Title: Senior Internist, Retired
Company: Bloomington Lake Clinic
Location: Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States
Michael Stenwick, MD, retired senior internist of the Bloomington Lake Clinic internal medical section, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in internal medicine.
With nearly 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Stenwick retired in 2000, having been the senior internist for the Bloomington Lake Clinic internal medicine section since 1973. In the last ten years of his career he was primarily focused on geriatric medicine. Prior to obtaining this role, he was a resident in internal medicine with Northwestern Hospital from 1970 to 1973, and an intern in internal medicine from 1969 to 1970. Earlier in his career, Dr. Stenwick was a graduate student in the University of Minnesota Department of Pharmacology from 1966 to 1968.
Dr. Stenwick was driven to pursue a career in medicine from an early age, when his father died from what was thought to have been tuberculosis. The experience proved traumatic and transformative for Dr. Stenwick, as he believes the illness may have been misdiagnosed, and he has dedicated his career to helping others to prevent more tragedies. His family was left with little money, so he and his mother moved in with his grandmother in a one bedroom apartment, and he later used his great aunt’s car as a teenager until his grandmother was able to save up to help him purchase his own.
Dr. Stenwick began his career as a student at Hamline University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in 1963 under the tutelage of his mentor, Ole Rundquist. He continued his studies with the University of Minnesota, earning a Doctor of Medicine in 1969. Dr. Stenwick is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
A leading voice in the healthcare industry, Dr. Stenwick has been active with numerous organizations in his areas of expertise. He served on the board of directors for the Bloomington Lake Clinic, and he is the former president, vice president, chair of properties, and chair of the finance committee. He is a former trustee for the profit sharing program and medical advisor for Kimberly Quality Care, and a former internal medicine consultant for the Fairview Multiple Sclerosis Center and Rehabilitation Unit. Dr. Stenwick was an informal advisor for the Minnesota Relative Value Index internal medicine section, and he was chair, a member of the quality assurance subcommittee, and a member of the task force for the Riverside Medical Center.
A fellow of the American College of Physicians, he is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Society of Internal Medicine. He has been affiliated with the Minnesota Medical Association, the Minnesota Academy of medicine, the West Metro Medical Society, and the Hennepin County Medical Association. A contributor of numerous articles to professional journals, he is renowned for his research in drug specificity even in an alkylating agent in 1967-1968, and for providing evidence for an active role of the choroid plexus in concentration and distribution to the morphine in the brain in 1966.
Throughout his career, Dr. Stenwick has been recognized contributions, having been named among the Top 100 Health Professionals by the ICE 2018. He was the recipient of the Walter Kenyon Award, a scholarship from the Charles and Alora Allis Foundation, and a grantee of the University of Minnesota. Placed on the Wall of honor of Red Wing High School, Dr. Stenwick is still proud of having been elected his senior class president while in high school. He has been named to multiple honors publications, including several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World.
Dr. Stenwick has been married to his wife for 57 years. In 1992, she suffered a severe accident that damaged her brain’s language center, but thanks to help from a friend and hard work she was able to graduate college and was back at work within three months.
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