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Michel Cramer Bornemann, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Sleep Medicine
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    I work with patients who have sleep-related issues with a focus on parasomnia, including sleep-related violence and sleep forensics.

    I’m also committed to excellent patient care and have publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and textbooks as well as more than 100 published manuscripts in Sleep Medicine ranging from research in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Insomnia, Medical Device Innovation, Restless Leg Syndrome, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Parasomnias.

    Why I Love My Work
    I believe that patient empowerment through education and compassion are essential elements in optimizing patient health and well-being. I chose CentraCare because I like the teamwork and collegial supportive environment to be a part of a well-recognized multidisciplinary program. I’m excited to serve the Central Minnesota community because the patients are very insightful and motivated. They are open-minded and kind.

    Getting to Know Me
    I played collegiate soccer at Regis University and rowed on the U of M 8-man crew team.

    Career media appearances include National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel and Good Morning America. My work has been the focus of articles in Scientific American, ABC Medical Mysteries, etc. Outside of work, I enjoy fishing, travel, Star Wars and hiking.

    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Twin Cities
    • Residency
      Internal Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center
    • Fellowship
      Pulmonary/Critical Care, University of Minnesota School of Medicine - NIH Scholar Sleep Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Areas Of Interest

    Parasomnias, behavioral approach to sleep improvement, sleep-related violence and the effect of medications and sleep

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