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Christopher Tignanelli, MD

General Surgeon

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Appendicitis
  • Critical care
  • Diverticulitis
  • Emergency general surgery
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Hernias
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Skin and soft tissue disease
  • Splenic disease
  • Surgery including gastrointestinal, hernia, splenic, skin and soft tissue, laparoscopic, acute care, emergency, trauma
  • Surgical critical care
  • Surgical critical care

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ


  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Surgical Critical Care)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Skill Certifications

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Recognition and Leadership


  • Best Overall Manuscript Submission By an AAS Resident or Fellow, Association for Academic Surgery (2017)
  • Herbert J. Proctor Award for Excellence in Surgical Research (2015)
  • John William Pope Clinical Fellowship Award (2014)


  • Member, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Surgical Infection Society
  • Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Member, Association for Academic Surgery

Academic Information

Assistant Professor

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