Kayla Odegard MD

Kayla Odegard, MD

  • Emergency Medicine


Altru Hospital

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

About Me

Kayla Odegard, MD, is an emergency medicine physician at Altru Health System. In the emergency department, Dr. Odegard treats a wide variety of conditions including strokes, colds, infections, heart attacks, trauma, lacerations, viral illness, fractures, etc. Outside of work, she enjoys doing anything outdoors, including riding horse and barrel racing, hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, skiing, scuba diving, and biking. In addition to outdoor activities, Dr. Odegard also enjoys coaching and traveling.

Philosophy of Medicine

"In emergency medicine, it's not uncommon for me to meet people on the worst day of their lives. During this time, I try my best to be a calming presence for patients and their families. I think it's important to treat patients and their families how I would want myself or my family member to be treated."

Professional Memberships
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Patient Safety and Quality
  • Improvement Certification
  • Teaching Emergency Medicine with medical students including Central Line Placement
  • Basic Ultrasound
  • Ophthalmology


Medical School

Medicine & Health Sciences 
University of North Dakota School
Grand Forks, ND


Emergency Medicine Resident 
Regions Hospital/Health Partners
St. Paul, MN

Board Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)