Paul J. Thurmes MD

Paul Thurmes, MD

Primary Location

Minneapolis Clinic
910 E. 26th Street, Suite 200
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
(612) 884-6300

Additional Locations

Faribault, District One Hospital: 507-332-4721

Other Locations

Plymouth WestHealth Clinic

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Special Areas of Interest

  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Other hematologic malignancies
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Pancreas and biliary cancers


Patients often describe feeling overwhelmed as they try to navigate through a new diagnosis of cancer or blood disorder. My goal is to empower each patient with clear and accurate information about their disease and treatments available. This field pushes me to be thorough, accurate, and up-to-date. Each patient reminds me why I went into medicine in the first place – to facilitate healing of the whole person, wherever life’s journey leads them.

Academic Honors and Professional Achievements

Dr. Thurmes was the recipient of a scholarship from the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society, and also received the Walter and Virginia Sohre scholarship for geriatrics. In addition to serving as a member of the Medical Ethics Committee at Hennepin County Medical Center, Dr. Thurmes served an elective rotation in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala, in 2001.


Dr. Thurmes has authored several research papers reflecting his professional hematology work and has had several manuscripts and abstracts accepted for publication in professional journals.


As a lifelong resident of Minnesota, I appreciate the change of seasons. (There’s no such thing as a bad day!) I enjoy hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. I came to medicine as a second career after seminary training and parish ministry. My partner and I enjoy gardening and cooking at our home in Minneapolis.

Satellite Location:
District One Hospital, Faribault

Medical School

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN


Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology


  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)