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I feel privileged to have the trust and confidence of my patients. I especially enjoy getting to know patients as individuals, their interests and endeavors. I try to adjust treatment plans in accordance to my patients' medical condition, but also in accordance with values and stage of life.
I have a diverse outpatient practice that focuses on both pulmonary and sleep conditions. I also practice in our intensive care unit at Methodist hospital and provide consultative work in the rest of the hospital. I have a special focus on interventional pulmonary procedures and I also particularly enjoy complex illnesses where I work with other physicians to achieve the best outcome for my patients. I perform standard and advanced bronchoscopic techniques and perform laser large airway treatments, endobronchial radiation procedures, CT guided needle biopsy and stereotactic radiation marker placement techniques. I have also enjoyed being involved in Park Nicollet management and governance work and serve as department chair for Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders and on the Executive Medical Council. I have a professional interest in ethics and complex care near end of life and serve on the Ethics Committee. I teach in the University of Minnesota Medical School and provide post-graduate training for fellows in pulmonary and critical care at Methodist Hospital.
Accepting New Patients: Yes
1415, 1515 and 1601 St. Francis Ave.
Shakopee, MN 55379
3931 Louisiana Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Certification: American Board of Pulmonary Medicine
Certification: American Board of Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary/Critical Care: University of Minnesota
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship: University of Minnesota
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Undergraduate: Grinnell College
Internal Medicine Residency: University of Minnesota
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-evaluation and treatment of lung transplant patients and clinical research; 1994, President, Minnesota Thoracic Society; Medical Directory Respiratory Therapy - HealthSystem Minnesota; Asthma Treatment Guidelines-ICSI; American Thoracic Society; Minnesota American Association; Lung Transplantation - University of Minnesota Lung Treatment Program; Critical Care Fellow Training Program, University of Minnesota/Hennepin County Medical Center; American College Chest Physicians
My professional goal is to keep compassion and warmth in our technically complex critical care and pulmonary practice.