Faculty and Staff Directory

Leadership

Brett Hendel-Paterson, MD, CTropMed®

bhendel@umn.edu

HealthPartners Hospital Medicine and Palliative Care
Regions Hospital, Internal Medicine, Tropical and Travel Medicine
Global Medicine Pathway Director
Online Global Health Course Director
Global Medicine Chief Resident Co-Director
Global Health Equity
Cross-Cultural Palliative Care

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Patricia Walker, MD, DTM&H, CTropMed®, FASTMH
Professor of Medicine

patricia.f.walker@healthpartners.com

HealthPartners, Internal Medicine, Tropical and Travel Medicine
Global Medicine Pathway Associate Director
Thailand Site Director
Global Health Research: Refugee Health

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William Stauffer, MD, MSPH, CTropMed®, FASTMH
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

stauf005@umn.edu

HealthPartners, Infectious Disease
Global Health Course Director
Global Health Research: Refugee Health

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David Boulware, MD, MPH, CTropMed®
Lois & Richard King Distinguished Associate Professor

boulw001@umn.edu

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Infectious Disease
Global Medicine Research Mentor
Doris Duke Fellowship, UMN Program Director

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Michael Rhodes, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

rhod0075@umn.edu

University of Minnesota, General Internal Medicine
University of Minnesota, Hospital Medicine
Arusha, Tanzania Site Director
Global Medicine Chief Resident Co-Director

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Faculty

Jon Alpern, MD

alper054@umn.edu

HealthPartners Infectious Disease and Travel and Tropical Medicine
Global Health In-Person Course, Core Faculty

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Katie Anderson, MD, PhD, MSPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Minnesota Hospital Medicine
Global Health Research: Arbovirology
Bangkok, Thailand-Based Faculty
Global Health In-Person Course, Faculty

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Kumar Belani, MD
Professor of Medicine

University of Minnesota, Anesthesiology
India Site Director 

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Jose Debes, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Regions Hospital, Internal Medicine
University of Minnesota Gastroenterology
Global Health Research: Gastroenterology
Global Health In-Person Course, Faculty

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Malini DeSilva, MD

Minnesota Department of Health Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division, Deputy Medical Director
Global Health In-Person Course, Faculty

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Stephen Dunlop, MD
Assistant Professor

dunl0059@umn.edu

Global Health In-Person Course, Core Faculty

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Hernando Gonzalez, MD

hernando.gonzalez@hcmed.org

Hennepin County Medical Center, Gastroenterology

San José, Costa Rica Site Director

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Randolph Hurley, MD

randy.w.hurley@healthpartners.com

HealthPartners Hematology and Oncology
Global Hematology and Oncology
Tanzania Site Director (Ilula)
Global Health In-Person Course, Faculty

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Mark Jacobson, MD

Arusha Lutheran Medical Center Director
Arusha, Tanzania-Based Faculty

Ronald Johannsen, MD

ronald.johannsen@hcmed.org

Hennepin Health Global Health Director
Global Health In-Person Course, Faculty

Sarah Kesler, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Global Health In-Person Course, Faculty
Humanitarian Disaster Simulation Course Director

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Jonathan Kirsch, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Minnesota Hospital Medicine
Migrant Health Site Director
Global Health In-Person Course, Faculty
Global Health Research: Tropical Ultrasound in Colombia
Global Health Research: Low-Resource Mobile Health in Panama

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Alexia Knapp, MD

alexia.p.knapp@healthpartners.com

Health Partners, Tropical Dermatology
Global Health In-Person Course, Faculty

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Kristina Krohn, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

kroh0040@umn.edu

University of Minnesota Hospital Medicine
Alumni Engagement
Vientiane, Laos Site Director
Global Health Online Course, Faculty

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Salahudin Maalim, MD

salahudin.m.maalim@healthpartners.com

HealthPartners Internal Medicine, Tropical and Travel Medicine
HealthPartners Tropical and Travel Medicine Rotation Director
Global Health In-Person Course, Faculty
International Medical Graduate Preparation for Residency Program

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Peter Melchert, MD

melch001@umn.edu

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Children's Hospitals and Clinics St. Paul, Medicine-Pediatrics
Global Health Course Faculty

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Hope Pogemiller, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics (Joint Appointment)

poge0008@umn.edu

Hospital Medicine, University of Minnesota
Alumni Engagement
Global Health Online and In-Person Course, Faculty
International Medical Graduate Preparation for Residency Program

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Meghan Rothenberger, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Infectious Diseases, University of Minnesota
Associate Program Director Dept. of Medicine
Global Health Research: STIs

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Rachel Sandler, MD
Assistant Professor

sandl008@umn.edu

Hennepin Global Health Faculty
Migrant Health Rotation

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Ann Settgast, MD

ann.m.settgast@healthpartners.com

HealthPartners Internal Medicine, Tropical and Travel Medicine
Continuity Clinic Director, HealthPartners Center for International Health
Global Health In-Person Course, Faculty
International Medical Graduate Preparation for Residency Program

Kate Shafto, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

kvenable@umn.edu

University of Minnesota Hospital, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Global Health Online Course, Core Faculty

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Chhabi Lall Timsina Sharma, MD

chhabilall.t.sharma@healthpartners.com

HealthPartners Psychiatry
Nepal Site Director

Megan Shaughnessy, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases

megan.shaughnessy@hcmed.org

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Bernard Trappey, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics (Joint Appointment)

trappey@umn.edu

Global Pediatrics
Haiti Site Director, Pediatrics

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Jim Wallace, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine

walla474@umn.edu

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Michael Westerhaus, MD

michael.j.westerhaus@healthpartners.com

HealthPartners Center for International Health
Soc Med Course Director (Social Determinants of Health)
HealthPartners Continuity Clinic Preceptor
International Medical Graduate Preparation for Residency Program

Anteneh Zewde, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Hospital Medicine, University of Minnesota
Ethiopia Site Director (Pending)
International Medical Graduate Preparation for Residency Program

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Chief Residents

Staff

Beth Scudder, MA
Global Medicine Instructional Designer

612-625-6417
bscudder@umn.edu

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Sarah Sponsler, MA
Global Medicine Pathway Coordinator

612-626-3526
radic011@umn.edu

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