BS in Chemistry and Math, Montana Tech School of Mines and Engineering, Butte, Mont.
MD degree, with high honors, Ross University, Dominica, West Indies
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
Board certified in general surgery, American Board of Surgery
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
American College of Surgeons
American Foregut Society (founding member) and Robotic Committee for Foregut Disease
International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Minneapolis Surgical Society
Minnesota Medical Association
Surgical Association of Gastroenterology and Endoscopic Surgeons
Created first Physicians for Human Rights chapter in Dominica, West Indies
Co-author of largest robotic Nissen/hiatal hernia case series
Co-author of book chapter on robotic foregut surgery
Director of Minneapolis Heartburn Center, Specialists in General Surgery
Chief of Surgery – Maple Grove Hospital, 2017-2020
Member, Medical Executive Committee, Maple Grove Hospital, 2017-present
2004 national environmental engineer design champion for design of sanitization and reduction of waste water in produce farming
Award for Appreciation & Dedication to Dominican Youth Education
Montana Tech Alumni Recognition Award 2014
Top Doctor, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, 2017, 2018, 2019
Rising Star, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine 2017, 2018, 2019
Dr. Kemp enjoys any time spent with her husband and four boys. She currently is learning to speak Mandarin.
Why did you choose to become a surgeon?
I enjoy people — learning about them and understanding how I can best improve their lives. In surgery, we usually can diagnose a technical problem that can be improved or repaired. It gives me joy to be able to help someone in a fixable way.
What’s special about Specialists in General Surgery?
The surgeons and staff are compassionate, kind, generous people who work hard serving others in times of need.