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Meet Our Residents

The program accepts approximately six residents each year. Learn more about residents in the Family Medicine Residency in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Class of 2023

Michael Bassett, M.D.

Michael Bassett, M.D.
Hometown: Delton, Michigan
Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
About me: I have a variety of interests that include art, weightlifting, sports, video games, theatre, and any outdoor activity (especially if it involves water). When not in clinic you’ll likely find me at the gym or working on my latest TV show binge.

Nandita Ganne, D.O.

Nandita Ganne, D.O.
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical school: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
About me: I enjoy full spectrum family medicine and am part of the obstetric and OMM tracks. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, biking, cooking, keeping my house plants alive, and hanging out with family and friends. 

Elizabeth Husted, M.D.

Elizabeth Husted, M.D.
Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
Medical school: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
About me: I chose to do my residency training here because the program really values the role and importance of primary care. This program empowers residents to practice to the full spectrum family medicine including inpatient medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, clinic medicine, and numerous procedures, which was important to me as I prepare for a future rural practice. As hobbies, I enjoy reading, biking, paddle boarding, knitting, spending time with family and friends, and trying new foods.

Alyssa Kennedy, D.O.

Alyssa Kennedy, D.O.
Hometown: McHenry, Illinois
Medical school: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
About me: In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and cat, Meeko. I also enjoying playing sports, especially volleyball, traveling, camping, and hiking.

Benita Lin, M.D.

Benita Lin, M.D.
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
About me: I am interested in pursuing a palliative care/hospice or geriatrics fellowship (or both!). Not sure where I want to end up eventually, but currently, I would like to do a mix of hospital/outpatient medicine. I enjoy playing guitar/piano, singing, reading, and playing board games. 

Dillon Lundstrom, M.D.

Dillon Lundstrom, M.D.
Hometown: Embarrass, MN
Medical school: School of Medicine, University of Minnesota - Duluth
About me: I grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota with four brothers. Growing up, we learned to appreciate and enjoy the outdoors. I decided to attend the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School as they specialize in training rural family medicine physicians and made the seamless transition to Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse’s Family Medicine Residency program that excels in training full-scope family physicians — perfect for the rural setting. My dream future practice would involve outpatient medicine with plenty of obstetrics, located of course in a rural setting. In my free time, I continue to enjoy the outdoors and staying active.

Class of 2024

Sydney Anderson, D.O.

Sydney Anderson, D.O.
Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
Medical school: Des Moines University
About me: Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse was at the top of my list because it was a small, close-knit community program in a world-renowned health system. I felt like every faculty physician and resident was approachable and genuinely interested in getting to know me better. It felt like a community I needed to belong to. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Colton, and our two dachshunds, Maverick and Charlie, anything outdoors (hiking, bicycling, camping, running, kayaking), cooking or baking new recipes, and trying out local restaurants/breweries. I hope to practice full-scope family medicine with a focus in preventative medicine and nutrition.

Bryan Gordon, D.O.

Bryan Gordon, D.O.
Hometown: Fallbrook, California
Medical school: Des Moines University
About me: When applying to residency I was looking for an unopposed, community-based, family medicine residency that would prepare me for rural practice. Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse checked all those boxes and then some. Everyone is friendly, welcoming, and exceptionally invested in the education of the residents. Another big pull for me in choosing Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse was the people. I felt that I would fit in well with the other residents and it was great to see how well everyone worked together. After residency I hope to practice both inpatient and outpatient family medicine in a rural community. In my free time my wife and I enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, backpacking, canoeing, fishing, and gardening.

Henry Lossen, M.D. 

Henry Lossen, M.D.
Hometown: Winona, Minnesota
Medical school: University of Minnesota – Duluth Campus 
About me: I am a proud husband and father of four young children. I enjoy all things outdoors. I'm interested in training for rural family medicine and OMT.

Drake Matuska, M.D. 

Drake Matuska, M.D.
Hometown: Mantorville, Minnesota
Medical school: University of Minnesota, Duluth
About me: There are many reasons why I chose Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse for residency, but what ultimately captivated me was the great sense of community I saw during my interview. I had the opportunity to meet many amazing individuals including residents, faculty, and other program staff that I knew would help me grow as a physician and person. Furthermore, my wife and I fell in love with the area, which allowed us to keep our hobbies while being in an outstanding area to raise our future family. My career goal is to practice rural, broad-spectrum family medicine. Additionally, I plan to explore training in sports medicine to help athletes and other active individuals of all ages. I enjoy anything that keeps me active; organized athletics, hunting, fishing, and going hiking with my wife.

