Barry Bjorgaard MD

Barry Bjorgaard, MD

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery


Altru 1300 Columbia

1300 S. Columbia Rd.
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

Altru Hospital

1200 S. Columbia Rd.
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

About Me

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."

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


Medical School

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


Rotating Internship 
Victoria General Hospital
Victoria, BC


General Surgery Resident 
University Hospital, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK

Cardiovascular, Thoracic & General Surgery Resident 
University of Western Ontario
London, ON

Medical Interests
Special Clinical Interests:
  • 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