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Jan-February 2016
Exploiting the Immune Response to Treatment Patients with Cancer
    Jeffrey Miller, MD
*Luminary of Twin Cities Medicine – John H. Kersey, MD

Mar-April 2016
Integrated Health Care Approach Research-Driven Strategies Improve Strategies for Weight-Loss Surgery
    Daniel B. Leslie, MD
*Luminary of Twin Cities Medicine – C. Walt Lillehei, MD

May-June 2016
Behavior-Change Strategies Key to Achieving Healthful Diet and Activity Lifestyle
    Michelle Draxten, MPH

July-August 2016
Integrative Care for Low Back Pain: Implementing Evidence-Based, Non-Opioid Treatments    
    Florin Oraz, MD and Roni Evans, DC, PhD

Sept-October 2016
Reflections on a Life in Medicine
    Sara J. Shumway, MD    
Gender Matters at the UMN Medical School
    Michael Kim, MD and Kathleen Watson, MD
Women in Medicine Highlight:
    Jennifer Hsia, MD and Erica Sanders, medical student

Nov-December 2016
Dementias:  Neuropathology as a Tool To Unravel Etiology    
    Michael Rosenbloom, MD
Treating Alzheimer’s with a Big Dose of Policy
    Soo Borson, MD and Patricia Carlson, MPH

Jan-February 2017
Treating Depression in Adolescents
    Prachi Agarwala, MD
Education in the Age of Psychiatry 2.0
    Lora Wichser, MD and Kaz Nelson, MD

Mar-April 2017
Help for Adolescents with Co-Occuring Disorders
    Diana Chapa, MD

May-June 2017
The Ongoing Challenge of Clostridium difficile in Healthcare Settings
    Alison Galdys, MD
*Luminary of Twin Cities Medicine – George Sarosi, MD

July-August 2017
Identifying Toxic Stress in the Most Vulnerable Period, Birth to Three Years         
    Maria Kroupina, PhD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder:  Alcohol, Assessment and Accessing Care
    Judith K. Eckerle, MD and Kimara Gustafson, MD

Sept-October 2017
Building Strategies with Communities to Address Health Disparities
    Michele Allen, MD, MS and Mikow Hang
IMG Assistance Program Offers Hope for Many IMGs
    Edwin Bogonko, MD and Yende Anderson, JD    
Concern for Patients’ Health and Safety Spurs Interprofessional Teamwork
    Eileen Weber, DNP, JD, BSN, PHN, RN
The Uganda Research Training Collaborative Inspiring the Next Generation of Health Science Researchers Through Global Partnerships
    Molly McCoy
*Colleague Interview – Patricia F. Walker, MD, DTM&H, CTropMed, FASTMH
*Luminary of Twin Cities Medicine – Phillip K. Peterson, MD

Nov-December 2017
Update on Low Back Pain:  Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
    David W. Polly, Jr., MD

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This last page series of MetroDoctors, Luminary of Twin Cities Medicine, is intended to honor esteemed colleagues who have contributed significantly to Twin Cities medicine. Below is a listing of past physicians who have been featured. Please forward names of physicians you would like considered for this recogntion to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , managing editor.

May/June 2010 Vernon Sommerdorf, MD 
July/Aug 2010 Richard Magraw, MD 
Sept/Oct 2010 Arne S. Anderson, MD 
Nov/Dec 2010 M. Elizabeth Craig, MD 

Jan/Feb 2011 Alvin Schultz, MD
Mar/Apr 2011 Elizabeth Jerome, MD
May/Jun 2011 Owen H. Wangensteen, MD
Jul/Aug 2011 Valerie Ulstad, MD
Sept/Oct 2011 Richard Frey, MD
Nov/Dec 2011 Edward Posey, MD
Jan/Feb 2012 Patrick Ward, MD 
Mar/Apr 2012  Glen Nelson, MD 
May/Jun 2012  Paul G. Quie, MD 
Jul/Aug 2012  Mitchell Einzig, MD 
Sept/Oct 2012  Reuben Berman, MD 
Nov/Dec 2012  Amos S. Deinard, MD 

