Wolfgang B. Gaertner

Postgraduate education

Medical School:

  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Mexico; 1997-2003.
  • Pregrad Internship. Spanish Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico (2001-2002).
  • Social Service. Pregrad year in a rural community as a local physician providing free medical consultation and family planning. Nayarit, Mexico (2002-2003).

Internship & Residency:

  • General Surgery. American British Medical Center, Mexico City, Mexico. 2004-2005.
  • General Surgery. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN. 2007-2012.

Research Fellowship

  • Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; 2005-2007.
  • Basic Science (General Surgery): pathophysiology of postoperative adhesion formation, peritoneal response to injury, experimental prevention of postoperative adhesions, and experimental evaluation of biologic prostheses for hernia repair; P.I.: John P. Delaney, MD, PhD.
  • Basic Science (Colon & Rectal Surgery): surgical stapler reinforcement with biologic prostheses for colorectal anastomoses, experimental evaluation of new strategies and devices for anal incontinence; P.I.´s: Robert D. Madoff, MD, and David Rothenberger, MD.
  • Clinical Research. Functional outcome after surgical treatment for rectal prolapse and internal rectal intussusception, fistula-in-ano associated mucinous adenocarcinoma, perianal Crohn’s disease, diverticular disease, and Clostridium difficile colitis; P.I.´s: Ann C. Lowry, MD; Michael P. Spencer, MD; Stanley M. Goldberg, MD; and Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD.

Clinical Fellowship:

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN. 2012-2013.







Assistant Professor of Colon & Rectal Surgery
University of Minnesota