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Hitchcock Surgical Society

Encouraging the study, elevating the standards, improving the practice, and advancing the science of surgery.

About the Hitchcock Surgical Society

Founded in 1969 by Claude R. Hitchcock, MD, the Hitchcock Surgical Society exists with the goals of encouraging the study, elevating the standards, improving the practice, and advancing the science of surgery.

To date, the Society has inducted 231 surgeons dating back to Minneapolis General Hospital’s graduating class of 1955.

Members include graduates of the Minneapolis General Hospital and the Hennepin County Medical Center General Surgery Residency Programs, as well as select surgeons and other professionals in the community who have contributed significantly to the teaching effort by hosting rotations and providing other learning opportunities for residents.

The Society has established a charitable fund within the Hennepin Healthcare Foundation that supports surgery resident research.  This fund will help to shape the residents into technically excellent clinicians, researchers, and teachers of the next generation.

Claude R. Hitchcock, MD
Claude R. Hitchcock, MD

Society Officers

Society Officers

  • President: Paul Stahler, MD, FACS
  • Vice President: Greg Gerrish, MD
  • Past President: Marc Osborne, MD
  • Treasurer: Chad Richardson, MD
  • Secretary: Richard Zera, MD, PhD

Philanthropic Support

Philanthropy plays a significant role in the work that we do

The challenging patient base that shapes our surgeons also provides a rich data mine from which residents build research, in keeping with the Society's goals of improving the practice, elevating the standards, and advancing the science of surgery.

Tax-deductible charitable investments help us to shape these young, committed individuals into fine surgeons who can contribute beyond their technical skills.

Make an online donation by writing Hitchcock in the 'other' line of our transaction form. 

If you'd like to donate by check:

Payable to: Hennepin Healthcare Foundation

Memo: Hitchcock #521

Sent to: Hennepin Healthcare Foundation, 701 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55415

Membership

Membership

Membership is exclusive to graduates of the Minneapolis General Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center General Surgery Residency Programs, as well as select surgeons and other professionals in the community who have contributed significantly to the teaching effort of residents.   

Access the form to update your contact information.  

If you would like to verify the contact information we have on file for you, please contact us at [email protected]

Questions?

Contact us at [email protected] or 612-873-2810.

