Kay Schwebke, MD

Internal Medicine

Kay Schwebke, MD, MPH, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She received her medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York) and her Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases training at the University of Minnesota. She completed a Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology) in 1995 and is currently working on a Masters in Health Journalism.

Dr. Schwebke joined the staff at HCMC in April 1997. She is the medical director of the HCMC Coinfection Clinic. In addition, she is the medical director of a long term care facility and an electronic commerical quality measurement tool; she was medical director of a primary care clinic in southern Minnesota from 1996-1999. Her main clinical interests include the management of HIV and Hepatitis C infection.


Helping the Women who Served: The Healing Role of the Vietnam Womens Memorial. Accepted for publication: AJN, May 2009. [author]

Vietnam-era nurses remember their patients as Wall monument marks 25th anniversary. MinnPost, November 9, 2007.

Methods of Pain Assessment in Residents of Long-term Care Facilities: A Pilot Study. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2005;6:137-143. Alexander BJ, Plank P, Carlson MB, Hanson P, Picken K, Schwebke K.

Prevention and Management of Influenza in the Nursing Home Population. Annals of Long-Term Care 1999:7(12):443-6.

Ambiguity in the Identification of Streptococcus pneumoniae: Optochin, Bile Solubility, Quellung, and the AccuProbe DNA Probe Tests. Am J Clin Pathol 1998;109:55-61. Mundy LS, Janoff EN, Schwebke KE, Shanholtzer CJ, Willard KE.

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection due to non-primary cytomegalovirus disease in a mother with AIDS. J Pediatr 1995;126:293-5. Schwebke KE, Henry K, Balfour HH Jr, Olson D, Crane T, Jordan MC.

Pentamidine concentrations in a neonate and his mother with AIDS: case report. Clin Infect Dis 1995;20:1569-70. Schwebke KE, Fletcher CV, Acosta EP, Henry K.

Other Projects

Ballion J, Schwebke K. High Risk Healthcare. KMSP Fox 9 News. Aired as a television investigative news story on November 9, 2008.

Medical School

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA


Infectious Diseases, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA