Raymond Christensen, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health

Raymond Christensen

Contact Info


Office Phone 218-726-7897

Office Address:
University of Minnesota Duluth
131 SMED
1035 University Dr
Duluth, MN 55812

MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Raymond Christensen, MD, has practiced family medicine for approximately 40 years, making it his personal mission to provide rural communities with access to high quality health care. He serves as associate dean for rural health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus, and associate director of the Rural Physician Associate Program. He also advises the Family Medicine Interest Group on the Duluth campus.


Rural family medicine



Carlson S, Dresow B, Murugappan M, ...Westra R, Christensen R, et al. Impact of crisis prevention training on student confidence in patient encounters. Journal of Student-Run Clinics. 2016 Sep 30 [last modified: 2016 Sep 30]. Edition 1.

Zink T, Center B, Finstad D, Boulger JG, Repesh LA, Westra R, Christensen R, Brooks KD. Efforts to graduate more primary care physicians and physicians who will practice in rural areas: Examining outcomes from the University of Minnesota Duluth and Rural Physician Associate Program. Academic Medicine. 2010;85(4):599-604.