A member of our General Surgery team, Alicia Crosby, FNP-C, is a board-certified nurse practitioner trained to provide a wide range of services to patients undergoing surgical procedures, including patient assessment, follow-up care, and education to surgical patients. A Minot native, Alicia received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University and her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner training from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Her RN experience includes over five years of experience as a critical care nurse in Trinity Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Michael Gooden, MD
Dr. Gooden is a board-certified Vascular/Endovascular surgeon with over 20 years of clinical experience. As a vascular surgeon, he is uniquely qualified to treat, by either open surgical or endovascular means, all aspects of peripheral vascular disease, including carotid stenosis, aortic aneurysms, lower or upper extremity peripheral artery disease, renal and mesenteric stenosis, nonhealing diabetic foot wounds, or dialysis access. This includes the most up to date techniques of carotid endarterectomy/stenting, open AAA repair/EVAR/TEVAR, peripheral artery bypass or stenting/angioplasty.
Originally from Iowa, Dr. Gooden grew up in Tucson, AZ. He served 6 years in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, and was recalled for Desert Storm. He received both his Bachelor of Sciences in Molecular and Cellular Biology and MD degree at the University of Arizona. Following General Surgery residency at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Gooden completed a two-year Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in 2004. He is a member of the American Medical Association and a fellow in the prestigious Society for Vascular Surgery. He has worked in a variety of settings over the years, including private practice, academic surgery, and with the VA healthcare system.
“I enjoy working closely with patients and their primary care doctors, treating vascular disease to improve people’s daily lives, prevent stroke and limb loss.” When not working, ” I am spending all the time I can with my wife Erin and our son Colin, doing outdoor or school activities.”
Charles Wood, MD
Charles O. Wood, MD, is a board certified neurosurgeon with extensive experience providing surgical care to people with brain and spinal disorders due to disease or trauma. A graduate of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Dr. Wood completed his internship and Neurosurgery residency at Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, where he also did a year-long fellowship in Clinical Neurotrauma. He founded North Georgia Neurosurgical Associates in 1985 and spent the next two decades serving patients at Gwinnett Medical Center and other area hospitals. During his tenure there he co-developed the hospital’s Neuroscience Center and began a longstanding interest in adopting innovative approaches to neurological surgery, including minimally invasive and image-guided brain and spine surgery. In 2008 he was appointed Director of Neurosciences at Greenview Regional Hospital in Kentucky, where he also served as co-director of the Greenview Stroke Center. He joined Trinity Health in 2016. He’s a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Areas of Neurosurgical Practice:
- Brain and Spinal Trauma
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Image-Guided Brain and Spinal Surgery
- Intracranial and Intraspinal Tumors
- Reconstruction of the Degenerative Spine
- Extra- and Intracranial Vascular Disease
- Stroke Management
Lynette Vondal, FNP-C
A Minot native, Lynette received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University. She was an RN at Trinity Hospital for 17 years, practicing in the ETC, Cardiology and Cath Lab departments. She earned her Master of Science/Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Mary in Bismarck. A member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Lynette enjoys outdoor activities, quilting and spending time with her two sons.
Jim Miller, MD
Trinity Health is pleased to welcome Jim Miller, MD, to our team of Diagnostic Radiologists. Dr. Miller brings experience in musculoskeletal imaging, a field of radiology helpful in visualizing bones and soft tissues for the evaluation of joint problems, arthritis, trauma and sports injuries.
A 2009 graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Dr. Miller did his transitional year of residency at Sanford Health in Fargo before completing a full four-year residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinic, Iowa City. His academic honors include the UND School of Medicine Professionalism and Teaching Award in 2007 and the Dr. A.K. Saiki Memorial Endowment Scholarship the following year.
Throughout his educational career Dr. Miller has devoted himself to community service, volunteering as a coach and youth mentor. A sports enthusiast, he completed his undergraduate degree at UND under an athletic scholarship where he was a member of the 2001 UND National Championship football team. Dr. Miller was born in Minot but grew up in Mohall and Stanley where he still has family.
Jake Naidu, DO
Dr. Naidu is a board-certified radiologist, in the specialty of Interventional Radiology. He’s fellowship trained to perform image-guided procedures using needles and catheters that can diagnose and treat disease in the least invasive manner. These include treatments for vascular conditions, cancer and diseases of most of the body’s organs. A graduate of Michigan State University, he received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, and fulfilled his residency in diagnostic radiology at John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth. Following residency he completed a fellowship in interventional radiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Dr. Naidu is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology and the American College of Radiology.
Thompson Kamba, MD
Thompson Kamba is Radiologist Board Certified in Radiology and Nuclear Radiology. He received his medical degree from the University of Zimbabwe, Harare. His residency in Radiology and fellowship in Nuclear Radiology were completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. In 2006 he received the Gold Apple Award for excellence in Radiology teaching. He’s a member of the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the American Medical Association, American College of Radiology, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
Gillian Lavik, MD
A member of our General Surgery team, Gillian Lavik, MD, provides safe and effective surgical care to patients, with specialty interests that include surgical oncology, abdominal surgeries and minimally invasive options for a wide range of procedures. A Rugby, ND, native, she completed her premedical education at Macalester College in Minnesota and received her medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Her internship and residency were completed at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY, an affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where Dr. Lavik served as chief resident her graduate year.
Scott Lewis, MD
Scott B. Lewis, MD, earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Wyoming in Laramie and received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where he also completed a fellowship in body imaging. Dr. Lewis practiced in Minot and later in Casper, WY. He returned to Minot and Trinity Health in 1999. He’s certified by the American Board of Radiology.
Durand Jones, FNP-C
A certified nurse practitioner, Durand Jones, FNP-C, cares for patients as part of Trinity Health’s Neurosurgery team. Originally from Memphis, TN, he served in the U.S. Air Force, moving to Minot AFB in 1988. He completed his military service and pursued a career in nursing. He practiced 16 years in Grand Forks and Bottineau and five years as traveling nurse. He also served two years as a clinical nurse instructor at Williston State College and Dakota College at Bottineau. He and his wife, Correen, have a son and daughter. They enjoy many types of outdoor activities.