- Vascular Surgery
Mental health advocacy
- Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Psychology minor College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
- Master of Physician Assistant Studies Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Portland, OR
Physician Assistant, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Why Mari went into medicine
One of my first introductions to healthcare was working as a nursing assistant at St. Luke's Surgical & Procedural Care. After shadowing a number of extremely talented and compassionate providers at St. Luke's, I decided I wanted to further develop my skills and become a physician assistant. I am thrilled to be back at St. Luke's in my new role on the Vascular Surgery team.
Some of my favorite outdoor experiences have been backpacking the Timberline Trail to circumnavigate Mt. Hood, road cycling around Crater Lake, snorkeling with sea turtles in Mexico, practicing yoga on a palapa in Belize and, most recently, paddling the Boundary Waters with my parents. I am also an avid music fan and enjoy taking in the local music scene in Duluth.