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Hospital Medicine Division

Our Hospital Medicine physicians care exclusively for patients admitted to the hospital and work with primary and specialty physicians to ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home.

Hospital Medicine Division Faculty

Rhodes Michael ContactMichael Rhodes, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Division Director, Hospital Medicine Division, Hennepin Healthcare

Education and training

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

Steven Richmond, DO

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

R5 Unit Inpatient Medical Director, Hennepin Healthcare

I have been a staff hospitalist at Hennepin Healthcare since graduating from residency at the University of Minnesota in 2018. I am passionate about our mission of caring for the underserved and both undergraduate and graduate medical education. As a Hospital Medicine Division, we care for a broad variety of hospitalized patients and pathologies ranging from COVID pneumonia to consulting trauma and burn patients. I have two administrative roles as the Associate Division Director of Hospital Medicine and the R5 Medical Director and have enjoyed the personal and professional growth those opportunities have afforded.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
  • BS, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Recent Publications

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Teaching Activities

Essentials of Clinical Medicine Facilitator

Adam Bariituu ContactBariituu Adam, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
  • BS, Columbia University, New York City, NY

Allen William ContactWilliam Allen, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Co-Director HYBRID Medical Student Program, University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Director of Clinical Documentation Integrity, Hennepin Healthcare

I am dedicated to practicing evidence-based medicine while balancing it with an individualized approach to all patients regardless of background. I strive to include the patient and the patient’s family in their medical care and work as a team to make informed medical decisions about their healthcare.  I am board-certified in Internal Medicine and have been working at Hennepin Healthcare since 2013 taking care of patients with acute illnesses in the hospital. Outside of being a hospitalist, I have an interest in teaching medical residents and medical students. I also work to improve clinical documentation in the inpatient setting.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BA, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Becker Anne ContactAnne L. Becker, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Faculty Advisor, University of Minnesota Medical School

Director of Faculty Development, Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare

I am board-certified in Internal Medicine and have experience treating a broad range of medical problems. As a hospitalist, I take care of patients while they are in the hospital and work to ensure appropriate follow-up and a smooth transition back to the outpatient setting as they recover. I received my undergraduate degree from Macalester College and worked in public health in the U.S. and abroad prior to completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin. I completed an Internal Medicine residency at Hennepin Healthcare and served as Chief Resident for one year prior to becoming a full-time Hospitalist. I also have special interests in medical education, physician and trainee wellness, and faculty development.

Education and training

  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
  • BA, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Bora Anushree ContactAnu Bora, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Bora serves as a hospitalist member, caring exclusively for patients admitted to the hospital and working with primary physicians to ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Anesthesia Residency, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India
  • MD, Anesthesia, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India
  • MBBS, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

Fraden Max ContactMax Fraden, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Fraden is a medical doctor trained in internal medicine. He grew up in Boston, MA, but is also a dual citizen of Belgium. From 2016-2020, he spent half of his year working in rural Rwanda at a public, district hospital and the remainder of the year at Hennepin County Medical Center. Starting in 2021, he began working clinically at Rosebud Indian Health Service Hospital with the MGH Rural Medicine Program, and in 2022, he began working on public sector medical initiatives in Somaliland. His current research focuses on measuring the impact of point-of-care ultrasound training in Somaliland and assessing the clinical outcomes of chronic disease clinics in Somaliland. At Hennepin Healthcare/HCMC, he studies the characteristics and trends of in-hospital physical restraint use. 

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
  • MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
  • BA, Columbia University, New York, NY

Publications

  • Dhillon, R. Bonds, M. Fraden, M., Ndahiro, D. Ruxin, J. The Impact of Reducing Financial Barriers on Utilization of a Primary Health Care Facility in Rural Rwanda. Global Public Health 2011; 7(1); 1-16.
  • Ben Amor, Y., Fraden, M., Ruxin, J. Reversing the Tide of Tuberculosis in India: Complementing Microscopy with Line Probe Assays. Global Public Health 2008; 3(4); 399-416.
  •  Dhillon, R. Clair, K., Fraden, M., Abdalla, M. Hypertension in populations of different ethnic origins, The Lancet, Volume 384, Issue 9939, Page 234, 19 July 2014.
  • Inglis, J. Boll, K. Fraden, M. Madar, A. Merjavy, S. Hirsi, A. Assessing the Efficacy of Point of Care Ultrasound Training in Somaliland. Poster presentation at the 2023 World Ultrasound Congress for Medical Education.

