Approach To Care

Dr. Carlson is part of the TAVR (transaortic valve replacement) program at North Memorial. He has a special interest in clinical cardiology with an emphasis on structural heart disease – specifically valvular heart disease and diseases of the aorta.



  • Medical Doctorate – University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, 2001- 2005
  • Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine – Geisinger Health System, Danville, 2008-2011
  • Chief Cardiology Fellow – Geisinger Health System, Danville, 2010-2011


  • Internal Medicine – Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, 2005-2008


  • Fellow -American College of Cardiology (FACC)
  • Fellow – Americans Society of Echocardiography (FASE)
  • Fellow – Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography


  • Diplomat, Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), 2008-2018
  • Diplomat, Cardiovascular Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), 2011-2021
  • Diplomat, Comprehensive Echo – National Board of Echocardiography (NBE), 2011-2021
  • Diplomat, Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT), 2012-2022
  • Diplomat, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC), 2013-2023


In his free time, Dr. Carlson enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He enjoys hiking, kayaking, soccer and traveling. He also speaks Spanish.