Denise B. Klinkner, M.D., M.Ed.

  1. General Surgeon
  2. Pediatric Surgeon
  3. Surgeon
  1. Intensive care
  2. Minimally invasive surgery
  3. Rib Stabilization
  4. Surgical procedure
  5. Trauma care
  • Neonatal and pediatric surgical diseases
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pediatric surgical oncology
  • Pediatric trauma and critical care
  • Patient and physician education
  1. 2015
    Fellow - Pediatric SurgeryTexas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
  2. 2011
    Fellow - Pediatric SurgerySSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
  3. 2009
    Fellow - Pediatric Surgical Critical CareChildren's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  4. 2008
    Chief Resident - General SurgeryMedical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
  5. 2007
    Senior Resident - General SurgeryMedical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
  6. 2006
    Specialist RegistrarRoyal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust
  7. 2006
    MEdCarroll University
  8. 2005
    Research Fellowship - SurgeryDepartment of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Research Institute, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  9. 2005
    Senior House OfficerDepartment of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  10. 2004
    Junior Resident - General SurgeryMedical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
  11. 2001
    MDUniversity of Minnesota--Twin Cities
  12. 1998
    Graduate Assistant - Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and DevelopmentUniversity of Minnesota--Twin Cities
  13. 1997
    BASaint Mary's University of Minnesota

Certifications

  1. 2016
    Pediatric SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery
  2. 2011
    Surgical Critical CareAmerican Board of Surgery
  3. 2009
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2012
    First Annual Ambassadors Choice AwardCardinal Glenn, Saint Louis University
  2. 2011
    Phi Kappa Phi Honor SocietyCarroll University
  3. 2007
    The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident SurgeonMedical College of Wisconsin
  4. 2006
    Monthly "Good Teacher" Awards (4)Medical College of Wisconsin
  5. 2006
    4.0 Overall GPACarroll University
  6. 2002
    Monthly "Good Teacher" Awards from Junior Medical Students (5)Medical College of Wisconsin
  7. 1998
    Joseph Collins ScholarshipUniversity of Minnesota--Twin Cities
  8. 1997
    Summa Cum LaudeSt. Mary's University of Minnesota
  9. 1997
    Delta Epsilon Sigma Fitzgerald FellowshipUniversity of Minnesota--Twin Cities
  10. 1997
    Jean Covert Sauer and Carolyn Patrice Sauer ScholarshipUniversity of Minnesota--Twin Cities
  11. 1997
    Dr. W. C. Stillwell ScholarshipUniversity of Minnesota--Twin Cities
  12. 1996
    Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor SocietySt. Mary's University
  13. 1996
    Beta Beta Beta Honor SocietySt. Mary's University
  14. 1994
    Freshman Chemistry AwardSt. Mary's University of Minnesota
  15. 1993
    ValedictorianMadelia High School
  16. 1993
    Dean's ListSt. Mary's University of Minnesota
  17. 1992
    Bausch and Lomb Science AwardBausch & Lomb
  18. 1991
    10th Place Individual for National 4-H Horse Bowl4-H
  19. 1990
    4th Place Individual for National 4-H Horse Bowl4-H

