Kirby Clark, MD


Medical Education: University of Minnesota
Residency/Fellowship: Family Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota St. John's Hospital
Medical Interests: Comprehensive primary care, obstetrics, office procedures, newborn care, inpatient care, primary care process innovations, point-of-care ultrasound, continuity of care, patient safety, medical-legal initiatives
Personal Interests: Outdoor activities with my children, motorcycling, softball, and family and friend time

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Raymond Christensen, MD
Associate Director


Medical Education: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Internship: St. Mary’s Hospital, Duluth, MN
Medical Interests and Vision: Access for all rural citizens to high quality health care
Personal interests: Bicycling, canoeing, fishing, running, tennis, and walking

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Nancy Baker, MD


Medical Education: University of Missouri-Columbia
St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center (Regions Hospital), St. Paul, MN
Medical Interests and Vision:
Access for all rural citizens to high quality health care
Personal Interests:
Creative writing, canoeing, biking, theater

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Darin Brink, MD


Medical Education: University of South Dakota; Vermillion, SD
Residency: University of Nebraska rural training track; Omaha/ Grand Island, NE
Medical Interests: Care of underserved populations, mental health, rural medicine
Personal Interests: Bible study, cycling, jogging, reading, chess, time with family

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Anne Keenan, MD


Medical Education: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
Residency/Fellowship: University of Minnesota St. John's Family Medicine Residency
Medical Interests: Obstetric care, pediatrics, and healthy lifestyle promotion
Personal Interests: Running, gardening, crochet, trying to recreate Great British Baking Show recipes

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Javad Keyhani, MD


Medical Education: Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
Residency/Fellowship: University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Program
Medical Interests: Chronic health conditions, holistic medicine, and behavioral change
Personal Interests: Learning new skills such as comedy improv, free diving, and playing the piano

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Pat Schommer, MA
Administrative Director


Education: St. Mary's University of Minnesota--Organizational Leadership
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire--Health Care Administration & Gerontology
Job Responsibilities: Directs the administrative functions of the day-to-day operations of the Rural & Metropolitan Physician Associate Programs and leads the office team; collaborates with external and internal stakeholders to initiate and implement affiliations and build relationships; organizes and oversees recruitment, orientation, and site visits for learners; ensures a complete and up-to-date database for academic research, record keeping, and communication; plans and manages fiscal responsibilities; and represents the program in the University and to the public.
Personal Interests: time spent with family and friends, cooking for a crowd, volunteering, scrapbooking

Patricia Bailey
Executive Assistant and Office Coordinator


Education: St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Job Responsibilities:
Executive Assistant to the Director; provide administrative support for multiple individuals; office administration; coordinating program details for students, faculty, and clinical sites.
Personal Interests:
Spending time with family and friends

Brinsley Davis
Education Specialist


Education: Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Job Responsibilities:
Assist the director with internal and external communications, office administration, and coordinating program details for students, faculty, and clinical sites.
Personal Interests:
Dance and theater, family road-trip adventures, hiking, and gardening

Kate Krasaway
Program Associate


Education: University of Minnesota- Duluth
Job Responsibilities: Work with RPAP associate director and RPAP faculty and staff coordinating and fulfilling program needs; act as RPAP contact and provide program and outcome information to sites, students, and directors
Personal Interests: Gardening, hiking, rollerblading, tennis, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends outdoors

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CONTACT Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP)

A-675 Mayo Memorial Building

Phone: 612-624-3111
Fax: 612-624-2613