M. Daisy Braaten
Dr. Braaten, MD, is faculty at the University of Minnesota Duluth Family Medicine Residency. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago and attended Northwestern University Medical School. She completed her residency at the West Suburban Family Practice Residency, serving the West Side of Chicago. Dr.Braaten first practiced at Family Practice Community Wellness Center, serving an inner-city Latino population. She completed a faculty development fellowship at Cook County Hospital and taught with the St. Elizabeth Family Practice Residency. After 6 years she and her family moved to Northern Minnesota where she joined a rural practice in Deer River, working part-time.
After working in Deer River for ten years, Braaten joined the Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program as faculty in 2013 and she continues to do some rural ER work. In her free time, she enjoys time with her husband and four children.
Dr. Braaten enjoys the breadth of Family Medicine from birth to death, including part-time clinical work in a rural emergency department. She coordinates the community involvement including a weekly clinic at the CHUM homeless shelter and the residency's JEDI Committee. She also coordinates Duluth family medicine residency's multi-disciplinary Medication Safety Conference and serve on the Essentia-wide Peer Review Committee.
Teach OB and inpatient family medicine and outpatient clinic
Lead physician CHUM homeless shelter clinic
Chair of Duluth Healthcare and Homelessness Committee
Lead MMA Foundation Wound care kit grant 2022-23
President HS Booster Club Boys' Swimming 2021-23
President HS Booster Club Music Program 2022-present
Full spectrum family medicine for over 25 years