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Meet our team

Meet our team

The medical staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities consists of physicians and surgeons prominent in their specialties. They provide comprehensive medical, surgical and rehabilitative care for children with orthopaedic conditions. An in-house orthotic and prosthetic laboratory and team of pediatric orthotists and prosthetists collaborate regularly with orthopaedic surgeons enhancing turnaround time and most importantly, patient satisfaction.

Attending physicians also hold teaching appointments to many local colleges and universities. Visiting physicians and surgeons are available as needed to ensure the finest, most up-to-date medical care is available to our patients.

Chief of Staff
Cary H. Mielke, M.D.

Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery
Michael J. Priola, D.O.
Christopher S. Vara, M.D.
Robin C. Crandall, M.D.
A. Noelle Larson, M.D.
Todd A. Milbrandt, M.D.
David W. Polly, Jr., M.D.
Anthony A. Stans, M.D.

Endocrinology
Jennifer H. Kyllo, M.D.
Peter J. Tebben, M.D.

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Ann Van Heest, M.D.

Hand and Craniofacial Surgery
Steven L. Moran, M.D.

Neurology
Peter Karachunski, M.D.
Marc C. Patterson, M.D.

Neurosurgery
Patrick C. Graupman, M.D.
Peter D. Kim, M.D.
Debbie K. Song, M.D.
Albert Tu, M.D.

Pediatrics
Deborah L. Smith-Wright, M.D.
Naomi Duke, M.D., M.P.H.
Katherine E. (Betsy) Murray, M.D.

Plastic Surgery
Joseph I. Skow, M.D.

Rheumatology
Thomas G. Mason, M.D.

Urology
Joel C. Hutcheson, M.D.
Yuri E. Reinberg, M.D.
David R. Vandersteen, M.D.
James J. Wolpert, M.D.
Judy Ann Reitmeyer-Hunt, APRN, CNP 

Anesthesiology
Elisa M. Hansen, D.O.
Robert J. Friedhoff, M.D.

Physician Assistants
Mary Aschenbrener, PA-C
Brady Baartman, PA-C
Charles (Chaz) R. Finnet Jr., O.P.A.-C

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