Miner James

James R. Miner, MD


Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“Every day I strive to help safely and effecitively guide patients through the crisis that led to their emergency.”

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Miner is an emergency physician and the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Hennepin. He has worked at Hennepin since 1996, and during that time has been the Research Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine. He has done extensive research in acute pain management and sedation, monitoring during resuscitation, and in health care delivery. Dr. Miner is the Senior Editor for Electronic Publications for Academic Emergncy Medicine, and is the author of a textbook entitled “Emergency Sedation and Pain Management.”


  • Miner JR, Ketamine or Ketofol: Do We Have Enough Evidence to Know Which One to Use? Academic Emergency Medicine published on online September 25 2017 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acem.13276/full
  • William MR, Ward DS, Carlson D, Craverso J, Dexter F, Lightgate JR, Mason KP, Miner JR, Cargo JJ, Berkenbosch JW, Clark RM, Constatnt I, Dionne, R, Dworkin RH, Gozal D, Grayzel D, Irwin MG, Lerman J, O’connor RE, Panharipande P, Rappaport BA, Riker RR, Tobin JR, Turk DC, Twersky RS, Sessler DI, Evaluating Patient-Centered Outcomes in Clinical Trials of Procedural Sedation, Part 1 Efficacy: Sedation Consortium on Endpoints and Procedures for Treatment, Education and Research Recommnedations Anesthesia and Analgesia Vol. 124, no.3, p 821-830, March 2017.
  • Miner JR, Driver BE, Moore JC, Fagerstrom E, Klein L, Prekker M, Cole JB, Randomized Clinical Trial of Propofol versus Alfentanil for Moderate Procedrual Sedation in the Emergency Department, The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, volume 35, pp 1451-1456 October 2017.
  • Miner JR, Rubin J, Clark J, Reardon RF, Retrograde Intubation with an Extraglottic Device in Place, The Journal of Emergency Medicine vol 49, no 6, pp 864-867, December 2016.
  • Miner JR, Moore JC, Austad EJ, Plummer D, Hubbard L, Gray RO, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Clinical Trial of Propofol. 1:1 Propofol/Ketamine, and 4:1 Propofol/Ketamine for Deep Procederal Sedation in the Emergency Department, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 65, no.5, May 2015.

Medical School

  • Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN, USA


  • Emergency Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Society of Emergency Medicine
  • American Pain Society


  • Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Board-certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Research, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute


  • Top Doctors, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, 2018
  • Recognized as a “Top Doctor” by Minnesota Monthly Magazine for the last five years.


“I enjoy spending time with my family in the great state of Minnesota.”