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CRSAL is proud to have physicians that have been selected by their peers as being among some of the best health-care providers in the Twin Cities

Richard E. Karulf, MD

Undergraduate School

United States Air Force Academy - USAFA, Colorado 1977

Medical School

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Minnesota 1983

Surgery Training

Wright State University School of Medicine - Dayton, Ohio 1988

Colon and Rectal Surgery Training

Lahey Clinic Medical Center - Burlington, Massachusetts 1990

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Special Interests

Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, Colon Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Surgical Correction of Fecal Incontinence

Hobbies/Outside Interests

writing, sports, theater

Military Status

Retired from the United States Airforce as a Colonel in 2002

Primary Hospital Affiliations

Fairview Southdale Hospital


List of publications from PubMed

Richard E. Karulf, MD

Primary Locations

To schedule an appointment with Richard E. Karulf, MD call 651-312-1700

Personal Statement

“My goal is to maximize clinical excellence and patient comfort with state-of-the-art care.”


Surgeons' Mission Statement

We care for every patient as we would care for ourselves and our family members.