Presenters

Presenters

Michael Adams, MD

Michael Adams, MD

Family Physician, Stillwater Medical Group

Adams is a board-certified family physician who practices at Stillwater Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Oregon Health and Science University Family Medicine Residency. His interests include pediatric/adolescent medicine, international medicine and comparative health systems. He has a particular interest in adverse childhood experiences as a framework for understanding adult chronic disease.

Paul Bigliardi, MD

Paul Bigliardi, MD

Dermatologist, Allergologist and Professor, University of Minnesota Dermatology

Bigliardi is a physician with more than 20 years of clinical experience in dermato-allergy, focusing on allergic diseases in skin and other epithelia, including atopic dermatitis/neurodermatitis with its sensory skin disorders. One of his main interests is investigation and management of drug allergies. Bigliardi’s journey into immuno- and allergo-dermatology started during his fellowship at the University of Minnesota. He was trained by one of the leaders in this field and completed a double residency in dermatology and allergy. Past experience includes leading a dermatology outpatient clinic at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and the allergy clinic at the National University of Singapore. Bigliardi currently leads the allergy clinic at M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center, investigating immediate and delayed allergic reactions.

Deb Bohn, MD

Deb Bohn, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, TRIA Orthopedic Center

Bohn completed her medical degree, residency and fellowship at the University of Minnesota and is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Bohn enjoys taking care of hand and arm problems in patients of all ages. She finds it very rewarding to help people return to their important activities, whether it be buttoning a shirt or swinging a golf club. She has a special interest in fractures and children’s upper extremity problems, as well as elbow, hand, wrist and shoulder fractures. When she’s not caring for TRIA patients, she enjoys cooking, gardening and raising her beautiful children.

Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD

Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD

Dermatologist and Medical Director, Crutchfield Dermatology

Crutchfield is a graduate of the Mayo Medical School (now Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine), a professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biology at Carleton College. He is recognized, annually, as a “Top Doctor” by Mpls.St.Paul magazine. He is also the only dermatologist to have been selected as a “Best Doctor for Women” by Minnesota Monthly and has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America,” an honor awarded to only 4% of all practicing physicians. Crutchfield is the co-author of a children's book on sun protection and a dermatology textbook. He is a member of the AΩA National Medical Honor Society, an expert consultant for WebMD and CNN and a recipient of the Karis Humanitarian Award from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. Crutchfield was also given the “First a Physician” award, named a Healthcare Hero, and listed with the 100 most influential health care leaders in Minnesota by Minnesota Physician and Top 100 African-American Newsmakers in the United States by theGrio, an affiliate of NBC News. Crutchfield Dermatology is a proud member of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine.

Anne Doering, MD

Anne Doering, MD

Family Medicine Resident, University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency

Doering is a third-year resident at the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency. Her interests include patient-centered care; care of underserved communities; comprehensive reproductive health care, including obstetrics; interprofessional collaboration; teaching; health equity and advocacy.

Paul Dow, MSHI

Paul Dow, MSHI

eHealth Innovation Strategist, American Academy of Family Physicians

Dow is the eHealth innovation strategist for the American Academy of Family Physicians. His background in health informatics has provided ways for him to help physicians make the most of technology, even when the tech in question is an electronic health record. He’s been a contributing author in a leading cardiology journal on the topic of clinical interoperability. Ultimately, he’d like to help physicians discover technology that suits their workflows and allows them to connect with their patients.

Ronda Farah, MD

Ronda Farah, MD

Dermatologist and Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Dermatology

Farah is an assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota. She is also director of medical dermatology at the University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics and cosmetic lead for University of Minnesota Health. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and has published numerous articles within her fields of expertise. Farah has a special interest in laser treatments for skin diseases, hair disease and cosmetics. She completed medical school at the University of Minnesota and a dermatology residency at the University of Iowa.

Arne Graff, MD, FAAFP

Arne Graff, MD, FAAFP

Family Physician and Division Chair of Child Abuse Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic

Graff completed a family medicine residency in Cheyenne, WY, and a pediatric fellowship in child abuse pediatrics at Brown medical school/Hasbro Children’s Hospital. He provides inpatient and outpatient consultations for child maltreatment in Rochester, MN, and for outreach clinics in North Dakota and Wisconsin, where he serves as medical director for child abuse programs for both Mayo Clinic and Sanford Health. He practiced family medicine for 20 years in North Dakota and Minnesota.

Anne Griffiths, MD

Anne Griffiths, MD

Pediatric Pulmonologist, Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists; Medical Director, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Center at Children’s Minnesota

Griffiths is a pediatric pulmonologist at Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists and Children’s Minnesota. She serves as the medical director for the national PCD foundation-accredited primary ciliary dyskinesia clinical and research center at Children’s Minnesota. Professional interests include cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia, difficult-to-treat asthma, bronchiectasis and e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury.

