Jonathan Kirsch, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine

Jonathan Kirsch

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 741
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Mena Vue

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Administrative Email

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine


Medical School, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Minneapolis, MN

Resideny, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Jonathan Kirsch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency training at Hennepin County Medical Center in Internal Medicine. His clinical interest is the inpatient care of adults, along with a focus on medical education, program development for underserved populations and global health research. He has worked in Hospital Medicine in Ithaca, NY and at the University of North Carolina where he was Associate Director of the Hospital Medicine Program. He has also worked in Farmworker Health in New York and North Carolina. He served as a Fulbright Scholar from 2017-2018 in Cali, Colombia. He is a Core Faculty of the Global Health Pathway here at the University of Minnesota and directs the Inter-professional Migrant Health Rotation.

Awards & Recognition

  • Health Inter-Professional Education Selection ‘Topics in Migrant Health’ (2019)
  • Fulbright Regional Travel Award (2018)
  • Senior Fellow, Society of Hospital Medicine (2018)
  • Fulbright Scholar. Cali Colombia (2017-2018)
  • Professor Rounds Poster Selection. SGIM Campbell, Kirsch et al. (2016)
  • Global Programs and Strategy Alliance International Travel ($3000) (2015)
  • Fellow in Hospital Medicine – Society of Hospital Medicine (2014)
  • UMN Medical Educator Travel Award (META) (2014)
  • SQUINT Award in Quality Improvement, Sickle Cell Management McWilliams, et al. UNC Resident Research Day winning abstract (2011)

Professional Associations

  • Core Faculty, UMN Global Health Pathway
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Fellow of Hospital Medicine
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Doctors for Global Health



  • Kirsch, J. D., Duran, A., Kaizer, A. M., Thompson Buum, H. A., Robiner, W. N., & Weber-Main, A. M. Career-Focused Mentoring for Early-Career Clinician Educators in Academic General Internal Medicine. The American Journal of Medicine, November 2018, Vol.131(11), pp.1387-1394
  • Barnes AMT, Crespo-Diaz RJ, Cohenour J, Kirsch JD, Arbefeville S, Ferrieri P. (2017)
    A Noninvasive Rhizopus Infection With a Bladder Fungal Ball in a Patient With Poorly Controlled Diabetes Mellitus. Lab Med. 2017 Oct 23.
  • Liles EA, Kirsch JD, Gilchrist M, Adem M. (04/2014) Hospitalist Management of Vaso-Occlusive Pain Crisis in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease Using a Pathway of Care. Hospital Practice. Vol. 42 No. 2
  • Stephens E, Liles A, Dancel R, Gilchrist M, Kirsch, J, DeWalt, D. Who Needs Inpatient Detox? Development and Implementation of a Hospitalist Protocol for the Evaluation of Patients for Alcohol Detoxification. J Gen Intern Med. 2014
  • Gilchrist M, Kirsch J. Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Chapter in Clinical Decision Support. 2013 (
  • Liles A, Kirsch J. Evaluation of Chest Pain. Chapter in Clinical Decision Support. 2013 (
  • Kirsch, JD, Arana Cedeño, M. (1999) Informed consent for family planning for poor women in Chiapas, Mexico The Lancet 354:9176.

Recent Abstracts

  • Liles EA, Kirsch JD, Ossman P, Brubaker, B. “Feedback on Bouncebacks”. SGIM Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 2014.
  • Reynolds M, Kirsch JD, Brubaker B, French J, Liles EA. “Why do patients really get re-admitted? Comparing the Discharging Physician and Patient’s Perceived Reasons for Hospital Readmission.” SGIM Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 2014.
  • Caldwell M and Kirsch JD. “It's not time yet to hang up your HAT”. SGIM Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 2014.
  • Hodge B, Calleson D, Kirsch, J. Developing a Taxonomy for Describing Global Health Education Programs in Graduate Medical Education. Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference Washington DC 2013
  • Hodge B, Carlough M, Kirsch, J. Describing a knowledge gap between what incoming resident physicians currently know and want to know about global health at the University of North Carolina. Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference Washington DC 2013



University of Minnesota Medical Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Hospital Medicine; Global Health; Quality Improvement; Rural Health; Ultrasound Research; Mobile Health; Mentoring; Resident Scholarship Education