Sandra Stover, MD, FAAFP

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health

Sandra Stover

Contact Info

Office Address:
DMed Family Medicine & Biobehavioral Health
155 SMed
1035 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

Mailing Address:
DMED Family Medicine
141 SMed
1035 University Dr
Duluth, MN 55812

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities

Duluth Family Practice Program

Bush Fellowship, Class of 2005

BS, Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth


Dr. Stover joined the faulty in 2018, after 28 years as a family physician in Grand Marais, Minnesota. Her full spectrum rural practice included maternity care, emergency services, end of life care and an appointment as the Cook County Coroner. Her current role at the Medical School includes teaching clinical skills, working as a faculty member of the Rural Physicians Associate Program and serving as a preceptor with the Duluth Family Practice Residency Program.


Rural health

Awards & Recognition

Bush Fellowship, 2005

Golden Shovel Award, 2020, Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program

Recognition for Teaching in Family Medicine, 2020, Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program

Teacher of the Year, 2020, Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program

Professional Associations

Board Certified in Family Practice since 1990. 

Member of the MAFP, AAFP, and NRHA.


Research Summary/Interests

Rural Maternity Care; Post death care; Palliative care; Medical Education; LGBTQ health


Stover, S. (Corresponding Author), Lasswell, J., Friedrichsen, S., & Emery, R. "Outcomes of a rural-focused family practice residency: Exploring influences impacting obstetric practices". Journal of Regional Medical Campuses. February 2022

Stover, S. (Lead Author), Hessil, K., Ortiz, E., Friedrichsen, S., & Emery, R. (2022). Post delivery care: limited at rural hospitals without active obstetric services. Minnesota Medicine: Journal of the Minnesota Medical Association, 105(1), 26-29.

Stover*, S., & Moe*, M. (2021). Primary Care Access For LGBTQ Patients in Rural Minnesota. (3rd ed., vol. 5, pp. 14-17). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Minnesota Family Physician. [Non-Refereed]

Onello, E. (Lead Author), Stover, S., & Pearson, J. (2019). Maternity Care in Minnesota's Hospitals: Complexities, Current Concepts and Critical Next Steps. Minnesota Physician, 33(8), 5. 1049 University Drive [Non-Refereed]

Pearson, J. (Lead Author), Onello, E., & Stover, S. (2021). Tubo-Ovarian Abscess: A Hands on Simulation Including Pelvic Exam and Transvaginal Ultrasound for Preclinical Medical Students.. MedEd Portal

Poster: Stover, S. L., (Author & Presenter), Owen, M. J., (Author & Presenter) "Introducing Medical Students to their Profession: Understanding Diversity, Inclusion and social Determinants of Health as Foundational Concepts in Healthcare", Best Practices in Health Science Education - 2021, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. (May 5, 2021).


Academic Interests and Focus

Rural health needs; Clinical skills; Social determinants of health; Native American health

Teaching Areas

Dr. Stover serves as a Learning Community mentor. 

She will be teaching in the classroom as well as in sessions for clinical skill development.