Jan/Feb 2013 A. Stuart Hanson, MD 
Mar/Apr 2013  Laurence A. Savett, MD 
May/Jun 2013  Paul F. Bowlin, MD 
Jul/Aug 2013  Carolyn A. Johnson, MD 
Sept/Oct 2013  Abraham B. Baker, MD 
Nov/Dec 2013  Deane C. Manolis, MD 

Jan/Feb 2014 Robert W. Geist, MD 
Mar/Apr 2014 Susan E. Crutchfield-Mitsch, MD
Charles E. Crutchfield, SR, MD 
May/Jun 2014 Ernest Ruiz, MD 
Jul/Aug 2014 Robert A. Van Tassel, MD 
Sept/Oct 2014 Virginia R. Lupo, MD 
Nov/Dec 2014  Kent S. Wilson, MD

Jan/Feb 2015 Steven Miles, MD
Mar/Apr 2015 Janis Amatuzio, MD
May/Jun 2015 Moses Barron, MD
July/Aug 2015 Joseph Tombers, MD
Sept/Oct 2015 Brian Campion, MD
Nov/Dec 2015 Frank Indihar, MD

Jan/Feb 2016 John Kersey, MD
Mar/Apr 2016 C. Walt Lillehei, MD
May/Jun 2016 David Abelson, MD
Jul/Aug 2016 Wm. Keith Henry, MD
Sept/Oct 2016 Janette Strathy, MD
Nov/Dec 2016 Sanne Magnan, MD

Jan/Feb 2017 James J. Jordan, MD
Mar/Apr 2017 Mark L. Willenbring, MD
May/Jun 2017 George Sarosi, MD
Jul/Aug 2017 Marjorie Hogan, MD
Sept/Oct 2017 Phillip K. Peterson, MD
Nov/Dec 2017 John H. Moe, MD

MetroDoctors: References & Resources

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MetroDoctors September/October 2013

Links to 
  • Autism: From How it Works to How We Can Help More Effectively (pgs 15 - 18)
  • A Wide Variety of Autism Services Available at Fraser (pgs 21 - 22)
  • The Lovaas Model of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (pgs 19 - 20)
  • Autism Training in the University of Minnesota Pediatric Residency Program (pgs 23 -24)
  • Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Minnesota's Public Health System (pgs 25 - 27)

Autism: From How it Works to How We Can Help More Effectively (pgs 15 - 18)
Martha R. Herbert, Ph.D., M.D.

