M. Daisy Braaten

Adjunct Assistant Professor


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.

Teaching Summary

Teach OB and inpatient family medicine and outpatient clinic

Service Summary

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

Clinical Summary

Full spectrum family medicine for over 25 years


West Suburban Family Medicine Residency ,
Cook County Family Medicine Faculty Fellowship,
MD, Northwestern University Medical School

Licensures and Certifications

Minnesota Physician License

Professional Memberships

Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

"Medication Safety Conference Committee: Improving Quality of Care and Resident Preparedness for Opioid Prescribing", STFM Clinical Improvement Conference, Houston,
Grants and Patents

Grants and Patents

Selected Grants

Award: MMA Foundation Grant for Community Outreach 2022
Sponsoring Organization: Minnesota Medical Association