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General Internal Medicine Division

Our mission is to promote and deliver equitable, compassionate, and exceptional outpatient and inpatient care as part of a connected thriving teaching and learning practice. We strive to be a leading Division of General Internal Medicine whose teamwork contributes to the health of a diverse community through exemplary clinical care, education, and research.

A Distinguished History of Providing Internal Medicine Services

General Internal Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare has a long and distinguished history of providing Internal Medicine services for our community in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. We provide care across multiple clinics including the downtown Clinic and Specialty Center, Brooklyn Park Clinic, Hennepin County Jail, Healthcare for the Homeless, Coordinated Care Center, and Hennepin Health Access Clinic. This care is delivered while providing outstanding teaching and training in General Internal Medicine by clinicians and academic leaders known locally, regionally, and nationally.  

We have a practice environment where individuals can follow their passions while staying connected to each other and our collective mission to care for the underserved, educate the next generation of providers, and conduct nation-leading research. General Internal Medicine has meaningful and productive relationships with many other divisions and departments, including Hospital Medicine, Pediatrics, Addiction Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Orthopedics. We are also known for exceptional leadership within our division over the years, which includes Drs. Nicole Lurie, Craig Garrett, Mark Linzer, and current Division Director, Tyler Winkelman. 

Clinical Care

Clinical Care

The General Internal Medicine Division cares for adult patients in a variety of ambulatory settings within Hennepin County. We provide acute care, comprehensive chronic disease management, and preventative care services for medically complex patients with the help of a multidisciplinary team. Our teams include Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, RNs, MAs, Social Workers, Care Coordinators, and front desk staff.

In addition to a wide variety of clinical services as listed below, several General Internal Medicine Division members provide clinical care within other divisions and departments such as Hospital Medicine, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, and Addiction Medicine. The General Internal Medicine Division provides over 60,000 visits annually across its diverse patient care services. 

Clinical Services:

Education & Training

Education & Training

Our faculty provides expertise and teaching to 70 residents in the Internal Medicine Residency Program through our work precepting in the Clinic and Specialty Center (CSC) General Internal Medicine clinics. Our faculty members also contribute to teaching Internal Medicine residents, residents from other specialties, and dozens of University of Minnesota medical students rotating in the Acute Care Clinic and inpatient internal medicine services.

Internal Medicine Residency

Research

Research

Research in General Internal Medicine is primarily embedded within two research groups: the Health, Homelessness, and Criminal Justice (HHCJ) Lab and the Institute for Professional Worklife (IPW). The HHCJ Lab's mission is to overcome barriers to optimal health and wellness for people experiencing homelessness and criminal justice involvement through research and collaboration. The mission of IPW is to address provider burnout and promote wellness for clinicians and healthcare providers at Hennepin Healthcare and across the country. We have several other research studies in the Division focused on understanding and addressing racial and ethnic disparities in addiction treatment, lung cancer screening, cardiovascular disease, and other common chronic conditions.

Providers in GIM were awarded a grant from Hennepin Health to train a cohort of primary care providers in how to treat substance use disorder, including training in prescribing medications. In addition, through a joint effort between GIM and Pediatrics, the Adolescent Clinic is piloting the Collaborative Care Model for patients who are experiencing co-occurring physical health conditions and psycho-social complexity. Staff from the Health, Homelessness, and Criminal Justice Lab at HHRI are using their research methodological expertise to evaluate the patient outcomes of both programs, including the experience of providers participating in the programs and patient outcomes like depression scores and MOUD prescriptions. These evaluations between the Department of Medicine divisions and HHRI exemplify the impact of collaboration between clinical and research teams.

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General Internal Medicine Faculty

We currently have approximately 60 physicians and Advanced Practice Providers practicing in our many clinics, teaching in resident clinic and in the hospital, and performing scholarly activities. We also have organizational leaders in quality and system operations within GIM, as well as several faculty who teach at the University of Minnesota.

Winkelman Tyler ContactTyler Winkelman, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Co-Director, Health, Homelessness, and Criminal Justice Lab, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute

Director, Virtual Data Warehouse, Hennepin Healthcare

Past-President, Minnesota Electronic Health Record Consortium

I have been the Division Director of General Internal Medicine since 2021. I enjoy working at Hennepin Healthcare because of our mission to care for underserved populations, a strong academic focus, and a permeating spirit of collegiality. General Internal Medicine is a thriving academic division with clinicians, educators, and researchers dedicated to serving our community and reducing health inequities. I also co-direct the Health, Homelessness, and Criminal Justice Lab at the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute. My research primarily focuses on the intersection of health care and criminal legal involvement. Finally, I am the President and co-founder of the Minnesota EHR Consortium, a statewide collaboration between the 11 biggest health systems in Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health.

Education and training

  • Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MS, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • BS, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Publications

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Grants

  • Health Trends Across Communities in Minnesota (HTAC-MN): Minnesota Department of Health; Principal Investigator
  • Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) Infrastructure Project: Minnesota Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Principal Investigator
  • Understanding COVID-19 vaccine coverage among people experiencing homelessness or impacted by incarceration: Minnesota Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Co-PI
  • Minnesota Electronic Health Record Consortium COVID-19 Project: Minnesota Department of Health: Principal Investigator
  • UG1DA040316 (NIDA): NorthStar Node of the Clinical Trials Network; Co-investigator
  • UG1DA050072 (NIDA): Transitions Clinic Network: Post Incarceration Addiction Treatment, Healthcare, and Social Support (TCN PATHS); Co-investigator.

Erik G. Anderson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School 

Physician, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Anderson provides care for adolescents and adults in the clinic and also cares for adults in the hospital. He has a particular interest in supporting adolescent patients as they transition from pediatric to adult clinical settings. Other interests include preventive medicine and addiction medicine.

Education and training

BA, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Path of Distinction, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI (Public health training program offered during medical school)

Residency, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Barrera Anderson Teresa ContactTeresa Barrera Anderson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Barrera-Anderson cares for adult patients in clinic settings. She has a special interest in preventive medicine and acute and chronic illness. She is a native Spanish speaker. Dr. Barrera Anderson has also served as Medical Director of the Brooklyn Center Clinic since 2015.

Education and training

  • Health Equity and Leadership Mentoring Fellowship, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Innovative Leadership Fellowship, Innovative Leadership Institute, Columbus, OH
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima Peru

Baxter Heather ContactHeather Baxter, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Baxter practices both in the clinic and hospital settings. She focuses on prevention as well as the management of chronic medical conditions.

 

Education and training

  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BA, Luther College, Decorah, IA

Alexander Bryan, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

I am a practicing primary care physician with a special interest in driving system-level change to improve population health. I was drawn to Hennepin Healthcare because of its combination of mission-driven care, innovative care models, and commitment to education. In addition to my clinical training, I completed an MPH at Jefferson College of Population Health, as well as a Clinical Leadership Fellowship at New York City Health and Hospitals.

Education and training

  • Clinical Leadership Fellowship, New York City Health, and Hospitals, New York, NY
  • Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • MD, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • MPH, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • BA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Recent Publications

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Teaching Activities

Small Group Facilitator, Essentials of Clinical Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Champlin Sara ContactSara Champlin, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Director, Acute Care Clinic, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Champlin has clinical expertise in preventative medicine, chronic disease management, and women’s health.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • BA, Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Erickson Mary ContactMary Erickson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Associate Director, General Internal Medicine Division

Physician, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics

Dr. Erickson cares for adults in the hospital and both children and adults in the clinic setting. She partners with patients to address chronic and preventative issues, in addition to acute health concerns as they arise.

Education and training

  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Roberto Fu, MD

Instructor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Medicine Chief Resident (2023-2024), Hennepin Healthcare

Gallaway Gilliam Iesha ContactIesha Galloway-Gilliam, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare

Medical Program Director, Comprehensive Weight Management Center, Hennepin Healthcare

Director, Integrative Medicine in Residency (IMR) Program, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Galloway-Gilliam is an internal medicine physician providing care to adults in various states of health, from healthy to complex medical conditions and chronic diseases. She has additional expertise in integrative medicine, which combines the wisdom of conventional and complementary medicine as well as health promotion, to assist patients in reaching and maintaining optimal wellness. Integrative medicine places particular importance on addressing the whole person.

