Wolfgang Gaertner, MD

Wolfgang B. Gaertner, MD, MSC

Colon and Rectal Surgeon

Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English
  • Spanish

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide individualized, world-class, cutting-edge care to patients with diseases of the colon and rectum.

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico


  • University of Minnesota (General Surgery)


  • University of Minnesota (Colon & Rectal Surgery)

Other Education

  • University of Minnesota (Postdoctoral Research Fellowship/Internship/Residency)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor - Rising Star" (2016, 2017)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2017-2019)
  • Earl C. Young Award for outstanding performance as a senior resident, University of Minnesota (2011)
  • Best Resident Teacher nominated by Medical Students during Surgery Rotations, University of Minnesota (2010)


  • Member, American Medical Association (2007-present)
  • Member, Academy of Surgical Research (2006-present)
  • Member, American College of Surgeons (2006-present)
  • Member, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (2006-present)
  • Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Academic Information

Assistant Professor

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