Bjoerg (Bjorg) Thorsteinsdottir, M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Palliative Care Specialist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Hospice care
  • Ethics
  • End of life care
  • Transitions of care
  • Resource allocation
  • Health policy
  1. 2008
    Fellow - Clinical EthicsHarvard Medical School
  2. 2005
    Resident - Categorical Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1999
    MD - Department of MedicineUniversity of Iceland
  4.  
    MD - Faculty of Public Health - 2019 to presentUniversity of Iceland

Certifications

  1. 2012
    Hospice & Palliative MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2005
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Faculty Scholar AwardDepartment of Internal Medicine
  2. 2015
    Department of Medicine Research Career Development AwardMayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 2014
    HEDER Scholar AwardHealth Sciences Research, Center for the Science of Healthcare Delivery, Mayo Clinic Enterprise
  4. 2004
    Attitude Commitment and Excellence AwardMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  5. 2003
    Attitude Commitment and Excellence AwardMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  6. 2000
    Rotary Young Leadership AwardsRotary Norden
  7. 1996
    Scholarship to attend an Italian course in Italian, Bologna, ItalySocieta Dante Alighieri

Professional memberships

  1. 2020
    Peer Educator and CounselorUniversity of Iceland, Peer Counsellor for Medical Students, University of Iceland
  2. 2019 - 2022
    Committee MemberSociety of General Internal Medicine
  3. 2019 - present
    Co-DirectorMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2014 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  5. 2014 - 2016
    MemberASN Geriatric Nephrology Advisory Group (GNAG)
  6. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Geriatrics Society
  7. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  8. 2011 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  9. 2011 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  10. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  11. 2006 - present
    MemberSociety of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)
  12. 2005 - 2006
    MemberAmerican Public Health Association
  13. 2003 - 2007
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  14. 2003 - 2007
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  15. 2003 - 2007
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  16. 2003 - 2004
    Subcommittee MemberWeb Curriculum, Internal Medicine Graduate Education Resident's Council, Department of Internal Medicine
  17. 2003 - 2004
    Subcommittee MemberElectronic Ordering and MICS, Internal Medicine Graduate Education Resident's Council, Department of Internal Medicine
  18. 2003 - 2004
    MemberMayo Clinic, Professionalism
  19. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  20. 2000 - present
    Honorary Lifetime MemberInternational Federation of Medical Students' Associations
  21. 1999 - 2000
    TreasurerIcelandic Medical Students International Committee
  22. 1999 - present
    MemberIcelandic Medical Association, Icelandic Associations
  23. 1998 - 2001
    TrainerInternational Federation of Medical Students' Associations
  24. 1998 - 2001
    CoordinatorInternational Federation of Medical Students' Associations
  25. 1998 - 2000
    Student RepresentativeCurriculum Task Force, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland
  26. 1998 - 1999
    PresidentIcelandic Medical Students International Committee
  27. 1997 - 1998
    PresidentInternational Federation of Medical Students' Associations
  28. 1994 - 1996
    Student RepresentativeCurriculum Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland
  29. 1994 - 1996
    Mentor/TutorUniversity of Iceland, Peer Counsellor for Medical Students, University of Iceland

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.