Meet The Faculty

Mayo Clinic Family Medicine physicians review notes

The Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is committed to providing the highest quality care to individual patients and families. The 65 staff physicians, 33 midlevel providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), and their teams provide quality and compassionate care for 120,000 patient visits each year.

Family medicine at Mayo Clinic includes five family medicine clinics — four located in Rochester, and a community clinic in Kasson, Minnesota. All residents maintain their continuity practice at Kasson. 

Faculty

In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You have direct access to these individuals throughout your training in the Family Medicine Residency, giving you the opportunity to learn directly from experienced practitioners in family medicine.

Advisers and mentors

Faculty advisers are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure that your educational needs are being met. Also, your adviser may serve as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system. 

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.

From the director

When I was interviewing for residency, I prepared a spreadsheet to help me rate programs by the criteria I thought was most important to me. In my spreadsheet, there were a number of attributes, such as number of residents and faculty, number of inpatient and OB rotations, subjective ratings for the clinic, types of patient populations, board pass rates, and on and on. When it came down to making my rank list, my spreadsheet was a helpful tool to help jog my memory of those details. But those rated attributes certainly weren’t the key to my rank decision like I thought they would be. Much more important to me was a sense of authenticity from those at the residency, a sense of cohesion from the faculty and residents, and a sense of teamwork that felt like family. With that said, I can assure you that our residency has had a 100% first-time pass rate on board exams — but we accomplish this by focusing on the personal growth of each resident as they progress through our curriculum.   

At the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency, we provide our 27 residents with rigorous training that makes use of a world-renowned medical center, a robust Family Medicine Department dedicated to providing high value care through the entire spectrum of family medicine, as well as our family medicine residency clinic focused on caring for rural communities. While the curriculum provides knowledge and skills, we also provide our residents with the mentorship and experiences to learn habits that make for a board certified family medicine physician that is going to thrive, not merely survive.

When I became program director I made a promise to our residents to preserve these strong educational experiences and curriculum but to also ensure that we work and learn with a strong sense of community to support each other and our patients.  This sense of community is centered in our resident clinic, located 20 minutes outside of Rochester, where every patient is cared for in a team-based approach and extends to our inpatient services, supervised by family medicine faculty dedicated to the development and instruction of our residents.

My priority is to provide our residents with the instruction, faculty, and support to ensure every one of our residents develop into family medicine physicians that are prepared to provide any (or all) of the elements of full-spectrum family medicine needed in their future communities. As you progress through your residency search I hope that you find, not just the curriculum, but the people that will best support your education and development. I hope you find that your search will lead you to Rochester so that you can join our family medicine community.

Matthew Meunier, M.D.
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency

Program faculty

Kurt Angstman, M.D.

Kurt Angstman, M.D.

Professor of Family Medicine, College of Medicine

Interests: Collaborative care management for depression treatment, practice management, clinical characteristics of patients with depression, mental health comorbidities of depression

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Vicki Jacobsen, M.D.

Vicki Jacobsen, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, College of Medicine

Interests: Obstetrics, women’s health, preventative health

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Nathaniel Miller, M.D.

Nathaniel Miller, M.D.

Instructor in Family Medicine, College of Medicine

Interests: Family medicine, quality, preventive medicine, sports injuries/sports medicine

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Thomas Billings, D.O.

Thomas Billings, D.O.

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, College of Medicine

 

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Gregory Garrison, M.D.

Gregory Garrison, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, College of Medicine

 

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Jason O’Grady, M.D.

Jason O’Grady, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, College of Medicine

Interests: Family medicine, obstetric and prenatal care, office-based procedures, global health

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Katie Schupack, D.O.

Katie Schupack, D.O.

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, College of Medicine

Interests: Family medicine, women's health, preventive medicine, geriatric medicine

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Cesar Gonzalez, Ph.D., L.P.

Cesar Gonzalez, Ph.D., L.P.

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, College of Medicine

Interests: Primary care psychology, medical education, diversity science and health in medical settings, transgender health, human sexuality, schema therapy, personality disorders

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