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Meet Our Fellows

Geriatric medicine fellows speaking with faculty in the hall at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Our fellows and faculty foster a collegial environment and education-focused culture that provides an inclusive learning experience. Training can be challenging, but our program is close-knit and each fellow brings a dedication to providing stellar patient care as well as a collaborative learning experience.

Meet our current fellows in the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Class of 2022

Lara Magnabosco, M.D., M.A.

Lara Magnabosco, M.D., M.A.

Why did you choose to train at Mayo Clinic?

So many reasons! The people, opportunities on subspecialty rotations, and that the patient's needs always come first. I love geriatrics because I enjoy older adults and appreciate getting the opportunity to learn each person's story and health narrative. I also like the patient-centered care model as geriatrics is a multidisciplinary field that actively works to engage patients (or caregivers) in the health care collaoration process.

I also love to spend time outdoors and really enjoy all of the greenspace and trails in Rochester.

Medical school: Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana
Residency: St. Vincent IM/FM Combined Training program in Indianapolis, Indiana
Hometown: Carmel, Indiana

Lauren Carlson, M.D.

Lauren Carlson, M.D.

What do you like about the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic?

They have an unwavering commitment to providing excellent patient care and supporting education. During training, I realized a special passion for working with elderly patients and their caregivers. Geriatrics offers a chance to develop patient relationships, while addressing medical complexity within your patients goals of care.

When I'm not at Mayo, I love being outdoors! I can't wait to revisit my favorite running routes in Rochester: Zumbro River, Cascade Creek, and Quarry Hill Park.

Medical school: Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota
Residency: United Family Medicine Residency Program in Saint Paul, Minnesota
Hometown: Victoria, Minnesota

Allyson Palmer, M.D., Ph.D.

Allyson Palmer, M.D., Ph.D.

Why are you interested in geriatrics?

I have known I wanted to pursue geriatrics since the beginning of medical school. After receiving my M.D. from the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and my Ph.D. from Mayo Graduate School, I fell in love with Rochester. I decided to continue my training at Mayo Clinic due to the collegial atmosphere, focus on patient-centered care, amazing educators, and potential for interdisciplinary research collaborations.

I am a co-owner of Thesis Beer Project, a microbrewery in Rochester, with my usband Adam. In my free time, I love to garden, listen to live music, travel, and spend time with our two Shiba Inus and our long-haired cat, Sam.  

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota
Residency: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
Hometown: Hartford, Ohio

Victoria Walston, M.D.

Victoria Walston, M.D.

Why did you choose geriatrics?

I came to train at Mayo Clinic for the Internal Medicine Residency and am excited to continue as a geriatrics fellow! I chose geriatrics, not only because I love working with this patient population, but also because I enjoy the unique blend of medical complexity and chronic disease management, with a focus on fuction and quality of life. Here at Mayo, we're fortunate to work alongside world-renown clinicians, educators, and physician scientists who are passionate about teaching.

One of my favorite things to do in Rochester is hiking at Quarry Hill. I enjoy visiting Minnesota's many lakes, exploring nearby towns, and attending Twins baseball games.

Medical school: Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon
Residency: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
Hometown: Portland, Oregon