I believe that taking care of burn patients requires a team. As part of the burn team I strive to take care of the whole patient as well as their injuries, in addition, I work very hard to maintain good and frequent communication with the patient and their families.

In my spare time I enjoy painting, music, knitting and spending lots of time with my children and grandchildren doing outside activities.


Monday: All day
Tuesday: All day
Wednesday: All day
Thursday: All day
Friday: All day
Saturday: All day
Sunday: All day

Qualifications and experience

Critical Care, Surgery, Surgery - Burn Surgery, Surgery - Limb Salvage, Surgery - Trauma and Acute Care
Languages spoken
North Dakota State University (ND) (1995)

Medical School
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (1999)

Hennepin County Medical Center Program (2000)

Hennepin County Medical Center Program (2003)

Hennepin County Medical Center Program (2005)

Hennepin County Medical Center Program (2011)

Clinical interest for patients

My main interests involve taking good care of burn, frostbite and complex wound patients of all ages.

Research interest for patients

Burn and Frostbite

Volunteer activities

I am dedicated to teaching good burn and frostbite care throughout the United States both by offering free lectures, speaking at conferences and teaching frequent Advanced Burn Life Support Courses. I have also previously worked very closely with LifeSource of Minnesota as their critical care chair. LifeSource is the non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest. They serve more than 6 million people in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Wisconsin