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Family Medicine Residency (Eau Claire, Wisconsin)

Meet The Faculty

Mayo Clinic Family Medicine faculty leading a meeting

The Family Medicine Residency has a talented group of energetic faculty with diverse strengths and interests. Our faculty development curriculum is strong and allows us to continually sharpen our skills as teachers and leaders. Get to know us better by checking out our profiles below. We look forward to meeting you.

From the director

Terri Nordin, M.D.

"Why?" is at the heart of many questions you ask when embarking on the journey of residency training. Why pursue family medicine? Why train in a Mayo Clinic program? Why join our program in Eau Claire, Wisconsin?

These questions may seem complex, yet they have a simple answer. Why should you do anything? Because doing so complements your own mission for your life; because it resonates with your core purpose, your "why." What is our "why?" Improve care. Improve health. Improve life.

The Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency in Eau Claire exists to prepare the next generation of family physicians to improve care, improve health, and improve life in communities both locally and around the world. We train outstanding physicians to practice and lead high-quality, patient-centered, team-based, full-spectrum care. Anywhere.

Here you practice at the forefront of patient care and innovation, in an integrated organization that lives up to our primary value — "the needs of the patient come first." We boldly practice and teach how to improve each patient's experience, improve quality, improve value of care, and improve life at work for care providers while simultaneously looking forward and ensuring we are part of driving the future of health care.

We hand-picked exceptional, energetic — and fun! — faculty members who all share the same core teaching principles. Guidance. Growth. Trust. We guide you in the art and science of medicine, equip and challenge you to grow, and trust you to improve the health and well-being of our patients, families, communities, and health care system.

Our program presents a bold world-class training opportunity in a vibrant community with an abundance of cultural events, outdoor recreational activities, and the natural beauty of northwestern Wisconsin.

We're looking for resident partners who share our "why" to join our program, practice, and community in Eau Claire. If that that interests you, we can't wait to meet you.

Terri Nordin, M.D.
Family Medicine Residency Founding Program Director
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

*Check out Simon Sinek's TED Talk about his book, "Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action."

Program faculty

Mark Deyo-Svendsen, M.D.

Mark Deyo-Svendsen, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Medical school: University of Minnesota, Duluth and Minneapolis

Residency: St. John's Hospital, St. Paul, MN

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Brandon Hidaka, M.D., Ph.D.

Brandon Hidaka, M.D., Ph.D.

Core faculty, Family Medicine

Medical school: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City

Residency: Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Washington, Seattle, WA

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Terri Nordin, M.D.

Terri Nordin, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Medical school: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine-Iowa City

Residency: Family Medicine, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Fellowship: Maternity Care, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

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Deirdre Paulson-O'Donovan, Ph.D.

Deirdre Paulson-O'Donovan, Ph.D.

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-River Falls

M.S. and Ph.D.: University of Southern Mississippi

Pre-doctoral internship: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin

Post-doctoral fellowship: University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

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Kyja Stygar, M.D.

Kyja Stygar, M.D.

Instructor in Family Medicine

Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Residency: University of Wisconsin Family Practice Residency - UW Health Fox Valley, Appleton, WI

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Robert Watson, M.D.

Robert Watson, M.D.

Instructor in Family Medicine

Medical school: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Residencies: University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO and Eau Claire Family Practice Residency Program/UW-Madison Affiliate, Eau Claire, WI

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Terrence Witt, M.D.

Terrence Witt, M.D.

Assistant Professor in Family Medicine

Medical school: University of Minnesota, Duluth and Minneapolis

Residency: University of Minnesota Affiliated Programs in Family Practice at Fairview and St. Mary’s Hospitals-Minneapolis

Fellowship: Rural Family Medicine with Obstetrics, Tacoma Family Medicine/University of Washington Dept of Family Medicine, Tacoma, Washington

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