Michaela West

Michaela A. West, MD, PhD, FACS

I'm always striving to find even better ways to deliver care to all.

Approach To Care

Dr. Michaela West has been in practice for more than 2 decades, with a breadth of experience in emergency surgery and treatment of complicated infections.



  • Bachelors Science in Biochemistry – University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Doctor of Medicine – Loyola Stritch School Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Surgery/Biochemistry/Biometry – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • General Surgery – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery – General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery – Critical Care


  • Adjunct Professor Surgery University of Minnesota
  • Association of Women Surgeons Research Foundation Board of Directors
  • Surgical Infection Society Research Foundation Board of Directors
  • Shock Society Treasurer


Dr. West is an avid runner and skier. She enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.

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