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Gilbert Cadena, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Neurosurgery
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English

    In his free time, Dr. Cadena enjoys cycling, traveling, hiking, camping, kayaking, snowboarding, eating new cuisine, and spending time with kids, wife and dogs.

    • Medical School
      Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    • Residency
      Neurological Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA
    • Fellowship
      Skull Base and Open Cerebrovascular Surgery, University of California, Irvine Health. Orange, CA
  • Areas Of Interest
    Special clinical interests: brain tumors, pituitary tumors, skull base tumors, brain aneurysms, AVMs, Carotid occlusive disease, neuroendoscopy, keyhole surgery.
  • Professional Memberships
    Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, North American Skull Base Society

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