Rita Cortese - MD

Rita Cortese - MD

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My Areas of Practice

My area of practice is General Pediatrics. My special interests with in pediatrics are : Asthma , Allergies, Obesity in children and adelescent, Nutrition, ADHD, Preventitive Care. International pediatric care.

General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 1995

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Additional Languages
  • Italian

Practices at

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

Maple Grove Urgent Care
9555 Upland Lane N
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Education & Certifications

Certification American Board of Pediatrics
1996,  2003, 2013

Fellow :  American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatric Internship/Residency: Albany Medical Center
Albany NY

Universty Of Ancona Medical School
Ancona Italy

University of Portland
BS in Biology and Chemistry
Portland Oregon

Research & Publications

Abstracts: CA Beltrami, R Cortese, C Urbani, M Bramucci: Phisiopathology of Lymphnodes: A model for autotraining for PC computers. Second joint seminar on Medical Informatics and Bioengineering. Heilbron/Heidelberg Germany.

Li P, Streubel H, R Cortese, Capasso JM, Anversa P: Chanber remodeling results in Alternation in regional shortening fallowing Myocardial Infarction in rats. AHA, Dallas 1990 

Professional Associations & Awards

American Board of Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics

Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics.


As a peditrician, my practice philosophy is patient centered. I take care of children from birth to adolescent and through their early twenties( college years).  Creating a nurturing healthy relationship with both patients and their families. My experience in various enviroments allows me to think out of the box, resulting in providing the best care for my patients. I enjoy spending my leisure time attending to my family, gardening, cooking, baking and learning about other cultures. See You Soon.