Barry Bjorgaard, MD

Barry Bjorgaard, MD

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To schedule an appointment with Barry Bjorgaard please call 701-780-6300 or use our online form.




  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery


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


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.

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

Office Information


  • Altru 1300 Columbia
    (formerly Altru Rehabilitation Center)
    1300 S. Columbia Rd.
    Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
    • Main: 701-780-5000
  • Altru Hospital
    1200 S. Columbia Rd.
    Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
    • Main: 701-780-5000
    • Alternate: 800-732-4277