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Robert H. Krieger, DO

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

    What I Do
    My philosophy of care is to treat each patient and their family like I would treat my own family. I want my patients to be fully informed and feel valued in medical and surgical decisions and recommendations. It is my duty to make sure each patient receives outstanding care. Medicine provides a dynamic, ever-changing career, which requires dedication to my own lifelong education, as well as a platform to educate future medical providers, patients and their families.

    My special clinical interests include acute care surgery, trauma surgery, hernia repair, colon surgery, gallbladder surgery, robotic and laparoscopic surgery.

    Why I Love My Work
    As a surgeon, I enjoy helping people feel better and having the opportunity to see them healed and living a happy, fulfilled life. Surgery gives me the honor of having the ability to operate on patients and almost instantly make them feel better or, in some cases, even save their lives.

    I chose CentraCare because of the people working in the system and on all the different teams. Health care is meant to be a team sport, and I chose to join a team that is committed to helping each other and is aligned by a common goal to provide the best surgical care possible.

    Getting to Know Me
    As a previous woodworker and carpenter, I enjoyed embracing challenge, and I found that surgery allowed me to do so as well. I was able to continue my technical work with my hands while having the opportunity to take care of people and have a career dedicated to lifelong learning.

    I have a wide variety of interests and hobbies but, first and foremost, I enjoy spending time with my family and our energetic little Australian shepherd, as well as our many great friends. I play several instruments including piano, saxophone and guitar, and I like going to live music concerts when possible. I also enjoy trail running, swimming, fishing, watching NFL football, reading and doing woodwork/carpentry.

    • College
      Towson University, Towson, MD, Bachelor of Science, Biology Elon University, Elon, NC, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
    • Medical School
      Kansas City University, Kansas City, MO, Master of Science of Biomedical Sciences
    • Residency
      St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH, General Surgery Residency

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