Alumni and Honorary Members

2020
Abigail Madans, DO
Huy Nguyen, MD
Sean Peterson, MD
Branden Petrun, MD
Casey Yang, MD

2019
Ellie Cohen, MD
Derek Goerke, MD
Alexandra Lacey, MD
Rachel Payne, MD
Nicole Lyons, MD

2018
Timothy Perkins, MD
Jessica Shaheen, MD
Anne Watkins, MD 

2017
Elizabeth Holl, MD
Arthur Johnson, MD
Ellen Liang, MD
Anne Sirany, MD
Joseph Skaja, MD

2016
Ryan Deisler, MD
Elizabeth Fehrenbacher, MD
Gregory Gerrish, MD
Joshua Larson, MD
Sara Wildenberg, MD         

2015
Ashley Lemere, MD
Rachel Ott, MD
Jonathan Papic, MD
Kyle Schmitz, MD
Paul Stahler, MD            

2014
Katsiaryna Ericson, MD
Juan Carlos Esguerra, MD
Ashley Marek, MD
Mark Scott, MD
Sarah Storrs, MD       

2013
Brandt Becker, MD
Kourtney Kemp, MD
James Kong, MD
Christina Moses, MD
John Sutherland      

2012
Mark Ciagne, MD
Eric Saterbak, MD
Joshua Short, MD
Jolene Singh, MD
Huy Trieu, MD             

2011
Jon Gayken, MD
Christopher Kasal, MD
Joshua Knudtson, MD
Marc Osborne, MD                

2010
Jessica Gutierrez, MD
Mohamed Ibrahim, MD
Michael Remucal, MD
Angelo Santos, MD      

2009
Ryan Fey, MD
Michael Galle, MD
Jeremy Juern, MD
Heather Osterbrink, MD           

2008
Matthew Graczyk, MD
Chenglu Liu, MD
Brent Nykamp, MD
Patricia Valusek, MD     

2007
Jason Beckermann, MD
Janet Bellingham, MD
James Orr, MD
Gregory Schmieder, MD   

2006
Casandra Anderson, MD
Mark Hill, MD, PhD
Gary Jonson, MD
Eric Scott, MD
Jodie Taylor, MD  

2005
Anne Marie Boller, MD
Gary Collins, MD
Anne Lambert, MD
Cassandra Palmer, MD         

2004
Christy Dunst, MD
David Kalb, MD
Shawn Roberts, MD
Jonathan Witzke, MD   

2003
Daren Danielson, MD
Jeffrey Morken, MD
Steven Muehlstedt, MD
Bryan Wood, MD      

2002
Christopher Hansen, MD
Arthur Kim, MD
Chad Richardson, MD
Byron Wright, MD          

2001
James Kraatz, MD
Jacqueline Luong, MD
David Rainiero, MD
Diane Schmidt-Krings, MD    

2000
Bret Cardwell, MD
David Stover, MD
Kyle Wahlstrom, MD      

1999
Jeffrey Baker, MD
Dana Carlson, MD
Timothy LeMieur, MD
Barbara Schmidt, MD        

1998
Marybeth Colbert, MD
Karl Dittrich, MD
Victoria Elmer, MD
Christopher Wilson, MD

1997
Bruce Bennett, MD
Jeffrey Congdon, MD
John Cumming, MD
Francis Moga, MD     

1996
Douglas Bailey, MD
Michael Carroll, MD
Steven Ryder, MD
Susan Seatter, MD      

1995
Mary Li, MD
Paul Mitchell, MD
Kristopher Olson, MD        

1994
Jorge Granja, MD
Michael Koeplin, MD
Zane Prewitt, MD
Patricia Schuster, MD    

1993
Douglas Berglund, MD
Andrew Fink, MD
Bernard Harrison, MD
Jeffrey Rowe, MD          

1992
Charles Bundy, MD
Nancy Guttormson, MD
Jill Julsrud, MD
David Overman, MD        

1991
Kevin Croston, MD
Peter Kelly, MD
Mark Thayer, MD           

1990
Robert Harrie, MD
James Wagner, MD
Robert Wood, MD         

1989
Joel Friedman, MD
Gregory Johnson, MD
John Shenk, MD          

1988
Dale Cody, MD
Michael Crouch, MD
David Maurer, MD
Gary Paulson, MD
Andrew Smith, Jr., MD     

1987
Thomas Jones, MD
Steven Mestitz, MD
William Omlie, MD
Stephen Sahlstrom, MD 

1986
Dirk Boysen, MD
Randall Ewald, MD
Michael Fasching, MD
Richard Zera, MD, PhD       

1985
David Barbara, MD
David Beebe, MD
Margit Bretzke, MD
David Meese, MD
William Timmerman, MD     

1984
Mark Jenson, MD
Mark Odland, MD
Gregory Schultz, MD
Paul Severson, MD       

1983
David Blake, MD
Gordon Kochsiek, MD
Kurt Lindquist, MD
Arthur Ney, MD          

1982
Dale Bohlke, MD
Arlen Denny, MD
Ronald Jensen, MD
Eric Rolfsmeyer, MD
Robert Schauer, MD
Robert Wetherille, MD  

1981
James Andrisevic, MD    

1980
Donald Jacobs, MD
James Lundeen, MD
Kipton Lundquist, MD
Timothy Mahoney, MD
Stephen Sundberg, MD         

1979
John DeMars, MD
Michael Senta, MD
John Sternquist, MD
John Twomey, MD             

1978
Donald Graham, MD
James Jost, MD
Robert Szczys, MD
Jerry Thompson, MD       

1977
William Ford, MD
David Hodge, MD
John Stoltenberg, MD     

1976
Daryl Batalden, MD
James Harris, MD            

1975
Barton Blum, MD
John Crooks, MD
Don Masson, MD
Bjorn Monson, MD          

1974
Melvin Bubrick, MD
Robert Emmens, MD
Peter Hinterkopf, MD
Timothy O’Brien, MD
Per Wickstrom, MD          

1973
Joseph Merickel, MD     

1972
Roger Frerichs, MD
Dean Pratt, MD     

1971
Thomas Coulon, MD
James DeVinck, MD
Tonu Kiesel, MD
Lawrence McGovern, MD
Alfonso Morales-Zuniga, MD

1970
Richard Baker, MD
Charles Miller, MD        

1969
Donald Foss, MD
Hovald Helseth, MD
Glen Nelson, MD
Roger Strand, MD
Duncan Sutherland, MD

1968
Robert Andersen, MD
Daniel Baker, MD
Rodney Nixon, MD     

1967
Ernest Ruiz, MD
Lee Simso, MD            

1966
Orn Arnar, MD
Patrick Beckham, MD
Arthur McGuire, MD    

1965
James Bitter, MD
Robert Telander, MD     

1964
James Bascom, MD
Russell Harris, MD
Richard Muzzall, MD          

1963
Joseph Kiser, MD
Theodore Peterson, MD
Edward Seljeskog, MD        

1962
Harrison Farley, MD
Gilbert Mueller, Jr., MD          

1961
Wendell Downing, MD
Orest Filipovich, MD
John Haglin, MD
Louis Philipp, MD
Richard Shepard, MD
Claire Strobel, MD              

1960
Lewis Hughes, MD          

1959
John Bascom, MD          

1958
Harold Hanson, MD            

1956
William Stephens, MD                

1955
Howard Sninder, MD
George Wolfe, MD 1955

2018
Federick Endorf, MD

2015
Rachel Nygaard, PhD       

2012
Jeanne Kunkel        

2011
Jon Krook, MD
Eric Johnson, MD
Walter Galicich, MD
Sandra Engwall, MD
Daniel Dunn, MD              

2008
Glen Anderson, MD          

2006
David Wahoff, MD
Steven Shackford, MD
David Schmeling, MD
David Rustad, MD          

2005
Philip Sweetser, MD
Howard Lederer, MD
Peter Jensen, MD             

2004
Stanley Goldberg, MD        

2002
Robert Quickel, MD        

1999
Joan Van Camp, MD
Joseph Van Camp, MD     

1997
Jorge Rodriguez, MD
Hampton Rich, MD
Emmanuel Balcos, MD     

1996
James Schlaefer, MD          

1994
Stacy Roback, MD
Claude Benavides, MD
Grace Hunter, RN        

1992
John Waldron, MD
Caliann Lum, MD       

1991
Michaela West, MD, PhD
Joe Lee, MD
Thomas Bergman, MD     

1989
Carl Smith, MD             

1988
Alexander Cass, MD      

1987
Phyllis Squiers         

1985
Donald Huwe, MD    

1983
Bernard Spencer, MD
George Peltier, MD
Tague Chisholm, MD        

1982
Sheridan Stevens, MD         

1981
Frederick Shapiro, MD
Alvin Schultz, MD
George Moore, MD
Irving Ariel, MD          

1980
Richard Raile, MD
John Coe, MD                        

1979
Gaylan Rockswold, MD, PhD
Irving Greenfield, MD   

1975
Ramon Gustilo, MD    

1972
Owen Wangensteen, MD      

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Hitchcock Surgical Society Meeting

Please note: The 2021 annual Hitchcock Surgical Society meeting is not being held this year.  We look forward to seeing you at our 2022 annual meeting. 

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