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Board of Directors

Board of Directors



Richard King, MD, PhD
HHRI Board Chair
Retired Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota


Miaja Cassidy, JD, CHC, CCEP
HHRI Board Vice Chair
Chief Compliance Officer, Medtronic
Adjunct Professor, Law & Leadership in Healthcare Administration, Mitchell Hamline Law School


Anne Murray, MD, MS,
HHRI Board Secretary/Treasurer
Epidemiologist & Staff Geriatrician, HCMC
Medical Director, Berman Center for Clinical Research
Professor of Medicine & Adjunct in Neurology, University of Minnesota Medical School


Jason Baker, MD, MS, HHRI Vice President
Physician, Infectious Disease & HIV Medicine, HCMC
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota

Daniel Hoody, MD
Interim Chief Medical Officer
Hennepin Healthcare System Administration

Derrick Hollings, CPA
Chief Financial Officer,
Hennepin Healthcare System Administration


Ajay Israni, MD, MS, HHRI President
Nephrologist, HCMC
Associate Professor of Medicine & Adjunct Faculty
School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Mark LeSage, PhD
Senior Investigator, Division of Clinical Pharmacology/Toxicology, HCMC
Professor of Medicine & Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota

James R. Miner, MD
Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, HCMC
Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Theresa Pesch, RN
President, HennepinHealthcare Foundation (HHF)

Jayant Parthasarathy (JP), PhD
Vice President for Innovation and Research
& Development, United Health Group

Dean Rustad
Vice President of Finance, Cardiac Rhythm
and Heart Failure (CRHF), Medtronic


Serafin Samson, MBA, MS 
Scientia Healthcare, LLC Consulting Services

Prat Verma, MS, MBA
Vice President, Innovation, Optum Labs

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