Meet Us / Current Residents / Class of 2021

Kat Dahl, MD, Chief Resident

University of Minnesota Medical School – Duluth

Chief Resident Dr. Dahl was drawn to the variety family medicine offers and cannot wait to practice outpatient, inpatient, emergency medicine, and obstetrics with C-sections. Dr. Dahl enjoys the program because of the culture, work-life balance, and the phenomenal faculty with a wide array of medical interests. These factors, coupled with top-notch obstetrical training (many residents receive close to 75-100 deliveries by the end of their first year) made Dr. Dahl’s decision easy for picking a program. She does not deny the rigorous training residents will undergo in residency but appreciates how they are not expected to sacrifice their life outside of medicine. Her advice to MS4s is to enjoy your free time and “Treat yo’ self” since you have worked so hard to get to this point of training.

In Dr. Dahl’s free time, you might find her at the ball diamond, cheering on her favorite MN sports teams, or at the family lake cabin with her husband, Brooks, and son, Myles.

Experience & Background

Undergraduate School

Gustavus Adolphus College

Medical School

University of Minnesota Medical School – Duluth

Activities/Interests outside of medicine

Spending time with my husband and dog, participating in and coaching athletics, the lake, working on my family's cattle farm, baking and cooking

Ideal Future Practice

Broad and rural for a group that cares for patients in both the clinic and hospital setting, covers shifts in ER, and manages a robust obstetrics practice. Plus additional training in surgical obstetrics or sports medicine