Joel V. Oberstar, MD
Chief Medical Officer, PrairieCare & PrairieCare Medical Group, Twin Cities, MN
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
Dr. Joel Oberstar is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and serves as PrairieCare’s Chief Medical Officer, seeing patients in Maple Grove. He is Associate Director of Resident Training and Education in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is therefore a key liaison in the formal collaboration between PrairieCare and the University of Minnesota. Originally, from Chisholm, Minnesota, he attended college at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and biology with distinction. Dr. Oberstar attended the first two years of medical school at the University of Minnesota-Duluth prior to completing his clinical training at the University of Minnesota Medical School, graduating with his Doctorate in Medicine in 2001.
Dr. Oberstar subsequently pursued three years of general psychiatry training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2004, he returned to Minnesota to complete two years of fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry, after which he joined the University of Minnesota faculty.
Dr. Joel Oberstar has scholarly interests in Bipolar and Psychotic Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Forensic Psychiatry, and Telepsychiatry. He volunteers time as President of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting positive mental health for all infants, children, adolescents and their families.
In his free time, he enjoys watching college basketball and Seinfeld reruns. He has been with the PrairieCare team since January 2011.