’90s Mitchel Schwindt, MD ’98, is the author of An ER Doctor's Guide to Urgent Care and the Emergency Room, which was published this past summer. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Natural Science from UND in 1993, and he completed his residency in emergency medicine at Michigan State University in Grand Rapids in 2000, serving as chief resident during his final year. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha at Michigan State, and he is board-certified in emergency medicine. Schwindt works in the Emergency Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids, Minn. He has worked as a flight physician on a rescue helicopter and continues in an oncall capacity for an international medical transport company. In addition to practicing emergency medicine, he continues to work in several busy urgent care clinics, serves as the medical director for a hospital trauma program, and does a variety of consulting work related to medicine, dentistry and physicianfocused Internet entrepreneurial activities. Schwindt has served on many committees and steering groups related to health care, quality, and process improvement. His areas of interest focus on patient education and advocacy, lifestyle and longevity, and also on undergraduate education. He continues to serve as an advisor to preprofessional students hoping to pursue careers in medicine, dentistry, or related fields. He is also author of Test Taking Strategies: The Proven Methods For Success. He serves as a volunteer physician for local sporting and martial arts events. You can reach him via Twitter: DrMitchelMD; his blog: MitchelMD.com; and also on Facebook: facebook.com/MitchelMD. Lori Nuytten, BS OT ’97, was recently hired as an occupational therapist with the Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative. Nuytten will work at Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar, Minn., and will provide services to the birth-to-age-5 population at home and at preschool settings. Carrie Rubin, MD ’93, MPH, recently had her first novel, The Seneca Scourge (a medical thriller), published by Whiskey Creek Press. She lives in Ohio with her husband Mike, MD ’93, and two children.
David Billings, MD ’92, is now practicing obstetrics and gynecology at Altru Clinic in Devils Lake.
’80s Robert Beattie, MD ’89, was elected as the AMA Delegate for the North Dakota Medical Association during its 125th annual meeting in Bismarck. Beattie serves as the chair of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Family and Community Medicine in Grand Forks.
’70s Kevin Fickenscher, MD ’78, has been named to the Intelligent InSites Fargo health care advisory board. Fickenscher is president of the American Medical Informatics Association. Shari Orser, MD ’77, was elected as the AMA Alternate Delegate for the North Dakota Medical Association during its 125th annual meeting in Bismarck. Orser practices obstetrics and gynecology at Sanford Women’s Medical Center in Bismarck.
Steven Strinden, BS Med ’76, has been elected as vice president and board chair of the North Dakota Medical Association. Strinden practices urology and urologic surgery at Essentia Health in Fargo.
’60s David Klein, MD ’69, has been named to the Intelligent InSites Fargo health care advisory board. Klein is the chief executive officer for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.
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