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Wolfgang Gaertner, MD

Wolfgang Gaertner, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgeon
Specialties and Services
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Languages I Speak
Spanish, German, English
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
American British Medical Center, Mexico City, Mexico (General Surgery)
University of Minnesota (Colon & Rectal Surgery)
Other Education
University of Minnesota (Postdoctoral Research Felloship/Internship/Residency)
Board Certifications
Mexican Board of Surgery
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, 2018)
  • 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)