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Dr. Daniel Nikcevich

At-Large Member Board

East Region President & Chief Medical Officer
Essentia Health

Dr. Nikcevich is a board-certified hematologist/oncologist who also continues a busy clinical practice. Dr. Nikcevich joined Essentia Health in 2002, after he completed his hematology/oncology fellowship and internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center.  A Chicago native, he graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago with both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.  He also successfully completed the curriculum at the Physician Leadership College at the Opus Business School at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.  Dr. Nikcevich obtained a B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield.  He and his wife and five children split their time between their home in Duluth and a cabin on Rainy Lake.

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