Samuel Lohstreter

Samuel Lohstreter, MD


Emergency Medicine

Dr. Samuel Lohstreter is a member of the emergency medicine team at Altru. He specializes in airway management, fracture/joint reduction and splinting, cardioversion and trauma/critical care. He is motivated by the gratification of having a direct hand in helping all patients he sees, from newborns to the elderly. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their son along with other family and friends. He enjoys reading, running and playing guitar.


Philosophy Of Medicine

“I believe patients should be treated as you would treat your own family member, and that mutual respect is the foundation of the patient-physician relationship. As an emergency physician, I see patients and their families at a challenging moment in their lives, and it is a privilege to have a hand in their care and healing.”

Special Practices and Procedures

  • Airway management
  • Procedural sedation
  • Fracture/joint reduction and splinting
  • Cardioversion
  • Central venous access
  • Trauma/critical care


Medical Education

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, North Dakota


Kern Medical Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Kern Medical Center, Los Angeles, California


  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) 
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Emergency Physicians

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Exceptional Mentor to Medical Students, 2018


  • Altru Hospital

    1200 S. Columbia Rd. Grand Forks, ND 58201

    Main: 701.780.5000
    Alternate: 800.732.4277