Kyle Rudningen, MD

Picture of Resident Kyle Rudningen, MD

Hometown: Annandale, MN
Undergraduate: University of North Dakota
Medical School: University of North Dakota
Internship: University of North Dakota
Residency: University of Wisconsin

What do you like best about doing your MSDO fellowship at the University of Wisconsin?

The attendings I get to work with! Drs. Xu, Aylward, and Swanson are all excellent teachers. They are talented, approachable, and genuinely enjoy helping their fellows advance their skills. Importantly, they provide an ideal blend of supervision and autonomy. They also each bring their own unique strengths to provide a well-rounded program. Dr. Xu is very involved in advancing our research and guidelines in high-risk squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Dr. Aylward is excellent about making sure you understand the fundamentals within Mohs surgery and has a passion for process improvement within the Mohs department. (As a result, we have the most fun, highly trained, and efficient staff you will ever see!) Dr. Swanson has a passion for education and has a gift for teaching difficult surgical concepts and skills in a way that is easy to understand.

What do you enjoy about living in Madison?

Madison has been a great place to live, work, and raise our children (ages 6, 3, and 5 months). Madison is full of parks and has some of the best biking trails you’ll find. A couple of the highlights for the kids include the very large Children’s Museum and trips to Wisconsin Dells, home of the largest waterpark in the United States. Madison’s downtown area around the capitol and State Street has fun events and many great dining options. Madison’s surrounding area is beautiful with many lakes and hiking trails to explore such as Devil’s Lake State Park. And finally, watching a relaxing sunset at the Union Terrace with a huge bowl of fresh Wisconsin ice cream is another frequent highlight!