Abbie Begnaud, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Abbie Begnaud

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Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 276
Minneapolis MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Abigail Alves

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Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


Medical School, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA

Internship and Residency, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Fellowship, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Bachelor of Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL


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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls.St.Paul Top Doctor (2022)
  • Department of Medicine Diverse Faculty Research Award (2019)
  • MPLS-St Paul Magazine Rising Stars (2015, 2016)
  • Clinical Excellence Award, University of Minnesota Physicians (2016)
  • A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation Lung Cancer Screening Grant (July 2014) 

Professional Associations

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


Research Summary/Interests

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.




Center for Lung Science and Health;Fairview Ridges Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Diplomat of American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology

Clinical Interests

lung nodules; pleural effusion; lung cancer screening