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  6. Rossignol DA, Frye RE. Mitochondrial dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Mol Psychiatry 2011:1-25.
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  8. Muller RA. From loci to networks and back again: anomalies in the study of autism. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2008;1145:300-15.
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  10. Kong SW, Collins CD, Shimizu-Motohashi Y, et al. Characteristics and predictive value of blood transcriptome signature in males with autism spectrum disorders. PLoS One 2012;7:e49475.
  11. Lintas C, Sacco R, Persico AM. Genome-wide expression studies in autism spectrum disorder, Rett syndrome, and Down syndrome. Neurobiol Dis 2012;45:57-68.
  12. Miller AH, Maletic V, Raison CL. Inflammation and its discontents: the role of cytokines in the pathophysiology of major depression. Biol Psychiatry 2009;65:732-41.
  13. Mullington JM, Simpson NS, Meier-Ewert HK, Haack M. Sleep loss and inflammation. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010;24:775-84.
  14. Herbert MR. Contributions of the environment and environmentally vulnerable physiology to autism spectrum disorders. Curr Opin Neurol 2010;23:103-10.
  15. Schmidt RJ, Hansen RL, Hartiala J, et al. Prenatal Vitamins, One-carbon Metabolism Gene Variants, and Risk for Autism. Epidemiology 2011;22:476-85.
  16. Schaevitz LR, Berger-Sweeney JE. Gene-environment interactions and epigenetic pathways in autism: the importance of one-carbon metabolism. ILAR journal / National Research Council, Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources 2012;53:322-40.
  17. James SJ, Melnyk S, Jernigan S, et al. Metabolic endophenotype and related genotypes are associated with oxidative stress in children with autism. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 2006;141B:947-56.
  18. Pessah IN, Lein PJ. Evidence for Environmental Susceptibility in Autism: What We Need to Know About Gene x Environment Interactions: Humana; 2008.
  19. Roberts AL, Lyall K, Hart JE, et al. Perinatal Air Pollutant Exposures and Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Children of Nurses' Health Study II Participants. Environ Health Perspect 2013.
  20. Block ML, Calderon-Garciduenas L. Air pollution: mechanisms of neuroinflammation and CNS disease. Trends Neurosci 2009;32:506-16.
  21. Roberts EM, English PB, Grether JK, Windham GC, Somberg L, Wolff C. Maternal residence near agricultural pesticide applications and autism spectrum disorders among children in the California Central Valley. Environ Health Perspect 2007 Oct;115(10):1482-9 2007.
  22. Buie T, Campbell DB, Fuchs GJ, 3rd, et al. Evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders in individuals with ASDs: a consensus report. Pediatrics 2010;125 Suppl 1:S1-18.
  23. Buie T, Fuchs GJ, 3rd, Furuta GT, et al. Recommendations for evaluation and treatment of common gastrointestinal problems in children with ASDs. Pediatrics 2010;125 Suppl 1:S19-29.
  24. Adams JB, Audhya T, McDonough-Means S, et al. Nutritional and metabolic status of children with autism vs. neurotypical children, and the association with autism severity. Nutr Metab (Lond) 2011;8:34.
  25. Yasuda H, Yoshida K, Yasuda Y, Tsutsui T. Infantile zinc deficiency: association with autism spectrum disorders. Sci Rep 2011;1:129.
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  29. Williams BL, Hornig M, Parekh T, Lipkin WI. Application of novel PCR-based methods for detection, quantitation, and phylogenetic characterization of Sutterella species in intestinal biopsy samples from children with autism and gastrointestinal disturbances. mBio 2012;3.
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  39. Herbert MR. Autism: The centrality of active pathophysiology and the shift from static to chronic dynamic encephalopathy: Taylor & Francis / CRC Press; 2009: 343-387.
  40. Herbert MR, with Weintraub K. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be. New York, NY: Random House with Harvard Health Publications; 2012.
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A Wide Variety of Autism Services Available at Fraser (pgs 21 -22)
Pat Pulice, Executive Director

