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February 8, 2016

What does a typical day or week look like for you? After a long career as a primary care pediatrician, last year I switched gears and became a pediatric hospitalist at St. Cloud Hospital. Shifts vary from 9-12 hours in length. I take care of sick children and also healthy newborns, in support of a […]

August 18, 2015

In your role as Minnesota’s state epidemiologist, how do you work with others to slow or prevent the spread of infectious disease? Protecting the public’s health is a holistic endeavor which needs participation and collaboration from the public, clinical practitioners and public health staff at the local, state and federal levels. Certain disease are reportable […]

June 12, 2015

Where did you grow up and complete your training? Why did you decide to pursue a subspecialty in child abuse pediatrics? I grew up in Two Harbors, Minnesota. I attended undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and Medical school at the University of Minnesota. I stayed at the U of M for my […]

February 4, 2015

Where did you grow up and complete your training? When did you know you wanted to become a pediatrician? I am a Minnesota native, growing up outside of the small town of Carlton, MN. I went to Smith College in Northampton, MA for my undergraduate degree in psychology. I fell in love with science 2 […]

October 23, 2014

MNAAP President and Geneticist at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital What made you decide to go into pediatrics? I can trace my decision to be a pediatrician to experience with an individual child. As a medical student, like many of us, I was interested in a variety of things from child psychiatry to internal […]

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