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Theodora A. Potretzke, M.D.

  1. Radiologist


Specialty Groups


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Theodora A. Potretzke, M.D., is a board-certified radiologist with expertise in diagnostic genitourinary imaging. She is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

Dr. Potretzke attended medical school at the University of Minnesota. She completed her internship and diagnostic radiology residency at University of Wisconsin and a fellowship in abdominal imaging at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Clinical and research interests include renal tumor diagnosis and pathology, diagnosis of upper tract urothelial tumors, cystic renal disease, periprocedural considerations in image-guided biopsy, and clinical implementation of artificial intelligence algorithms in radiology.

  1. 2015
    FellowMallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
  2. 2014
    ResidencyUniversity of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison
  3. 2010
    InternshipUniversity of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison
  4. 2009
    Doctorate of MedicineUniversity of Minnesota School of Medicine
  5. 2001
    BAUniversity of Minnesota


  1. 2015
    Diagnostic RadiologyAmerican Board of Radiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Magna Cum Laude: "Imaging of The Cowper's (Bulbourethral) Gland - Its Abnormalities and Different Diagnosis"Radiological Society of North America
  2. 2019
    Mayo Fellows' Association Teacher of the Year RadiologyMayo Clinic
  3. 2018
    Mayo Clinic Radiology Resident Teacher of the Year Abdominal Imaging Mayo Clinic
  4. 2015
    Member-in-Training Research AwardSociety of Radiologists in Ultrasound
  5. 2014
    Outstanding Resident Teaching AwardUniversity of Wisconsin Radiology
  6. 2014
    Outstanding Resident Research AwardUniversity Wisconsin Radiology
  7. 2013
    RSNA Roentgen Resident Research AwardRSNA Roentgen
  8. 2013
    Alexander R. Margulis First-Time GI Paper Presenter AwardSociety of Abdominal Radiology
  9. 2009
    Alpha Omega AlphaUniversity of Minnesota School of Medicine
  10. 2001
    Magna cum laude B.A.University of Minnesota
  11. 2001
    Phi Beta KappaUniversity of Minnesota

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Vice ChairProgram Committee, Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound
  2. 2019 - present
    FellowSociety of Radiologists in Ultrasound
  3. 2017 - present
    MemberDepartment of Radiology Faculty Development Committee
  4. 2015 - present
    MemberSociety of Abdominal Radiology