Meet Dr. Prischmann
Jess Prischmann, MD is board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as head and neck surgery (otolaryngology). She attended Boston University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2001 in journalism at the age of 19. Despite her young age, she was published in a number of newspapers, including “The New York Times” and “Newsday.” In 2000, she covered Congress during one of the most memorable presidential elections in history. In 2001, she received the “Blue Chip Award,” the most prestigious student award at BU’s College of Communication.
Although Dr. Prischmann loved journalism, her dream was always to become a doctor. After graduating from college, she attended medical school at Louisiana State University in her hometown of Shreveport, La. During medical school, she was a television reporter for the local NBC affiliate. In 2005, she was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. At 23 years old, she graduated in the top of her class and was the first recipient of the Aaron Selber Leadership Award.
From 2005 to June 2010, Dr. Prischmann completed her general surgery internship and residency in otolaryngology– head and neck surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During residency, she was acknowledged for her performance on national inservice training exams. She was also the co-host of a syndicated weekly medical radio show called “Medical Edge Weekend.” For her volunteer efforts, she was awarded the 2008 Zumbro Valley Medical Society Community Service Award.
From July 2010 to June 2011, Dr. Prischmann completed a highly coveted fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with Stephen W. Perkins, MD, a world-renowned leader in the field of facial plastic surgery. In September 2011, she was awarded the prestigious Jack R. Anderson Prize for Scholastic Excellence for the highest score in the country on the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery examination. In 2012, she was recognized for her research in eyelid surgery with the Ben Shuster Memorial Award for the most outstanding research paper by a fellow in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
In 2015, Dr. Prischmann decided to shift away from seeking awards, outside validation, and accolades. She became a daily meditator. This process of looking inward allowed her to grow tremendously as a person and surgeon.
Dr. Prischmann is thrilled to have the privilege of caring for her patients every day. She lives in Edina and is devoted to her husband and son. In her free time, you will find her preparing for upcoming surgeries, reading non-fiction, and learning new things.
- M.D. – Louisiana State University School of Medicine—Shreveport. 2001-2005. Class Rank: 5. USMLE 1/2/3: 99/99/92. Elected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society
- B.S. – Journalism, Boston University College of Communication. 1997-2001. Awarded the “Blue Chip Award,” the most prestigious student award in the college of communication.
- Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Prischmann Facial Plastic Surgery, Edina, MN- April 2012 to Present
- Fellowship, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Director: Stephen W. Perkins, MD. Indianapolis, IN. – July 2010-June 2011
- Residency, Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Mayo Clinic. Rochester, MN. – July 2006-June 2010
- Internship, General Surgery. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. – July 2005-June 2006
- Medical Contributor, WCCO-TV Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN. 2013-2017
- Co-host, “Medical Edge Weekend”—Co-hosted syndicated weekly medical radio show. KROC-AM. Newstalk 1340. Rochester, MN. Episodes available online, click here – Jan 2007-May 2010
- Freelance Reporter/Anchor—Reported part-time for the 6 and 10 o’clock newscasts. KTAL-TV. NewsChannel 6 (NBC). Shreveport, LA. Resume available online by clicking here – Sept 2001-May 2005
- Washington Correspondent—Wrote daily articles covering Congress as part of the Boston University wire service for two Connecticut newspapers: “The Republican-American” (Waterbury, CT) and “The Norwalk Hour” (Norwalk, CT) – Sept 2000-Dec 2000
- Washington Bureau Intern—“Newsday,” Times/Mirror, New York, NY – June 2000-Sept 2000
- Dow Jones Editing Intern—“The Standard Times,” New Bedford, MA. Copy editor and paginator – July 2006-June 2010
- Editorial Assistant – “CFO Magazine,” Boston, MA – Aug 1999-May 1999
- New England Bureau Intern, “The New York Times,” Boston, MA – June 1999- Aug 1999
- Assistant Sports Editor/Science Editor, “The Daily Free Press,” Boston University, Boston, MA. – Aug 1998-Jan 1999
- Perkins SW, Prischmann J. “Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty,” In Bailey’s—Head and Neck Surgery (5th Ed.).
- Perkins SW, Prischmann J. “The Art of Blepharoplasty.” Facial Plast Surg. 2011 Feb;27(1):58-66. Epub 2011 Jan 18.
- Dhaliwal J, Friedman O. Injectables and fillers in male patients. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2008 Aug;16(3):345-55, vii.
- Dhaliwal J, Friedman O. A review of a simple procedure to correct external nasal valve collapse. Poster Presentation. Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings. May 2008.
- Dhaliwal J, Orvidas L, Weaver A. Otolaryngology in Medical Schools: Are Students Underexposed?” Poster presentation. Triologic Middle Section Meeting, January 2009.
- Instructor: “Reliable sources: effectively communicating with the media,” 2009 and 2010, American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting
- Instructor: “The media and you: educate and advocate,” 2010 American Academy of Otolaryngology annual meeting.
- Mpls St. Paul Magazine Top Doctor – 2019 & 2020
- Mpls St. Paul Magazine Rising Stars 2015, 2016, 2017
- Ben Shuster Memorial Award: Awarded for most outstanding research paper by fellow in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. 2012
- Jack R. Anderson Prize for Scholastic Excellence : Awarded for the highest score in the country on the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Examination – Sept 2011
- Community Service Award : Zumbro Valley Medical Society – Dec 2008
- Highest inservice training exam score: Mayo Clinic – 2008 and 2009
- Aaron Selber Jr. Leadership Award: First recipient. Louisiana State University School of Medicine—Shreveport – May 2005
- Alpha Omega Alpha: National Medical Honor Society – Sept 2004
- Nathan Bernstein Scholarship: Louisiana State University School of Medicine—Shreveport – 2004 and 2005
- Outstanding tutor of the year: Louisiana State University School of Medicine—Shreveport – 2004 and 2005
- Reginald and Ruby Harper Slaughter Scholarship: Louisiana State University School of Medicine—Shreveport – 2003 and 2004
- Honors in Microbiology: Louisiana State University School of Medicine—Shreveport – 2002
- Alpha Epsilon Delta: National Premedical Honor Society – 2000
- Blue Chip Award: Awarded to the most promising journalism graduates. Boston University College of Communication – May 2001
- Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Scholarship: Awarded annually to journalism students across the country – 2000
- “Teen Editor of the Year”: “USA Weekend” – 1997
- American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – 2009 to present
- American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery – 2005 to present
- Public Relations Representative—Section for Residents and Fellows, American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery – Sept 2008 to Sept 2009
- Clinic Volunteer, St. Mary’s Health Clinics. Care to the medically underserved and uninsured. 2013-2015
- Youth Mentor, Bolder Options, 2012
- Spending time with her family and the wonderful community at her farm in Wisconsin
- Reading (Dr. Prischmann is an avid reader)
- Understanding different perspectives
- Learning new things
- Cheering on the LSU Tigers
Dr. Prischmann as a Journalist
Before she became a doctor, Dr. Prischmann cultivated her communication skills as a television and newspaper reporter. Although she initially enrolled in journalism school to become an NFL sideline reporter, Dr. Prischmann dabbled in everything from science reporting to politics. In the fall of 2000, she moved to Washington D.C. to work as a political reporter during one of the most notable presidential elections in history.
While she loved her experience in newspaper reporting, Dr. Prischmann always knew she wanted to be a doctor. In 2001, she enrolled in medical school in her hometown of Shreveport, La. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Dr. Prischmann worked part-time during medical school as a television reporter for the local NBC affiliate. Despite her 7-day-a-week schedule, Dr. Prischmann graduated in the top 5 of her class and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.
After medical school, Dr. Prischmann moved to Rochester, Minn. to begin her residency in head and neck surgery. During her time at the Mayo Clinic, she was the co-host of a syndicated radio program called “Medical Edge Weekend.”
Dr. Prischmann feels that her experience in newspaper, television, and radio has been invaluable in her career as a surgeon. She is very proud of her ability to effectively communicate with her patients.