Three North Memorial Health Doctors Recognized by Mpls St Paul Magazine as 2024 Rising Stars


Congratulations to the three North Memorial Health physicians named to the 2024 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Rising Stars list.

North Memorial Health Mpls St Paul Top Doctors Rising Stars 2024 honorees

We’re proud to have providers recognized for this award who span from infectious disease and cardiothoracic surgery to family medicine, emphasizing the care North Memorial Health strives to provide at every point in a patient’s healthcare journey.

“We are honored to have physicians who are Rising Stars in such a range of specialties,” said Carolyn Ogland, MD, Chief Medical Officer, North Memorial Health. “As an organization that continually strives to meet the needs of a diverse and growing community, I am grateful to work alongside these outstanding providers and look forward to their continued expertise and impact.”

Nominated by their peers in the community, being selected for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s annual Rising Stars Award is an honor for doctors who have had significant achievements early in their medical careers.

North Memorial Health "Rising Stars"

Abdulqadir Ahmad, MD – Infectious Disease
North – Maple Grove Hospital and North – Robbinsdale Hospital

Dr. Abdulqadir Ahmad believes the relationship between a provider and patient is about working together to accomplish a desired goal. Dr. Ahmad’s objective is to provide the patient with accurate information about their condition or diagnosis and to treat them to the best of his ability.

Betlehem A. Semahge, MD – Family Medicine
North Memorial Health Clinic – Brooklyn Park

Dr. Semahge strives to care for individuals holistically and believes strongly in the power of a listening ear, kindness and going the extra mile. She aims to provide comprehensive healthcare for people of all ages and is passionate about forming lifelong relationships with them. She has special interests in preventative medicine, chronic disease management, addiction medicine, refugee health and women’s care. Dr. Semahge hopes to form collaborative relationships with her patients in order to help them make informed decisions about their health while helping them navigate possible social, economic and cultural barriers to health.

Amanda Stram, MD, Ph.D – Cardiothoracic Surgery
North – Robbinsdale Hospital

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.

About North Memorial Health 

At North Memorial Health, we are on a mission to change healthcare. We’re delivering unmatched patient experience and empowering our patients throughout the Twin Cities to achieve their best health. North Memorial Health provides access to high-quality, low-cost care throughout the Twin Cities through its medical transportation services and two hospitals – Robbinsdale Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital. Across the North Memorial Health system, 900+ doctors and 6,000+ team members are dedicated to delivering a more connected experience for our patients.

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