Our surgical faculty is thoroughly committed to residents' teaching. All faculty considers teaching an integral part of their job, and residents may count on daily one-on-one interaction with surgical faculty.
We believe that having a surgical faculty with different surgical backgrounds and experiences enhances our goal of providing excellent, well-balanced training for our residents.
One attending physician expressed the sentiments of many:
"I like to teach because it allows me to keep up with new innovative research and medical changes, along with changes in modern technology. The challenge of balancing teaching and practice responsibilities would make it easy for me not to teach if I didn't like being around the residents."
He added that the residency program was a major factor in drawing him to practice at Marshfield Clinic.
Meet our Faculty:
Alfonso L. Velasco, M.D. - Program Director
School: Anahuac University - School of Medicine, Anahuac, Mexico
Internship: University of Minnesota - Affiliated Hospitals, Minneapolis, MN - General Surgery
Residency: University of Minnesota - Affiliated Hospitals, Minneapolis, MN - General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Minnesota - Colon and Rectal Surgery
Professional Societies: American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Wisconsin Surgical Society,
Association of Program Directors in Surgery
Jessica Wernberg , M.D. - Assistant Program Director
School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Residency: Marshfield Clinic/St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, WI
Fellowship: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, United States, Surgical Oncology
Professional Societies: American College of Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society of Surgical Oncology
To learn more about the current Marshfield Clinic General Surgery Residency Program trainees, please view