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Anita MacDonald, MD

Board certified in Family Medicine (patients age 12+)

Preferred Prounouns: she/her/hers

Undergraduate: Amherst College, MA, graduated 1990

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, OH, graduated 1997

Residency: Forbes Family Practice, PA, 1997-2000

Primary Care Physician: HealthPartners Health Center for Women 2004-2020,

Clinic Medical Director, Health Center for Women 2010-2020

What I love about being a primary care doctor is my relationships with my patients.  Listening, partnering with, creating a plan together, coaching, empowering and advocating on their behalf are all essential to my practice.

Interests outside of medicine: my family, appreciating the beauty of the natural world, true crime podcasts, meditation, educating myself about and doing what I can to promote racial, economic and climate justice.


Leslie Surbeck, MD

Board certified in Internal Medicine (adults age 18+)

Preferred Prounouns: she/her/hers

Undergraduate: Bryn Mawr College, BS, graduated 1997

Medical School: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, graduated 2004

Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 2004-2007

Chief Resident: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 2007-2008

Staff Hospitalist, Hennepin County Medical Center and Hudson Hospital, 2008-2011

Primary Care Physician, HealthPartners, 2011-2020

As a primary care physician, I love learning about each unique person and working together to find solutions that fit. I try to approach every clinical situation with humility and an open mind. I believe the practice of medicine should be evidence-based but never one-size-fits-all. 


Interests outside of medicine: spending time with my partner and our two daughters, gardening, and long walks.

Shary Vang, MD

Board certified in Internal Medicine (age 16+)

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

High School: John A. Johnson Senior High School, graduated 1999

Undergraduate: University of Minnesota, BA, graduated 2003

Medical School: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, graduated 2007

Residency: Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN 2007-2010

Chief Resident: Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN 2010-2011

Physician & Director, HealthPartners Center for International Health 2011-2021

I am the proud daughter of Hmong refugees.  My philosophy as a physician is simple: provide a space for patients to be heard, treat everyone like family, and provide the best care I know how. 

Medical interests: Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Piriformis Syndrome, ADHD, complex medical care, Refugee/Immigrant Health


Interests outside of medicine: I enjoy spending time with my husband, 3 children and our large extended family. I love listening to podcasts, and my favorite are Terrible, Thanks for Asking, Unlocking Us with Brene Brown, Criminal, Heavyweight, and Where Should We Begin with Esther Perel. I am an avid pickleball player and supporter of my husband’s pickleball company, PikNinja Sports.  

Dr. MacDonald
Dr. Surbeck
Dr. Vang
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