Fraden Max

Max Fraden, MD


Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“My idea of good care is to always be there for my patients and to work closely together to devise comprehensive care plans.”

Clinical Expertise

Max is a medical doctor trained in internal medicine. He grew up in Boston, MA, but is also a dual citizen of Belgium. From 2016-2020, he spent half of his year working in rural Rwanda at a public, district hospital and the remainder of the year at Hennepin County Medical Center. Starting in 2021, he began working clinically at Rosebud Indian Health Service Hospital with the MGH Rural Medicine Program, and in 2022, began working on public sector medical initiatives in Somaliland. His current research focuses on measuring the impact of point-of-care ultrasound training in Somaliland and assessing the clinical outcomes of chronic disease clinics in Somaliland. At Hennepin Healthcare, he is studying the characteristics and trends of in-hospital physical restraint use.


  • Inglis, J. Boll, K. Fraden, M. Madar, A. Merjavy, S. Hirsi, A. Assessing the Efficacy of Point of Care Ultrasound Training in Somaliland. Poster presentation at the 2023 World Ultrasound Congress for Medical Education.
  • Dhillon, R. Clair, K., Fraden, M., Abdalla, M. Hypertension in populations of different ethnic origins, The Lancet, Volume 384, Issue 9939, Page 234, 19 July 2014.
  • Dhillon, R. Bonds, M. Fraden, M., Ndahiro, D. Ruxin, J. The Impact of Reducing Financial Barriers on Utilization of a Primary Health Care Facility in Rural Rwanda. Global Public Health 2011; 7(1); 1-16.
  • Ben Amor, Y., Fraden, M., Ruxin, J. Reversing the Tide of Tuberculosis in India: Complementing Microscopy with Line Probe Assays. Global Public Health 2008; 3(4); 399-416.

Medical School

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA


  • Internal Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA


  • Board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School


“In my free time, I enjoy travel, soccer, and spending time in the mountains.”