Occupational Medicine Residents

Class of 2018

andreAndre Montoya-Barthelemy, MD

 BS Biochemistry – University of New Mexico

 Medical School: Tulane University

 Residency: General Surgery, HCMC

A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Andre earned a BS in Biochemistry before working as an EMT in the rural Pueblo Santo Domingo. After medical school, he drifted up the Mississippi River to the Twin Cities and completed two years of the General Surgery Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. Andre has a particular interest in working with underserved populations, advocacy, and teaching. He currently lives in South Minneapolis with his wife, Daniela, and their son, Copal.


scottScott Riester, MD

 BS Biology Molecular Genetics – Cornell University

 Medical School: University of Toledo

 Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic

Since completing his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Mayo Clinic in 2013, Scott Riester has been actively involved in research, and is nearing completion of a PhD in Clinical and Translational Sciences through Mayo Graduate School. He has a special interest in translating research discoveries into novel therapies and treatments that can improve the lives of patients. His current research projects focus on preventing degenerative diseases including rotator cuff disease, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Riester also has a master ranking in chess and enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge of the game with others.

Class of 2017

sarahSarah Bronner, MD

 BS French and Biochemistry – University of Iowa

 Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine

 Residency: Emergency Medicine, HCMC

Originally from a farm in northeast Iowa, Dr. Sarah Bronner completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center.  Dr. Bronner has practiced Emergency Medicine since 2010, initially with HealthFront in Santa Fe, NM, then back to the Midwest, with Emergency Physicians, PA (EPPA) at Fairview-Southdale in Edina.  In her leisure time, she crossfits, helps out on her parents’ farm, tries to sneak her 2-year old nephew into her schedule, plots ways to escape to Costa Rica to work on her surfing, and tries new recipes out on unsuspecting friends and family.


Isabel Pereira, DO, MS

 BS Biology – University of Minnesota

 Medical School: Des Moines University 

 Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Iowa

Prior to joining the HealthPartners Occupational Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Pereira completed 3 years of an Anesthesiology residency. She attended Des Moines University for medical school and completed the Masters of Anatomy program. Before med school, she worked in a genetics laboratory, an alternative medicine clinic, and taught human anatomy. Dr. Pereira was drawn to Occupational Medicine because it strives to prevent workplace injuries and treats existing issues while offering a great work-life balance. Her hobbies include yoga, gardening, and cooking.