Cordel Fuher, MD

Education and training

  • Chief Resident, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Publications

Patel, S., Farhat, R., Bowker, W. E., Suliman, S. A., Fuher, C. (2022). Food for thought: A rare case of atrial esophageal fistula following an atrial ablation, Chest, 162(4), A99.

Gezahegn Selome ContactSelome Gezahegn, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • MD, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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

Hirsi Awil ContactAwil Hirsi, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Hirsi serves as a hospitalist member, caring exclusively for patients admitted to the hospital and working with primary physicians to ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home. He has a special interest in infectious diseases and public health.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
  • Postgraduate Internship, Policlinico Umberto I, Rome, Italy
  • MD, University of Rome, “La Sapienza” Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, Rome, Italy
  • BS, University of Rome, “La Sapienza” Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, Rome, Italy

Isaksen Ann ContactAnn Isaksen, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Isaksen serves as a hospitalist member, caring exclusively for patients admitted to the hospital and working with primary physicians to ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Post-Baccalaureate Coursework, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BA, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Jelinek Ryan ContactRyan Jelinek, DO

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Director of Telehealth and Patient Access, Hennepin Healthcare

Associate Program Director of Clinical Informatics Fellowship, Hennepin Healthcare

I’ve been practicing at Hennepin Healthcare since 2016 when I began my internal medicine residency. I have since completed a fellowship in clinical informatics and serve both clinical and administrative roles here. I am continually drawn to the stories of our patients and observing the inequities of our society and our healthcare system in this country. I feel honored to work in a position at an organization that takes these problems seriously and aims to solve them. My areas of interest are around the utilization of technology to improve patient care, virtual care delivery, and health equity.

Education and training

  • Clinical Informatics Fellowship, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • DO, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Recent Publications

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Teaching Activities

Associate Program Director of the Clinical Informatics Fellowship program at Hennepin Healthcare.

Other Key Professional Activities

  • I serve on the board of directors for Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity
  • I’m a member of the advisory committee for the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (GPTRAC)

Kolb Adam ContactAdam Kolb, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Senior Medical Director, Surgical/Medical Inpatient Units

Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Kolb is board certified in internal medicine, with expertise in treating numerous acute conditions in the hospital setting, as well as managing chronic diseases with long-term care plans. Although he specializes in treating patients in the hospital, he works with patients and their primary providers to develop care plans to optimize patients’ health outside the hospital.

Education and training

  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BA, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

Lawson Michael ContactMichael Lawson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Director, Hennepin Longitudinal Integrated Experience Clerkship, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency, Department of Graduate Medical Education, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Lawson has worked as a hospitalist here and in Seattle since completing his residency in 2012. He has a particular focus on medical education as well as advocating for the use of bedside ultrasound for faculty, residents, and medical students. He is actively engaged in faculty development as well as leading the resident curriculum for bedside ultrasound use.

Education and training

  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BA, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN

Lehnert Matthew ContactMatthew Lehnert, DO

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Lehnert serves as a hospitalist member, caring exclusively for patients admitted to the hospital and working with primary physicians to ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home. His special interests include palliative care and education. 

Education and training

  • Chief Resident, University of Minnesota–VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • DO, A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
  • BS, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

Liu Joshua ContactJoshua Liu, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

I am a board-certified Internal Medicine physician who specializes in Hospital Medicine. I began my career in 2018 and am passionate about medical education and reducing healthcare disparities. I am involved in both resident and medical student education here at Hennepin Healthcare.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
  • MD, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • S. Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Recent Publications

Liu J, Frishman WH. Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management. Cardiol Rev. 2016;24(5):244-7. 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000106

Teaching Activities

I am an academic hospitalist involved in medical education for HCMC residents and University of Minnesota medical students.

Madar Abdirahman ContactAbdirahman M. Madar, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Director of the Inpatient Care Ring, Hennepin Healthcare

I am a board-certified in internal medicine and a hospitalist caring exclusively for patients facing acute illness in the hospital, with a clinical interest in improving the quality of healthcare. I am committed to ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality of care and service possible at all times. I serve as the Chief Medical Director of the Department of Case Management and Utilization Management. Previously held positions include Medical Director of the hospital-Care-Ring Service Line, at Hennepin Healthcare.

