Ashley Bjorklund

Assistant Professor, Fellowship Program Director, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director of Pediatric Critical Care, Hennepin County Medical Center
PICU Fellowship Program Director


Ashley Bjorklund, MD, is a Pediatric Intensivist with Hennepin Healthcare at Hennepin County Medical Center. She is also an Affiliate Assistant Professor and the Fellowship Program Director with the Pediatric Critical Care Division at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Bjorklund received her MD degree from Rush University in Chicago, completed residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at University of Minnesota.
She is board certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Pediatric Critical Care. She served in the Navy as a Pediatrician at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from 2011-2013 and as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center from 2016-2019.


MD, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics,
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care,
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS),
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS),
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor (PALS),
Basic Life Support (BLS),
General Pediatric, American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Internal Medicine,
Pediatric Critical Care, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

University of Minnesota Faculty Teaching Award (2023)
George Noren Teaching Award (2023)
National Capital Consortium Residency “SOWGAS” Faculty Teacher Award
Mark Snelling Outstanding Fellow Teacher Award, University of Minnesota
National Capital Consortium Residency Faculty Teaching Honor Roll
Joint Award Defense Meritorious Service Award
Lieutenant General Clair Chennault Award, Walter Read GME Faculty Teaching Award
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition” , Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors” , Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine



Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-301
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Contact

Martha Driscoll
Administrative Phone: 612-873-2064
Administrative Fax Number: 612-904-4284