Dr. Longfors is a board-certified general surgeon, dedicated to providing advanced, high-quality surgical care to patients of all ages. Her experience covers a broad range of minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques, including laparoscopic procedures and Trinity Health’s da Vinci Xi robotic surgery system. Areas of specialty include surgeries of the breast, colon, gallbladder, appendix, hernia, and gastrointestinal system. Born and reared in Minnesota, Dr. Longfors graduated with high honors from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed her general surgery residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. She practiced general surgery at hospitals in Arizona, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Prior to joining Trinity Health, Dr. Longfors provided general surgery services at CentraCare Health in St. Cloud, MN. In addition to being recognized for academic achievement, Dr. Longfors has been an advocate for improving patient access to surgical care, serving international medical missions in Kenya and other short-term trips in Africa. A member of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Longfors enjoys travel, hiking, biking, and spending time with family and friends.
Robert Guttormson, MD
Robert Guttormson, MD, MHA, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. With a special interest in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery, Dr. Guttormson is dedicated to providing excellent surgical care to patients, with innovative approaches that involve less pain, less blood loss, and quicker recovery. A Minot native, he earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed his general surgery residency in Saginaw, Michigan, at an affiliate campus of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Following residency, he practiced at Altru Health System in Grand Forks for over nine years and served as Assistant Professor of Surgery for the UND Surgical Residency. His volunteer service includes medical missions work in Niger, Africa. His wife and their four children enjoy outdoor activities and travel. He also has an interest in photography. He is looking forward to helping serve his home community as a member of Trinity’s Surgical Associates Group.
Dustin Evans, MD
A member of our General Surgery team, Dustin Evans, MD, provides safe and effective surgical care to patients, with advanced treatment options and minimally invasive techniques for a wide range of surgical procedures. He is originally from Colorado and grew up on a dairy farm in Northeast Colorado. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He remained at UC for his general surgery internship, and completed his general surgery residency training at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Evans’ experience is broad and includes things from working at a gold mine to volunteering as an EMT with Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Service in Golden, CO. In his spare time, he enjoys shooting sports, 4-wheeling, and spending time with his wife and four children.
Earl Brewley, Jr., MD
Dr. Brewley is a board-eligible, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating complex diseases of the upper extremity. His expertise includes advanced shoulder and elbow arthroscopy as well as primary and revision joint replacement surgery of the upper extremity. He earned his medical doctorate from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed his orthopedic residency at Albany Medical Center in New York, where he served as chief resident. He completed a highly coveted shoulder and elbow fellowship in Tampa, FL, with Drs. Mark Frankle and Mark Mighell at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Under their supervision, Dr. Brewley performed over 150 shoulder replacements and over 100 arthroscopic shoulder procedures. Upon graduation, he completed additional training in Japan under Hiroyuki Sugaya, MD, and Teruhisa Mihata, MD, PHD, to learn additional arthroscopic techniques, including superior capsular reconstruction for irreparable rotator cuff tears. Dr. Brewley’s research interests include age-related outcomes in shoulder arthroplasty, alternative treatments for post traumatic elbow arthritis, and biomechanics stability in revision shoulder arthroplasty. He is a fellow member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. In his leisure he enjoys reading, hiking, writing poetry, and cheering for the New York Yankees.
Brent Knudson, DO
Dr. Knudson is an orthopedic surgeon who brings advanced expertise to the care of people with bone, joint, and muscle disorders. His areas of focus include joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder. He is also passionate about sports and taking care of sport-related injuries, as well as routine fracture care.
Originally from Mandan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry/Nutrition from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and received his medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. His residency training was completed through Michigan State University at McLaren Oakland, known for its advanced orthopedic program. During his residency, Dr. Knudson trained in all aspects of orthopedic surgery, with special emphasis on joint replacement, direct anterior hip replacement, sports medicine, and trauma care.
His experience also includes five years as a flight surgeon with the US Air Force and Air Force National Guard, two and a half years of which were spent with the 5th Medical Group at Minot AFB. The remaining time was spent in Japan, Afghanistan, and Michigan.
Dr. Knudson and his wife, Kelly, have three children. Whether fishing or hunting, they enjoy spending their free time in the beautiful North Dakota outdoors.
Alicia Crosby, FNP-C
A member of our General Surgery team, Alicia Crosby, FNP-C, is a board-certified nurse practitioner trained to provide a wide range of services to patients undergoing surgical procedures, including patient assessment, follow-up care, and education to surgical patients. A Minot native, Alicia received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University and her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner training from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Her RN experience includes over five years of experience as a critical care nurse in Trinity Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Cody Pehrson, MD
Dr. Pehrson specializes in orthopedic surgery with a focus on complex trauma and hip reconstruction. His expertise includes anterior hip replacement, an innovative approach that can significantly reduce pain and downtime. He also does total shoulder replacement. Dr. Pehrson is fellowship trained in orthopedic trauma, with specialized expertise in pelvic and acetabular fracture care. He’s dedicated to helping patients regain mobility and return to the activities they enjoy. A magna-cum-laude graduate of Utah State University, he earned his medical doctorate from the Medical College of Wisconsin and received residency training in orthopedic surgery at UCSF Fresno, where he was voted Resident of the Year for the 2014-2015 academic year. Following residency, he completed his Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship with Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons in Phoenix, AZ, where he provided orthopedic trauma care at the four Level I trauma centers in the Phoenix area and trained extensively in reconstructive and revision surgery of the hip, with an emphasis on utilizing the anterior approach. Dr. Pehrson and his wife Jocelyn have five children. They enjoy spending time outside, traveling, and trying new things. Dr. Pehrson is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
Alexandre Kindy, MD
Board certified in Orthopedic Medicine, Dr. Alexandre Kindy has been a member of Orthopedic Associates since 1997. A native of Montreal, Canada, he earned his medical degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, interned at St. Thomas Medical Center in Akron, Ohio and completed his residency at the University of Calgary where he served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Kindy offers a full-spectrum of non-operative orthopedic services and also serves as the care system’s Medical Director of Value Initiatives driving strategies to help improve patient access and the quality of care across the system.
Gillian Lavik, MD
A member of our General Surgery team, Gillian Lavik, MD, provides safe and effective surgical care to patients, with specialty interests that include surgical oncology, abdominal surgeries and minimally invasive options for a wide range of procedures. A Rugby, ND, native, she completed her premedical education at Macalester College in Minnesota and received her medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Her internship and residency were completed at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY, an affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where Dr. Lavik served as chief resident her graduate year.
Daniel Lee, DO, MMS
An orthopedic surgeon board certified and fellowship trained in sports medicine, Dr. Lee specializes in arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, hip, and knee, including ACL reconstruction. His expertise includes rotator cuff and labral repairs of the shoulder, meniscus repairs, arthroscopic procedures of the hip, as well as arthroscopic surgery of the elbow and ankle. A graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Lee received residency training in orthopedic surgery at New York Medical College and the University of South Florida and completed his post-residency fellowship in sports medicine at Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation in Colorado. He subsequently practiced at Indiana University Health in Bloomington and later at Lake Huron Medical Center in Michigan, serving as attending physician in general orthopedics and sports medicine. Throughout his medical career Dr. Lee has applied his expertise to serve college and high school athletes both on and off the field. He’s dedicated to treating individuals of all ages, getting them back to the activities they most enjoy. When he’s not serving patients, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with his family as well as skiing, golfing, and other outdoor activities.