Chad Torstenson, MD, MBA 1Dr. Chad Torstenson is a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician and will join Mahaska Health in December. He received his education at the University of Iowa and University of Iowa Medical School. He also holds MBA and Health Management degrees from Loyola University Quinlan School of Business in Chicago. He performed his residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Working for nearly three decades in the medical field, Dr. Torstenson has spent 20 of those years practicing emergency medicine. Where does he work now? Board-certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Torstenson’s specialties include EMS, cardiac arrest, emergency procedures, and emergency department operations. “I approach each case with honesty and do my best to involve the patient in the decision-making process,” said Torstenson. “When it is life and death, I take the wheel, but most conditions simply require the patient to understand their ailment and we can mutually decide the best next steps.”

Outside the medical realm, Dr. Torstenson likes outdoor activities, working out, college sports and family activities. His interests also lie with entrepreneurial and business adventures and software development.


Emergency Medicine

Board Status

American Board of Emergency Medicine


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Loyola University Quinlan School of Business, Chicago, IL (MBA & Healthcare Management)

Medical School

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN