Heidi Elaine (Skoog) L'Esperance, MD

Hometown: Orono, MN

Personal Statement: Prior to going to medical school, I worked for about 5.5 years in oncology clinical research. This work experience solidified my desire to go to medical school, and the importance of clinical research in ensuring that the therapies we provide our patients are the most effective and best tolerated as possible. I am interested in clinical outcomes research, and chose Washington University of St. Louis due to its excellence in clinical education providing exposure to a breadth/depth of otolaryngology specialties, and leadership in clinical outcomes research. Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing ice hockey, doing home projects/renovations, going flying with my husband, traveling, and hanging out with family, friends, and pet dog.

Undergraduate: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, BS Neuroscience, 2003

Medical School: Michigan State University - College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI, 2014

  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Two time recipient of Joseph J. and Betty J. Gadaleto Endowed Scholarship (2013, 2014)
  • University of Minnesota Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Student (Attended University of Minnesota full-time as junior and senior in high school, graduated college at age 19)

Vyas, D., L’Esperance, H.E., Vyas, A. Stool therapy may become a preferred treatment of recurrent Clostridium Difficile? World J Gastroenterol. 2013 Aug 7; 19(29): 4635-4637. doi:10.3748/wjg.v19.i29.4635