Jennifer Heath, DNP, MPH

Jennifer Heath, DNP, MPH

Doctor of Nursing Practice and Education and Partnerships Supervisor of Vaccine Preventable Disease, Minnesota Department of Health

Heath is the supervisor of the Education and Partnerships Unit in the Vaccine Preventable Disease Section at the Minnesota Department of Health. She has been with the department since 2009. In her current role, she supervises several initiatives to improve immunization coverage throughout Minnesota, including provider education, promotion of adult and adolescent vaccines, school and childcare reporting and outreach and influenza vaccine promotion. Heath completed her Master of Public Health and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees at the University of Minnesota.

Tim Hernandez, MD

Tim Hernandez, MD

Family Physician and CEO, Entira Family Clinics

Hernandez is CEO of Entira Family Clinics. He has practiced the full spectrum of family medicine for 31 years in West St. Paul, MN, and taught medical students and residents as an associate adjunct professor in the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health since 1994. He and his wife Midge have 7 children and 14 grandchildren. He coaches high school football as a hobby.

Abby Honold

Abby Honold

Survivor and Advocate, Survivors Speak

Honold was sexually assaulted in 2014 as a college student at the University of Minnesota. After authorities did not initially press charges, she sought legal help and came forward to fight for justice. As an advocate, Honold spends her time speaking to various groups about the impact of sexual assault and founded a support network, Survivors Speak, for victims of sexual violence and abuse. She has introduced federal legislation titled The Abby Honold Act, which will start a nationwide pilot program to provide trauma-informed training to law enforcement. She was recently appointed to the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission and actively works to bring consent education to K-12 students.

Katherine Kardell, MD

Katherine Kardell, MD

Family Physician and Clinical Site Lead, Melrose - St. Paul, Park Nicollet Melrose Center

Kardell is a family physician and alumnus of the University of Minnesota Medical School and University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency. She practiced primary care for five years before finding her niche in the field of eating disorder treatment four and half years ago. Kardell works at Park Nicollet Melrose Center, a not-for-profit multidisciplinary program that serves patients in the outpatient, partial hospitalization and residential levels of care. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling with her husband and two children.

Ramla Kasozi, MD, MPH

Ramla Kasozi, MD, MPH

Family Medicine Resident, University of Minnesota St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency

Kasozi is a second-year family medicine resident at the University of Minnesota St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency. With her interests in refugee health and tackling health disparities, she is seeking to learn new strategies to address maternal health in women of color, health equity and race-based medicine. Her career aspirations include bridging comprehensive clinical care with community public health in an effort to reduce health disparities by creating community-oriented primary health care initiatives.

Anna Larson, DO

Anna Larson, DO

Family Physician, HealthPartners

Larson is a family physician practicing primarily at HealthPartners Inver Grove Heights Clinic. Her passion is gender-affirming hormone prescribing/management for all ages. She also works part-time at the HealthPartners infectious disease clinic providing HIV primary care and high-resolution anoscopy for prevention of anal cancer. She co-chairs the adolescent and adult gender care committees at HealthPartners and precepts the Gender Support Clinic at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency.

Bob Levy, MD, FAAFP

Bob Levy, MD, FAAFP

Family Physician and Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency

Levy is board-certified in addiction and family medicine. He is an assistant professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Minnesota and a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, having completed a fellowship in addiction and chronic pain at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Levy practices full-spectrum family medicine, including obstetrics. He is treasurer of the Minnesota Society of Addiction Medicine and recently received a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help Minnesota address the opioid epidemic. His medical interests include addicted health care professionals, chronic pain management, the integration of addiction treatment into primary care and addiction in pregnancy and the neonatal period.

Elizabeth Maloney, MD

Elizabeth Maloney, MD

Family Physician and President, Partnership for Tick-borne Diseases Education

Maloney, a long-standing MAFP member, is the founder and president of Partnership for Tick-borne Diseases Education, a 501(c)(3) organization providing educational programs and materials on tick-borne diseases for medical professionals and the general public. She also works on health care and governmental policies regarding tick-borne diseases. She is currently on two subcommittees of the federally-mandated Tick-Borne Disease Working Group.

Zeke McKinney, MD, MHI, MPH, FACOEM

Zeke McKinney, MD, MHI, MPH, FACOEM

Occupational Medicine Physician and Teaching Faculty, HealthPartners Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency

McKinney is a board-certified occupational and environmental medicine physician at the HealthPartners Riverway Clinic in Anoka, MN. He is also board-certified in public health and general preventive medicine as well as clinical informatics. His clinical interests include preventing work-related illness/injury, improving data-driven decision-making in clinical contexts, environmental toxicology, public safety medicine, managing complex impairment/disability and increasing the health literacy of patients and communities. He is one of few providers in Minnesota who evaluates work-related and community-related environmental toxicologic exposures, including in children.