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Department of Surgery Clinical Practice Committee
  2. 2021 - 2024
    Section on Surgery, Education CommitteeAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
  3. 2021 - present
    MemberAssociation of Women Surgeons, Coaching Program
  4. 2020 - present
    MemberDepartment of Surgery Education Committee
  5. 2020 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Children's Center, Practice Executive Committee
  6. 2020 - present
    MemberAmerican Pediatric Surgical Association
  7. 2019 - present
    Trauma Center Verification Program ReviewerAmerican College of Surgeons
  8. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons Children's Surgery Verification PIPs Committee
  9. 2019 - present
    ChairMinnesota Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons
  10. 2019
    Vice ChairMinnesota Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons
  11. 2019 - 2023
    Pediatrician RepresentativeMinnesota Department of Health State Trauma Advisory Council
  12. 2018 - 2021
    MemberAmerican Pediatric Surgical Association, Trauma Committee
  13. 2018 - present
    MemberMinnesota Surgical Society
  14. 2018 - present
    MemberMinnesota Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons
  15. 2017 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  16. 2017 - present
    Specialty Fellow, Section on SurgeryAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
  17. 2017 - present
    MemberChildren's Oncology Group Surgical Committee
  18. 2017 - present
    MemberInternational Pediatric Endosurgery Group
  19. 2016 - present
    Rural Trauma Team Development Course InstructorAmerican College of Surgeons
  20. 2016 - present
    Medical DirectorPediatric Trauma Research Committee
  21. 2016 - 2019
    MemberMayo Clinic Children's Center, Nutrition Committee
  22. 2016 - present
    MemberPediatric Trauma Performance Improvement Committee, Mayo Clinic Trauma Center
  23. 2016 - 2019
    Trauma Site ReviewMinnesota Department of Health
  24. 2016 - 2019
    ChairSouthern Minnesota Regional Trauma Advisory Committee
  25. 2016 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Paediatric Surgical Oncology
  26. 2016 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Paediatric Surgical Oncology
  27. 2016 - 2017
    MemberResearch Committee, Pediatric Trauma Society
  28. 2016 - present
    Medical DirectorPediatric Trauma Center
  29. 2016 - present
    MemberQuality Committee, Mayo Clinic Children's Center
  30. 2016 - present
    MemberTrauma Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  31. 2016 - present
    Executive Committee MemberTrauma Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  32. 2016 - present
    ChairPediatric Trauma Committee, Trauma Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  33. 2016 - present
    MemberSouthern Minnesota Regional Trauma Advisory Committee
  34. 2016 - present
    MemberChildren's Oncology Group, Bone Tumor Steering Committee
  35. 2015 - present
    MemberChildren's Oncology Group
  36. 2015 - 2018
    MemberAmerican Pediatric Surgical Association, Surgical Critical Care Committee
  37. 2015 - 2017
    MemberAssociation for Surgical Education
  38. 2015 - present
    MemberPediatric Trauma Society
  39. 2014 - 2015
    Fellow RepresentativeBaylor College of Medicine, Surgical Education Committee
  40. 2014 - 2020
    Fellow MemberAmerican Pediatric Surgical Association
  41. 2011 - 2012
    Division RepresentativeSt. Louis University, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Monthly Review Meeting
  42. 2011 - 2012
    Division RepresentativeSt. Louis University, Surgical Care Committee, Division of Pediatric Surgery
  43. 2011 - 2012
    ChairSt. Louis University, Trauma Committee, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
  44. 2008 - 2009
    MemberPennsylvania Medical Society
  45. 2008 - present
    MemberSociety of Critical Care Medicine
  46. 2007 - 2008
    MemberSociety of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  47. 2007 - 2008
    MemberWisconsin Surgical Society
  48. 2005 - 2008
    Resident RepresentativeMedical College of Wisconsin, Residents as Teachers Committee
  49. 2005
    Resident RepresentativeMedical College of Wisconsin, Curriculum Advisory Group, Department of Surgery
  50. 2005
    Resident RepresentativeMedical College of Wisconsin, Residency Review Committee Visit
  51. 2003 - present
    MemberWomen in Surgical Training (WIST)
  52. 2001 - 2017
    Candidate MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  53. 2001 - 2008
    MemberWisconsin Medical Society
  54. 2001 - present
    MemberUniversity of Minnesota Alumni Association
  55. 2000 - present
    MemberAssociation of Women Surgeons
  56. 1997 - 2001
    MemberAmerican Academy of Family Physicians, MAFP
  57. 1997 - 2001
    MemberMinnesota Medical Society, Hennepin County Society
  58. 1997 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.