Born in Sydney, Australia, Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Sydney in 1969. He completed his medical residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Continuing his post-graduate education, he completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at the same facility, and followed this with a year working as a clinical research fellow. He did additional post-graduate work in liver disease in Brisbane, Australia and in Copenhagen, Denmark. This work resulted in a research doctoral thesis.
Dr. Sherman completed her undergraduate work at Barnard College, Columbia University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. She performed her internship at New York University Medical Center, and her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. Her fellowship in Gastroenterology was completed at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Montefiore Hospital.
Virginia has held a variety of positions in both nursing and management in hospitals and community clinics in Missouri, Louisiana, Texas and Minnesota.
Originally, a graduate of a hospital-based diploma school, DePaul Hospital in St. Louis, she later received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Texas in 1983. In 1986 she received a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Minnesota and was certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner through the College of St. Catherine. In 1996 she returned to St. Kate's and finished her Masters in Nursing.
Dr. Rossi's family moved from Italy when he was twelve years old. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and graduated Cum Laude. Dr. Rossi received his medical degree at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He performed his internship and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He remained on faculty at Yale University where he completed a fellowship in interventional endoscopy.
Dr. Perdue is board-certified by the American Board of Gastroenterology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has served on the training committee for the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and is a health-disparities consultant for the American Gastroenterological Association. His clinical practice focuses on gastrointestinal cancer prevention, familial colorectal cancer syndromes, and general gastroenterology. He is the preferred provider for American Indian patients and strives to deliver culturally tailored healthcare.
Dr. Perdue grew up in Spokane Washington. He completed his undergraduate work at the Honors College at Washington State University, and earned a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Colorado.
Polly received her Bachelor of Nursing from Winona State University and her Master of Arts in Nursing from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. Prior to starting with Minnesota Gastroenterology, she practiced in internal medicine and family practice as an NP.
She is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, American Association in the Study of Liver Diseases, and Sigma Theta Tau, and is credentialed through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Heather earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Chemistry from North Dakota State University in 1999. After graduation, she worked as a public and corporate health educator while assisting with several published research projects funded by the American Heart Association.
Dr. McCabe received his undergraduate degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, then attended the Ohio State University College of Medicine. This was followed by internship and residency at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. McCabe then moved to St. Louis where he completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Washington University /Barnes Hospital.
Dr. Ketover is a native of New York City. He earned his undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University, attended business school at New York University and completed his premedical training at Columbia University.
Dr. Ketover received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. His postgraduate research involved investigation of the clinical factors important to the development of gallstone disease. Dr.
Emily completed her undergraduate studies in 2004 at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. After graduation, she completed her EMT training in Minneapolis and then moved to Philadelphia to begin her physician assistant studies. She graduated from Philadelphia University in 2007 and returned home to start her career. She has since worked as a PA in acute care for two years in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.