Brian Sick, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Brian Sick

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
AHC Office of Education
426 Church Street SE
Room 485C, MMC 501
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Carol Kampa

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Division Director, Division of General Internal Medicine

Interprofessional Academic Deputy, Office of Associate Vice President for Academic Health Sciences

Internist and Pediatrician

Medical School, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Brian Sick, MD is an Associate Professor and Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota where he completed a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He is originally from Rochester, New York where he completed both his bachelor’s and medical degrees at the University of Rochester. His academic interests include interprofessional education, history of medicine, chronic care medicine and clinical quality improvement. His clinical interests include preventative medicine and primary care for the whole family.

Awards & Recognition

  • Clinical Excellence Award, Department of Medicine (2009)
  • Clinical Care Award, University of Minnesota Medical Center (2013)
  • American Academy of Family Practice Family Medicine Interest Group Leadership Award (1998)
  • Rochester Academy of Medicine Library Award, Rochester, New York – June 2000 for Excellence in History of Medicine Research for: "The Art of Body Snatching: The History of Grave Robbing for Anatomical Instruction"
  • Eagle Scout
  • Rochester Academy of Medicine Library Award (2000) 
  • Award for Clinical Excellence, Department of Medicine (2010)
  • Outstanding Community Service Award

Professional Associations

  • Medical Director, Primary Care Center
  • Medical Director, Chronic Disease Management
  • Medical Director, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Association for the History of Medicine



  • Sick BT, Sheldon L, Ajer K, Wang Q, Zhang L. The student-run, free clinic: an ideal site to teach interprofessional education? Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28(5). 2014. 413-418.
  • Cerra C, Drake D, Sick BT, King JA, Chesney M, Lutfiyya MN. Building the foundation for culture change through the design, implementation, and assessment of an interprofessional education intervention.Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(1). 2015. 46-57.
  • Berryman S, Sick BT, Wang Q, Swan PJ, Weber-Main, AM. Use of automated reminder letters to improve diabetes management in primary care: Outcomes of a quality improvement initiative. Quality in Primary Care, 21(6). 2013. 359-368.
  • Sick BT and Abraham J. Seek and Ye Shall Find: Consumer Search for Objective Health Care Cost and Quality Information. American Journal of Medical Quality, 26(6). November/December 2011. 433-40.
  • Serrot FJ, Dorman RB, Miller CJ, Slusarek B, Sampson B, Sick BT, Leslie DB, Buchwald H, Ikramuddin S. Comparative effectiveness of bariatric surgery and nonsurgical therapy in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and body mass index <35 kg/m2. Surgery, 150 (4 ). October 2011. 684-691.
  • Abraham J, Sick BT, Anderson J, Berg A, Dehmer C, Tufano A. Selecting a Provider: What Factors Influence Patients’ Decision-Making? Journal of Healthcare Management, 56(2). Mar/April 2011. 99-114.
  • Sick B, Watson K and Brocato J. “Implementing a First-Year Medical Student Curriculum in Chronic Care Changed their Attitudes about Chronic Illness.” Storyboard Presentation, AAMC Central Group on Education Affairs, March 2009.
  • Nixon LJ, Benson BJ, Rogers TB., Sick BT, Miller WJ. Effects of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Work-Hour Restrictions on Medical Student Experience. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22(7), 937-41. July 2007.



  • Family Medicine/Primary Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care


Primary Care Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Internal medicine; Pediatrics; Preventative medicine; Primary Care