Roli Dwivedi, MD

Associate Professor, Chief Clinical Officer - CUHCC, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Roli Dwivedi

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-301-3433

Office Address:
Community-University Health Care Center
2001 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Associate Professor, Chief Clinical Officer - CUHCC, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Chief Clinical Officer, Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC)

Vice Chair for Community Engagement and Advocacy, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

MD, Dr. Vaishampayan Memorial Government Medical College

University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency

Clinical Scholarship Intensive –Family medicine, University of

Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Health Equity Leadership and Mentoring Fellowship, University of

Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Faculty Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Dwivedi is a University of Minnesota assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, chief clinical officer at the Community University Health Care Center, and vice chair for community engagement and advocacy. She received her medical training at Vaishampayan Memorial medical school in India and completed residency in family medicine at the University of Minnesota. She was also honored to serve as chief resident in family medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Dwivedi is involved with several leadership and quality committees all across Minnesota and serves as director at large within the executive committee of Minnesota AFP. She is an educator and likes to create new models of teaching and culturally competent care deliveries. Her special interest in education includes global health and culturally sensitive care. She is also invested in improving health disparities and mentoring medical students and residents. 


Colposcopy, office based procedure, suboxone, Reproductive health, integrative medicine  

Awards & Recognition

  • 2021 inductee, Academy for Excellence in Clinical Practice
  • 2014 Outstanding unit award for Equity and diversity, University of Minnesota
  • 2017 Helping Build Healthy Communities national award for work on management of Diabetes during Ramadan fasting
  • 2017, 2018 Top Minnesota Family Physician – Minnesota monthly
  • April 2017, 2018 nominated and in top four for “Family physician of the year” award issued annually by the Minnesota Association of family physicians
  • 2013 Nominated for “Leadership in Quality” award issued annually by the Minnesota Medical Association and the MMA Foundation
  • April 2010 NCSC delegate at AAFP on special constituencies
  • June 2009 Received “Resident teacher award” from Society of teachers in Family Medicine (STFM)
  • 2008-2009 AAFP Recognition award for participating as an active teacher in Family medicine

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota doctors for health Equity group
  • Health equity advisory council (Minnesota Community measurements)
  • Social Medicine Consortium
  • Alternate delegate MARC (Minnesota and reporting committee)
  • Minnesota Director at Large, MAFP
  • Quality Improvement Advisory and credentialing (U care FUHN ACO (Federally qualified health centers urban health network)-Continuous quality Improvement committee and Diabetes subgroup lead
  • Minnesota Association of Community Health ( MNACH), Member of medical director advisory committee


Research Summary/Interests

Addiction, Preventable chronic diseases, Trauma. healing and body experiences, patient centered care, educational models. 

Research Funding Grants

University of Minnesota

  1. Performance and social justice. An interdisciplinary team will look in to physiological and emotional shifts that are identified as “restorative,” inquire into the role of imagination, and group healing. Grant came from Institute of advanced study research and collaborative. 2015-2016

External Sources

  1. MAFP foundation. Mindfulness in Medicine. 2015 
  2. Minnesota Department of Health. Family planning grant
  3. Community University Health Care Center. HRSA expansion grant for substance abuse management in the Community. February 2016.
  4. MDH hypertension and pre-diabetes grant – screening for new diagnosis and better control of existing hypertensive patients
  5. Grand challenge exploration multi-year research grant
  6. Art of Healing: Embodied storytelling as resistance and practice, A multifaceted investigation and mapping of the conditions that make it possible for women and girls of color to stand up in resistance to structural violence, and the kind of healing that becomes possible in such situations
    Oct 2016 


1. Roli Dwivedi, Joseph Ofstedal What is the best first line antibiotic for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in females? FPIN Vol 20 | No. 10 | October 2017

2. Roli Dwivedi, Christina Cipolle, Chris Hoefer, Development and Assessment of an Inter-Professional Curriculum for Managing Diabetes during Ramadan American journal of pharmaceutical education: Vol 82, issue 7, 10/2017

3. Book Chapter “Immigrant and Refugee Adolescent Care: challenges and opportunities. Roli Dwivedi, MD, Mary O’Donnell, DNP, Karen Jankowski MD 11/2018

4. Bhat, ML, Rasool, Z, Kadri, SM, Wani, N, Hassan, G, Mumtaz, D, Qureshi, W, Shiekh, B, Dwivedi, R. Cystic Dysplasia of testis: A case report, BMJ: Journal of Clinical Pathology, 2006, Vol. 59(9), pp. 1002-1003.

5. Kiley S, Dwivedi R, Monga M. Ayurvedic Medicine and Renal Calculi. Journal of Endourology. 2008; 22( 8)


Academic Interests and Focus

Educating medical students and residents. Designing patient centered care delivery models.

Teaching Areas

global health, culturally sensitive care, reproductive health and prevention of chronic diseases.


Health care management during fasting

Local global health

Reproductive health in different cultures. 



  • Family Medicine/Primary Care

Board Certifications

American Board of family medicine 

Clinical Interests

Primary care , office based procedures, suboxone, integrative medicine, reproductive health


In The News





5. Minnesota Medicine magazine interview on Opioid crisis and encampment at Haiwatha