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Four Surgeons Named 2023 Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

September 6, 2023

Kamrun Jenabzadeh, MD, FACS; Kourtney Kemp, MD, FACS; Steven Kern, MD, FACS; and Mallory Yellenich-Huss, MD, all surgeons at Specialists in General Surgery, have been named 2023 Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly Magazine. All are board certified by the American Board of Surgery and were nominated by their peers for their surgical expertise.

Dr. Jenabzadeh holds a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Houston Honors College and an M.D. from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He served his residency at the University of Minnesota and conducted clinical research at Regions Hospital Burn Center. His special medical interests include robotic assisted surgery, reflux disease, complex hernias, and diastasis recti. He currently serves as Chief of Surgery and Chair of the Robotics Program at North Memorial Health Hospital.

Dr. Kemp holds a B.S. in chemistry and math from Montana Tech School of Mines and Engineering and an M.D. from Ross University, Dominica, West Indies. She served her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Kemp specializes in esophageal disease and diagnostics, hernia surgery, traumatic injuries, and gallbladder disease. Dr. Kemp created the first Physicians for Human Rights chapter in Dominica, West Indies, and is Chief of Surgery at Maple Grove Hospital.

Dr. Kern holds a B.S. in biology and an M.D. degree, both from Creighton University. He served his residency at the University of Kansas; specializes in robotic surgery, gallbladder surgery, and hernia surgery; and is Medical Director and Board Chair of the North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Dr. Yelenich-Huss has a B.A. in behavioral neuroscience-psychology from the University of St. Thomas, as well as a B.S. in clinical laboratory science from the University of Minnesota. Her M.D. is from the University of Minnesota, and she served her residency at the University of North Dakota. She also completed fellowship training in breast surgical oncology at Baylor University Medical Center. In addition to benign and malignant breast disease management and breast surgical oncology, she specializes in hidden scar surgery, surgical management of skin cancers, soft tissue tumors and lesions, and acute care general surgery.

The 12 surgeons at Specialists in General Surgery provide diagnostic and treatment options for a wide variety of medical conditions, including breast disease and breast cancer, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, gallbladder disease, spleen disorders and certain cancers, including liver, pancreatic, colon and skin cancer. SGS also manages the Twin Cities Hernia Center for the diagnosis and treatment of several kinds of hernias and the Twin Cities Heartburn Center for the diagnosis and treatment of esophageal disease, including achalasia, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and hiatal hernia. SGS providers see patients at clinics in Blaine, Buffalo, Crystal, Edina, Fridley, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Robbinsdale and Saint Anthony.