Education and training

  • Integrative Health Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Tucson, AZ
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
  • BS, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, AL

Goelz Elizabeth ContactElizabeth Goelz, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Chief Wellness Officer for the Medical Staff, Hennepin Healthcare

Associate Director of the Institute for Professional Worklife, Hennepin Healthcare

 

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BS, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Gorr Haeshik ContactHaeshik Gorr, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Clinical Director, Anticoagulation Clinic, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Gorr is a board-certified Internist who has managed acute and chronic medical conditions in adult patients for over 20 years. She serves as the Director of the Anticoagulation Clinic at Hennepin Healthcare where she provides safe and effective management of short-term and long-term anticoagulation therapy for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis (clotting).

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Internal Medicine Internship, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Graduate Student, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • MD, College of Medicine, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, South Korea

Sara Hartfeldt, MD

I am currently working in the Acute Care and Preop Clinics for the Internal Medicine Department, and am looking forward to getting involved in more Integrated Behavioral Health work in the future. I also have a strong interest in physician well-being and moral injury and recently completed a non-clinical fellowship in Contemplative Care.

Education and training

MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

BA, Brown University, Providence, RI

Teaching Activities

Clinical Instructor, University of Minnesota Medical School

Hazen Eric ContactEric Hazen, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Director, Hennepin County Adult Detention Center, Hennepin Healthcare

Medical Director, Inpatient Medicine-Psychiatry, Hennepin Healthcare

Physician, General Internal Medicine, and Hospital Medicine Divisions, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Hazen has expertise in providing medical care for patients with psychiatric illnesses. Prior to his current position, Dr. Hazen was a community primary care doctor for ten years.

Education and training

  • Family Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota Family Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Hilden David Contact 3David Hilden, MD, MPH, FACP

Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Scott F. Davies Chair of Medicine

Physician, General Internal Medicine, and Hospital Medicine Divisions, Hennepin Healthcare

Podcast Host, “Healthy Matters with Dr. David Hilden”

I have been a member of the Hennepin Healthcare Medical Staff since 2003.  During that time, I have held several clinical, academic, and administrative positions, including Director of the Hospital Medicine Division, Interim Chief of the Department of Medicine, and Vice President of Medical Affairs.

I teach at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and I am currently the Governor of the Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Physicians (the nation’s largest specialty physician organization).

From 2009-2021, I was the host of “Healthy Matters” which was a live radio broadcast and now am the host of a health podcast called “Healthy Matters with Dr. David Hilden.”

I am board-certified in Internal Medicine and am most proud of my roles as an academic internal medicine physician, both in the hospital and the Internal Medicine clinic.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Master of Public Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota Institute of Technology, Minneapolis, MN

Publications

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Teaching Activities

  • Facilitator, Foundations of Clinical Thinking course, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Attending Physician, Internal Medicine inpatient rotations for medical students and residents, Hennepin Healthcare
  • Preceptor, Internal Medicine Clinic for residents, Hennepin Healthcare
  • Core Lecture, Heart failure for 10+ years, University of Minnesota Medical School and Hennepin Healthcare

Other Key Professional Activities

  • Governor, Minnesota Chapter, American College of Physicians
  • Vice-Chair, Health, and Public Policy Committee, American College of Physicians

Hust Anne Contact(Anne) Katherine Hust, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Director, Ambulatory Quality, Hennepin Healthcare

Interim Senior Medical Director, Population Health, Hennepin Healthcare

I am a board-certified general internist and work in primary care with a particular interest in caring for patients with complex medical and psychosocial factors impacting their health.  I have always prioritized mission-driven care in my roles in health care.  All my training and practice has been with safety net institutions, and Hennepin Healthcare is the kind of organization in which I anticipate I will always practice. In addition to clinical practice, I spend much of my time working with teams on improvements in ambulatory practice, population health, and ambulatory quality at a health system level.

