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Dr. Gillian Lavik, MD

General Surgeon
Dr. Ravindra Joshi MD, FAAOS, FRCSC

 Dr. Gillian Lavik is a native of Rugby, ND, and graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2010. Dr. Lavik completed pre-medical education at Macalester College in Minnesota. Her internship and residency were completed at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY, an affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. During her graduate year, Dr. Lavik served as Chief Resident.

In 2014 Dr. Lavik presented to the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition and was accepted for the 2015 Southwest Surgical Conference – “Preventing Farm Equipment Related Injury on Our Roadways: Where are We Now?”

Dr. Gillian Lavik is passionate about rural healthcare and enjoys providing healthcare and general surgery services in Western North Dakota. 

When Dr. Lavik is not helping patients, she enjoys being with her family, sewing, crafting, and remodeling a farmhouse with her husband. 



“Dr. Ramage has been working side by side with all stake holders ofMCHS for many years.He has been committed to the healthcare system during his tenure. I am one of the many whose life was saved as a result of his exceptional ability to diagnose a life-threatening brain bleed. Our community is grateful for Dr. Ramage.”

— Patsy Levang; Keene, ND

“I had surgery on a torn meniscus in Feb 2022 and the entire process was very pleasant and professional. My surgery was done by Dr. Joshi and the referral by Dr. Tomjack. I found both to be very professional. Following the surgery I was forwarded to the Connie Wold Fitness Center for physical therapy and the therapist there that I worked with were professional and knowledgeable. The entire experience was positive and I’m the most excited about the fact that all took place right in Watford City. No more traveling to Bismarck for medical appointments!”

— Marco Pelton; Watford City, ND

“I wanted to thank the hospital staff and doctors for the amazing care I received during my unexpected stay. Your professional care is beyond words. The nurses were very kind and helpful and went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable, and my needs were met …Again thank you from the bottom of my and my family’s heart. God bless each and every one of you!”

— Ernest Lambert; Belcourt, ND

“I had a very good experience with my knee surgery performed by Dr. Joshi. He is very friendly and made me feel very safe about the operation. Recovery was quicker than I anticipated. I highly recommend Dr. Joshi. 5 Stars”

— KellyPeterson; WatfordCity,ND

“Dr. Ravindra Joshi performed a total hip replacement on me in September 2020. I never imagined what a total success it would be. I’m back walking, hiking, and enjoying life without pain. An added bonus to my surgery was the outstanding care I received in the hospital, at physical therapy, and the long term follow up by Dr. Joshi and his associates.”

— Ron Anderson; Keene, ND

“It’s never easy to see our parents and loved ones age out of staying in their own homes, but our experience with both my mother-in-law, Olga Anderson, and our aunt, Helen Muirhead, showed us this next stage of life can be filled with joy and contentment. BothOlga and Helen lived in the HorizonAssisted Living and later in the Good ShepherdHome.The Horizon facility is beautiful, and Helen was lucky to move into the newly constructed GSH. But the best part of their life in both places was the personal, wonderful loving care they received from the entire staff. The staff treated our loved ones with complete love; we could ask for nothing more.”

— Myra Anderson; Keene, ND

“My mother received wonderful care at the Good Shepherd Home where she was surrounded by loving, caring professionals every day.Although I live in Alabama, moving her here was never a consideration. The quality of care provided at the Good Shepherd Home cannot be matched. My 103-year-old mother was tended for and loved like she was a family member.”

— Evelyn Wilson; Huntsville, AL

Dr. Lavik has Specialized Skills in:

  • Surgical Oncology 
  • Abdominal Surgeries 
  • Minimally Invasive Options for a Wide Range of Procedures
  • Breast Surgery

Education & Certifications

  • Chief Resident, The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital; Cooperstown, New York
  • Residency, The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital; Cooperstown, New York
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine; Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Bachelor of Science, Macalester College; St. Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Lavik's Favorite Things to do in McKenzie County:

  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Watersports