Timothy D. Sielaff, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Allina Health
Thursday, November 3, 2016 • 10:45 AM–12:00 PM
Dr. Timothy Sielaff is the chief medical officer for Allina Health and the senior vice president for the Allina Health Group (AHG). He is responsible for advancing the quality agenda of Allina Health and clinically leading the 11 clinical service lines that make up the AHG. Tim has been a hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgeon for 15 years. He started his career at the University of Minnesota where he was a tenured associate professor. He came to Allina Health in 2005 to serve as the medical director of the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute (VPCI) at Abbott Northwestern. Dr. Sielaff developed the HPB program at Abbott Northwestern Hospital that is now a referral center for the five-state area. He advanced multidisciplinary cancer care to include 11 organ-specific programs, which are also regional referral centers for a variety of common, rare and complex cancers and clinical research. He has helped redesign the quality and research governance structures at Allina Health and has worked diligently to link clinical quality outcomes to finance value initiatives and clinical service lines. Tim graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (BS Psychology), the Medical College of Virginia (MD, AOA), and the University of Minnesota Department of Surgery (with a PhD in hepatocyte tissue engineering/bioartificial liver) surgery program. He completed a fellowship in HPB surgery and Liver Transplantation at the University of Toronto. He has been involved in a variety of leadership positions locally and nationally including serving on the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors, the Midwest Board of the American Cancer Society and the Pancreatic Cancer Research Team Executive Committee. He also completed the Health Care MBA at the University of St. Thomas and the Advanced Training Program at Intermountain Health.