Meet The Faculty

Clinical and research faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine are committed to teaching and the growth of medical knowledge. Faculty members publish and lecture extensively and are well-regarded in their fields. As a resident, you’ll have direct access to these individuals throughout our training.

Scholarly productivity for department faculty averages more than 2,900 original peer-reviewed publications each year and more than 275 book chapters, editorials and review articles each year. This level of faculty scholarship provides a rich environment for resident research and contributes to a high level of resident productivity.

From the chief residents

After completing the Mayo Internal Medicine Residency in June 2018 and now in our chief resident year, we work to continually improve the program through medical education, patient care, administration and research.

Our responsibilities include teaching inpatient and ambulatory morning reports, arranging the morbidity and mortality conference, coordinating the Clinical Decision-Making Journal Club, teaching the evidence-based medicine curriculum, facilitating resident involvement in quality improvement projects, advocating for resident issues, and acting as general resources for the needs of the internal medicine residents.

We also serve as faculty on the resident general medical hospital services, procedure service and in the continuity clinics.

Feel free to contact us with any questions related to the Internal Medicine Residency.

Mayo Clinic internal medicine chief residents
Dan Childs, M.D.; Ginny Dines, M.D.; Wil Santivasi, M.D.; and Tariq Azam, M.D.

From the program director

Amy S. Oxentenko, M.D.

This is an exciting time to embark on a career in internal medicine. The type of training you receive in internal medicine predicts the quality and value with which you will practice medicine throughout your career.

Our emphasis on providing high-value, cost-conscious care in an environment that is conducive to trainee wellness has revolutionized our approach to training.

I am looking to recruit trainees who are passionate about internal medicine, have a strong work ethic, and work well on teams. In return, I promise to give you an experience that will live up to all of your expectations!

Amy Oxentenko, M.D., FACP, FACG, AGAF
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Associate Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine

Associate program directors

Denise Dupras, M.D., Ph.D.

Denise Dupras, M.D., Ph.D.

Consultant, Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine

APD for Resident Competency

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Deanne Kashiwagi, M.D.

Deanne Kashiwagi, M.D.

Consultant, Division of Hospital Internal Medicine

APD for Inpatient and Accreditation

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Emily Leasure, M.D.

Emily Leasure, M.D.

Consultant, Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine

APD for Resident Continuity Clinics

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Jason Post, M.D.

Jason Post, M.D.

Consultant, Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine

APD for Milestone Development

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John Ratelle, M.D.

John Ratelle, M.D.

Consultant, Division of General Internal Medicine

APD for Systems-Based Practice

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Jason Szostek, M.D.

Jason Szostek, M.D.

Consultant, Division of General Internal Medicine

APD for Educator Development

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Pritish Tosh, M.D.

Pritish Tosh, M.D.

Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases

APD for Recruitment and Marketing

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Ericka Tung, M.D.

Ericka Tung, M.D.

Consultant, Division of General Internal Medicine

APD for Education Scholarship

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Rahma Warsame, M.D.

Rahma Warsame, M.D.

Consultant, Division of Hematology

APD for Selectives and Electives

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Colin West, M.D., Ph.D.

Colin West, M.D., Ph.D.

Consultant, Division of General Internal Medicine

APD for Resident Scholarship

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