I received my medical degree from the Somali National University School of Medicine and completed the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Hennepin County Medical Center. I received a master’s degree in Health Economics, Policy, and Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2019.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Hennepin County Medical Center, MN
  • MD, Somali National University, Mogadishu, Somalia
  • MS, Health Economics, Policy, & Management, London School Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, England

Other Key Professional Activities

President and founder, Somalilander-American Health Association

Brooke McDonald, MD

Instructor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Medicine Chief Resident (2023-2024), Hennepin Healthcare

Education and training

  • Chief Resident, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO

Melling David ContactDavid Melling, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Melling specializes in caring for hospitalized adults with a wide variety of medical conditions.

Education and training

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

Mittet Robert ContactRobert Mittet, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

I have been an internal medicine hospitalist at Hennepin Healthcare since September 2018.  I believe each patient I work with is unique and we need to work together using personalized care, empowerment, and the latest medical research to achieve their best health.  I am committed to training the next generation of medical physicians in treating a wide variety of medical illnesses.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • BS, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Muthyala Brian Contact V3Brian Muthyala, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Faculty Advisor, University of Minnesota Medical School

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Curriculum Co-Thread Director, University of Minnesota Medical School

Director for Health Equity & Social Justice, Department of Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • MPH, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Rebecca Nahum, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Associate Program Director, Emergency and Internal Medicine Residency Program, Hennepin Healthcare

I have been involved with Hennepin Healthcare since I volunteered in the oncology and emergency departments as a pre-med student. I then did my clerkships through HCMC as a medical student. Finally, I started as a resident in the combined emergency and internal medicine program in 2017, from which I graduated in the summer of 2022. I now work as a hospitalist and emergency department faculty, as well as the Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine residency program. My clinical interests are in optimizing care for prolonged emergency department stays and ensuring appropriate resource allocation throughout the hospital. My academic interests are in resiliency in medical training.

Education and training

  • Emergency and Internal Medicine Combined Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
  • BA, New York University, New York, NY

Recent Publications

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Nassir Bishara ContactBishara Nassir, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
  • BA, University of Nairobi, Kenya, Africa

O Connor Pat ContactPatrick O'Connor, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. O’Connor is an internal medicine hospitalist who has experience treating adult patients with a wide variety of medical conditions. He is committed to training the next generation of physicians at this learning institution.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • BS, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

Daniel Parsons-Moss, MD

Hospital Medicine and Emergency Medicine Physician, Hennepin Healthcare

Education and training

  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Pidcock Justine ContactJustine Pidcock, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Pidcock serves as a hospitalist member, caring exclusively for patients admitted to the hospital and working with primary physicians to ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BA, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Quirk Rosemary ContactRosemary Quirk, MD, DTMH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Quirk has always been interested in medical education and care for the underserved. After training at Hennepin Healthcare and completing her chief residency, she pursued formal tropical medicine training in England prior to doing relief work in Aceh, Indonesia, after the tsunami in 2004. Following this experience, she ran an internal medicine residency program in Laos for sixteen months, taught and mentored Lao doctors, and helped organize and fund post-graduate fellowship training for graduated Lao internists.  She returned to the Twin Cities in 2006 to work as a teaching hospitalist, then in 2014 took over as Program Director for Hennepin Healthcare’s internal medicine residency.

Education and training

  • Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI
  • BA, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Rajagopal Shrikar ContactShrikar Rajagopal, MD

Dr. Rajagopal is board-certified in internal medicine, caring for patients hospitalized with acute illness and helping to ensure a smooth transition out of the hospital. He also helps patients manage their chronic medical conditions in the clinic. He has a special interest in medical education and enjoys working with residents and medical students.

Education

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

Publications

  • K.G. Buda, J. Steffens, A. Gamam, S. Rajagopal, F. Ogugu, J. Reyes, R. Karim, C. Herzog. Atropine-Induced Ventricular Asystole During a Dobutamine Stress Test. J Med Cases, 2020.
  • A. Kritharis, J. Caplain, S. Rajagopal, E. Grimm, P. N. Tsichlis, R. Martell, and W. M. Saif. A phase I study of metformin and chemotherapy in solid tumors. ASCO, 2014.
  • N.C. DeVito, M. D. Goodman, J. Caplain, S. Rajagopal, D. Popowich, B. A. Orkin, E. Grimm, P. N. Tscihlis, R. E. Martell, and W. M. Saif. A pilot study evaluating the safety and impact of pretreatment with metformin on colorectal cancer stem cells (CSSC) in patients undergoing resection. ASCO, 2014.

