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

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

Publications

Research activities

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