kendziora, M.D.

Home state: Illinois

Medical school: University of Illinois

Michael McCarthy, M.D.

Michael McCarthy, M.D.

Home state: California

Medical school: Loma Linda University

Fabiola Righi, D.O.

Fabiola Righi, D.O.

Home country: Brazil

Medical school: University of North Texas

Burak Tekin, M.D.

Burak Tekin, M.D.

Home country: Turkey

Medical school: Istanbul University

 

Class of 2024

Belinda Galeano, M.D., Ph.D.

Belinda Galeano, M.D., Ph.D.

Home state: Arizona

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Philip Hurst, M.D.

Philip Hurst, M.D.

Home state: West Virginia

Medical school: West Virginia University

Clarissa Jordan, M.D. 

Clarissa Jordan, M.D.

Home state: New Mexico

Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine

Ameya Patil, M.B.B.S.

Ameya Patil, M.B.B.S.

Home country: India

Medical school: Topiwala National Medical College

Luisa Ricaurte Archila, M.D.

Luisa Ricaurte Archila, M.D.

Home country: Colombia

Medical school: Universidad de Los Andes Facultad de Medica

Nadarra Stokes, M.D.

Nadarra Stokes, M.D.

Home state: Illinois

Medical school: University of Illinois

 

Class of 2025

Allison Kerper, M.D.

Allison Kerper, M.D.

Home state: Illinois

Medical school:University of Illinois

Peter Kundert, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter Kundert, M.D., Ph.D.

Home state: Minnesota

Medical school: Baylor College

Edwin Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Edwin Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Home state: California

Medical school: University of Utah

Amanda Nguyen, M.D.

Amanada Nguyen, M.D.

Home country: Nevada

Medical school: Baylor College

Kenneth Wee, D.O.

Kenneth Wee, D.O.

Home state: Minnesota

Medical school: Des Moines University

 

Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology

Amir Nazem, M.D., Ph.D.

Amir Nazem, M.D., Ph.D.

Home state: Iraq

Medical school: Mashhad University

Class of 2025

Blake Ebner, M.D., Ph.D.

Blake Ebner, M.D., Ph.D.

Home state: Minnesota

Medical school: University of Kansas

Class of 2024

Maria Adelita Vizcaino Villalobos, M.D.

Maria Adelita Vizcaino Vilalobos, M.D.

Home country: Mexico

Medical school: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Facultad de Medicina

Class of 2023

Kathryn Eschbacher, M.D.

Kathryn Eschbacher, M.D.

Home state: Texas

Medical school: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Class of 2022

 

You can view the full profiles for some of our residents, including background information and focus areas as well.