COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update Learn More

Elizabeth A. Tacl, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Surgery
    • Board Certified:
      Surgery
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    My philosophy of care is to communicate clearly and provide compassionate, individualized and evidence-based care to patients. My clinical interests include endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal), laparoscopic, hernia, and acute care surgery.

    Why I Love My Work
    My favorite part of my job is building relationships with both patients and colleagues. I love the opportunity to work with patients through challenging times in their lives, as well as the problem-solving and intellectual challenge of medicine. I also like the team-based approach to surgery, both in and out of the operating room.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work, I enjoy running, road biking, kayaking, camping, reading, hiking, and traveling.

    I was born and raised in St. Cloud and am excited to be back serving the same community I grew up in. My father, Dr. Christopher Tacl, has been a family physician in the St. Cloud area for almost 40 years. I am incredibly honored to have the opportunity to follow his footsteps into a career in medicine and to serve the same community he dedicated his life to.

    Education
    • College
      University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Residency
      University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    • Fellowship
      University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Professional Memberships

    American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons- US Section

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO