Alexander Tretinyak, MD

About Dr. Tretinyak

Dr. Tretinyak says, “There’s no better feeling than reuniting with a patient years after a surgery and seeing him or her functioning well and living a full life.” Dr. Tretinyak is an experienced vascular, endovascular and general surgeon. He specializes in treating aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease and vein problems. The first step to a successful procedure? Education. He believes in a down-to-earth approach and thoroughly explains the condition and how it will be treated. It also means having someone who is there to talk through questions or worries.

Board certified and also registered in vascular ultrasound, Dr. Tretinyak graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas. He earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota, where he also pursued his residency training in general surgery. He completed a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Chicago.

When he’s not working, Dr. Tretinyak likes to keep active through sports and spending time with his family.

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  • Education

  • Bachelor of Arts-Biology- University of St. Thomas 1988 - 1992
  • Doctor of Medicine-University of Minnesota 1992 - 1996
  • License/Certification

  • American Board of General Surgery
  • American Board of Vascular Surgery
  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography-Vascular Interpretation
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Graduate Training

  • Residency- General Surgery- University of Minnesota 1996 - 2003
  • Fellowship- Vascular Surgery- University of Chicago 2003 - 2004
  • Professional Memberships

  • Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society
  • Awards and Honors

  • “Top Docs”, Vascular Surgery, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine 2008, 2012, 2013
  • University of Chicago Department of Surgery, Robert Baker “Golden Apple” Teaching Award
  • Minnesota Vascular Society, Annual Meeting, Best Resident Presentation
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery Annual Meeting New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award, Poster presentation
  • Harvard Book Award
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