Timothy Ramer, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Timothy Ramer

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-333-0770

Office Address:
Smiley's Family Medicine Clinic
2020 E 28th St, Suite 104
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Program Director, University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Riverside Medical Center Family Medicine Residency


Timothy Ramer, MD, serves as program director of UMN Medical Center Family Medicine Program. Previously, he served as medical director of the University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency, where his main focus is teaching and developing residents. He is also one of the family medicine team members on the Minnesota Primary Care Transformation Collaborative. In June 2011, he became certified by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies Department of Professional Development and Applied Studies as a fetal alcohol spectrum disorders trainer.

Ramer passionate about Family Medicine and training the next generation of Family Medicine Physicians. He loves the diversity that this specialty offers and the ability to change the focus of his interest midstream in his practice.


Quality improvement, electronic medical record usage and integration, institutional dynamics and the culture of change, collaborative problem solving, fetal alcohol syndrome, cross-cultural health, spirituality and healing, Clinical Informatics, Teaching and Practicing POCUS

Awards & Recognition

Faculty Teaching Award 2006

Professional Associations




1. Ramer, TJ.Consulting editor for Krachmer J, Palay D, eds. Ophthalmology for the Primary Care Physician.St. Louis, 1997, 2005

Chapters in Books

1. Ramer, TJ., Fontaine, P.Neonatal circumcision.In: Rakel, R., ed. Saunders Manual of Medical Practice.Philadelphia, 1996.

2. Ramer, TJ. Breastmilk Jaundice. In Emedicine Pediatrics Online Textbook at emedicine.com


1. Harper P, Van Riper K, Ramer T, Slattengren A, Smithson A, Wicks C, Martin C, Wootten M, Carlson S, Miller E, Fallert C. Team-based Care: An Expanded Medical Assistant Role – Enhanced Rooming and Visit Assistance. Journal of Interprofessional Care. Published online 02 Nov 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2018.1538107

2. Ramer, TJ. Nissely, T.Does point-of-care ultrasound have patient-care advantages over ultrasound performed in the radiology department in the evaluation of deep venous thrombosis? Evidence-Based Practice, Vol 21, No 4, April 2018


Board Certifications

Family Medicine, Clinical Informatics

Clinical Interests

POCUS, Mindfulness