David Brokl - M.D.

David Brokl - M.D.

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My Areas of Practice
I am a clinician at heart with clinical interests in general gastroenterology along with colon cancer screening and prevention. I also have interests in medical economics and medical education.  My interests in gastroenterology stem in large part from my experience with my mother being diagnosed with colon cancer.  After delaying her initial screening colonoscopy until age 58, my mother eventually underwent the procedure and was found to have an early colon cancer. Fortunately, since this was an early colon cancer, she was able to have this cured with simple surgical removal of the involved part of her colon. She is now 72 years-old and otherwise healthy. Sharing this experience with my mother made me realize that gastroenterologists are in a position not only to change the natural course of disease but indeed, to cure disease.
My approach to patients is geared towards helping them to become engaged in their care. Learning the fine art of capturing the respect and trust of my patients by being honest with them and by helping them to understand and to be involved in their care, thereby creating a therapeutic partnership, has been a large part of my professional growth. The shared experience with my mother along with the tutelage of my ongoing professional clinical experiences have taught me many things including the importance of excellence, compassion, partnership, modesty and integrity, core values which I espouse and have integrated into the consciousness of my daily clinical practice.

General Information

Gender: Male

Practicing Since: 2011

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

Heart and Vascular Center
6500 Excelsior Blvd.

Floors 1-3
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Maple Grove Clinic and Specialty Center
9555 Upland Lane N
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Education & Certifications

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine/American Board of Medical Specialties

Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Chief Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
2006, 2016

Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Medical Doctor: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Bachelor of Science with Honors: University of Arizona
Mechanical Engineering
Tucson, AZ

Research & Publications

1. Shilun Li, MD , Joanne Maas, MS , David Brokl, MD , Namyong Lee, PhD . Adenoma Detection Rate is Dependent on the Colonoscopy Case Volume and Experiences of the Provider . American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2017; 112: S104-S165; DOI:10.1038/AJG.2017.297.
2. Shilun Li MD , Joanne Maas MS, Michael Spencer PhD, Felicity Enders PhD, Panagiotis Panagiotakis MD, Meher Rahman MD, David Brokl MD. Bi-annual Adenoma Detection Feedback Can Increase and Maintain a High Adenoma Detection Rate: A Community Group Study. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2014; 108:S626-652. DOI:10.1038/AJG.2013.273.
3. Li SL, Maas J, Spencer M, Panagiotakis P, Rahman M, Brokl D . Finding proximal colon sessile serrated adenomas is crucial to achieve a high adenoma detection rate: a community group study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Oct; 108:S635.
4. Fang C, Brokl D , Brand RE, Liu Y. Depth-selective fiber-optic probe for characterization of superficial tissue at a constant physical depth. Biomed Opt Express. 2011 Mar 14; 2(4):838-49.
5. Brokl , D, Rosas I. A Life Threatening Backache. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2006; 21(s4):210.
6. Brokl, D , Morse E. Rub A Dub Dub Chugalug Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2006; 21(s4):265-6.

Professional Associations & Awards

American Gastroenterological Association – Member
American College of Gastroenterology – Member
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – Member
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – Member
American College of Physicians – Member
Minnesota Medical Association – Member


I was born in Denver, Colorado but grew up in Tucson, Arizona. I am a first generation American from parents who immigrated to America from what used to be Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). I was an avid golfer growing up in Arizona and played competitively through college. I enjoy biking, reading, performing home improvement projects, and spending time with my family. My wife is an acute care nurse practitioner and I have one son.