Tina Slusher, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Tina Slusher

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-2272

Fax 612-625-2920

Office Address:
Global Pediatrics
Room 365
717 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Mailing Address:
Global Pediatrics
Room 365, Mail Code 1932
717 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

MD, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Residency, Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

BS, Biology, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY


Dr. Slusher divides her time between the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Hennepin County Medical Center and patient care at missionary and academic hospitals in Nigeria and Kenya. Dr. Slusher regularly lectures for medical trainees (nurses, med students, residents and fellows) and consultants in the U.S., Nigeria other African countries and Thailand. Courses and lectures she recently has taught: global health for students; neonatal resuscitation, including Helping Babies Breath; management of ventilators; neonatal care in low-resource settings; pain management; recognition and treatment of neonatal jaundice; treatment of malnutrition; and immunization updates.

Awards & Recognition

  • Clinical/Translational Paper of the Year (Associate or Full Professor), Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2019)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2017) 


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Slusher is currently the principal investigator in two studies "Treatment of Neonatal Jaundice with Filtered Sunlight Phototherapy: Safety and Efficacy in African Neonates in Rural Communities" and "Neonatal Bilirubin Induced Neurologic Dysfunction in Developing Countries". She is collaborating with physicians at Stanford University, University of Louisville, University of California San Diago, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (USA), Lagos State University, Bowen University and Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria). Previously she has been co- or principal investigator in several studies investigating methods and attitudes regarding breast feeding in Ugandan and Kenyan mothers.


Board Certifications

Pediatrics; Critical Care