Jen Robinson, MD

Education and training

  • Family Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Publications

Robinson AE, Robinson JD, Strobel AM, Wagner EA, Smith SW. An unusual care of epistaxis in a four-month-old. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021;47:228-230.

Rutzick Aaron ContactAaron Rutzick, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine Physician, Hennepin Healthcare

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 managing 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

Korkor Sackey, MD

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • MD, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Publications

  • Sackey K, Angelini D., Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Associated with Sarcoidosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Frontiers in Medical Case Reports, 2020; 1:1-8.
  • Sackey K, Schwartzman L, Shapero S, Lewis S, Bruno D. Retrospective Correlational Study Between Dyslipidemia and Prostate Cancer Characteristics. ASCO. Published online 2017.
  • Lesinski GB, Trefry J, Brasdovich M, Kondadasula S, Sackey K, Zimmerer J, Chaudhury A, Yu L, Zhang X, Crespin T, Walker M, Carson W. Melanoma cells exhibit variable signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 phosphorylation and a reduced response to IFN-alpha compared with immune effector cells. Clin Cancer Res. 2007;13(17):5010-5019. doi:10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-06-3092.

Rachel Salz, MD

Instructor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Medicine Chief Resident (2023-2024), Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Salz cares for patients hospitalized with acute illnesses. She has a special interest in the care of older adults, ensuring smooth transitions of care.

Education

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

Publications

  • Ryan J. Smith, Rachel W. Beck, Lisa E. Prevette, Impact of molecular weight and degree of conjugation on the thermodynamics of DNA complexation and stability of polyethylenimine-graft-poly (ethylene glycol) copolymers, Biophysical Chemistry, Volumes 203–204, 2015, Pages 12-21, ISSN 0301-4622, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpc.2015.04.005.

Schwab Christine ContactChristine Schwab, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Schwab has worked her entire career as a hospitalist, caring exclusively for medically ill adult patients admitted to the hospital and working to ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home. She joined Hennepin Healthcare in 2009 after working for 3 years at the University of Iowa as an academic hospitalist. Outside of direct patient care, she also enjoys resident and medical student education.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Neurology Residency, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Stansbury O Donnell ContactWendy Stansbury-O'Donnell, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Stansbury-O’Donnell received her undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a Master's in Social Work from the University of Chicago. She practiced as a social worker with adolescents and their families before entering medical school at the University of Minnesota. After residency training at HCMC, she spent several years in private practice before returning to HCMC as a Hospitalist. Dr. Stansbury-O’Donnell has a special interest in quality measures and improvement in care.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Pre-med studies, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
  • MSW, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • BA, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Van Schyndel David ContactDavid Van Schyndel, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Van Schyndel serves as a hospitalist, caring exclusively for patients admitted to the hospital and working with primary physicians to ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home. He also serves as medical director for the observation and cardiac medical intermediate core units.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI
  • BA, Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

meghan walsh md contact photoMeghan Walsh, MD, MPH, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Associate Dean of Affiliate Hospitals, University of Minnesota Medical School

Chief Academic and Research Officer, Hennepin Healthcare

Designated Institutional Official, Hennepin Healthcare

I earned my medical degree in 2001 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1997. I completed my residency and Chief Residency in internal medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in 2005. I am the Chief Academic Officer at Hennepin Healthcare, the Associate Dean for Affiliate Hospitals, and an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. I have worked as a hospitalist for over 15 years, and have a special interest in cardiology.

I have championed well-being of physicians in training and helped to create the RISE program at Hennepin Healthcare, to provide wrap-around support for residents and fellows in training.  I was awarded the National Parker J Palmer Courage to Lead Award in 2021 for this work. My current energy is dedicated to the creation of a Center of Excellence for Integrated Learning at HCMC, and I am actively engaged in the redesign of inter-professional training, patient education, and employee development through blended learning.

Education and training

  • Chief Residency, Internal Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internship/Residency; Internal Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • MPH, John Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • BA, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

Recent Publications

  1. Batdorff E, Corcoran J, Cole J, Walsh MM. Phentermine as a cause of peri-coital cardiac arrest. Clin Toxico 2021;59(11):1055-1056 (abstract #39) Accepted as a poster presentation for the 2021 North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology in Atlanta, GA (presented virtually due to COVID-19)
  2. Olson, M, Walsh, MM, Goepferd, A, Trappey, B. Sharing stories to build resilience: Articulating the common threads that connect us. J Grad Med Educ. 2019;11(3)340-341.
  3. Dare D, Walsh MM, Irfan, M. Bridging the gap of sleep training for medical learners. 2019;42(Supplement_1):A391.
  4. Walsh, MM, (2016) Wellness in Graduate Medical Education: Is it time to pull the Andon cord? J Grad Med Educ. 2016; 8(5):777-779.
  5. Meade LR, Walsh MM, Todd C. Found in transition: applying milestones to three unique discharge curricula. PeerJ. 3:e819.
  6. Bart BA, Walsh MM, Blake D, Goldsmith SR. Ultrafiltration for cardiorenal syndrome. J Card Fail. 2008;4(6)531-532.

Other Key Professional Activities

National Interviews

Walsh MM. “5 Women Execs Who Lead with Passion” Analysis by Melanie Blackman. July 27, 2022.

Walsh MM. Interview Subject for Health Leaders Media, by Melanie Blackman, “Keeping Your Communities Safe From Gun Violence.” July 7, 2022.

Awards

2021 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award for Extraordinary Accomplishments in Graduate Medical Education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Wieland Gregory ContactGregory Wieland, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

I have been a staff physician with the Department of Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare since September 2021 and completed my internal medicine residency here from 2018-2021. I was drawn to Hennepin Healthcare of its mission to be a safety-net hospital that provides outstanding patient care while also providing excellent education to its trainees. I am board certified in Internal Medicine with a specific interest in the use of POCUS and in medical education.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND
  • BA, Saint John’s University/College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN

Teaching Activities

  • Small group facilitator for case-based learning for 1st year medical students at the University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Attending on resident teaching services

Resident and medical student education in the use of POCUS

Kathleen Wilcox, MD

Williams Vignesh ContactVignesh Williams Palaniappan, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Williams Palaniappan is board-certified in internal medicine and specializes in hospital medicine – caring for patients with acute illness in the hospital setting. He has a particular interest in medical student and resident education and is involved in the residency program, is a faculty advisor for the medical school, and is a preceptor for the HELIX LIC through the medical school.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • BA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Michael Wright, MD

Dr. Wright is a general internist who cares for patients who are hospitalized with acute medical illnesses.

Education

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Xie Shirlee ContactShirlee Xie, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Xie cares exclusively for patients admitted to the hospital. She works with primary physicians to ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home. She has a special interest in caring for the underserved population.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • BS, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • AA, Bard College at Simons Rock, Great Barrington, MA

Yablon Brian ContactBrian Yablon, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare

Hospital Medicine and Pediatric Inpatient Unit Physician, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Yablon takes care of hospitalized adults and children at Hennepin Healthcare. He enjoys teaching resident doctors and medical students. He previously worked as a hospitalist for several years at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. He has trained and worked in applied public health. Dr. Yablon has had a long-term interest in serving and providing high-quality care to underserved communities and in advocating for a more equitable healthcare system.

Education and training

  • Chief Residency, Pediatrics, Hennepin Healthcare and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, Yale University Medical School, New Haven, CT
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Young Matthew ContactMatthew Young, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Director for Health Equity and Social Justice, Department of Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Young serves as a hospitalist, caring exclusively for patients admitted to the hospital and working with primary physicians to ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home.

Education and training

  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Zioncheck Maja ContactMaja Zioncheck, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

I am a board-certified internist and have been a hospitalist at Hennepin Healthcare since September 2019. I chose to stay at Hennepin after completing my training because I wanted to work at a mission-driven hospital committed to caring for underserved populations that are also dedicated to teaching. I am interested in medical education and global health.

Education and training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
  • BA, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Teaching Activities

Preceptor, HeLIX (Hennepin Longitudinal Integrated Experience)

Hospital Medicine Division Advanced Practice Providers

Johnson Haley ContactHaley Johnson, PA-C

Kathryn Nichols, PA-C

Oeding Michelle ContactMichelle Oeding, PA-C

Lead APP, Hospital Medicine Division, Hennepin Healthcare