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Carla Cerra, DNP, APRN, CNP, CCM, CCRC

General Internal Medicine

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"I view each encounter as an opportunity to collaborate with the unique qualities of each patient, various care teams and situations in order to positively influence experiences and health outcomes."

Clinical Expertise

Carla has worked with neuroscience patients most of her career, having started as a nursing assistant several years ago on the Iron Range, as an ICU nurse in Duluth, and later as a research coordinator, case manager and adult nurse practitioner at Hennepin County Medical Center.


  • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Case Manager, and Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Co-Chair - Biomedical Ethics Committee, HCMC

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Association of Clinical Research Professionals


"In my free time I enjoy traveling, gardening, cooking, spending time with my family, and hiking with my two labrador retrievers."