We are excited to have Dr. Erik Gundersen, Vice Chairman of Gundersen Medical Foundation in La Crosse WI, as our guest speaker this year. He will present an update on development and cancer research, which ultimately involves the success of the Gundersen BioBank, a member of the ‘Tissue Source Site for the Cancer Genome Atlas program.’
Dr. Erik is a “third generation” Gundersen physician and retired thoracic surgeon. He received his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and did his medical internship and residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital. Subsequent training included Boston Children’s Hospital, Ulleval Hospital in Oslo, Norway, and Newcastle Thoracic Unit in England.
Following a distinguished career Dr. Erik retired in 2000 from pediatric and thoracic/open heart surgery and has been active in Gundersen Medical Foundation, which was formed by his father and uncles in 1944 and supports medical education, research, and community health outreach.