Dr. Grace Totoe is a remarkable individual who wears multiple hats – she is not only an accomplished entrepreneur but also serves as the medical director of Minneapolis Health Clinic and is the visionary behind the nonprofit Totoe Health Equity Project. Her mission is to promote health equity among minority communities, with a special focus on African immigrants. Through her clinic and nonprofit, she works tirelessly to bridge the healthcare disparities faced by these communities, emphasizing the importance of preventive care and lifestyle changes to combat chronic diseases.
Dr. Totoe's educational background speaks volumes about her dedication to excellence. After completing her training in internal medicine at the prestigious Yale University Internal Medicine Primary Care Program at St. Mary’s Hospital in CT, she pursued a fellowship in transfusion medicine at the University of Minnesota. Continuously seeking growth and knowledge, she holds business certifications from the esteemed Harvard Business Online School in health strategy and public leadership. Additionally, she is currently completing a course in racial disparities in health care and health economics, showcasing her commitment to staying informed on critical issues in the medical field.
Her approach to patient care is nothing short of holistic. Dr. Totoe firmly believes in the power of disease prevention alongside expert pathology management. She actively engages her clients in discussions about lifestyle changes and encourages them to make healthy choices at every opportunity, empowering them to take charge of their well-being.
Dr. Totoe's professional journey has taken her through multiple hospitals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. As a licensed physician in WI, IA, MN, and KS, she has left a positive impact on the lives of many patients in these regions.
Beyond her medical career, Dr. Totoe finds joy and fulfillment in her personal life. She is a loving wife and doting mother to two wonderful daughters. Family time is precious to her, and she enjoys attending basketball tournaments, playing tennis with her daughters, watching movies, and exploring new destinations through travel.
In addition to her proficiency in English, Dr. Totoe's language skills extend to Twi, allowing her to connect with patients from diverse linguistic backgrounds. Moreover, she is proficient in French, further enriching her ability to communicate and understand patients' needs.
Dr. Grace Totoe's impressive achievements and unwavering dedication to health equity and patient well-being make her a true inspiration to both her colleagues and the communities she serves.
Grace Totoe is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and has been appointed to the board of physicians with The American Health Council. She is also involved in numerous professional associations, including The American College of Physicians, The Society of Hospital Medicine, The American Medical Association, The American Association of Blood Banks, The University of Minnesota Alumni Association, The University of Science and Technology Alumni Association, and the Ghana International School Alumni Association. She is in Good Standing with The Ghana Medical and Dental Council as well.
Hospitals that Dr. Totoe is currently affiliated with:
• Ridgeview Hospital
• North Memorial
• Maple Grove Hospital
• M Health Fairview Hospitals
• University of Minnesota Medical Center
Totoe is the CEO of her self-established Totoe Health Care Consulting Services, and holds a digital platform for a Telemedicine/Wellness Clinic. Her charitable work includes being a financial donor to the missionary work of Africa Partners Medical, which trains medical professionals in Africa by organizing continuous medical education programs as well as donating medical supplies to healthcare institutions in Africa.
She has volunteered at Plymouth Creek Elementary and her church, Holy Name of Jesus on multiple occasions. She is also active with her kids basketball travel team and helps the team with minor team injuries.