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Michelle Karsten, MD

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I am passionate about working with all patients to meet their health care goals. I work to empower patients to be their own best advocates, while using the best available evidence, my own clinical expertise, and partnering with our medical team to achieve exceptional care for all patients.”

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Karsten is a family physician who works as both a clinician as well as educator, in the role of Program Director of the the Family Medicine Residency Program. She is a leader in group medical visits and is a provider in both Centering Pregnancy and Centering Parenting groups, in which prenatal and well baby care is provided in the group setting. She also focuses on maternity care in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Medical School

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA


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

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Society for Teachers of Family Medicine


  • Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Medicine


  • Featured on HCMC’s “Healthy Matters”, WCCO Radio


“When I am not working, I am spending time with my family, hopefully exploring the great outdoors. I love being active outside in all four seasons, then relaxing with a good book.”