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Kunsche Award

MPO's Kunsche Award is given annually to a member of the perinatal healthcare community for their outstanding work and dedication to advancing the field and furthering our mission. 

Yasuko Yamamura, MD

Congratulations to our 2019 Kunsche Award Winner: Yasuko Yamamura, MD

Dr. Yamamura is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health at the University of Minnesota. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

In addition to being an active clinical partner in the University MFM practice, she also serves ACOG District VI Champion for FASD Prevention and is the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Director at the University of Minnesota. Her primary interests are medical education and preterm birth prevention. Dr Yamamura is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has a subspecialty certification in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

Past Kunsche Award Winners

2018: Jeanne Mrozek, MD; Maple Grove Hospital and North Memorial Hospital

2017: Cecilia Wachdorf, CNM, ARNP, PhD

2016: Cindy Koslowski, CFNP, MSN, MBA, RN; MHealth

2015: Sandy Hoffman, MS, RNC-EFM; Mother Baby Center of Abbott Northwestern and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

2014: Deb Peters, NNP; Essentia Health - Duluth

2013: Jill Bauer, MA, RN; Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

2012: Lynn Carpentier; Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

2011: Heather Swanson, MD; CentraCare Health - Paynesville

2010: Tina Kippes, RNC, CLC; Mayo Clinic Health System - Menomonie

2009: Marianne Keuhn, BSW

2008: Kirk Ramin, MD; University of Minnesota - Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health

2007: Denise Palmer, RN; University of Minnesota Health

2006: Linda Christinsen-Rengel, NP-WH; Regions Hospital - The Breast Health Center

2005: Susan Boehm, RN, BSN, MS; Alere Health

2004: Jo Crosby, RNC, MS, NNP; Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

**We'd love to acknowledge more of our Kunsche Award winners; please contact us if you have information prior to 2004.

2019 Minnesota Perinatal Organization

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