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Meet Our Residents

Mayo Clinic dermatology residents in Minnesota examining looking into microscopes

Our dermatology residents come from around the U.S. and outside the country. Learn more about our current residents and see what a few of them have to say about our program, the campus, and the community.

Ahmed Ansari, M.D.

Ahmed Ansari, M.D.

PGY-2

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic for your training?
The training program at Mayo had a strong focus on each aspect of dermatology. There is a wide variety of pathology, lots of cases, and many mentors within the fields of medical dermatology, surgical dermatology, and dermatopathology. I also felt that the environment was very collegial and everyone was focused on learning and teaching.

Describe the work/life balance in this program.
Overall the program has an excellent work/life balance. Call is split up very fairly, and the workload is manageable.

How is Mayo helping you reach your career goals?
The resources to pursue any career goal or avenue within dermatology are available here at Mayo. If there is something that you want to pursue, you can easily seek it out and become involved.

Saranya Wyles, M.D., Ph.D.

Saranya Wyles, M.D., Ph.D.

PGY-4

How is Mayo helping you reach your career goals?
I aspire to become a clinician-investigator in dermatology with expertise in wound healing and regenerative medicine. Training at Mayo Clinic has provided me a strong foundation in complex medical dermatology and regenerative sciences, as well as in clinical study design and analysis that will be valuable for a physician-scientist career.

What is it like to live in Rochester, Minnesota?
Although there was an adjustment period after moving here from New York, I have grown to love this friendly town — I even met my husband here! Rochester offers easy, affordable living with a future-forward mindset of the locals. Some of my favorite local activities include a lobster boil in the vineyard at Four Daughters Winery, live concerts paired with locally brewed beer at Thesis/LTS or Forager breweries, pop-up Thai dinners, and hiking at Whitewater State Park.

PGY-2

Jenna Aird, M.D.

Jenna Aird, M.D.

Hometown: Homer, Alaska

Medical school: Creighton Medical School, Omaha, Nebraska

Ahmed Ansari, M.D. 

Ahmed Ansari, M.D.

Hometown: Born in Karachi, Pakistan. Grew up in Orlando, Florida

Medical school: University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida

Anagha Bangalore Kumar, M.B.B.S.

Anagha Bangalore Kumar, M.B.B.S.

Hometown: Bangalore, India

Medical school: Rajarajewswari Medical College and Hospital, India

Elliott Campbell, M.D. 

Elliott Campbell, M.D.

Hometown: Villa Hills, Kentucky

Medical school: University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Grace Kim, M.D.

Grace Kim, M.D.

Hometown: San Diego, California

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 

Carmen M. Montagnon, M.D.

Carmen Montagnon, M.D.

Hometown: Lafayette, California

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

Eucabeth Mose, M.D.

Eucabeth Mose, M.D.

Hometown: Kisumu, Kenya

Medical school: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago, Illinois

Donald Neal, M.D.

Donald Neal, M.D.

Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska

Medical school: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 PGY-3

Nessa Aghazadeh Mohandesi, M.D.

Nessa Aghazadeh Mohandesi, M.D.

Hometown: Tehran, Iran

Medical school: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

George Bonadurer, III, M.D. 

George Bonadurer, III, M.D.

Hometown: Palmyra, Wisconsin

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 

Munir Idriss, M.D.

Munir Idriss, M.D.

Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Medical school: Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

Ajdin Kobic, M.D. 

Ajdin Kobic, M.D.

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 

Murphy Mastin, M.D.

Murphy Mastin, M.D.

Hometown: Henderson, Iowa

Medical school: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri

Amit Mittal, M.D.

Amit Mittal, M.D.

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Medical school: Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Jacob Stewart, M.D.

Jacob Stewart, M.D.

Hometown: Logan, Utah

Medical school: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Scott Tuttle, M.D.

Scott Tuttle, M.D.

Hometown: Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Medical school: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

 PGY-4

Nora Ali, M.D.

Nora Ali, M.D.

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

Hafsa Cantwell, M.D.

Hafsa Cantwell, M.D.

Hometown: Westwood, Massachusetts

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

Elizabeth Marvin, M.D.

Elizabeth Marvin, M.D.

Hometown: Rhinebeck, New York

Medical school: University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

Renee Pride, M.D.

Renee Pride, M.D.

Hometown: East Islip, New York

Medical school: University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida 

Kirk Sidey, M.D., M.B.A.

Kirk Sidey, M.D.

Hometown: Greenfield, Iowa

Medical school: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 

Diana Vork, M.D.

Diana Vork, M.D.

Hometown: O'Fallon, Illinois

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

Saranya Wyles, M.D., Ph.D.

Saranya Wyles, M.D., Ph.D.

Hometown: New York, New York

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 

Sindhuja Sominidi Damodaran, M.D.

Sindhuja Sominidi Damodaran, M.D.

Hometown: Chennai, India

Medical school: Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Medical College, India