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 - 2010 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. 2014
    HEDER Scholar AwardHealth Sciences Research, Center for the Science of Healthcare Delivery, Mayo Clinic Enterprise
  3. 2004
    Attitude Commitment and Excellence AwardMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  4. 2003
    Attitude Commitment and Excellence AwardMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  5. 2000
    Rotary Young Leadership AwardsRotary Norden
  6. 1996
    Scholarship to attend an Italian course in Italian, Bologna, ItalySocieta Dante Alighieri

Professional memberships

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

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