Published on May 07, 2019

N. Garrett Powell, MD Joins Neurosurgery Team at Altru

Grand Forks, N.D. – N. Garrett Powell, MD has joined Altru’s neurosurgery team. Dr. Powell specializes in treating tumors of the brain and spine, degenerative conditions of the spine, complex spine disorders, hydrocephalus and more. Dr. Powell is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. 

“I try to see a patient as someone I know or perhaps as myself in that circumstance,” Dr. Powell says. “It helps me understand the issues they are facing and what I can do to help them restore their health.” 

Dr. Powell earned his medical education from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida. He went on to complete his residency at the University of Connecticut. In his free time, Dr. Powell enjoys traveling with his wife, scuba diving, surfing, hunting and inventing things in his shop.  

About Altru Health System 

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a regional, integrated healthcare delivery system serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Altru is a physician-led, multi-specialty group practice with a 277 bed acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, 45 bed specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru employs over 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 4,000 staff. With a focus on advanced technology, Altru deployed the first Mako® Robotic Arm system in North Dakota and enhanced Altru’s Robotics with the recent addition of the DaVinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. In 2018, Altru was awarded fourth Most Wired® in the nation, a recognition for systems at the forefront of using healthcare information technology to improve the delivery of care. Altru Health System has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation and has achieved 50 years of CARF accreditation at Altru’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit