Amanda Stram, MD, Ph.D

Amanda Stram, MD, Ph.D

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiac surgery excellence is achieved by combining teamwork, skill, and science with dedication and enthusiasm.

Approach To Care

Dr. Stram recognizes that technical skill, strong collaborative teamwork and rigorous scientific investigation are the foundations for excellent cardiovascular surgical outcomes. She is enthusiastic about offering the latest and best-proven practices in cardiovascular surgery. She is deeply invested in her work as a heart surgeon and provides compassionate and individualized care to her patients, realizing that it is a great privilege to be entrusted with a person’s life and well-being.

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  • B.S., Natural Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Ph.D., Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Indiana University


  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine’s Rising Star Award Winner, 2024
  • Women in Thoracic Surgery Traveling Mentorship Award
  • NIH Loan Repayment Program Award Recipient
  • NIH F31 Grant, Principle Investigator


Dr. Stram is a native of Minnesota, hailing from the north woods. She enjoys being active outdoors, especially when spending time with her husband and their two amazing children.

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