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Mark Linzer, MD

Director, co-founder

Dr. Mark Linzer is Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He is Board Certified by the ABIM.

Dr. Linzer has had teaching positions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Duke University, Tufts University, and the University of Wisconsin. 

In addition to leadership positions at Duke and Wisconsin, he is a highly involved clinician, teacher, and researcher. He has received teaching awards from students and residents at Duke University and the University of Wisconsin, and was co-founder and President of the Association of Chiefs in General Internal Medicine (ACGIM). He has scholarly interests in the areas of syncope (blackout spells) and physician worklife. Dr. Linzer runs the Office of Professional Worklife at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), which is responsible for the work lives and wellness of 600 HCMC providers.

Dr. Linzer received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and his MD degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine in the Social Medicine Residency Program at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.

Fun fact: Dr. Linzer has played the guitar for over 40 years and trained under one of the Monkees!

Mark Linzer’s journal articles on PubMed