Brian Sick

Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Palliative and Primary Care
Vice Chair, Office of Faculty Affairs and Development
Interim Associate Vice President, Academic Health Sciences and Co-Director of the Center for Interprofessional Health


Administrator Info
Name: Jill Lane
Mail: 426 Church Street SE
Room 485C
MMC 501
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Brian Sick, MD is an Associate Professor and Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota where he completed a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He is originally from Rochester, New York where he completed both his bachelor's and medical degrees at the University of Rochester. His academic interests include interprofessional education, history of medicine, chronic care medicine and clinical quality improvement. His clinical interests include preventative medicine and primary care for the whole family.

Clinical Summary

Internal medicine; Pediatrics; Preventative medicine; Primary Care


MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine

Honors and Recognition

Outstanding Community Service Faculty Award, University of Minnesota
Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Award, University of Minnesota Professional Student Government
Early Distinguished Career Alumni Award, University of Minnesota Medical Alumni Society
Clinical Care Award, University of Minnesota Medical Center
Award for Clinical Excellence, Department of Medicine
Rochester Academy of Medicine Library Award, Rochester, New York for Excellence in History of Medicine Research for: "The Art of Body Snatching: The History of Grave Robbing for Anatomical Instruction"
Group Leadership Award, American Academy of Family Practice Family Medicine Interest
Eagle Scout

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians, FACP and FNAP, Fellow
American Association for the History of Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Internal Medicine
Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, Medical Director
National Academies of Practice (NAP), Distinguished Fellow
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Branch-Mays, G., Gladding, S., & Sick, B. (2018). Implementation and evaluation of a longitudinal multisession interprofessional education course designed for foundational learners. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 13, 59-64.,
Sick, B., Pittenger, A. L., Radosevich, D. M., & Brandt, B. (2019). Development and validation of a tool to assess the readiness of a clinical teaching site for interprofessional education (InSITE). Journal of Interprofessional Care,
Ascione, F. J., Sick, B., Karpa, K., McAuley, J., Nickol, D. R., Weber, Z. A., & Pfeifle, A. L. (2019). The Big Ten IPE Academic Alliance: A regional approach to developing Interprofessional Education and practice. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 15, 9-14,
Sick, B., Hager, K. D., Uden, D., Friedrich, C., Kim, H. M., Branch-Mays, G., & Pittenger, A. (2019). Using a guided reflection tool and debriefing session to learn from interprofessional team interactions in clinical settings. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 14, 53-57,
Friedrich, C., Teaford, H., Taubenheim, A., & Sick, B. (2020). Interprofessional Health Care Escape Room for Advanced Learners. Journal of Nursing Education, 59(1), 46-50.,