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Current Board Members


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Keith H. Berge, M.D. (President) 

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 



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Sarah L. Evenson, J.D., M.B.A.

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


Ms. Evenson, of Maple Grove, is an attorney with expertise in personal injury, estate planning, business and real estate law. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Business in Minneapolis, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Business Finance from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Ms. Evenson currently serves as the Communications Director for the Association of Legal Administrators of Minnesota. She has also servced on many other boards including the Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association Board of Directors from 2008 to 2011.


Current Board term: July 1, 2012 through January 2, 2016
Congressional District: Three



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Mark A. Eggen, M.D. (Vice President)

Complaint Review Committee Chair
14700 28th
Avenue North, Suite 20
Plymouth, MN 55447
Bus: 763-559-3779

Dr. Eggen practices as an anesthesiologist with Metropolitan Anesthesia Network since 1994. 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 American Medical Association, the Minnesota Medical Association and the West Metro Medical Society.


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




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V. John Ella, J.D. (Secretary)

Policy & Planning Committee Member 

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       

     





Dr. Eduardo T. Fernandes

Policy & Planning Committee Member 

Department of Urology, Suite 112-D
Veterans Hospital
One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Bus: 612-467-3460 


Dr. Fernandes is an urologist who currently serves as Chief of Urology at the Minneapolis Veterans Hospital since 2001 and Associate Director of Surgical Services and Specialty Care since 2012. He is an Associated Professor of Urology at the University of Minnesota, having served as Acting Chairman of Urology from 2006 to 2009. He completed his Urology residency at the University of Minnesota, and had previous training in Pediatric Surgery at LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee and Pediatric Urology at the University of Minnesota.


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

     



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Rebecca J. Hafner-Fogarty, M.D., M.B.A.

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


Dr. Hafner-Fogarty is a primary care physician executive who currently serves as Chief Medical Officer of Zipnosis, and as a consultant to several other Minnesota healthcare companies.  She also maintains an active clinical practice. Dr. Hafner-Fogarty completed her undergraduate degree at the College of St. Benedict, her medical degree at the University of North Dakota, and an MBA in healthcare administration from the University of St. Thomas. Dr. Hafner-Fogarty previously served on the Board of Medical Practice from 1998-2003 and 2004-2010, serving as Board president in 2009. She has also been active at the national level.  Dr. Hafner-Fogarty helped to found the Women’s Caucus at the Federation of State Medical Boards, served on the Program Committee, and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Regulation (the official journal of the FSMB) and the Board of Directors of the FSMB Foundation. 


Current Board Term:  June 30, 2012 through January 04, 2016
Congressional District:  Six

 



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Subbarao Inampudi, M.B., B.S., FACR

Complaint Review Committee Member
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



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Irshad H. Jafri, M.B., B.S., FACP

Licensure Committee Member 
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:  October 15, 2012 through January 05, 2015 
Congressional District: Two


  


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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




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Gerald T. Kaplan, M.A., L.P. 

Complaint Review 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, the only licensed and certified community-based adult inpatient sex offender program in Minnesota, and Alpha Service Industries, Alpha's outpatient programs for adult and adolescent sex offenders. He 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 was a member of the Board of Psychology from 1992 to 2000, including two years as the Board Chair.


Current Board term: March 29, 2011 through January 05, 2015
Congressional District: Three



 

 

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Patricia J. Lindholm, M.D., FAAFP 

Licensure Committee Member 
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: October 30, 2013 through January 04, 2016 
Congressional District: Seven

 


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Charles F. Moldow, M.D.

Licensure Committee Member  
Primary Care Center, University of Minnesota
Clinic 3A, Mail Code: MMC-88
Phillips-Wangensteen Building, 516 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Bus:  612-624-9499


SUNY Downstate Medical School, MD.  NYU Bellevue Hospital training in Internal Medicine and Hematology.  University of Minnesota Medical School 1972 to present.  Professor in Department of Medicine.  VA Medical Center, Head of Department of Medicine 1982-1994, Chief of Staff 1994-1998.  University of Minnesota Senior Medical School Associate Dean for Research 1988-2010.  Currently physician in the Primary Care Clinic, University of Minnesota.


Current Board term: June 30, 2012 through January 4, 2016.
Congressional District: Five



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Maria K. Statton, M.D., Ph.D. 

Complaint Review Committee Member
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




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

Policy and Planning Chair
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)



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Joseph R. Willett, D.O., FACOI

Complaint Review Committee Chair
Aff. Comm. Medical Centers
300 South Bruce 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: March 29, 2011 through January 05, 2015
Congressional District: Seven