Cardiology

Richard Aplin, M.D.

Richard Aplin, M.D.


Richard Aplin, M.D.

Education and Training:
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency: Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH
Fellow: American College of Cardiology
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH
Certification(s)Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Professional Associations and Activities: American Medical Association, American Heart Association, American Society Echocardiography, American College of Cardiology, and Stearns-Benton County Medical Society.
Scope of Practice: Interventional cardiology, transesophageal echocardiography, data acquisition, and quality assurance.

Richard Backes, M.D.

Richard Backes, M.D.


Richard Backes, M.D.
Education and Training:
Medical School: Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN
Residency: Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester
Fellow: American College of Cardiology
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
Certification(s): Cardiology, Internal Medicine.
Scope of Practice: Heart disease prevention, congestive heart failure and cardiac disease in the elderly.

Jacob Dutcher, M.D.

Jacob Dutcher, M.D.


Jacob Dutcher, M.D.
Education and Training:
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
Residency: Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Fellowship: Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
Certification(s): Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
Scope of Practice: Interventional cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, cardiac imaging, peripheral vascular disease.

Dr. Mark A. Erickson

Dr. Mark A. Erickson


Mark A. Erickson, MD
Education and Training:
Medical School: Des Moines University – Osteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, IA
Residency: Family Medicine, St. Cloud Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, St. Cloud, MN
Board Certified: Family Medicine
Member: American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, Minnesota Medical Association, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, Minnesota Osteopathic Medical Society.

Richard E. Jolkovsky, M.D.

Richard E. Jolkovsky, M.D.


Richard E. Jolkovsky, M.D.
Education and Training:
Medical School: University of Florida, Gainsville
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham
Certification(s): Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Professional Associations and Activities: American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, American College of Echocardiography, Society of Air Force Physicians, American Society Echocardiography, American Society Nuclear Cardiology
Special Clinical Interest: Echocardiography

John Mahowald, M.D.

John Mahowald, M.D.


John Mahowald, M.D.
Education and Training:
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
Residency: Internal Medicine, Highland General Hospital, Oakland, CA
Fellow: American College of Cardiology
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
Certification(s): Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Professional Associations and Activities: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, American College of Cardiology and American College of Physicians.

Mark J. Martone, M.D.

Mark J. Martone, M.D.


Mark J. Martone, M.D.                   

Education and Training:
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
FellowshipCardiovascular Medicine, VAMC/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Residency: Internal Medicine, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boston MA
Certification(s): Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Professional Associations & Activities: American Medical Association, American College of Cardiology, American Society Nuclear Cardiology
Special Clinical Interest: Nuclear cardiology

Joe Nguyen, M.D.

Joe Nguyen, M.D.


Joe Nguyen, M.D.

Education and Training:
Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Fellowship: Cardiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Certification(s): Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Scope of Practice: Diagnostic cardiac catheterization, transthoracic echo and nuclear

James Pelzel, M.D.

James Pelzel, M.D.


James Pelzel, M.D.
Education and Training:
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
Residency: Internal Medicine, Abbott Northwestern, Minneapolis, MN
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Certification(s): Internal Medicine
Board Eligible: Cardiology
Professional Associations and Activities: American College of Cardiology, American Medical Association
Scope of Practice: Critical care cardiology, CT angiography, transesophogeal echocardiography

Dr. Wade Schimdt, M.D.

Dr. Wade Schimdt, M.D.


Wade Schmidt, M.D.
Education and Training:
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, ND
Residency: Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Fellowship: Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Certification(s): Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
Professional Associations and Activities: American Medical Association, American College of Cardiology
Scope of Practice: Coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, interventional cardiovascular medicine.

Timothy Schuchard, M.D.

Timothy Schuchard, M.D.


Timothy Schuchard, M.D.

Education and Training:
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
Residency: Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Fellowship: Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Certification(s): Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease
Scope of Practice: Echocardiography and permanent pacemaker placement.

Daniel Tiede, M.D.

Daniel Tiede, M.D.


Daniel Tiede, M.D.
Education and Training:
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
Residency: Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MNFellow:American College of Cardiology
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Certification(s): Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
Professional Associations and Activities: American Heart Association, Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention
Scope of Practice: Acute coronary syndromes

Howard Zimring, M.D.

Howard Zimring, M.D.


Howard Zimring, M.D.
Education and Training:
Medical School: Tufts Medical School, Boston, MA
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA Fellow: American College of Cardiology
Fellowship: Cardiology, University of California, San Diego
Certification(s): Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
Professional Associations and Activities: American College of Cardiology, American Medical Association, Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention
Scope of Practice: Angioplasty

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