The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians selected
Andrew Burgdorf, M.D., of Buffalo, MN, as its 2012 Family
Physician of the Year.
2012 Family Physician of the Year News Release
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Physician of the Year Video (.wmv)
Dr. Burgdorf receives his award from MAFP President,
Julie K. Anderson.
Full Name: Andrew Burgdorf, M.D.
Practice: Allina Medical Clinic, Buffalo,
Years in Practice: 24
Medical School: University of Minnesota
Residency Program: Methodist Family
Medicine Residency Program
Family Life: Married to Sherilyn
Burgdorf. The couple has two children.
Volunteer Experience and Community Involvement (in
last five years): Dr.Burgdorf volunteers with
Mission Jamaica. He is a charter member of the
Buffalo Community Orchestra. He is a member of the
Buffalo Hospital Board, has served at a local nursing
home and is active in the local schools. He is
responsible for helping create a gallery of local
in the hospital birth center.
Hobbies: Music, spending time with family,
working outdoors and traveling.
What Patients, Community Members and Colleagues
“I know he’s so busy, but he really treats you like
you are the most important part of his day when he’s
“When we’re in Dr.
Burgdorf’s office, it’s as if the other world is shut
off for him and he zeros in or our concerns.”
“Uppermost he’s a knowledgeable and skilled physician,
but he’s also a very caring and compassionate physician
“He goes beyond the call of duty…”
Dawn Sawatzke/Clinic Manager:
“He helps create a good culture
where we can all talk to each other and work together
for the best of our patients.”
Lundsten/Buffalo Resident: “I can’t imagine
anyone contributing more to the community and the
community is much richer for it.”