Bruce Idelkope, M.D.

Bruce I. Idelkope, M.D.

IDELKOPE 8X10I enjoy interacting with and educating patients, thus providing them with insight and more control of their lives. Taking care of patients with life-changing or chronic conditions continually rewards and challenges me. It also reminds me to set priorities in life.

I prefer to have longer-term relationships with my patients, enhancing my perspective on their issues and permitting me to play a greater role in assisting them, whatever their need.  I coordinate care with many primary physicians, working with them as their consultant for the specific needs of each patient referred to me.

I also enjoy furthering the education of the Medical Students at our University of Minnesota Medical School finding that this activity keeps me current and permits interaction with the bright minds of our new wave of Medical providers.

I enjoy spending time with my nuclear and my very large extended family as well as any and all outdoor sports and other activities and really don’t like to have too much uncommitted time.

specializing in

Acute Stroke Intervention
Stroke Rehabilitation
Spine Evaluation and Management
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Multiple Sclerosis

Primary Office

Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
Edina Office

Southdale Place
3400 West 66th Street, Suite 150
Edina, MN, 55435

Hospital Affiliations


Fairview Southdale Hospital

6401 France Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435

System Participation

Fairview Physicians Association
Health Partners
Preferred One

Education, Certifications, Memberships

Bachelor of Science – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1970
Doctor of Medicine – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1974
Medical Internship – St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1975
Medical Residency – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1978

Board Certified – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Minnesota Medical Society
Hennepin County Medical Society
American Academy of Neurology
American Stroke Association

Publications, Directorships, Boards, Additional Positions

Past Vice President, Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology Board of Directors
Physician Member, Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy
Medical Director, Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology Rehabilitative Services Department
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School