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June 2022 Presenter Series — Part 5: Deborah Thorp, MD

In this presenter series, you'll meet the presenters for the Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association event on June 4, 2022.

Get excited to meet our next presenter!

Deborah Thorp, MD

Medical Director, Gender Services Clinic, Park Nicollet Clinic.

Past Chair & Vice Chair, Department Ob-GYN. Openly lesbian.

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Deborah grew up in Falcon Heights, MN in the 60s and 70s, when activism was part of the culture. Her first official act of protest was leading a student walkout in support of the teachers while still in Junior High School. She then attended St. Olaf College and did her medical school and residency at the University of Minnesota. She has worked for the Park Nicollet Clinic for over 30 years.

Dr. Thorp has volunteered on medical missions to Nicaragua with the Neighborhood Involvement Program and is currently a volunteer Advisory Board Member for JustUs Health’s Bush Innovation Grant. She has interests in minimally invasive surgery, providing culturally sensitive care to the LGBTQ and Somali communities, and pursuing excellence in patient care through thoughtful development of patient care guidelines.

She is the Medical Director of the Gender Services Clinic at Park Nicollet Clinic. Past Chair & Vice Chair of the Department OB/GYN and Site Leader of the Women’s Center. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including: Innovator Award, OutFront MN (2018), American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology Community Service Award (2016), and Community Service Award Park Nicollet Clinic (2011).

Deborah will be presenting "Improving Care of the LGBTQ Population."


What can I expect?

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersexual, asexual, and two spirit (LGBTQIA2S+) people often do not seek health care because of barriers and discrimination.

Join us in June to learn from a diverse group of presenters about health care and health challenges in our LGBTQIA2S+ communities and engage in Q&A sessions.

The presenters, who all identify as LGBTQIA2S+, are working to improve health within mainstream health care and in their cultural communities. You will also hear from voices often under-represented in health care.

Event Details

Saturday, June 4, 2022

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

Online via Google Meet

Everyone is welcome.

Earn 4 contact hours for continuing education.

Event registration is $10 for MinnHNA members or $20 without membership.

Learner Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. identify health issues & challenges in our LGBTQIAS+ communities.

  2. explore the impact of racism on LGBTQIA2S+ health.

  3. describe culturally specific issues in our LGBTQIA2S+ communities.

  4. explore community resources to support LGBTQIA2S+ patients.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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