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.
Meet our current residents in the Radiation Oncology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Class of 2022
Elizabeth Jeans, M.D.
Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona
Medical school: Rush University Medical Center
Interests: MedEd, technical aspects of RT delivery, head & Neck, GI, Gyne/Prostate brachy
William Breen, M.D.
Hometown: Hillsboro, North Dakota
Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Interests: Improving patient care, clinical trials, and radio-immunotherapy
Kimberly Gergelis, M.D.
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Interests: GI, breast, GU, physician wellbeing
Class of 2023
Danielle Cunningham, M.D.
Hometown: Grain Valley, MO
Medical school: University of Missouri – Kansas City 6-Year Accelerated BA/MD Program
Interests: Pediatric oncology, CNS, sarcoma, proton therapy
Hunter Gits, M.D.
Hometown: Edina, MN
Medical school: University of Michigan Medical School
Interests: Secondary malignancies, impact of diet/exercise on outcomes
Lindsay Morris, M.D.
Hometown: Rochester, MN
Medical school: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Interests: Head and neck, lung
Class of 2024
Kaitlin Qualls, M.D.
Hometown: Savannah, TN
Medical school: University of TN Health Science Center
Interests: CNS, Head and Neck
Roman Kowalchuk, M.D.
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Medical school: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Interests: SBRT, Lung, CNS
Robert Gao, M.D.
Hometown: Minnetonka, MN
Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
Interests: Prostate cancer, oligometastasis directed therapy
Class of 2025
Jessica Burlile, M.D.
Hometown: Boise, ID
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Interests: Head and neck, palliative radiotherapy, veterans' health
Daniel Ebner, M.D., M.P.H.
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Medical school: Brown University
Interests: Clinical trials of novel technology: heavy/multi-ion, FLASH, machine learning
Yasamin Sharifzadeh, M.D.
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (Medical College of Virginia)
Interests: Geriatric oncology, radiation for non-malignant diseases, patient reported outcomes