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Administrative Contact Information

Department Level Contacts

Chair's Office

Chair's Office

Chair’s Office

  • Emily Kowalczyk
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-3457
    Kowa0167@umn.edu

Deputy Chair’s Office

Surgical Education

Surgical Education

  • Gina Deveney
    Graduate Medical Education Associate Administrator
    612-625-3141
    deveneyg@umn.edu

  • Cathryn Larson
    General Surgery Residency Coordinator
    612-625-6483
    Larso051@umn.edu

  • Michelle Lunden
    Associate Graduate Medical Education Coordinator
    612-626-2590
    Lund0538@umn.edu

  • Jessica Anderson
    Undergraduate Medical Education Coordinator and Verification Specialist
    612-626-9237
    Vaugh068@umn.edu

Fellowship Program Coordinators

Fellowship Program Coordinators

  • Mariah Ipsan
    Plastic Surgery, Integrated Plastic Surgery
    612-624-4777
    Ipsa0001@umn.edu

  • Debra Luedtke
    Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
    612-621-9433
    Luedt047@umn.edu

  • Connie Lindberg
    Vascular Surgery
    612-625-1485
    Lindb245@umn.edu

  • Megan Hadley
    Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery
    612-624-1089
    Hadl0052@umn.edu

  • Mitch Gmyrek
    Transplantation/Cardiothoracic Surgery
    612-624-1722
    Gmyre001@umn.edu

Division Contacts

Basic and Translational Research

Basic and Translational Research

  • Leeanne Dongses
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist (1-5PM)
    612-626-5697
    leeanne@umn.edu
    Supporting: Julia Davydova MD, PhD, Subbaya Subramania PhD, Masato Yamamoto MD, PhD, Rui Zhang PhD, MS

  • Erin Brudvik
    Research Administrator
    612-625-9798
    erinb@umn.edu

Cardiovascular Surgery

Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Danette Oien
    Division Administrator
    612-626-1096
    Oienx003@umn.edu
    Supporting: Herbert Ward MD, PhD

  • Rick Castillo
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-3904
    Casti020@umn.edu
    Supporting: Stephen Huddleston MD, PhD, Rochus Voeller MD, John Foker MD, PhD

  • Mary Macauley
    Veterans Affairs Administrator
    612-725-2148
    Macau002@umn.edu
    Supporting: Rosemary Kelly MD

  • Tina Russell
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-1096
    russe041@umn.edu
    Supporting: Kenneth Liao MD, PhD, Sara Shumway MD

  • Jeanne Traaseth
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-624-5464
    Traas007@umn.edu
    Supporting: Ranjit John MD, Gabe Loor MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Alex Broek
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-7992
    Broek012@umn.edu
    Supporting: Wolfgang Gaertner MD, Mary Kwaan MD, MPH, Robert Madoff MD, Genevieve Melton-Meaux MD, PhD

Surgical Critical Care

Surgical Critical Care

  • Christine Vincent
    Division Administrator
    612-625-2684
    Vinc0013@umn.edu
    Supporting: Gregory Beilman MD, Jeffrey Chipman MD

  • Leanna Espinal
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-4424
    lespinal@umn.edu
    Supporting: Kaysie Banton MD, Melissa Brunsvold MD, Jorge Granja MD

  • Colleen Powers
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-7129
    Power202@umn.edu
    Supporting: Tracy Davido MD, James Harmon MD, PhD, Torfi Hoskuldsson MD, Michele Loor MD, Julie Ottosen MD

Gastrointestinal/Bariatric Surgery

Gastrointestinal/Bariatric Surgery

  • Megan Hadley
    Division Administrator
    612-624-1089
    Hadl0052@umn.edu
    Supporting: Daniel Leslie MD, Sayeed Ikramuddin MD, MHA, Archana Ramaswamy MD

  • Christine Flett
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-1188
    ceflett@umn.edu
    Supporting: Henry Buchwald MD

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

  • Lisa Iverson
    Division Administrator
    612-624-0434
    Ivers054@umn.edu

  • Alex Lanpher
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-2646
    alanpher@umn.edu
    Supporting: Anthony Azakie MD, Syed Peer MD

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

  • Lisa Iverson
    Division Administrator
    612-624-0434
    Ivers054@umn.edu
    Supporting: Robert Acton MD, Donavon Hess MD, PhD, Daniel A. Saltzman MD, PhD, Bradley Segura MD, PhD

  • Barbara Huso
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-626-4214
    husox003@umn.edu
    Supporting: Robert Acton MD, Donavon Hess MD, PhD, Daniel A. Saltzman MD, PhD, Bradley Segura MD, PhD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Christine Flett
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-1188
    ceflett@umn.edu
    Supporting: Marie-Claire Buckley MD, Umar Choudry MD

Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncology

  • Stephanie Lundgren
    Division Administrator
    612-625-2991
    Smlundgr@umn.edu
    Supporting: Maria Evasovich MD, Jane Hui MD, Eric Jensen MD, Todd Tuttle MD

Thoracic and Foregut Surgery

Thoracic and Foregut Surgery

  • Sara Kloepper
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-0998
    Kloep004@umn.edu
    Supporting: Rafael Andrade MD, Eitan Podgaetz MD, MPH, Madhuri Rao MD

Transplantation

Transplantation

  • Anne Marie Papas
    Division Administrator
    612-625-5609
    Papas001@umn.edu
    Supporting: Varvara Kirchner, MD, Timothy Pruett MD, David Sutherland MD, PhD

  • Katherine Lemke
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-626-5182
    Foste300@umn.edu
    Supporting: Srinath Chinnakotla MD, Ty Dunn MD, Erik Finger MD, PhD

  • Stephanie Taylor
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-5151
    Taylo574@umn.edu
    Supporting: Raja Kandaswamy MD, William Payne MD, Arthur Matas MD

Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery

  • Connie Lindberg
    Division Administrator
    612-625-1485
    Lindb245@umn.edu
    Supporting: Rumi Faizer MD, Susan Shafii MD

Programs/Centers/Institutes

Experimental Surgical Services

Experimental Surgical Services

  • Stefanie Yorek
    Institute Administrator
    612-625-4937
    Yorek001@umn.edu
    Supporting: Richard Bianco

History of Medicine

History of Medicine

  • Mary Thomas
    612-624-4416
    Thom0209@umn.edu
    Supporting: Jennifer Gunn, Jole Shackelford, Dominique Tobbell PhD

Schulze Diabetes Institute

Schulze Diabetes Institute

  • Leeanne Dongses
    Institute Administrator (9AM-1PM)
    612-626-5697
    leeanne@umn.edu
    Supporting: Christopher Burlak PhD, Bernard Hering MD

Visible Heart Lab

Visible Heart Lab

  • Monica Mahre
    Institute Administrator
    612-624-3959
    Mahre002@umn.edu
    Supporting: Paul Iaizzo PhD