UMN Medical Center Faculty

 
Patricia Adam, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor

612-333-0770
adamx005@umn.edu

Medical school: University of Virginia
Residency: University of Missouri-Columbia Family Medicine Residency
Fellowship: University of Missouri-Columbia in academic medicine
Additional training: MSPH, University of Missouri-Columbia
Medical interests: Colposcopy, chronic diseases, ambulatory care, evidence-based medicine
Personal interests: Keeping up with her three boys, dancing the tango with her husband 

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Karen Borchert, MD
Assistant Professor

612-333-0770
borc0084@umn.edu

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Residency: University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency

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Dana Brandenburg, PsyD
Assistant Professor

612-333-0770
brand444@umn.edu

Graduate school: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Internship: Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in health psychology
Fellowship: Michigan State University in primary care psychology and medical education
Medical interests: Smoking cessation, health behavior change, primary care psychology
Personal interests: Spending time with family, training for endurance running events

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Nicole Chaisson, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

612-343-7155
chai0027@umn.edu

Medical school: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Residency: St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center Family Medicine Residency (now Regions Hospital)
Fellowship: Regions Hospital in adolescent medicine
Additional training: MPH, University of Minnesota
Medical interests: Family planning, prenatal care, women's reproductive rights, adolescent medicine
Personal interests: Spending time with family, going for long walks, trying to keep her garden alive

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Jay Dirks, MD
Assistant Professor

612-333-0770
dirks007@umn.edu

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Residency: University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency
Medical interests: Clinical medicine quality improvement
Personal interests: Traveling, pop culture, music, trying new restaurants, Minnesota Vikings football, Minnesota Twins baseball

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Kristin Eide, DO
Assistant Professor

612-343-7154
maier072@umn.edu

Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: West Suburban Family Medicine Residency - Chicago, IL
Medical interests: Osteopathic manual treatment, educating family medicine physicians

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Joseph Garry, MD
Associate Professor

612-884-0406
garry036@umn.edu

Medical school: MD, University of Minnesota
Residency: University of California Los Angeles Family Medicine Residency
Fellowships: Thomas Jefferson University in sports medicine; University of South Carolina in research; East Carolina University in faculty development
Additional training: C.A.Q. in sports medicine

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Peter Harper, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

(612) 333-0770
harpe006@umn.edu

Medical school: Case Western Reserve University
Residency: University Hospitals Case Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
Additional training: MPH, University of Minnesota
Medical interests: Community-oriented primary care, Controlling Asthma in American Cities Project, quality improvement
Personal interests: Canoeing with family in the Boundary Waters

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Javad Keyhani, MD
Assistant Professor

612-625-5269
keyh0001@umn.edu

Medical school: The Ohio State University
Residency: University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency
Medical interests: Chronic health conditions, holistic medicine, behavioral change

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Diane Madlon-Kay, MD, MS
Professor

612-333-0770
madlo001@umn.edu

Medical school: New York Medical College
Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
Additional training: MS, University of Minnesota
Medical interests: Maternal child health, practice-based research networks, evidence-based medicine
Personal interests: Inline skating, reading, listening to Weird Al Yankovic, spending time with her husband and two sons

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Jennifer Oberstar, MD
Assistant Professor

612-884-0406
ober0042@umn.edu

Medical school: Saba University School of Medicine
Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
Fellowship: Hennepin County Medical Center in primary care sports medicine

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James Pacala, MD, MS
Professor

612-625-0954
pacal001@umn.edu

Medical school: University of Rochester
Residency: University of Wisconsin-Madison Family Medicine Residency
Fellowships: University of Connecticut in geriatrics and Brown University in health services research
Additional training: MS, Brown University

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Kara Pacala, MD
Assistant Professor

612-333-0770
pacal002@umn.edu

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Residency: University of Minnesota Medical Center (Smiley’s) Family Medicine Residency
Medical interests: Urban community health, refugee/immigrant health, women's health and reproductive rights
Personal interests: Spending time with her husband and two kids

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Chrystian Pereira, PharmD
Assistant Professor

612-343-7136
pereira@umn.edu

Pharmacy school: University of Minnesota
Residencies: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Medical interests: Diabetes management, smoking cessation, urban community health
Personal interests: Bicycling, playing soccer and ultimate frisbee

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Timothy Ramer, MD
Assistant Professor

612-333-0770
ramer001@umn.edu

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Residency: University of Minnesota Smiley’s Family Medicine Residency (now University of Minnesota Medical Center)
Certification: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders trainer
Medical interests: Quality improvement, cross-cultural health, electronic medical record, spirituality and healing
Personal interests: Cooking curries, biking, canoeing, swimming, celebrating Halloween, spending time with his wife and three children

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David Satin, MD
Assistant Professor

612-626-8581
sati0003@umn.edu

Medical school: University of Western Ontario
Residency: University of Minnesota Smiley’s Family Medicine Residency (now University of Minnesota Medical Center)
Fellowship: University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics
Medical interests: Bioethics, pay-for-performance, emergency medicine

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