Class of 1976
Roger Waage can’t believe it’s been 30 years since he graduated from medical school. He was one of the first to start his medical education at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and he just might finish his medical career there, too.
Waage spent 15 years
Waage and his wife, Mary Beth (who was a nurse on an intensive care unit when they met), have as a family practitioner before joining the Medical School faculty in Duluth; he’s currently associate director and assistant professor with the Family Medicine Residency Program in Duluth. Waage says he appreciates the variety of his job and especially enjoys being involved with residents and helping them through the transition from medical student to doctor. He still gets to enjoy the beauty of Duluth in the fall, too, he adds.
three daughters—two in college and one in high school. In his spare time, Waage likes being at the family cabin, playing with their new Vizsla puppy, traveling, studying genealogy, and watching his daughters play softball.