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Kimberly A. Jacobsen, MD

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

    What I Do
    I appreciate the opportunity to partner with my patients and their families early during a life changing event to help them navigate through their challenges and give them the best possible outcome. I believe in open and honest communication between myself and my patients. My special clinical interests are in acute trauma and post traumatic “cold” trauma including deformity correction due to infection or bones that do not heal or have healed improperly from previous injury.

    Why I Love My Work
    My favorite part about my job is connecting with patients and discussing their expectations and goals. I also love the camaraderie with my partners and team.

    Growing up, my mother worked as a nurse and absolutely loved her job and the connections she had with people. Seeing the impact her patients had on her life made me interested in a career in medicine. When I was a young teen, I was injured playing sports and that experience led me to an interest in orthopedics. Later, in graduate school, I became interested in trauma after researching and learning about the biology of fracture repair.

    I chose CentraCare because of their unique relationship with the University of Minnesota. Their dynamic relationship allows for mutual growth, education, and care.

    Getting to Know Me
    I grew up in Northern Michigan. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time outdoors, and with my husband and our children.

    Education
    • College
      Hope College, Holland, MI, Bachelor of Arts
    • Master’s Degree
      Boston University, Master of Arts
    • Medical School
      Wayne State University
    • Residency
      St. Louis University
    • Fellowship
      Harborview Medical Center, Trauma

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