Andrea Westby, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Andrea Westby

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-302-8200

Office Address:
Broadway Family Medicine Clinic
2426 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

MD, University of Minnesota

United Family Medicine Residency Program


Andrea Westby, MD, joined the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program faculty in 2017. Prior to joining faculty, she was a rural full-spectrum physician including obstetrics in Perham, MN from 2012-2016. She practices and teaches full-spectrum family medicine at North Memorial Medical Center and Broadway Family Medicine clinic and is involved with undergraduate medical education and as a Faculty Advisor for medical students at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her primary medical, educational and research interests include obstetric and perinatal care, parent-child health, reproductive justice, community health, weight-neutral care/Health at Every Size, structural competence, promoting health equity, and eliminating biological racial essentialism in medicine. 

Awards & Recognition

Medical School Distinguished Teaching Award, Year 3 2021

Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Educator of the Year 2019

Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Star 2020, 2021

Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors 2021, 2022

University of Minnesota Physicians Colleague Clinical Excellence Recognition 2021



Peer-Reviewed Publications

Okah E, Thomas J, Westby A, Cunningham B. Colorblind racial ideology and physician use of race in medical decision-making. J Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Accepted Aug 2021,published online ahead of print Sep 8, 2021

Peek CJ, Allen M, Pacala JT, Nickerson W, Westby A. Coming Together in Action for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Fam Med. 2021;53(9):786-795.

Westby A, Miller L. Fetal Growth Restriction Before and After Birth. American Family Physician. Submitted 9/2020, accepted 2/2021, awaiting publication, November 2021.

Fertig AR, Trofholz AC, Loth K, Tate AD, Miner M, Neumark-Sztainer D, Westfall EC, Westby A, Berge JM. (2021) Kitchen Adequacy and Child Diet Quality in a Racially/Ethnically Diverse Sample, Ecology of Food and Nutrition, DOI: 10.1080/03670244.2021.1968848

Prasad P, Westby A, Crichlow R. You Can’t Heal What You Don’t Reveal. Annals of Family Medicine. 2021;19:69-71. DOI:

Westby, A. Timmins K, Gieseker R, Nissly T, Justesen K. Achieving Equity in Telehealth: "Centering at the Margins" in Access, Provision and Reimbursement. J ABFM. Feb 2021, 34 (Supplement) S29-S32; DOI: 10.3122/jabfm.2021.S1.200280

Ricco J, Westby A. Syphilis: Far from Ancient History. Am Fam Physician. 2020;102(2):91-98.

Westby, A. Sherman, M., Justesen, K., Ricco, J. Let’s Do Something About It: Addressing Race-Based Medicine in a Residency Program, STFM Education Column, Dec 2019.

Berge, J., Smith, C., Trudeau, S., Trump, L., Walsh, C., Gilbertson, B., Kidd, E., Lownik, E., Pesch, E., Gathje, E., Westby, A. Using an interprofessional prenatal group care model to address disparities in pregnancy-related outcomes in a high risk population in a family medicine residency clinic. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, March 2020. 18, 100300.

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Westby A., Jones, C., Loth, K. Letter to the Editor: The Role of Weight Stigma in the Development of Eating Disorders. American Family Physician. 2021 Jul 15;104(1):7-8.

Stadem, P, Timmins, K, Levy, R, and Westby, A. We Cure Hepatitis C in the Primary Care Clinic (and so can you!), Minnesota Family Physician, Winter (February) 2021, p14-17.

Tsai J., Cerdena J, Khazanchi R, Lindo, E, Marcelin, J, Rajagopalan, A, Sandoval, RS, Westby A., Gravlee C. There is No “African American Physiology”: The Fallacy of Racial Essentialism. J Internal Medicine. 2020 Sept; 288(3): 368-370. DOI: (published online 2020 Aug 20)

Westby A., Okah E., Ricco J. Letter to the Editor: Race-based treatment decisions perpetuate structural racism. American Family Physician. 2020 Aug 1;102(3):136-137.

Westby, A. and Walsh, C. Family Medicine Obstetrical Care: Partners in Providing Maternity Care and Improving Outcomes. MetroDoctors: Journal of the Twin Cities Medical Society, March/April 2020, p15-16.

Okah, E, and Westby, A. What’s Race Got to Do With It? Why we care about how race is used in medical research, practice and clinical decision-making, and why you should too. Minnesota Family Physician, Fall (October) 2019, p16-17.

Kozhimannil KB, Westby A. What Family Physicians Can Do to Reduce Maternal Mortality. Am Fam Physician. 2019 Oct 15;100(8):460-461.

Westby, A., Smith, J., & Sherman, M. (2019). Adolescent medicine: Meeting unique needs. Minnesota Physician, 32(11),

Westby, A. Family Medicine Educators Need to Lead on Eliminating Race-Based Medicine. STFM Guest Blog. March 19, 2019.

Westby, A. Flight.Minnesota Medicine. 2015 Oct.

Westby, A. Leslie's story. When there is nothing more to be done, a physician offers compassion and wonders whether it was enough. Minnesota Medicine, 2014; 97(11-12).

Westby, A. Breathe. Minnesota Medicine. 2014 June/July.*

*Medical Musings writing contest Physician winner 2014

Educational Videos-Physician Education Material

Westby A. A "Weight-y" Issue: Decentering BMI and Providing Weight Neutral Care, Module 1 in "Weight Bias" CME Module, American Academy of Family Physicians,

Jones, D., Brecher, L., Hartman, S., McNeil, S., Westby, A., Spicer, A., et al. American Academy of Family Physicians. The EveryOne Project Implicit Bias Training Guide 2019.

Nissly, T., Frank, B., Westby, A., and Stone, L. How Social and Environmental Determinants Can Be Used to Pay Differently for Health Care AND ACA Opened the Door for Payment Reform and Practice Transformation to Address Social Determinants of Health, Now What? Module. In: Edgoose J. (ed) Health Equity Curricular Toolkit. Parkway Leawood, KS: Health Equity Team for Family Medicine for America’s Health; 2018.

Atwell, K., Paddock, E., and Westby, A. Access to Primary Care is Not Enough: A Health Equity Road Map. In: Edgoose J. (ed). Health Equity Curricular Toolkit. Parkway Leawood, KS: Health Equity Team for Family Medicine for America’s Health; 2018.