Our sixteen-member competency-based University of Minnesota Physicians Board supports the development of the organization's strategic priorities with an objective to maintain a vibrant and thriving multi-disciplinary academic practice.

Jakub Tolar

Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, Board Chair

The University of Minnesota Physicians Board is led by Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School and Vice President for Clinical Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He is also the co-leader of M Health Fairview, a collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview Health Services.

Bevan Yueh

Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH, Vice Chair

Dr. Bevan Yueh is Professor and George L Adams Chair for Otolaryngology. He is a native of Minnesota, and was delighted to return to Minnesota in 2007. Dr. Yueh is a head & neck surgeon, and his practice is focused on the ablation of H&N tumors. As a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, he has expertise in clinical epidemiology and health services research, with special focus on improving hearing health, and improving function and quality of life of patients after treatment for head & neck cancer.

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Brian Burnett, PhD, Treasurer

Brian Burnett, PhD, serves as the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations, the Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer for the University of Minnesota. His system-wide leadership role as Chief Operations Officer includes the offices of Human Resources, Information Technology, University Finance, and University Services. He is also the Committee Chair of the Finance Committee on the M Physicians Board.

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Rahel Ghebre, MD, MPH, Secretary

Dr. Ghebre received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed her specialty and subspecialty training in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Minnesota and received an MPH degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

COMMUNITY BOARD MEMBERS

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Brian Burnett, PhD

Brian Burnett, PhD, serves as the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations, the Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer for the University of Minnesota. His system-wide leadership role as Chief Operations Officer includes the offices of Human Resources, Information Technology, University Finance, and University Services. He is also the Committee Chair of the Finance Committee on the M Physicians Board.

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Jon Christianson, PhD

Jon Christianson, PhD is on the faculty of the Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota and has held the James A. Hamilton Chair in Health Policy and Management since 1998.

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B. Kristine Johnson

B. Kristine Johnson is President of Affinity Capital Management, a venture capital firm that invests in private, U.S. based healthcare companies.

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Julia Joseph-Di Caprio, MD

Julia Joseph-Di Caprio, MD is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for UCare, leading the Medical Director team, and the Clinical Services, Pharmacy and Quality Management departments.

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Thomas G. Olson

Thomas G. Olson retired as the Managing Director of The Business Bank in 2013 after a long and successful career in investment banking. In addition to his role as the Committee Chair of the Audit Committee on the M Physicians Board, he serves on the University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board of the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management. 

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Dee Thibodeau

Dee Thibodeau is chief executive officer of Charter Solutions, a healthcare information services company consistently awarded for results in the areas of management consulting, analytics, business process, integration and application development.

UMN MEDICAL SCHOOL FACULTY BOARD MEMBERS

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Denis Clohisy, MD

Denis Clohisy, MD is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a member of the University of Minnesota Cancer Center. He also serves as the Committee Chair of the Clinical Strategy Committee.

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Rahel Ghebre, MD, MPH

Rahel Ghebre, MD, MPH is Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health (OBGYN) at the University of Minnesota Medical School. 

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Jon Hallberg, MD

Jon Hallberg, MD, is Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and Medical Director of the award-winning, innovative University of Minnesota Physicians Mill City Clinic. 

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Peter Igarashi, MD

Peter Igarashi, MD is Nesbitt Chair and Head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a member of the Renal Diseases & Hypertension Division.

Kathryn Justesen

Kathryn Justesen, MD

Kathryn Justesen, MD is Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and Program Director of the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency. 

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Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH

Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH is the Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Physician-in-Chief of the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. 

Amy Reed

Amy Reed, MD

Amy Reed, MD, FACS, RPVI is Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School. 

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Sarah Schwarzenberg, MD

Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD is Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, and Co-Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center at the University of Minnesota Medical School. 

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Ann Van Heest, MD

Ann Van Heest, MD is a Professor, the Director of Education, and the Residency Program Director for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School. 

Bevan Yueh

Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH

Dr. Bevan Yueh is Professor and George L Adams Chair for Otolaryngology. He is a native of Minnesota, and was delighted to return to Minnesota in 2007. Dr. Yueh is a head & neck surgeon, and his practice is focused on the ablation of H&N tumors. As a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, he has expertise in clinical epidemiology and health services research, with special focus on improving hearing health, and improving function and quality of life of patients after treatment for head & neck cancer.