Kimberly Viskocil, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Kimberly Viskocil

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 36
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Colleen Unger

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Administrative Email

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Viskocil is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She is originally from Wisconsin and her undergraduate education was at the University of Iowa. She moved to the Twin Cities to attend medical school at the University of Minnesota. She completed her internal medicine residency training at the University of Minnesota and stayed on as a Chief Resident focusing on resident education. Her gastroenterology fellowship was done at the University of Minnesota as well.

Dr. Viskocil has several areas of focus including educating future physicians and treating disorders of the gut-brain interaction, such as IBS. Chronic gastrointestinal illnesses, such as these, require a team-based approach to care. Our patient-centered care aims to meet the personal needs of each patient, assist in management of daily symptoms, and improve overall quality of life.

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor - Rising Star" (2018- 2020)

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Gastroenterological Association



  • Montassier, E ; Al-Ghalith, Ga ; Hillmann, B ; Viskocil, K ; Kabage, Aj ; Mckinlay, CE ; Sadowsky, Mj ; Khoruts, A ; Knights, D. CLOUD: a non-parametric detection test for microbiome outliers. Microbiome, 2018 Aug 6, Vol.6.
  • Khoruts A, Rank KM, Newman KM, Viskocil K, Vaughn BP, Hamilton MJ, Sadowsky MJ. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Affects the Outcome of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Oct;14 (10):1433-8.
  • Khoruts, A ; Rank, Km ; Viskocil, K ; Newman, Km. Diagnostic Value of Colonoscopy in Patients Receiving Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Treatment of Refractory Clostridium difficile Infection. Gastroenterology. 2015 Apr, Vol.148(4) Suppl 1, pp.S729-S729.
  • Pocha C, Roat J, Viskocil, K. Immune-mediated colitis: important to recognize and treat. J Crohns Colitis. 2014 Feb;8(2):181-2.
  • Kerdsirichairat, T ; Shaukat, A ; Trottier, B ; Viskocil, K ; Mesa, H ; Abraham, J. Sclerosing Mesenteritis: A New Cause of Chylous Leaks? American Journal Of Gastroenterology. 2012 Oct, Vol.107 Suppl 1, pp.S122-S123


Academic Interests and Focus

Course Director; Gastroenterology; Health and Human Diseases; Year 2 Medical School


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

Disorders of the Gut-Brain Interaction (Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders)