Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare's Tori Bahr, MD, has been named Associate Medical Director of Pediatrics.
Bahr joined the Pediatrics Department in 2019. She’s been a crucial part of our Complex Care Clinic and our work to transition patients from pediatric to adult care. She completed medical school and residency at the University of Minnesota. She is double board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine. Bahr practices in multiple Gillette clinics, including Baxter, Maple Grove and St. Paul.
Bahr was born in Brainerd, MN, and one of her priorities, along with new Associate Medical Director of Greater Minnesota Andrea Paulson, MD, is to bring care to where patients are located – whether that is through virtual care, our greater Minnesota clinics or working with our patients’ providers to streamline care.
“Patients who are born or grow up in Greater Minnesota or the Dakotas or other rural places, don't have the same access to care as a patient who lives in the Twin Cities," she said. "It is really important to me to give back to the community that I grew up and other rural communities, to make sure that patients who are born there and born with complex medical conditions, can stay there and still continue to get high quality care."
Bahr also wants to take a holistic and all-encompassing approach when it comes to treating Gillette patients and continue to apply that to our pediatric team approach.
"First and foremost, I want to get to know who the kid is and what quality of life means for that patient. How do they communicate with their outside world? What brings them joy? And what is it i can do to help give them more of that joy and take away the stress of having a chronic medical condition?" she said. "We want to leave no stone unturned and create a comprehensive team that is going to work longterm for both the patient and the family."