Kelsie Prins, M.D. 

Kelsie Prins, D.O.
Hometown: Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
About me: I love spending time with my husband, two kids, and two golden retrievers.  We love kayaking, hiking, camping, and just relaxing in the backyard together. We enjoy travelling and experiencing new places and cultures. I also grow fruits and vegetables in my garden and hope to add a chicken coop soon.  I plan to practice full-spectrum family medicine with an emphasis on whole person wellness and osteopathic principles in a small town after completing residency.

Audra Storm, M.D. 

Audra Storm, M.D.
Hometown: Chillicothe, Illinois
Medical school: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
About me: I grew up in central Illinois and went to undergrad at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where I majored in Bioengineering before going to medical school. I always wanted to pursue Family Medicine, so I’m extremely excited to finally be training in FM and getting to take care of such a large variety of patients. I am newly married and spend most of my spare time exploring the amazing local scenery hiking with my husband or staying at home watching shows and playing with our two cats. My other hobbies include yoga, playing the piano and ukulele, and playing board games or exploring breweries with friends.

Class of 2025

Ricky Aguayo, D.O.

Ricky Aguayo, D.O.
Hometown:
Burley, ID
Medical school:
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
About me:
I grew up in Burley, Idaho, and went to Boise State University where I majored in Human Biology. I then worked in the mental health field for three years as a psychological rehabilitation specialist before transitioning to a scribing position. During these six years, I found my joy in family medicine serving small communities and I went on to attend the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. In my free time, I like to spend time with my girlfriend and family. Growing up with the mountains a short drive away, I also enjoy a lot of outdoor activities such as camping, rafting, mountain biking, and trail riding.

Alexander Mortensen, M.D.

Alexander Mortensen, M.D.
Hometown:
Dexter, MI
Medical school:
Central Michigan University College of Medicine
About me: 
I grew up in Southeastern Michigan and attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate and graduate education where I majored in Neuroscience and received my Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology. I have always been passionate about and set on family medicine. I look forward to the opportunity to practice full-spectrum care. Some of my hobbies include skiing, canoeing, golf, and board games!

Jenna Mullins, M.D.

Jenna Mullins, M.D.
Hometown:
Coralville, IA
Medical school:
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
About me: 
I enjoy growing houseplants, working in the garden, working out, playing D&D with friends, and spending time with my sweet cat Luna. Clinically, I am interested in behavioral health and working with under-resourced populations. I love working with adolescent and LGBTQ folks and hope to combine inpatient and outpatient practice eventually.

Harsh Patel, M.B.B.S.

Harsh Patel, M.B.B.S.
Hometown: Vadodara, India
Medical school: Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research, India
About me: Being a person who likes making new friends, I have always enjoyed meeting new people and getting to know different personalities. I love spending time with my family and exploring the city. I enjoy playing volleyball, chess, and occasionally writing blogs. The things that highly impressed me about the program were the values and the trust that Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, has among the residents and the faculty members, which was reflected during the interviews. I am excited to be a part of the La Crosse community and look forward to joining the wonderful team of physicians.

Tejal Shelat, M.B.B.S.

Tejal Shelat, M.B.B.S.
Hometown:
Nairobi, Kenya, and Anand, India
Medical school:
Lady Hardinge Medical College
About me:
I felt an instant connection the very first time I met with the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and really appreciated how kind and compassionate everyone was on interview day. I am very excited to join your wonderful team and look forward to receiving excellent training for the next three years. I would like to practice full-scope family medicine and have special interests in community outreach and population health. Outside of work, I enjoy outdoor activities, nature and wildlife photography, stargazing, and trying my hand at gourmet cooking.

Jiwan Toor, D.O.

Jiwan Toor, D.O.
Hometown:
Vancouver, B.C.
Medical school:
William Carey University of Osteopathic Medicine
About me:
In my free time, I enjoy weightlifting, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. I hope to practice in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Medical interests include sports medicine, preventative medicine, and OMM.