Tanner Nissly, DO

Tanner Nissly, DO

Family Physician and Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency

Nissly is a board-certified family physician and assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 and completed his family medicine residency training at the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency in 2010. His current foci include training residents interested in careers in underserved medicine, medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorders and point-of-care ultrasound training.

Ebiere Okah, MD

Ebiere Okah, MD

Family Medicine Resident, University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency

Okah received her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and is currently a third-year family medicine resident at the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency. Okah’s research interests include the use of race in medical decision-making and the use of race as a marker for disease susceptibility.

Brittney Schultz, MD

Brittney Schultz, MD

Dertmatologist and Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Dermatology

Schultz is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota and staff physician at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System in the Department of Dermatology. She is the director of the Autoimmune Blistering Diseases Clinic at the University of Minnesota and has published on quality of life in pemphigus vulgaris. She is a lifelong Gopher and completed her undergraduate, medical school and residency at the University of Minnesota. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and biking with her husband Jeff.

Eiman Shafa, MD

Eiman Shafa, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of Robotic Surgery, Twin Cities Spine Center

Shafa completed medical school at Temple University and residencies in orthopaedic surgery, pediatric orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic oncology. In 2016, he completed a spine fellowship with Twin Cities Spine Center and joined the practice shortly thereafter. Shafa is the director of the spine robotics program at Twin Cities Spine Center.

Himanshu Sharma, MD

Himanshu Sharma, MD

Geriatrician, Family Physician and Teaching Faculty, United Family Medicine Residency

Sharma is a board-certified family physician who is passionate about comprehensive teaching of geriatric medicine and house call. He teaches residents at the United Family Medicine Residency in St. Paul, MN.

Michelle Sherman, PhD, LP, ABPP

Michelle Sherman, PhD, LP, ABPP

Psychologist and Professor, University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency

Sherman is a licensed clinical psychologist, board-certified in couples and family psychology and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. She is a professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and director of behavioral health at the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency in North Minneapolis.

Peter Stiles, MD

Peter Stiles, MD

Anesthesiologist and Medical Director - Pain Program, TRIA Orthopedic Center

Stiles is the medical director of the pain management program at TRIA, where he practices full time. He completed an anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. During training, he designed a nationally-recognized web-based system to aid patients and primary care physicians in the management of perioperative pain. Locally, he serves on the board of the Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation and the Steve Rummler Hope Network. Stiles is a graduate of St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He holds memberships with local medical societies and the Spine Intervention Society.

Sandra Stover, MD, FAAFP

Sandra Stover, MD, FAAFP

Family Physician and Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus

After 28 years as a family physician in Grand Marais, Minnesota, Stover joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus, in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health. Her interests include maternal and pediatric health issues, menopausal health challenges, end of life issues and post-death care for patients. She also served as the Cook County Coroner for six years.

Joshua Thompson, MD, MPH

Joshua Thompson, MD, MPH

Family Physician and Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Family Medicine and Community Health

Thompson is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He works at the University of Minnesota Physicians Mill City Clinic in downtown Minneapolis and is an inpatient attending with the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency. His clinical and research interests are in the wellbeing and care of LGBTQ patients.

Robert Tibesar, MD

Robert Tibesar, MD

Children’s ENT, Facial Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Children’s Minnesota

Tibesar is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and practices at Children’s Hospital. He earned academic honors at the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed an otolaryngology residency at the Mayo Clinic. After residency, he served as a practicing otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon for the US Air Force and completed a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery at Children’s Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota. He has published numerous articles in his field. Tibesar is actively involved in the education of University of Minnesota medical students and residents. He has participated in multiple surgical mission trips abroad to care for children with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial deformities. His clinical and research interests include craniosynostosis, pediatric facial plastic surgery, cleft lip and palate and craniofacial malformations.

Linda Walther, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Linda Walther, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Registered Nurse and Clinical Coordinator for the Statewide Medical Forensic Policy Program, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA)

Walther is the clinical coordinator for the Statewide Medical Forensic Policy Program, facilitated by the Sexual Violence Justice Institute at MNCASA. She has 40 years of nursing experience and has been a sexual assault nurse examiner for 13 years. Walther provides trainings on medical forensic exams for hospitals and coordinates SANE trainings in Minnesota.

Andrea Westby, MD, FAAFP

Andrea Westby, MD, FAAFP

Family Physician and Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Family Medicine and Community Health

Westby is a former rural family physician and current core faculty at the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency. She also teaches medical student courses at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her clinical and research interests include parent-child-family health, including full-spectrum obstetric and newborn care; the understanding and use of race in medical education and clinical care; health equity; bias; Health at Every Size® and reproductive justice.

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