Patient Care

Rumi Faizer, MD
Rumi Faizer, MD, brought a passion to discover why that happens to the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2012. Today, he is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery and an aortic surgeon.

Melissa Brunsvold, MD, and other faculty use the life-saving ECMO device to rescue COVID-19 patients with extreme respiratory failure.

Surbhi Shah, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, and Brad Holschuh, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Design, plan to create a new compression garment for patients suffering from chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).

John J Marini, MD, and Luciano Gattinoni, MD, have co-authored “Management of COVID-19 Respiratory Distress,” which was published in JAMA Insights, April 24, 2020.

A new antibody test developed by the laboratory of Marc Jenkins, PhD, is now in clinical use with the help of Amy Karger, MD, PhD, and the Advanced Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Minnesota.

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have begun enrolling patients in newly launched clinical trials involving a blood pressure medication, losartan, as a potential treatment for those recently diagnosed with COVID-19.

The Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s 2020 “Top Doctors: Rising Stars” included 97 University of Minnesota Medical School doctors this year, across 18 departments.

Led by Sophia Yohe, MD, in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, a small team of researchers and technicians transformed two buildings inside the U’s Biomedical Discovery District into Minnesota’s fourth on-site testing facility for COVID-19.

The Division of Movement Disorders in the Department of Neurology was recently named a “Center of Care” by the CurePSP Foundation. 

Erin Westfall, DO, targets pediatric whole-person healthcare by opening a fully integrated medical and dental clinic in Mankato.

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