Abbie Begnaud

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
IP Fellowship Program Director


Administrator Info
Name: Emily Awes Anderson
Phone: 612-624-0999
Fax: 612-625-2174

Dr. Abbie Begnaud is a Louisiana native who joined the University of Minnesota faculty in 2013. Dr. Begnaud has an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. An inaugural diplomat of the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, she is trained in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, as well as general pulmonary and critical care medicine. She collaborated to launch the University of Minnesota Health Lung Cancer Screening Program and continues to oversee all its activities.Research interests include implementation and dissemination of lung cancer screening and use of lung cancer screening to reduce health disparities in lung cancer. She is studying how incidental findings of lung cancer screening impact the overall benefit of this health service.

Research Summary

Dr. Abbie Begnaud hails from Louisiana and arrived at the University of Minnesota in 2013. Her clinical work focuses on managing common lung diseases as well as diagnosis and management of lung cancer. Her research focuses on reducing the burden of lung cancer, through early detection (screening), especially for groups who are disproportionately impacted by the disease.

Dr. Begnaud has been fortunate to partner with Indigenous organizations to reduce the burden of lung cancer in this community. In addition, she is active with the American College of Chest Physicians and A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation.

Clinical Summary

lung nodules; pleural effusion; lung cancer screening


MD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Honors and Recognition

Diverse Faculty Research Award, Department of Medicine
Clinical Excellence Award, Department of Medicine
Top Doctors Rising Star, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
A Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Screening Grant

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
American College of Chest Physicians