Gary Bryant, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases

Gary Bryant

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Division of Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 108
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases

Senior Advisor to the Chair, Department of Medicine

Rheumatologist, Medical Director

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

Internal Medicine Residency, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Rheumatology Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Dr. Gary L. Bryant is a Professor of Medicine, and serves as the Associate Division Director for Clinical Affairs. In addition, he is Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, and completed his training in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. He did fellowship training in Rheumatology at the Brigham and Women's and Beth Israel Hospitals affiliated with Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Dr. Bryant was a staff Rheumatologist at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin prior to joining the University of Minnesota. In addition to caring for patients and participating in the teaching of residents and medical students, he was a clinical investigator involved in phase III trials of new therapies for inflammatory arthritis. He served as Medical Director of the Medical Microbiology Laboratory of the Gundersen Medical Foundation, helping to investigate mechanisms of disease and prevention of Lyme Disease. For 12 years he served as Medical Director of the Gundersen Health Plan, a physician owned not for profit health plan, and for one year as acting Chief Executive Officer. He also served as Medical Director of Managed Care for Gundersen Lutheran, overseeing the delegated medical management and processes of care for the practice's third party insurance relationships.

Dr. Bryant serves as Medical Director for the M Health Rheumatology Clinic. He also collaborates with colleagues in the Department of Medicine and the University of Minnesota Physicians to improve access, efficiency, and patient and physician satisfaction in the Ambulatory Clinics at M Health, currently focusing on improved reporting and the development of processes that will foster success in the new M Health Clinics and Surgery Center opening in February 2016.

Dr. Bryant chairs the Department of Medicine Clinical Services Unit Board. He has served on the University of Minnesota Medical Center Medical Executive Committee since 2007, and is currently Chief of Staff for the hospital.

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012-2014)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2011-2012, 2013)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society, University of Nebraska School of Medicine
  • Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctors" (2014)

Professional Associations

  • Committee Chair and former member of the Board of Directors, American College of Rheumatology
  • Delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates from the American College of Rheumatology



Lupus Clinic;Rheumatology Clinic

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Clinical Interests

Pediatric and adult congenital heart disease; Rheumatoid arthritis; Systemic lupus erythematosus; Vasculitis; Lupus

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics; University of Minnesota Medical Center