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Leader in Medicine

Selection for the American Health Council’s “Leader in Medicine” award is reserved for those individuals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field. These doctors and medical educators serve as the guiding light for advancement from the classroom to the consultation room to the operating room. Leading by example, the difference begins with them.

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Minnesota's Best in Medicine
The current Vice President of Medical Affairs at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, Dr. Joseph Geskey, has 18 years within the healthcare industry, with contributions and expertise in Chronic Disease Management, treating patients who possess limited health literacy.
Grace Totoe, MBChB, with 13 years in the healthcare industry and 3 in her current role as a Nocturnist/Hospitalist/Acute Care Medicine Physician at North Clinic and North Memorial Medical Center, Grace Totoe is being recognized for her expertise in Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Heaton’s 15 years in the healthcare industry and four years in his current role as Assistant Attending Physician at the renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are marked by a passion for advanced medical practice.
Best in Medicine
Dr. Laura Rainer, Physician at Gulf Coast Medical Group will be sharing her knowledge and expertise in General Endocrinology. Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Rainer utilizes her eleven years of expertise in her role as a Physician at Gulf Coast Medical Group.
As the director of One Health Initiative at Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey for nearly two years, Dr. Jasani guides a transdisciplinary, collaborative group of physicians, veterinarians, ecological sciences, and public health experts through exceptional leadership.
Best in Medicine
Gerald Morley, MD, with over 53 years of knowledge and expertise in Clinical Neurophysiology, Dr. Morley offers a variety of advanced contributions to patient care. He is currently a Neurologist at Electromyography Associates and has been in his role for 30 years.
Domenico Calcaterra, MD, PhD, FACS, FCCP, FACC
Domenico Calcaterra, MD, PhD, FACS, FCCP, FACC, has been the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Hennepin Medical Center for the past three years and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Minnesota. He is also a Founder and Board Director member for the Miami Scientific Italian Community (MSIC). He shares his extensive knowledge and expertise in Adult Cardiac Surgery, consisting of Off-Pump Coronary Artery Revascularization, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (EMCO) and Blood Conservation; Aortic Root and Aortic Arch Surgery, Thoracoabdominal Aortic Replacement, and Endovascular Aortic Repair.

Heather Bergeson, MD, CAQ

Sports Medicine Physician/Assoc. Clinical Prof.
Univ. of MN. Physicians

Norman Booth, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Department of Justice

Domenico Calcaterra, MD, PhD

Allina Health

Jonathan Cooper, D.O.


Mary Dunn, MD

Healtheast Neurosurgery

Daniel Elieff, FAAD,FASMS, FACP


Alina Jeffers, MD

Ob/Gyn Physician
Fairview Women’s Center of Edina

Zaraq Khan, MBBS, MSCR

Assistant Professor
Mayo Clinic

Lisa Kirkland, MD

Mayo Clinic

Julie Lata, DO

ED physician & Residency Program Director
McLaren Macomb

Nelson Leung, MD

Mayo Clinic

Bruce Levy, MD

Mayo Clinic

Farrell Lloyd, MD, MPH

Mayo Clinic

Troy Long, MD

Chief of Interventional Radiology
Minneapolis Radiology Associates

Gregory Mesna, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgeon
Mesna Plastic Surgery

Gerald Morley, MD

Electromyography Associates

Mohamad Mouchli, MD

GI Fellow
Mayo Clinic

Jeanne Mrozek, MD

MN Neonatal Physicians

Andrew Nelson, MD, PhD

Assist. Prof.
Univ. of Minnesota

Jeffrey Rayl, DO

Emergency Physician

Vilmarie Rodriguez, MD

Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
Mayo Clinic

Donald Soll, MD


Malcolm Parker, MD FACEP

Em Locums

Karie Soost, BS, PA-C

Physician’s Assistant
Mankato Clinic LTD

James Sturm, MN

Independent Contractor, Em
James Sturm, MD

Grace Totoe, MBChB

North Clinic

Deborah Vogl, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Regions Hospital

Julie Zimmerman, MD

Family Physician