Education and training

  • Chief Residency, Internal Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • MPH, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • BA, BS, University of Minnesota–Duluth, Duluth, MN

Grants

  • Hennepin Health Reinvestment Initiative Funding: Community Quality Catch-ups; 1/2023 – Present; Principal Investigator
  • Hennepin Health Reinvestment Initiative Funding: Clinic & Specialty Center Internal Medicine Clinic Comprehensive Patient Risk Capture; 1/2021 – 12/2022; Principal Investigator
  • Hennepin Health Reinvestment Initiative Funding: Hennepin Health Access Clinic Mobile Care Coordination: Learn It, Get It, Keep It; 5/2017 – 12/2018; Principal Investigator

Teaching Activities

  • Primary Care Curriculum facilitator & contributor
  • Internal Medicine Residency Program Evaluation Committee

Other Key Professional Activities

  • Board of Directors, Minnesota Community Measurement
  • Clinical Strategy Committee Member, Hennepin Health
  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee Member, Hennepin Health
  • Society of General Internal Medicine Member
  • Association of Chiefs & Leaders of General Internal Medicine Member
  • American College of Physicians Member

Ives Samuel ContactSamuel T. Ives, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Core Faculty, Internal Medicine Categorical Residency, Hennepin Healthcare

Site Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship, University of Minnesota Medical School

I have been a member of the General Internal Medicine Division since 2010.  I have been working in Medical Education ever since completing my residency at Hennepin Healthcare and currently serve in roles in both undergraduate and graduate medical education.   I work at Hennepin for two core reasons: our patient population and the opportunities to teach.

Education and training

  • Chief Residency, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • BA, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Recent Publications

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Johnson Paul ContactPaul Johnson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Director, Coordinated Care Clinic, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Johnson is board-certified in Internal Medicine. He has 30 years of experience caring for adults in acute as well as ambulatory care settings. Since 2010, Dr. Johnson has served as Medical Director for the HCMC/Hennepin Healthcare Coordinated Care Center. This clinic provides multidisciplinary, team-based care for some of the most complex users of the HCMC/Hennepin Healthcare system.

Education and training

  • Medicine Residency, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco, AL
  • BA, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Kinzie Spencer ContactSpencer Kinzie, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

While Dr. Kinzie has experience in ambulatory and hospital medicine, he focuses on primary ambulatory internal medicine. He has a varied practice with involvement in several clinics including the Preoperative Medicine Clinic, Adult Gender and Sexual Health Clinic, and Direct Care Clinic. He also spends several weeks a year attending resident and medical student teams taking care of patients admitted to the hospital.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma, OK
  • BS, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Lee Kacia ContactKacia Lee, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Staff Physician General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine Divisions, Hennepin Healthcare

Assessment and Coaching Expert, University of Minnesota

I came to Hennepin for rigorous clinical training, and I have stayed here for the institutional mission, collegial atmosphere, and the opportunity to teach residents and medical students. The majority of my clinical practice centers on providing primary care in the Medicine Clinic, with a focus on gender-affirming medical care through our Adult Gender and Sexual Health Clinic. I also enjoy getting to spend 6 weeks each year on the Inpatient Medicine teaching service. I also have dedicated time through the University of Minnesota for assessment and clinical coaching of MS3 students rotating here at Hennepin.

Education and training

  • Chief Resident, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BA, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Publications

Lee K. Just Down the Hall, Poem, Minnesota Medicine. June 30, 2017. 100(4):24-25.

