Dennis D. Dykstra, MD, PhD

Dennis D. Dykstra, MD, PhD


Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Standard and Novel Uses of Botulinum Neurotoxins (Botox and Myobloc) with an Emphasis on Treatment of Movement Disorders
  • Treatment of Movement Disorders
  • Treatment of Painful Conditions Utilizing Botulinum Neurotoxins
  • Utilization of Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy for Rehabilitation Management for People with Spasticity and Dystonia

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH


  • Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, OH


  • Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

Other Education

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Master's in Hospital Administration)

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pediatrics
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Recognition and Leadership


  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012-2014, 2016-2019)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2016-2018)


  • Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Medical Advisor, National Spasmodic Torticollis Association
  • Medical Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Academic Information

Associate Professor

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