Barry Bjorgaard, MD

Barry Bjorgaard, MD


Cardiovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery

Barry Bjorgaard, MD, is a cardiovascular, thoracic and vascular surgeon at Altru Health System specializing in coronary artery disease, abdominal and thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair, and valve repair and replacement. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, playing tennis, traveling, and spending time at the lake with his wife, kids and friends. Dr. Bjorgaard has also participated in mission work in third world countries, including Ecuador and Peru.

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To schedule an appointment, please call 701.780.6300


Philosophy Of Medicine

“The patient always comes first. Each patient has individual needs. I enjoy working as a team, with the patient as the head of the team.”

Special Practices and Procedures

    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Dialysis
    • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair, Abdominal and Thoracic
    • Fistulas and Shunts
    • Long-term Life Support
    • Mediastinal Disease
    • Thoracoscopic Surgery
    • Valve Repair and Replacement


Medical Education

Bachelor of Medical Science and MD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Rotating Internship, Victoria General Hospital, Victoria British Columbia, Canada


General Surgery Resident, University Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Cardiovascular, Thoracic & General Surgery Resident, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of North Dakota
    • 2013 Wayne Swenson Award for Teaching Excellence


  • Altru 1300 Columbia

    (formerly Altru Rehabilitation Center) 1300 S. Columbia Rd. Grand Forks, ND 58201

    Main: 701.780.5000
  • Altru Hospital

    1200 S. Columbia Rd. Grand Forks, ND 58201

    Main: 701.780.5000
    Alternate: 800.732.4277