Teaching Activities

  • University of Minnesota Foundations of Clinical Thinking MS1 small group facilitator
  • Hennepin Longitudinal Integrated Experience (HeLIX) MS3 longitudinal integrated curriculum preceptor
  • Internal Medicine Residency clinic preceptor, Hennepin Healthcare
  • Primary Care Curriculum facilitator for Internal Medicine residents, Hennepin Healthcare

Other Key Professional Activities

  • Member of General Internal Medicine Steering Committee, Hennepin Healthcare
  • Hennepin Healthcare Medicine Department Clinical Excellence Award, June 2022
  • Hennepin Healthcare Staff Excellence Award – group recognition for Viral Screening Clinic, 2020
  • Hennepin Healthcare Champions of Diversity Award – group recognition for Adult Gender & Sexual Health Clinic, 2017
  • Hennepin Healthcare Internal Medicine Residency Excellence in Primary Care Award, 2017

Lichtsinn Hannah ContactHannah Lichtsinn, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

I am board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and have been part of the Department of Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare since 2020. In addition to my work in the primary care clinic, I spend time in the Comprehensive Cancer Center where I am building a comprehensive adult sickle cell disease program.

Education and training

  • Candidate for Masters of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Recent Publications

Lichtsinn HS, Weyand AC, McKinney ZJ, Wilson AM. Sickle cell trait: an unsound cause of death. Lancet. 2021;398(10306:1128-1129.

Teaching Activities

  • Internal Medicine Residency Continuity Clinic preceptor, Hennepin Healthcare
  • Hennepin Longitudinal Integrated Experience (HeLIX) Medicine Clinic preceptor
  • Advocates for Better Health (ABH) Advocacy Fellowship faculty mentor

Other Key Professional Activities

Advocates for Better Health

  • Board Member
  • Health Policy Committee Co-Chair

Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Board Member
  • Health Policy Committee Co-Chair

Society of General Internal Medicine Member

American College of Physicians Member

Linzer Mark ContactMark Linzer, MD

Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Thomas Stillman Endowed Chair and Director of Education, Mentorship and Scholarship, Department of Medicine

Director, Office of Professional Worklife (OPW), Hennepin Healthcare

Director, Institute for Professional Worklife (IPW), Hennepin Healthcare

I have been a primary care physician and leader at Hennepin since 2009, first as Director of the General Internal Medicine Division until 2017, then as Vice-Chair, and more recently as Director of the Office of Education, Mentorship, and Scholarship (OEMS) for the Department of Medicine. As Director of the Institute for Professional Worklife (IPW), I oversee a large national research operation in understanding and reducing stress and burnout among healthcare workers. As Director of the Hennepin Healthcare Services (HHS) Office of Professional Worklife (OPW) at Hennepin, I am dedicated to improving work-life and wellness among the 1000 HHS physician and Advanced Practice Clinician providers through an annual wellness survey and a network of Wellness Champions in the 16 clinical departments. It is a privilege and joy to come to work every day at HHS!

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency, Residency Program in Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • BA, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH

Recent Publications

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Grants

  • 5K12HS026379-03 (AHRQ & PCORI): Minnesota Learning Health System Mentored Career Development Program (MN-LHS); 10/01/2018-9/30/2023: Co-Principal Investigator
  • American Medical Association: Joy in Medicine; 1/1/2018-12/31/2022. Principal Investigator
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Joy in Work Initiative/Burnout Reduction Studies; 2018-2021. Principal Investigator
  • (American College of Physicians: Wellness Champions Training; 2018-2021. Principal Investigator
  • 1R01HL131535 (NIH/NHLBI): Shared Decision Making for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (SDM4AFIB); 4/1/2016-3/31/2021. Site Co-Director
  • 1R01NR015441 (NIH/NINR): Multi-purpose use and validation of a patient-reported measure of treatment burden in primary care; 8/1/2016-1/31-2021. Site Director

Teaching Activities

Current teaching is through attending on the inpatient service (students and residents), and mentoring residents, fellows, and junior faculty colleagues in research.

Other Key Professional Activities

I am active nationally in advising large professional groups such as the American Medical Association (AMA), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) about burnout reduction for healthcare workers.

Lundeen Kayla ContactKayla Lundeen, DO

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Physician, General Internal Medicine, and Hospital Medicine Divisions, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Lundeen completed her internal medicine residency and has a special interest in healthcare disparities, medical education, and quality improvement.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • DO, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM), Parker, CO
  • BA, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

Wendy Miller, MD

Pasha Maarya ContactMaarya Pasha, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Pasha is board-certified in Internal Medicine and cares for patients with chronic medical conditions. She has a special interest in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and promotes lifestyle changes to accomplish health goals.

Education and training

  • General Medicine/Quality Improvement Track Fellowship, The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BS, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Prasad Arti ContactArti Prasad, MD

Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of New Mexico

Chief Strategic Development Officer, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Prasad has special interests in integrative health and culturally-inspired patient care, inter-professional education, community engagement, and physician well-being.

Her career path was influenced by the world’s worst industrial disaster at the time involving Union Carbide in Bhopal in 1984 during her final year of medical school. She moved to the United States in 1988 and began her residency training in Internal Medicine at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse before moving to the University of New Mexico to complete her training. She also completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical Center and a leadership training called Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine at Drexel University.

While at the University of New Mexico as a faculty member, she developed the Center for Life, a center for patient care, learning, and community education. The Center for Life has received national recognition for its patient-centered clinical care and outcomes, innovative teaching programs, and wellness initiatives.

Education and training

  • University of New Mexico Medical Leadership Academy (UNMMLA), University of New Mexico Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM
  • Hedwig van Ameringen “ELAM” (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine) Fellowship, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship in Integrative Medicine Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, (PGY-2, PGY-3) University of New Mexico Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM
  • Residency in Internal Medicine (PGY-1), SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY
  • Two-Years of Residency in Internal Medicine, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, India
  • One-Year Rotary Internship, All Disciplines Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, India
  • MBBS (equivalent to MD), Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, India

Pryce Douglas ContactDouglas Pryce, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Pryce is board certified in Internal Medicine and cares for patients in the hospital, clinic, and nursing home settings. His background expertise and research interests are in immigrant health care.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, State University of New York, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
  • MS, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
  • BS, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Oscar R. Quintero Cardona, MD

I am an Internal Medicine physician who served as a hospitalist medicine for 6 years in Duluth, MN and over the past year have been working in the outpatient setting helping patients with obesity to improve their health centering the care in weight management. Obesity medicine has always been my main interest since it is well known to be the core of the majority of diseases that we manage in the Internal Medicine specialty. My primary objective with my patients is to instill a sense of empowerment regarding their health and equip them with the necessary tools to overcome obesity.

Education and Training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Geisinger Health Center, Danville, PA
  • MD, Universidad CES, Medellin, Colombia

Robertshaw Danielle ContactDanielle Robertshaw, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Senior Medical Director, Population Health, Hennepin Healthcare

Senior Medical Director, Community Connections Care Ring, Hennepin Healthcare

Since completing her residency in 2004, Dr. Robertshaw has focused her clinical practice in urban, outpatient settings providing primary care to adults. Her current clinical practice focuses on a multidisciplinary team approach to help patients set health-related goals, and reduce barriers that arise from complex behavioral health and social needs. Her interests include providing care in non-traditional settings, community health, models of care delivery, and social determinants of health. She also enjoys teaching students and residents.

Education and training

  • Residency elective rotation, International Health Care Saludesa Hospital and Clinics, Andean Health, and Development, Pedro Vicente, Maldonado, Ecuador
  • Family Medicine Residency, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
  • Medical School elective rotation, Tropical Medicine and Primary Development, Andean Health, and Development, Pedro Vicente, Maldonado, Ecuador
  • MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Madison, WI
  • Externship, Minnesota International Health Volunteers - Maternal and Child Health, Ssembabule, Uganda
  • BA, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Externship, CARE International - Communication Resources for Under 18s on STDs and HIV, Kisumu, Kenya

Rutzick Aaron ContactAaron Rutzick, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Rutzick is board-certified in Internal Medicine. He is a teaching physician mentoring medical students rotating from the University of Minnesota Medical School and our Internal Medicine residents. His interests are in the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, congestive heart failure, and coronary disease.

