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Wolfgang Gaertner, MD

Wolfgang B. Gaertner, MD, MSC

Colon and Rectal Surgeon
Specialties and Services
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Languages I Speak
English, Spanish
My Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide individualized, world-class, cutting-edge care to patients with diseases of the colon and rectum.

Medical School
Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
University of Minnesota (General Surgery)
University of Minnesota (Colon & Rectal Surgery)
Other Education
University of Minnesota (Postdoctoral Research Fellowship/Internship/Residency)
Board Certifications
American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery
American Board of Surgery
Leadership Roles and Memberships
  • Member, American Medical Association (2007-present)
  • Member, Academy of Surgical Research (2006-present)
  • Member, American College of Surgeons (2006-present)
  • Member, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (2006-present)
  • Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor - Rising Star" (2016, 2017)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2017-2019)
  • Earl C. Young Award for outstanding performance as a senior resident, University of Minnesota (2011)
  • Best Resident Teacher nominated by Medical Students during Surgery Rotations, University of Minnesota (2010)