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Meet Our Residents

Our residents 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 resident brings a dedication to providing stellar patient care as well as a collaborative learning experience.

The Orthopedic Surgery Residency has a total of 65 residents in training at any point in time. See what a few of them have to say about our program.

Erick Marigi, M.D.

Erick Marigi, M.D.

What has been most rewarding about your training so far?

"Mayo Clinic's orthopedics department has created a rare balance between a quality operative experience and meaningful academic research. If you are a self-motivated, resilient, and coachable individual, this is a perfect place for you to come grow and become an orthopedic surgeon."

Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alexis Matrka, M.D.

Alexis Matrka, M.D.

What is something you love most about this program?

"Even as an intern, I am being exposed to the full practice of an orthopedic surgeon. I’m able to see the evaluation of patients in the clinic and learn how to choose the best treatment option for their clinical situation. I then have the opportunity to see this treatment take place and follow the patient through their recovery. This training ensures that by the end of my residency, I’ll feel confident in all my skills as a practicing orthopedic surgeon."

Medical school: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio

Nicholas Munaretto, M.D.

Nicholas Munaretto, M.D.

When selecting you career path, how did you decide on hand surgery?

"I have always had an interest in hand surgery due to the anatomic complexity of the hand and upper extremity, and the wide diversity of clinical cases one might encounter on a day-to-day basis. I felt this variety would always force me to think critically about each patient I encountered, and my practice would therefore never feel mundane or routine. However, this complexity can be difficult to master in your orthopedic training. Fortunately at Mayo, the consultant surgeons are each experts in the different facets that comprise the field, leaving your training with few insufficiencies."

Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ayoosh Pareek, M.D.

Ayoosh Pareek, M.D.

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic, and is there anything that surprised you here?

"I wanted to attend an orthopedic program that would help me become a clinician-scientist. The major tenets of this goal involve access to mentors who are field leaders, excellent surgical and non-surgical patient care, and ability to produce superior basic science or clinical research. Mayo Clinic’s ability to offer a well-rounded orthopedic surgery experience to its residents is unrivaled, whether one wants to pursue a career in private practice or academic surgical medicine. As I progress through my training, I’ve only come to appreciate the independence provided to the residents in daily decision making and am surprised by the early progressive surgical experience. There is no other program I can see myself training in."

Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Matthew Shirley, M.D.

Matthew Shirley, M.D.

How has Mayo’s mentorship model impacted your training?

"My goal was to find the program that provided the most real-world training. I found that here at Mayo. The mentorship model provides the opportunity to see and evaluate a patient in clinic, indicate a surgery, perform the surgery one-on-one with a mentor, take care of the patient in the post-operative setting, and then see them back in clinic for follow up. Every facet of orthopedic care, from clinic to OR to inpatient to post-op, is emphasized under the guidance of a world-renowned mentor. I feel the chiefs graduating from Mayo are more than prepared to go straight into practice. In addition, the patient-first culture breeds a unique bedside manner that is unparalleled. I am extremely happy that I matched here."

Medical school: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York

Adam Tagliero, M.D.

Adam Tagliero, M.D.

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic?

"Mayo Clinic's mentorship model is a unique enterprise among orthopedic surgery training programs and is what in large part drew me to Mayo Clinic. Working closely with a specific consultant for an extended amount of time, residents can follow patients from initial consult through the clinical decision-making process and the post-operative, or non-operative, recovery course. The learning opportunities that come with that continuity of care cannot be understated. In combination with our outstanding faculty, the model creates a program that is positioned to teach residents not only orthopedic surgery, but more importantly, how to be an orthopedic surgeon."

Medical school: Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Meagan Tibbo, M.D.

Meagan Tibbo, M.D.

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic?

"I chose Mayo Clinic primarily for the people and the education style. Because you’re surrounded by people who are experts in their highly specialized fields, you’re exposed to differences in treatment thought processes. This pushes you to keep up to date on the latest research. If you’re interested in a career in academics, the access to research opportunities is nearly endless and the excitement about research makes it a fun atmosphere."

Medical school: Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia