Published on September 05, 2018

Essentia Health Welcomes Dr. Kristin Colling

Dr. Kristin Colling, Trauma Surgery

Dr. Kristin Colling, a trauma surgeon, has joined the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic in Duluth, Minnesota. As part of the Trauma and Critical Care team, Dr. Colling will provide immediate diagnosis and surgical intervention for patients who have suffered severe trauma or have a surgical emergency, as well as care for patients and their families during their recovery phase in the ICU. 

“As a child, I underwent a lot of surgeries, so I was able to see firsthand how surgical care can positively impact a person’s life,” explains Dr. Colling. “I love that I now get to provide this kind of care for others and I think it gives me a unique perspective on patient care.”

Dr. Colling earned a medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she also completed a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in surgical critical care.

“I feel very blessed that I get to help patients and their families through what is typically a very difficult time in their lives,” says Dr. Colling.

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