Fraser Autism Services
  • Fraser Asperger's Day Treatment — focuses on social emotional development of children and teens, addressing self-esteem, anxiety, mood issues and self-regulation.
  • Fraser Autism Behavioral Aide Services — one-on-one therapy to help children, teens and young adults replace inappropriate behaviors with developmentally appropriate ones.
  • Fraser Autism Case Management — designed to help individuals navigate the complex social service system. Available for residents of Hennepin and Carver County.
  • Fraser Autism Consultation and Training — consultation and training with schools, agencies and direct care staff to help develop intervention programs and strategies.
  • Fraser Autism Day Treatment — award-winning autism program that helps children develop skills to regulate their emotions and better control their behavior.
  • Fraser Autism Home Services – an intensive in-home program that helps parents find successful strategies to support their child's development.
  • Fraser Autism Skills Training — services designed to improve specific skills important to a child's daily-living activities and participation in the community. Autism Skills Training can be offered individually, with families, or in groups.
  • Fraser Autism Therapy Services — individual, group and family therapy sessions with licensed psychologists and mental health practitioners. Behavioral Interventions — Following the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis,
  • Fraser Behavioral Interventions -  are incorporated into a treatment plan individualized to needs of the individual.
  • Fraser Employment Readiness – Specialized services for work or college-bound adults with executive functioning challenges, including those on the autism spectrum.
  • Fraser Feeding Therapy — evaluation and treatment to help children manage or overcome common feeding difficulties.
  • Fraser Group Social Skills Training — group skills training for children and teens to build social skills and coping strategies.
  • Fraser Home and Community Supports — services include in-home family support, respite care, personal support and personal care assistant (PCA) for children, adolescents and adults.
  • Fraser Learn Talk Play — an innovative small group rehabilitation program for children with social communication and emotional regulation needs.
  • Fraser Music Therapy — play and structured activities using music that help children improve academic, social, emotional, communication and physical skills.
  • Fraser Occupational Therapy — evaluations and treatment that improve children's fine and gross motor skills, self-care, and sensory integration.
  • Fraser Parent Child Interaction Therapy — available for those with autism and emotional/behavioral issues, this therapy program is designed to improve relationships and teach parents skills to manage behavior issues.
  • Fraser Partnership Program — provide support services that are not traditionally covered by county or state program funding and are often provided by unpaid family caregivers.
  • Fraser Person-Centered Planning — capturing what is important to a person receiving services in order to maintain or improve his/her quality of life.
  • Fraser Physical Therapy — play and functional activities that improve children's mobility, motor development, posture, strength, range of motion, balance, and coordination.
  • Fraser Speech-Language Therapy — play and structured activities that improve children's language and communication skills, articulation, social communication, eating and swallowing.
  • Fraser TEACCH Consultation — a structured teaching model of intervention developed at the University of North Carolina.
  • Fraser Transition Services – helping teens and young adults to understand and address education, employment, community living, and community integration issues as they transition into adulthood.
  • Fraser Therapeutic Listening — combines a sound-based intervention with sensory integrative activities to create a comprehensive program that is effective for children with sensory challenges.
  • Fraser Visual Consultation — assists families of children with autism spectrum disorders in designing visual supports and environments

Fraser General inquiries: 612-861-1688  

Fraser Physician/Professional Line: 612-767-7222  Option 3

The Lovaas Model of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (pgs 19 - 20)
Eric Larsson, Ph. D., L.P., B.C.B.A.-D.
  1. Lovaas, O.I., Koegel, R., Simmons, J.Q., & Long, J.S. (1973). Some generalization and follow-up measures on autistic children in behavior therapy.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 6, 131-166.
  2. Luce, S. C., Christian, W. P., Anderson, S. R., Troy, P. J., & Larsson, E. V., (1991). Development of a continuum of services for children and adults with autism and other severe behavior disorders. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 13, 9-25.
  3. Lovaas, O.I. (1987). Behavioral treatment and normal educational and intellectual functioning in young autistic children.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 55, 3-9.
  4. McEachin, J.J., Smith, T., & Lovaas, O.I. (1993).  Long-term outcome for children with autism who received early intensive behavioral treatment. American Journal on Mental Retardation. 97, 359-372.
  5. Sallows, G.O., &  Graupner, T.D. (2005). Intensive Behavioral Treatment for Children With Autism: Four-Year Outcome and Predictors. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 110, 417-438.
  6. Cohen, H., Amerine-Dickens, M., & Smith, T., (2006). Early Intensive Behavioral Treatment:  Replication of the UCLA Model in a Community Setting. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 27, S145-S155.

 Eikeseth, S., Smith, T., Jahr, E., & Eldevik, S. (2007) Outcome for Children with Autism who began Intensive Behavioral Treatment Between Ages 4 and 7: A Comparison Controlled Study. Behavior Modification, 31, 264-278.

Larsson, E.V. & Riedesel, K.L. (2011, November). Outcomes of Sufficiently Funded Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention: Behavioral Assessment of Full and Partial Recovery. Paper presented at the 6th International Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Granada, Spain.

