Daniel Wheeler, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Daniel Wheeler

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 741
Minneapolis, MN, 55455

Lab Address:
Mayo A635

Administrative Assistant Name
Madison Stangl

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Academic Hospitalist

Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Chief Residency, San Francisco VA Medical Center

BA, Amherst College, Amherst, MA


Dr. Dan Wheeler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Dan was also a graduate of UCSF's Health Systems & Leadership program. His interests include clinical coaching, communication, high-value care, quality improvement, and clinical problem-solving.

Awards & Recognition

  • Young Innovator Grant, Lown Institute, RightCare Alliance (2014)
  • Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (2015)


Research Summary/Interests

  • Medical education
  • Clinical coaching
  • Communication
  • High-value care
  • Quality improvement


  • Wheeler DJ,Cascino T, Sharpe B, Connor DM. When the script doesn’t fit: an exercise in clinical reasoning. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2017;32(7):836-840.
  • Wheeler DJ,Mihara K, Chiovaro J. Seeing wisely. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2017;32(2):139.
  • Makaroun LK, Bowman C, Duan K, Handley N, Wheeler DJ, Pierluissi E, Chen AH. Specialty care access in the safety net – the role of public hospitals and health systems. Journal ofHealth Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2017;28(1): 566-581.
  • Wheeler D, Marcus P, Nguyen J, Kwong A, Khaki AR, Valencia V, Moriates C. Evaluation of a resident-led project to decrease phlebotomy rates in the hospital: think twice, stick once. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2016;176(5):708-710.


Academic Interests and Focus

Clinical problem-solving, communication, team leadership


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Clinical problem-solving; medical education; clinical coaching; communication in the hospital