Greg Plotnikoff, MD


Dr. Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP is the Founder and Medical Director at Minnesota Personalized Medicine, a micro-practice dedicated to serving patients suffering from mystery, complexity, and severity despite extensive medical evaluations. He is a board-certified internist and pediatrician who has received national and international honors for his work in cross-cultural and integrative medicine. Before opening Minnesota Personalized Medicine, Dr. Plotnikoff served as an integrative medicine physician at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing and as Senior Consultant at the Center for Health Care Innovation, Allina Health Care in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Plotnikoff is a graduate of Carleton College, Harvard Divinity School, and the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Plotnikoff, “Greg,” consciously chose to attend divinity school before medical school in order to deepen his understanding of suffering and of human responses to suffering. After eight years of medical school and residency training, he helped establish the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota where he served as its first medical director. From 2002-2008, Dr. Plotnikoff served as an associate professor at Keio University School of Medicine where he studied, researched, and taught in Japanese the Kampo herbal medicine tradition. While in Japan, he was active in East-West medical integration issues with the Japanese Society of Oriental Medicine, National Geographic, and the World Health Organization. Dr. Plotnikoff is the recipient of several international awards for research and teaching, as well as the Early Career Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is the lead author in over 60 publications in the medical literature and 23 medical textbook chapters. His 2003 article on vitamin D deficiency and chronic pain is one of the most highly-cited articles in the history of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. He is the co-author with Mark Weisberg, PhD of the book Trust Your Gut: Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems Without Drugs.