Mark L. Solfelt, MD

Thoracic Surgery
It is my privilege to care for people during some of the most challenging times of their lives.
Virtual Visit Available
Accepting New Patients

Approach To Care

Dr. Solfelt is a thoracic surgeon committed to providing the highest quality surgical care using innovation, skill and compassion. He strives to spend as much time as it takes to help patients and their families feel well-cared for and well-informed. His practice focuses solely on non-cardiac surgery including all aspects of lung surgery as well as diseases of the pleural space and chest.

By using minimally invasive surgery like robotic-assisted lung surgery, Dr. Solfelt has been instrumental in establishing North Memorial Health as a leading program in Minnesota. These innovations have allowed our patients to recover faster with minimal disability. He also helped to create a coordinated, team approach among all the specialists to bring efficiency and improved results to his patients.

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  • Medical School – University of Minnesota
  • Internship – Hennepin County Medical Center


  • Mayo School of Graduate Med. Edu – Pediatrics
  • Butterworth Hospital – Spectrum Health


  • Butterworth Hospital – Spectrum Health


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery


  • Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctor Award Winner, 2020
  • Selected as a “Top Doctor” 14 times
  • Named a “Best Doctor in Minnesota” and “Best Doctor for Women” multiple times


A life-long Minnesotan, Dr. Solfelt loves all aspects of Minnesota life. He is married with three children and enjoys hiking, swimming and boating. His greatest avocation is music – he enjoys singing, song-writing and playing the piano. Most of his original songs focus on finding hope and faith in the midst of suffering.

Dr. Solfelt also serves on the board of directors for A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation, a Minnesota-based national charity dedicated to research, raising awareness, and supporting those affected by lung cancer.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers accept the following insurance carriers. Because health insurance plan payments vary and benefit levels are unique to each plan, you may confirm out of pocket cost with your insurance carrier by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthcare