Working hard for patients

Colleen CorrellMasonic Mission Awardee Colleen Correll, M.D., M.P.H., has always wanted to be a doctor.

But her interest in pediatric rheumatology took flight during her pediatrics residency when she observed the “time, care, and thoughtfulness” that a mentor in the field devoted to his patients.

Today, Correll, who also leads research as part of the U’s pediatrics faculty, is extending that same warmth to her patients as a pediatric rheumatologist at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

“The most rewarding aspect of my work is getting to know patients and their families and connecting with them on a personal level while trying to make the patient well again,” she says.

After being recognized with the Masonic Mission Award, Correll is even more motivated to “work hard for patients even when the disease is challenging.” She was nominated for her commitment to exceptional care. Her nominator writes:

“Since day one of meeting Dr. Correll and her team, we have been nothing but impressed. Her dedication to her field is something I find extremely inspiring. We couldn’t have asked for a better rheumatologist for our son.”


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