For information about intakes, contact the Lovaas Institute Midwest, at 612.925.8365,   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  To contact Dr. Larsson directly, use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Autism Training in the University of Minnesota Pediatric Residency Program (pgs 23 -24)
Emily Borman-Shoap, M.D., and Tom Scott, M.D.

The following references are utilized by residents during the DPB rotation and are also useful for primary care clinicians in practice.

  • CDC - Learn the Signs. Act Early. Autism Case Training: In-Class - NCBDDD. (n.d.). Retrieved from
  •   Johnson, C. P., & Myers, S. M. (2007). Identification and evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics, 120(5), 1183–215. doi:10.1542/peds.2007-2361
  • Macferran, K., Major, N., Fussell, J., & High, P. (2011). Components of a Comprehensive Evaluation for ASDs. Autism Case Training: A Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum. Retrieved from of a Comprehensive Evaluation for ASDs.pdf 
  • Myers, S. M., & Johnson, C. P. (2007). Management of children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics, 120(5), 1162–82. doi:10.1542/peds.2007-2362
  • The Zuckerman Parker Handbook of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for Primary Care. (2010). (p. 521). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Minnesota's Public Health System (pgs 25-27)
Anne Kelly, M.D., MPH, FAAP, and Kathleen Schuler, MPH
  1. Ganz ML. The Lifetime Distribution of the Incremental Societal Costs of Autism. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161:343-49.
  2. Wang L,Leslie DL.  Healthcare expenditures for children withautismspectrum disorders in Medicaid.J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2010;49(11):1165-71.
  3. Landrigan P, Lambertini L, Birnbaum L, 2012 A Research Strategy to Discover the Environmental Causes of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Environ Health Perspect doi:10.1289/ehp.1104285.
  4. DeSoto MC .  Ockham's Razor and autism: the case for developmental neurotoxins contributing to a disease of neurodevelopment.  Neurotoxicology.  2009;30(3):331-7.
  5. Wolstenholme JT, Edwards M, Shetty SR, Gatewood JD et al. Gestational exposure to bisphenol A produces transgenerational changes in behaviors and gene expression. Endocrinology 2012; 153(8): 3828-38.
  6. Roberts AL, Lyall K, Hart JE, Laden F et al. Perinatal air pollutant exposures and autism spectrum disorder in the children of nurses’ health study II participants. Environ Health Perspec. On line June 18, 2013.
  7. Fewell MS: EARNEST Consortium. Session 6: infant nutrition: future research developments in Europe. Proc Nutr Soc. 2007:66:435-41.
  8. Adams JB,  Nutritional and metabolic status of children with autism vs neurotypical children, and the association with autism severity. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2011;8(1):34.
  9. Adams JB, et al. Toxicological status of children with autism vs. neurotypical children and the association with autism severity.  Biol Trace Elem Res.  2013;151(2):171-80.
  10. Golnik A,ScalP, Wey A, Gaillard P. Autism-specific primary care medical home intervention.   J Autism Dev Disord. 2012 Jun;42(6):1087-93.
  11. Looman WS, Presler E, Erickson MM, Garwick AW, Cady RG, Kelly AM, Finkelstein SM. Care Coordination for Children With Complex Special Health Care Needs: The Value of the Advanced Practice Nurse’s Enhanced Scope of Knowledge and Practice.  J Pediatr Health Care. 2013 Jul-Aug;27(4):293-303
Suggested Reading:
  • Winneke G.  Developmental aspects of environmental neurotoxicology: lessons from lead and polychlorinated biphenyls. J Neurol Sci. 2011 Sep 15;308(1-2):9-15Brown K, DeCoffe D, Molcan E, Gibson
  • DL. Diet-induced dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota and the effects on immunity and disease. Nutrients. 2012 Aug;4(8):1095-119.
  •  Virmani APinto L, Binienda Z, Ali S. Food, Nutrigenomics, and Neurodegeneration-Neuroprotection by What You Eat! Mol Neurobiol. 2013 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print] 

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