Care Team

Robbinsdale



Brett M. Carlson, MD

Dr. Carlson is board certified in cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography and cardiac CT, and his clinical practice areas also include nuclear cardiology and cardiac MRI. He has a special interest in clinical cardiology with an emphasis in structural heart disease. Dr. Carlson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Hennepin County Medical Center and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Penn.

Stefan De Boel, MD

Dr. Stefan De Boel is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He earned his medical degree at the University of Brussels Medical School in Belgium. He completed internal medicine residencies at the University of Brussels and Hennepin County Medical Center and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Prior to joining North Memorial Heart & Vascular Institute, Dr. De Boel practiced at MeritCare Health System in Fargo, ND.

Ethan Fruechte, MD

Dr. Ethan Fruechte is board certified in cardiovascular disease, clinical cardiac electrophysiology and internal medicine. Dr. Fruechte earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at Hennepin County Medical Center and fellowships in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Subash Harwalkar, MD

Dr. Subash Harwalkar is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Dr. Harwalkar earned his medical degree from Osmania Medical College in Pradesh, India. He completed an internal medicine residency and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. Prior to joining North Memorial Heart & Vascular Institute, Dr. Subash Harwalkar was a clinical instructor in the Cardiology Department at the University of Minnesota.

Douglas Hodgkin, MD, PhD

Dr. Douglas Hodgkin is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Hodgkin graduated from Pacific Union College with a B.S. in biomathematics. He then attended Loma Linda University Medical School in California where he earned his MD and a PhD in cardiovascular physiology. Dr. Hodgkin completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado, his cardiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics and his cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Wake Forest University.  

Bobbi Hoppe, MD

Dr. Hoppe earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, followed by a cardiology fellowship and a cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the University of California in San Diego.

Alok Maheshwari, MD

Dr. Maheshwari is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology.  His clinical practice includes interventional cardiology, trans-catheter closure of ASD/PFOs, peripheral endovascular interventions, general and non-invasive cardiology, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology.

Andrew G. L. McGinn, MD

Dr. Andrew McGinn is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases.  He earned his B.A. degree from Carleton College and his M.D. degree from St. Louis University.  He then received his internal medicine residency, general cardiology fellowship, and interventional cardiology fellowship training at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics.  After serving as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Cardiology Division of the University of Minnesota, Dr. McGinn joined North Memorial Health Care where he has practiced cardiology since 1992.

Mary McLaurin, MD

Dr. McLaurin earned her medical degree from the University of North Dakota Medical School. She completed an internal medicine internship and an internal medicine residency at Hennepin County Medical Center where she was chief resident in internal medicine. Dr. McLaurin completed her cardiovascular training, with a nuclear cardiology certification, and a chief fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

Pamela Paulsen, MD

Dr. Paulsen earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She completed her post-doctoral training in internal medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center and a cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

Steven Roh, MD

Dr. Steven Roh is board certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Roh earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics, his cardiology fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences University and his interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

A. Jody Rowland, MD

Dr. Rowland earned her medical degree from Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago. She completed a cardiovascular disease internship, residency and fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics.

Paul Sander, MD

Dr. Paul Sander is board certified in cardiovascular disease, cardiac CTA and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Sander earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He completed his residency and cardiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics. Prior to joining North Memorial Heart & Vascular Institute, Dr. Sander practiced in Orlando, FL and directed the following programs: Cardiac CTA, Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure.

Retu Saxena, MD

Dr. Retu Saxena is board certified in cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, internal medicine and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Saxena earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. She also completed a fellowship in critical care medicine while at Oregon Health Sciences University. Prior to joining North Memorial Heart & Vascular Institute, Dr. Saxena directed the echocardiography lab and ran the women's heart program at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Wendy Shear, MD

Dr. Wendy Shear is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. Dr. Shear earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. She completed her cardiovascular disease and  interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. Prior to joining North Memorial Heart & Vascular, Dr. Shear practiced interventional cardiology at Hennepin County Medical Center and Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center.

George Tadros, MD

Dr. George Tadros is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Dr. Tadros earned his medical degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. He completed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA and completed his cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Tadros also earned a master's of science degree in clinical research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Tina Allenburg, ANP

Tina Allenburg is certified as an adult nurse practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Tina earned her B.A. degrees in nursing and nutrition from St. Olaf College. She earned her ANP/MA in nursing from the College of St. Catherine. Additionally, she is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Rita Healy, CNP

Rita Healy is a certified nurse practitioner with a clinical special interest in cardiology. Rita earned her B.S. degree in nursing from South Dakota State University in Brookings. She completed the certificate program as an adult nurse practitioner at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul. Rita currently serves on the North Memorial Heart Failure Committee.

Darcy Theisen, MSN, RN, CNP

Darcy Theisen is a Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) with a clinical focus in heart rhythm disorders. Darcy earned her B.S. degree in nursing from Minot State University. She completed the UCLA/Harbor Nurse Practitioner Program in Women’s Healthcare and received her M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Minnesota. Darcy is a member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS).

Jessica Wageman, PA-C

Jessican Wageman is a NCCPA board-certified physician assistant with a clinical special interest in cardiology. Jessica earned her B.A. degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. She completed her master of physician assistant studies at Des Moines University. Jessica is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.