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Current Board Members

Keith H. Berge, M.D. 

Keith H. Berge, M.D.

Policy and Planning Committee Member
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic, MB2-505C
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Fax: 507-255-2939

Dr. Berge, of Rochester, is a board certified consultant in anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic. He also serves as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. Berge received his Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Minnesota and his doctor of medicine degree from the Mayo Medical School. Dr. Berge is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Minnesota Medical Association, and the Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists.

Current Board term: June 03, 2013 through January 04, 2016
Congressional District: One
Physician Appointee


Mark A. Eggen, M.D 

Mark A. Eggen, M.D.

Licensure Committee Member
B-515 Mayo Building 294
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Fax: 612-617-2166

Dr. Eggen practices as an anesthesiologist with University of Minnesota Physicians. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiologists and is a licensed physician in Minnesota and California. Dr. Eggen earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN and completed his anesthesiology residency at Stanford University. He is a past president and member of the Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologist. Dr. Eggen is also a member of the Minnesota Medical Association serving on its Policy Council. Dr. Eggen serves nationally as a fellow of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Board of Anesthesiologists (ABA).

Current Board term: June 03, 2013 through January 02, 2017
Congressional District: Four
Physician Appointee


V. John Ella, J.D. 

V. John Ella, J.D.

Policy and Planning Committee Chair
Jackson Lewis, LLP
225 South Sixth Street, Suite 3850
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Fax: 612-341-0609

Mr. Ella of Robbinsdale is an attorney of counsel to the Jackson Lewis law firm in Minneapolis, a position he has held since 2007. Previously, he was an attorney and shareholder with the Mansfield, Tanick and Cohen law firm in Minneapolis, an attorney with Western Minnesota Legal Services in Willmar, and also served as a judicial law clerk. Mr. Ella earned his law degree cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a member of numerous law-related committees, and has served his community as a member of the Robbinsdale Human Rights Commission.

Current Board term: June 24, 2014 through January 01, 2018
Congressional District: Five
Public Appointee

 

Subbarao Inampudi, M.B., B.S., FACR 

Subbarao Inampudi, M.B., B.S., FACR, (President)

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3246
Fax: 612-617-2166

Dr. Inampudi is an active, practicing, interventional radiologist, a Fellow with the American College of Radiology, and the immediate past president of the Minnesota Radiological Society. Besides being the founding physician chair of Abbott Northwestern Hospital's (ANW) clinical council, he has served as President of his 65+member group-Consulting Radiologists, Ltd.; President of ANW medical staff; and, a member of the ANW Board of Trustees. He is presently a member of the Board of Allina Hospitals and Clinics; and chair of the Allina Board's Quality Committee and a member of the Physician Governance Committee. He earned his medical degree from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India and completed his fellowship and residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, New York.

Current Board term:  June 03, 2013 through January 02, 2017
Congressional District: Three
Physician Appointee


Irshad H. Jafri, M.B., B.S., FACP 

Irshad H. Jafri, M.B., B.S., FACP, (Secretary)

Complaint Review Committee Member
HealthPartners Specialty Center
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
435 Phalen Blvd., 3rd Floor
St. Paul, MN 55101
Fax: 651-254-8656

Dr. Jafri is a gastroenterologist, practicing in Minnesota since 1997. He is currently the Department Head of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Regions Hospital and the HealthPartners Medical Group. He is also Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Jafri did his Internal Medicine residency at Hennnepin County Medical Center, then went on to do a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is currently a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Minnesota Medical Association.

Current Board Term: May 31, 2015 through January 07, 2019
Congressional District: Two
Physician Appointee


Kelli Johnson, M.B.A. 

Kelli Johnson, M.B.A.

Complaint Review Committee Member
SHADAC/University of MN
2221 University Ave., SE, #345
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Fax: 612-624-1493 

Ms. Johnson of St. Paul is a senior research fellow at the State Health Access Data Assistance Center at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Previously, she held positions with Allina Health Systems, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota House of Representatives, and the office of U.S. Senator David Durenberger. Ms. Johnson is currently a doctoral candidate in organizational leadership, policy and development - evaluation studies at the University of Minnesota. She earned her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield. Ms. Johnson has served on a number of non-profit boards and currently chairs the board of Hearth Connection.

Current Board term: June 24, 2014 through January 01, 2018
Congressional District: Four
Public Appointee


Gerald T. Kaplan, M.A., L.P. 

Gerald T. Kaplan, M.A., L.P., (Vice President)

Complaint Review Committee Member
Policy and Planning Committee Member
2712 Fremont Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408-1122
Fax: 612-874-8885

Mr. Kaplan has been a licensed psychologist since 1977. He is the Executive Director of Alpha Human Services and Alpha Service Industries, sister agencies that provide inpatient and outpatient sex offender management and treatment.Mr. Kaplan was previously a member of the Board of Medical Practice from 2000 to 2004 and was a member of the Board's 1995 Consultation Group on Physician Sexual Misconduct. Mr. Kaplan serves nationally as a fellow of the Federation of State Medical Boards and is a member of the Federation's Ethics and Professionalism Committee. Mr. Kaplan was a member of the Board of Psychology from 1992 to 2000, including two years as the Board Chair. He also currently serves as a Board member on the Board on Judicial Standards.

Current Board term: July 1, 2015 through January 07, 2019
Congressional District: Three
Public Appointee


Patricia J. Lindholm, M.D., FAAFP 

Patricia J. Lindholm, M.D., FAAFP

Licensure Committee Chair
Lake Region Healthcare Clinic Services
615 South Mill Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Fax: 218-739-5501

Dr. Lindholm received her medical degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She practices family medicine. After serving 4 years at a community health center in Ohio, she has practiced in Fergus Falls since 1990. Dr. Lindholm is a past president of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians and has served on a national commission for the American Academy of Family Physicians. She is also a past president of the Minnesota Medical Association. She has previous served on the Board of Directors of Midwest Medical Insurance Company (now the MMIC Group), Minnesota Community Measurement, Lake Region Hospital and the Fergus Falls Medical Group. She currently has clinical faculty appointments at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of North Dakota Medical School. She is currently Chair of the Outpatient Services Committee of Lake Region Healthcare.

Current Board term: June 6, 2016 through January 06, 2020 
Congressional District: Seven
Physician Appointee



Allen G. Rasmussen, M.A. 

Allen G. Rasmussen, M.A.

Policy and Planning Committee Member
Licensure Committee Member  
Rainy River Community College
1501 Highway 71
International Falls, MN 56649
Fax: 218-285-2239

Mr. Rasmussen is President Emeritus of Rainy River Community College and a retired Superintendent of Schools in International Falls, Minnesota.He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bemidji State University, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado and numerous graduate credits from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. Mr. Rasmussen previously served on the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice from 2002 to 2010, as Secretary in 2009 and Vice Chair in 2010. He currently is serving his second term on the Minnesota Board of Dentistry as Secretary. He is Chair of the Health Professionals Services Program (HPSP) Program Committee. He also serves his community as Chair of the Koochiching Economic Development Authority, Secretary of the Northeast Minnesota Workforce Investment Board, Treasurer of the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, Board member of the Northern Minnesota Region and Vice Chair of the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Current Board term: September 29, 2014 through January 1, 2018.
Congressional District: Eight
Public Appointee


Kimberly W. Spaulding, M.D., MPH

Licensure Committee Member
St. Cloud Medical Group
251 County Road 120
St. Cloud, MN  56303 

Dr. Spaulding of South Haven replaces Dr. Hafner-Fogarty as a physician member of the Board, effective June 6, 2016.

Current Board term: June 06, 2016 through January 06, 2020 
Congressional District: Six 
Physician Member
 


Maria K. Statton, M.D., Ph.D. 

Maria K. Statton, M.D., Ph.D.

Complaint Review Committee Chair
Sanford Health
1233 34th Street NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax: 612-617-2166

Dr. Statton is from Bemidji and practices Family Medicine at Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Bemidji State University and her medical degree and Ph.D from the University of North Dakota. Dr. Statton has previously served on the Board of directors for the Upper Mississippi Mental Health Center and the Family Advocacy Center of Northern Minnesota. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice as well as the Minnesota Medical Association.

Current Board term: June 03, 2013 through January 02, 2017
Congressional District: Eight 
Physician Appointee



Jon V. Thomas, M.D., M.B.A. 

Jon V. Thomas, M.D., M.B.A.

Complaint Review Committee Member
Ear, Nose and Throat SpecialtyCare of MN, PA
347 North Smith Ave., Suite 602
St. Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651-297-6597

Dr. Thomas of Vadnais Heights is an Otolaryngologist and Chief Operating Officer of Ear, Nose, and Throat SpecialtyCare of Minnesota, PA. He is also Chief of Staff - elect and a member of the Senior Management Team at United Hospital in St. Paul, where he previously served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Medical Staff and Chair of the By-laws Committee. Previously, he was a doctor and partner with Head and Neck Physicians and Surgeons Clinic, and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Practice and Community Health with the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Thomas earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and his Bachelor of Science degree from Carleton College in Northfield. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Federation of State Medical Boards, and is a member of its Governance Committee.

Current Board term: June 24, 2014 through January 01, 2018
Congressional District: Four (At large)
Physician Appointee


Patrick R. Townley, M.D., J.D. 

Policy and Planning Committee Member
Axis Medical Center
1801 Nicollet Avenue Sout
Minneapolis, MN  55403
Fax:  612-870-2947

Dr. Townley is an internal medicine physician and the medical director at Axis Medical Center in Minneapolis.  He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Chicago Hospitals and received his law and medicine degrees from the University of Minnesota.   

Current Board term: June 06, 2016 through January 06, 2020 
Congressional District: Five 
Physician Appointee

 


Joseph R. Willett, D.O., FACOI 

Joseph R. Willett, D.O., FACOI

Complaint Review Committee Chair
Affiliated Community Medical Centers
1521 Carlson Street
Marshall, MN 56258
Fax: 507-532-1905

Dr. Willett is an Internal Medicine physician with Affiliated Community Medical Center in Marshall. Dr. Willett previously served on the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice from 1996 to 2003.

Current Board term: May 31, 2015 through January 07, 2019
Congressional District: Seven
Physician Appointee

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