Erin Bettendorf, MD
Education, Training, and Certifications
Board Certifications: Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Fellowships: Pain Medicine – University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Residency: Anesthesiology – Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Internships: Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Medical Education: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Undergraduate: Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN – Political Science (BA)
Growing up in northeast Minneapolis, Dr. Bettendorf attended Gustavus Adolphus College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Inspired to give back, she traveled east to pursue her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bettendorf completed her transitional internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital and following that entered her residency in anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. It was during this time that she became interested in pain management after realizing what a profound impact chronic pain can have on a person’s quality of life. From there, she completed her fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Washington.
After completing her medical training, Dr. Bettendorf moved back to Minnesota in 2019 to practice as a pain management physician. Before joining Nura, Dr. Erin Bettendorf worked at United Pain Center, Allina Health in St. Paul, MN. She is board certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
As a Minnesota native, Dr. Bettendorf is surrounded by family and friends. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, whether it be hiking, gardening, or playing at the park with her two children. She also loves to bake!
Washington Society of Anesthesiologists, 2018-2019
American Academy of Pain Medicine, 2018-2020
Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists, 2014-2017
American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2012-2019