Education and training

  • Chief Residency, Internal Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Shafto Katherine ContactKatherine Shafto, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Faculty, Center for Spirituality and Healing and Global Medicine and Global Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Dr. Shafto is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Integrative Medicine. She practiced Hospital Medicine for both Adult and Pediatric patients for six years before doing a fellowship in Integrative Medicine and developing an outpatient practice focused on chronic disease management through lifestyle interventions. She is passionate about optimizing the power of lifestyle as medicine. Dr. Shafto has developed a course called Food Matters which provides experiential nutrition and food-skills education for graduate-level health professional students and practicing providers at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing.

Education and training

  • Integrative Medicine Fellowship, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria- Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL
  • MD, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln, NE
  • BSN, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln, NE
  • BS, Grove City College, Grove City, PA

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Rachel Silva, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Associate Medical Director, Hennepin County Adult Detention Center

Director of Clinical Education, Hennepin County Adult Detention Center

Co-Director, Hennepin Longitudinal Integrated Experience (HeLIX) Program, University of Minnesota Medical School

My work at Hennepin Healthcare involves a varied primary care practice along with roles as an educator and researcher.  My main areas of clinical and academic interest are immigrant and refugee healthcare and healthcare for people who experience incarceration.  I have served as the Medical Director at the Hennepin County Jail and through that role have overseen clinical services and created multiple educational initiatives for healthcare trainees.  I have also served as a collaborator on multiple research projects involving immigrant populations and the populations served by the local jail.

Education and training

  • Residency, Department of Internal Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • MPH, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA
  • MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
  • BA, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Recent Publications

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Grants

  • PA-20-135(NIH): COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation in Correctional Settings: Identifying and Addressing Ethical Concerns (RADx) 2021 – 2022; Principal Investigator 
  • 5R01DK113999-03 (NIDDK): Stories for Change: Digital Storytelling for Diabetes Self-Management among Hispanic Adults(S4C) 06/19/2018 – 5/31/2022; Co-investigator

Teaching Activities

  • Director of Clinical Education-Hennepin County Adult Detention Center
  • Co-Director- Hennepin Longitudinal Integrated Experience (HeLIX) Program, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Faculty Preceptor, General Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Applied Practice Experience Preceptor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Migrant Health Resident Elective, Co-Director, 2015 -2019
  • Hennepin Healthcare Global Health Faculty

Sinnett William ContactWilliam Sinnett, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Physician, General Internal Medicine, and Hospital Medicine Divisions, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Sinnett has extensive experience in general internal medicine.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BS/BA, Winona State University, Winona, MN

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Martin Stillman, MD, JD, FACP, FCLM

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Mediation and Conflict Resolution Officer, Hennepin Healthcare

Assistant Director, Institute of Professional Worklife, Hennepin Healthcare

Director, Faculty Wellness and Retention, Department of Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare

I am an internist, lawyer, and mediator with particular interest and skill in both teaching about, and directly mediating, conflict among health care professionals. In practice, this work is done through my role as our hospital’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Officer. I also do work in the areas of provider wellness and leadership development and coaching. Both locally and nationally, I enjoy helping everyone from front-line clinicians to healthcare executive leaders and administrators learn how to successfully evaluate and address conflict while navigating challenging issues and working to move forward. My internal medicine practice is vibrant and rewarding and done through our hospital-based clinic where I both care for a panel of patients and teach resident physicians.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • JD, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Veazey Haylee ContactHaylee Veazey, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Physician, Internal Medicine Department, and Emergency Medicine Department, Hennepin Healthcare

Medical Director, Adult Gender and Sexual Health Clinic, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Veazey’s niche is LGBTQ+ healthcare. She is the Medical Director of the Adult Gender and Sexual Health Clinic. She has developed expertise in hormone replacement therapy for transgender patients and has developed a curriculum for training providers to do the same. She specializes in Emergency and Internal Medicine.

Education and training

  • Chief Residency, Emergency Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of New Mexico School of Medicine Albuquerque, NM
  • BS, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Vickery Katherine ContactKatherine Diaz Vickery, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Co-Director, Principal Investigator, Health, Homelessness, & Criminal Justice Lab, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute

Medical Director, Hennepin County Health Care for the Homeless

Since 2014 I have been committed to supporting patients and families at Hennepin Healthcare and its affiliate, Hennepin County Health Care for the Homeless, to achieve and maintain optimal health. I believe this happens best when patients, families, and multi-disciplinary care teams work together to achieve wellness in body, mind, and spirit.

