Faculty & Staff

 
Kirby Clark, MD
Director

612-626-8788
clark130@umn.edu

Medical Education: University of Minnesota
Residency/Fellowship: Family Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota St. John's Hospital
Medical Interests: Comprehensive primary care, obstetrics, office procedures, newborn care, inpatient care, primary care process innovations, point-of-care ultrasound, continuity of care, patient safety, medical-legal initiatives
Personal Interests: Outdoor activities with my children, motorcycling, softball, and family and friend time

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Raymond Christensen, MD
Associate Director

218-726-7318
rchriste@d.umn.edu

Medical Education: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Internship: St. Mary’s Hospital, Duluth, MN
Medical Interests and Vision: Access for all rural citizens to high quality health care
Personal interests: Bicycling, canoeing, fishing, running, tennis, and walking

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Jay Dirks, MD
Faculty

612-333-0770
dirks007@umn.edu

Medical Education: University of Minnesota (RPAP: Monticello, MN)
Residency/Fellowship: University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency
Medical Interests: Clinical medicine quality improvement, office based procedures, pediatric medicine (increasing vaccination rates), non-traditional visits (email, telephone, virtual), teaching residents and medical students
Personal Interests: Traveling, pop culture, music, trying new foods/restaurants, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins

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Anne Keenan, MD
Faculty

651-772-3461
hors0097@umn.edu

Medical Education: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
Residency/Fellowship: University of Minnesota St. John's Family Medicine Residency
Medical Interests: Obstetric care, pediatrics, and healthy lifestyle promotion
Personal Interests: Running, gardening, crochet, trying to recreate Great British Baking Show recipes

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Javad Keyhani, MD
Faculty

612-625-5269
keyh0001@umn.edu

Medical Education: Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
Residency/Fellowship: University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Program
Medical Interests: Chronic health conditions, holistic medicine, and behavioral change
Personal Interests: Learning new skills such as comedy improv, free diving, and playing the piano

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Keith Stelter, MD, MMM
Faculty

507-594-6500
stelter.keith@mayo.edu

Medical Education: University of Minnesota (RPAP: Blue Earth, MN)
Residency/Fellowship: Duluth Family Medicine Program
Medical Interests: Chronic disease management, quality improvement, medical leadership
Personal Interests: Cycling, hiking, and horseback riding

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Liz Sopdie, PhD
Administrative Director

612-624-3111
esopdie@umn.edu

Education: University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development
Job Responsibilities: Works collaboratively with the RPAP/MetroPAP team to innovate and operationalize educational programs for medical students to meet the healthcare needs of Minnesotans in underserved rural and metropolitan areas.
Personal Interests: Reading, knitting, biking, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends

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Patricia Bailey
Executive Assistant and Office Coordinator

612-624-0108
pmbailey@umn.edu

Education: St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Job Responsibilities:
Executive Assistant to the Director; provide administrative support for multiple individuals; office administration; coordinating program details for students, faculty, and clinical sites.
Personal Interests:
Spending time with family and friends

Brinsley Davis
Educational Programs Manager

612-624-8640
bdavis@umn.edu

Education: Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Job Responsibilities:
Assist the director with internal and external communications, office administration, and coordinating program details for students, faculty, and clinical sites.
Personal Interests:
Dance and theater, family road-trip adventures, hiking, and gardening

Kate Krasaway
Program Associate

218-726-7897
katekras@d.umn.edu

Education: University of Minnesota- Duluth
Job Responsibilities: Work with RPAP associate director and RPAP faculty and staff coordinating and fulfilling program needs; act as RPAP contact and provide program and outcome information to sites, students, and directors
Personal Interests: Gardening, hiking, rollerblading, tennis, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends outdoors

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