Matej Bajzer

Assistant Professor


I received a BS in medical mathematics from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and completed medical school and my PhD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio. I completed my psychiatry residency from Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine in East Garden City, NY, and a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I am an adult psychiatrist with a focus on bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia. I am also certified to deliver both electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation.


  • Substance use

Administrative Assistant

(for academic support only)
Natasha Hampton-Anderson

Clinical Summary

Schizoaffective Disorder; Major Depressive Disorder; Personality Disorders; Panic Disorder; Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Psychotic disorders; Affective disorders.


PhD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Major: Neuroscience
BS, Creighton University
Major: Medical Mathematics

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Zucker Hillside Hospital Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine
Mayo Clinic

Licensures and Certifications

Minnesota Medical License
DEA Registration

Honors and Recognition

Magna Cum Laude, Creighton University
PGY2 Resident Research Proposal, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine
Nation Society of Collegiate Scholars


Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Jawish, R., Wichser, L., Bajzer, M., Tsheringla, S., Warner, C., 2020. Just Keep Teaching: An Inpatient Psychiatric Services Goes Virtual during the Pandemic.
Crist, K., Bajzer, M., Wichser, L., 2020. An Inpatient Case Conference to Take DSM Criteria Out of the Classroom and onto the Wards. Academic Psychiatry: the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry, 44 437-439.
doi: PubMed ID: 32162169.
Bajzer, M., Olivieri, M., Haas, M. K., Pfluger, P. T., Magrisso, I. J., Foster, M. T., Tschöp, M. H., Krawczewski-Carhuatanta, K. A., Cota, D., Obici, S., 2011. Cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) antagonism enhances glucose utilisation and activates brown adipose tissue in diet- induced obese mice. Diabetologia, 54 (12): 3121-31.
doi: PubMed ID: 21987346.
Mir, A., Kofron, M., Zorn, A. M., Bajzer, M., Haque, M., Heasman, J., Wylie, C. C., 2007. FoxI1e activates ectoderm formation and controls cell position in the Xenopus blastula. Development (Cambridge, England), 134 (4): 779-788.
doi: PubMed ID: 17229765.
Bajzer, M., Seeley, R., 2006. Obesity and gut flora. Nature, 444 1009-1010.
doi: PubMed ID: 17183300.
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Bajzer, M., Haas, M., Obici, S. "Cb1 Antagonism Activates Brown Adipose Tissue in Diet- Induced Obese Mice", The Obesity Society (NAASO) 2010, San Diego, California,
Bajzer, M., Woods, S., Obici, S. "The Anorectic Effects of Cb1 Antagonism Are Not Obligatory, but are Determined by Body Adiposity", Keystone Symposia Obesity, 2001, Keystone, Colorado,
Bajzer, M., Haas, M., Foster, M., Obici, S. "Effects of Fasting Refeeding on Brown Adipose Tissue Thermogenesis in Lean and Obese Mice", Neuroscience Regional Conference, 2010, San Diego, California,



Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, F282/2A West Building, 2450 Riverside Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454