Kimberly Kinsella, DNP, FNP-BC

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Kimberly Kinsella, DNP | Expert Neurologist

Kimberly Kinsella, DNP earned her degree at Kansas State and the University of Kansas. Her specialty is neurology with particular interest in headaches (including Botox for migraines), stroke, and memory loss.

Ask Kimberly why she chose her field and she’ll tell you, “Neurology is fascinating, complex, and challenging. I enjoy supporting patients while we investigate their symptoms and create a plan of care.” One such success story was Kimberly assisting a patient with chronic migraines. After evaluating her environmental and lifestyle factors, plus tweaking her medications, she received a “Migraine Warrior” pin from the grateful patient who now lives without the constant fear and interruption of migraines.

MCN loves having Kimberly at the clinic, and the feeling is mutual. “I love the autonomy of a private practice and have loved all the staff starting back with the interview process,” she says.

Kimberly believes that you need to really know yourself and how you handle stress when working on healthy habits and good overall health. It takes time and unique, personal goals to be successful – this looks different for each person.

As a child, one of Kimberly’s favorite hobbies was performing in show choir and musicals. You just might hear her humming away as she sets about gardening, participating in outdoor activities with her family, engaging in interior design, or traveling about.


  • Kansas State (Bachelors of Social Science)
  • University of Kansas (Bachelors and Doctorate of Nursing)


  • Board Certified in 2020


  • AAN
  • AANP
  • ANA
  • Medical Director, North Memorial Sleep Medicine, 2010-present
  • Chief of Neurology, North Memorial Health Care, 2013 – present
  • Medical Executive Committee, North Memorial Health Care, 2013 – present
  • Mentoring Physician – Minneapolis Community & Technical College Sleep Technologist Program, 2013 – present
  • Mentoring Physician – North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, 2010 – present
  • Mentoring Physician – University of Minnesota Neurology Residency Program, 2010 – present
  • Instructor in Neurology – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2009-2010
  • Chief Resident in Neurology – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2008-2009
  • Strollo PJ, Soose RJ, Maurer JT, DeVries N, Cornelius JR, et al.  Upper Airway Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  New England Journal of Medicine 2014; 370:139-49.
  • Cornelius JR, Pittock SJ, McKeon A, Lennon VA, Aston PA, Josephs KA, Tippmann-Peikert M, Silber MH.  Sleep Manifestations of Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel Autoimmunity.  Archives of Neurology 2011; 68(6):733-38.
  • Cornelius JRQuestions and Answers in Sleep Medicine. Minnesota Health Care News 2011; 9(8):8-9.
  • Cornelius JR, Tippmann-Peikert M, Slocumb NL, Frerichs CF, Silber MH.  Impulse Control Disorders with the use of  Dopaminergic Agents in Restless Legs Syndrome: A Case-Control Study.  Sleep 2010; 33(1):81-7.
  • Cornelius JR.  Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine [Book Review].  Neurology 2010; 75:840.
  • Cornelius JR, Boes CJ, Ghearing G, Leavitt JA, Kumar N.  Visual symptoms in the Heidenhain Variant of  Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.  Journal of Neuroimaging 2009; 19:283-87.
  • Cornelius JR, Zubkov AY, Wijdicks EFM.  Following the Clot in Spectacular Shrinking Deficit.  Reviews in Neurological Diseases 2008; 5(2):92-4.
  • “Effects of the Inspire Implantable Nerve Stimulation System on Obstructive Sleep Apnea.” Primary investigator, North Memorial Sleep Health Center. Sponsor: Inspire Medical Systems (Maple Grove, MN); 2010-present.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, The College of William and Mary, 2001
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2005
  • Excellence in Internship – Best Preliminary Intern, Mayo Clinic Department of Internal Medicine, 2006
  • Chief Resident Award, Mayo Clinic Department of Neurology, 2009
  • National Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award, Clinical Research Forum, 2015
  • Minnesota Monthly Best Doctors, Neurology/Sleep Medicine, 2015-2018
  • Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors – Rising Stars, Neurology/Sleep Medicine, 2016-2018
Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology Maple Grove Office
9645 Grove Circle No., Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Specialty Clinic:
North Metro Center for Sleep Medicine
Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology Maple Grove Office
9645 Grove Circle No., Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Secondary Offices:
North Memorial Sleep Health Center
13800 83rd Way N Suite 102
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Minnetonka Medical Center
15450 Highway 7 Minnetonka
MN 55345
Hospital Affiliation:
Active Staff:
Maple Grove Hospital
9875 Hospital Drive
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Active Staff:
North Memorial Medical Center
3300 Oakdale Avenue North
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

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