About us

The Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is comprised of our staff physicians, nurse practitioners, and ancillary staff. We are one of the largest groups in the nation. Both of our main hospitals are staffed 24/7/365 with BC/BE PEM physicians. In addition to a complete array of pediatric subspecialists, we have numerous resources available in our emergency departments including interpreter services, social services, child life specialists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, medical scribes and research assistants.

Our Level I pediatric trauma center at Minneapolis Children’s is verified by the American College of Surgeons and is run in conjunction with our trauma surgeons and trauma physician assistants.

Our leadership

Children’s is the only Level I Trauma Center dedicated to kids in MN, ND, SD and western WI.

Meet the Faculty

Below is a list of our faculty in the Pediatric Emergency Fellowship program. Click on their names to view their profile.

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Meet the Fellows

Meghann Duffy, MD
Residency: University of Minnesota
Medical School: University of Minnesota

Jonathan Strutt, MD
Residency: Washington University/ St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Medical School: Brown-Dartmouth Medical College

Kelly Bergmann, DO
Residency: University of Minnesota
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Meghan Cain, MD
Residency: Mayo Clinic
Medical School: University of Minnesota

Michael McWay, MD
Residency: Western Michigan University
Medical School: St. George’s University

David Piechota, MD
Residency: Maimonides
Medical School: St. George’s University

Saydi Chahla, MD
Residency: University of Minnesota
Medical School: University of Minnesota

Gena Cooper, MD
Residency: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Medical School: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Carly Theiler, MD
Residency: University of Minnesota
Medical School: American University

Meet the Alumni

(Faculty position after fellowship)

Class of 2015

Anna Depompolo, MD (Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Kara Seaton, MD (Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Class of 2014

Leena Sastry, MD (St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, MO)

Class of 2013

Annalisa Rudser, MD (Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Funmi Salami, MD (Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA)

Beth Placzek, DO (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN)

Class of 2012

Jen Longo, MD (All Children’s Hospital, St Petersburg, FL)

Class of 2011

Jeff Dahlen, MD  (Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Ridgeview Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN)

Jen Halverson, MD (Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Tom Skrypek, MD (Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Class of 2010

Vaishali Jha, MD (Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Class of 2009

Marydee Chamberlain, MD (Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Opher Nadler, MD (Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel)

Mark Schnellinger, MD (Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Class of 2007

Paul Zenker, MD (Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Joe Arms, MD (Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Class 2006

Glenda Grawe, MD (Texas Children’s Hospital)

Class of 2004

Laura Erickson, MD (Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Class of 2002

Cindy Nielsen, MD (Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Class of 2000

Jeff Peterson, MD (Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)

Questions?

Contact us at [email protected].