Dr. Fine completed her undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She received her medical degree in 1987, from the University of Pittsburgh. Her residency and internship in internal medicine were completed at the University of Pittsburgh, the Presbyterian Hospital and the Veteran's Administration medical Center. For her fellowship, Dr. Fine moved to Minnesota, completing her studies in gastroenterology in 1994.
Dr. Fine is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.
Dr. Vargo received his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, then attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. This was followed by internship and residency at the University of Minnesota, then completing a fellowship at the University of Cincinnati in 1992.
Dr. Vargo is board-certified in gastroenterology.
Dr. Vargo has special medical interests in liver disease, as well as general gastroenterology.
Dr. Schwartz graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with honors. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota. His fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology was also at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Schwartz has research experience at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, including isolation of digestive enzymes. He was awarded by the World Congress of Gastroenterology for additional research he performed in intestinal absorption while working at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.
Dr. Schwartz is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
Kristin completed her undergraduate training at North Park University, in Chicago, where she received a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. While attending college, she worked as a Nursing Assistant in Outpatient Surgery at Swedish Covenant Hospital and played for the North Park women's soccer team. Following her undergraduate degree, she continued working in patient care in Telemetry at the St. Cloud Hospital. She then went on to complete her MS degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Augsburg College in May of 2006.
Dr. Rettig completed her undergraduate work at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Biological Psychology and Neuroscience. She received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed her internship and residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. She joined Minnesota Gastroenterology in July 2004 after completing a three year fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Rank completed his undergraduate work in microbiology at the University of Minnesota. He continued his education and received his medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Rank's Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine were completed at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, and his three-year Fellowship (Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Department of Medicine) was earned at the same institution.
Dr. Potter completed his medical education at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 1980. He performed his internship and residency in internal medicine in 1983 at the University of Minnesota Hospitals. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology in 1986 at the same facility.
Dr. Potter is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Gastroenterology.
His special medical interest include pancreatic and biliary diseases.