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Healthy Matters Podcast is a show that aims to provide scientifically accurate yet humanistic healthcare information in a light-hearted manner, using a mix of call-ins and expert guests from Hennepin Healthcare.

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About Dr. Hilden

David R. Hilden MD, MPH, FACP is an internal medicine physician in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He is the Scott F. Davies Endowed Chair of the Department of Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare, where he sees patients both in the hospital and in primary care clinic and leads a department of 300 doctors, resident physicians, and advanced practice providers in 15 divisions.  He is Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. 

Dr. Hilden earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and later completed his residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. He also has a Master of Public Health degree in Public Health Practice and Leadership from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Dr. Hilden serves as a Regent for the American College of Physicians in Philadelphia. For six years, he has served on the ACP Health and Public Policy Committee in Washington DC and currently is the chair of this committee, which is a primary policy-making committee of ACP.  He also serves on the national ACP Governance Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors of the ACP Services PAC.  From 2019 – 2023, he was the Governor of the Minnesota Chapter of ACP.  He has co-authored numerous policy papers which have been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on topics including racial disparities in medicine, indigenous health, nutrition, healthcare of incarcerated persons, reproductive health, public health infrastructure, pandemic response, environmental effects on health, public health implications of the electoral process, alcohol and cannabis issues, and LGBTQ health.

Dr. Hilden was the host of a popular live radio show on WCCO radio in Minneapolis from 2009-2021.  He is currently the host of the Healthy Matters podcast now in its third season. He has received the “Top Doctor” designations from local publications “Mpls.-St. Paul Magazine” consecutively from 2017-2024 as well as “Minnesota Monthly” from 2014-2024.  He was named the Chapter Laureate of the Minnesota Chapter of ACP in 2017.  He was named Minnesota Physician Communicator of the Year by the Minnesota Medical Association in 2010 and the Distinguished Early Career Physician by the University of Minnesota Medical School Alumni Association in 2013.

Dr. Hilden has been a visiting faculty member in Boston, Qatar, Israel, Palestine, Mayo Clinic (in Minnesota and Hawaii), and Thailand. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and dog and has two adult children, and enjoys Bruce Springsteen, Beethoven, running around the Minneapolis chain of lakes, and travel. He also loves a great book and a strong cup of coffee.