Dr. Eduardo Colon named Chief of Psychiatry

Colon, Eduardo_20101027_011Dr. Eduardo Colón has been named the new Chief of the HCMC/Hennepin Health System Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Colón has served as Vice-Chief of the department since 1998. He started at HCMC as in intern in 1979 and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Minnesota, where he is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He has been an active administrative leader, teacher, researcher, and clinician throughout his career. He also has the respect of the psychiatric community locally and across the state.

​The mission of the Department of Psychiatry is to provide a full spectrum of services for those with major behavioral and emotional difficulties, especially the serious and persistently mentally ill population in the metro and beyond.

 

Dr. Rick Odland named Chief of Otolaryngology

Dr. Rick Odland
Dr. Rick Odland

Rick Odland, MD, PhD, FACS, was selected as the new Chief of Hennepin County Medical Center’s (HCMC) Department of Otolaryngology. He replaces Dr. Robert Maisel, who is stepping down from this role.

Dr. Odland is an active clinician, teacher and researcher. He has been on the medical staff at HCMC since 1995, has served as medical director of the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic since 1997, and has been the assistant chief of the Department of Otolaryngology since 2013.  Dr. Odland has served on the Board of Governors of the Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology since 2009 and has been on that organization’s board of directors since 2005.

 

 

Dr. Jim Miner named Chief of Emergency Medicine

Dr. James Miner
Dr. Jim Miner

Dr. Jim Miner has been selected to be Hennepin County Medical Center’s (HCMC) new Chief of Emergency Medicine. He takes over duties from retiring Chief Dr. Joseph Clinton, who recently stepped down after serving in the position for more than 21 years.

“I’m honored and excited to be chosen for the role of chief of Emergency Medicine,” said Dr. Miner. “It’s a big job with a lot of challenges, but I feel really confident and enthusiastic about where is department is headed and our ability to adapt to the future.”

After graduating from East High School in Duluth, Minnesota, Dr. Miner earned his medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at HCMC, and joined HCMC’s Emergency Department staff in 1999. He is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been serving as the Research Director in the department and as HCMC’s Associate Medical Director for Physician Development.

HCMC is a national leader in Emergency Medicine with a history of providing state-of-the-art care and outstanding teaching. Dr. Miner is committed to keeping HCMC at the cutting edge of clinical practice, research and education.

IMG_1264“We want to continue to expand our department’s role in providing the best care possible to our patients, and in keeping them at the center of our focus,” he explains. “We also want to build on our current research efforts to continue to advance the science of Emergency Medicine.”

Dr. Miner’s many interests include research in the areas of pain management and procedural sedation in the Emergency Department, as well as the effects of poverty on patients.

Even when he can, Dr. Miner rarely slows down. He’s an avid cross-country skier and coach for the Minnesota Youth Ski League, and all three of his children play hockey. During the winter months, Dr. Miner and his wife, Stephanie, often spend time driving from one sports event to another.

“I guess I enjoy keeping a fast pace,” he explains, “wearing skis just makes it more fun.”

Throughout 2014, HCMC is celebrating its 25th year as Minnesota’s first Level I Trauma Center. A comprehensive academic medical center and public teaching hospital with the largest emergency department in the state, HCMC offers a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care. In addition to the 462-bed acute care hospital and primary care and specialty clinics located in downtown Minneapolis, HCMC offers primary care clinics in Minneapolis and suburban Hennepin County.

HCMC welcomes Dr. Byron Marquez

Dr. Byron Marquez has been named Senior Medical Director and Chief of Community Primary Care at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), and is now seeing patients at Whittier Clinic.  In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Marquez will work with clinicians in six community primary care clinics, two convenience clinics, and one worksite based clinic to improve continually the care they provide their patients. Continue reading “HCMC welcomes Dr. Byron Marquez”