Family Medicine Residency: Faculty

Experienced Faculty Focused on Teaching

About Our Faculty

Seventeen core faculty lead the Family Medicine residency, each focused on a specialty area, including geriatrics, integrative medicine, sports medicine, and international health. Many are nationally recognized leaders in their fields with extensive clinical and academic healthcare experience. More than 70% of our teaching faculty completed Faculty Development Fellowships at the University of Minnesota, and all hold university appointments.

Program Leadership

Areas of Expertise

Every day our faculty share their dedication and expertise in a variety of key disciplines.


Area of Responsibility


Behavioral Health

Nancy Newman, MD

Center for Health Equity Leadership

Veronica Svetaz, MD

Clinical Competency Committee

David Councilman, MD

Curriculum and Conferences

Dr. Allyson Brotherson, MD, FAAFP
Kimberly Petersen, MD


Tsewang Ngodup, MD
Sandra McTavish, CNP

Hospital Medicine

Kimberly Petersen, MD

Information Technology

Dr. Jerome Potts, MD
Praveen Tupakula, MD

Integrative Medicine

Susan Haddow, MD, ABIHM
Selma Sroka, MD
Kara Parker, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Michelle Karsten, MD
Lourdes Pira, MD

Procedure Curriculum

Masha Hemmati, MD
Recruitment Susan Hasti, MD

Research and Scholarly Activity

Dr. Ayham Moty, MD
Uchemadu Nwaononiwu, MD
Sports Medicine Dr. Charles Anderson, MD, MBA