I am a board-certified family medicine provider who specializes in the care of people experiencing homelessness. I enjoy working to align health care with patient and family goals. I conduct research to improve health and wellness with and for people experiencing homelessness through the Health, Homelessness, and Criminal Justice (HHCJ) Lab at Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute. I have a particular focus on how the healthcare system can better integrate support for body, mind, and spirit for people experiencing homelessness and living with diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Education and training

  • MD, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Family Medicine Residency, United Family Medicine/Allina, St. Paul, MN
  • 4th year of Mastery in Community and Public Health, United Family Medicine/Allina, St. Paul, MN
  • Health Services Research Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Recent Publications

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Grants

Select recent grants include:

  • National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities: Development of a multiple health behavior change intervention for Cardiovascular risk reduction among people experiencing homelessness (CV-HOMES); 6/1/22-5/31/24; Principal Investigator
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Improving medication adherence among people with diabetes who are homeless; 3/28/2019-12/31/2023; Principal Investigator
  • CDC Foundation: Minnesota Center of Excellence on Public Health and Homelessness; 02/01/2022 - 09/30/2022; Principal Investigator

Teaching Activities

  • Mentorship on student and resident research projects.
  • Invited instructor, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth, Justice, Law, & Medicine (MED 6603), taught the Health and Housing Precarity portion of the syllabus. December 8, 2021
  • Invited instructor with community member Joy Friedman, “Social Determinants of Health and Social Risk Factors,” part of the Seven Sessions of Research Lessons: Partnerships, Priorities and Practices that work best with Minnesota’s Urban Native American Community, Association of Clinical Research Professionals, Minneapolis, MN (90 participants, mostly clinical research specialists). October 15, 2020

Other Key Professional Activities

Awards

  • New Investigator Research Award, North American Primary Care Research Group, 2019
  • Invited Fellow, Mid-Career Leadership Institute, Society for Behavioral Medicine; 2022-2023
  • Invited Scholar, Institute for Implementation Science Scholars (IS-2), Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; 2020-2022

Weeks Isaac ContactIsaac Weeks, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Weeks is board certified in Internal Medicine and practices general internal medicine in the outpatient care setting at Hennepin Healthcare.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • BA, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

Wert Allison ContactAllison Wert, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Wert is board-certified in Internal Medicine, caring for patients hospitalized with acute illness as well as patients in the clinic who have chronic conditions. She spends most of her time promoting preventative health care for all of her patients in the clinic. She has a special interest in medical education and has extensive experience in training both resident physicians and medical students.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BS, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

General Internal Medicine Advanced Practice Providers

Kolb Kaylin ContactKaylin Kolb, DNP

Jail Health Services – Chronic Care Management, Hennepin Healthcare

The Great Slim Down – Obesity Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare

I have been a Nurse Practitioner in Internal Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare since 2020. I’ve been drawn to Hennepin’s mission of working with underserved patient populations with often medically and socially complex needs. In the past, I worked in long-term care facilities managing vulnerable older adults and those with multiple comorbid conditions.

I am most passionate about preventative health through lifestyle medicine, geriatric patient populations, and obesity medicine.

Education and training

  • Postgraduate Certificate, Family Practice, Winona State University, Winona, MN
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Board Certification
  • Family Nurse Practitioner – Board Certification
  • Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse - Board Certification

Teaching Activities

  • Nurse practitioner student preceptor

Ronnander Elspeth ContactElspeth Ronnander, MS, CNP

I have been a nurse practitioner in Internal Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare since 2012. My passion is precepting the next generation of nurse practitioners.

Education and training

  • MS in Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • BSN, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • BS, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Teaching Activities

  • Nurse practitioner student preceptor

Other Key Professional Activities

  • APP Preceptor Steering Committee, 2021 member
  • APP Preceptor Handbook Steering Committee, 2021 member