John F. Schwerkoske MD

John F. Schwerkoske MD

Primary Location

Woodbury Clinic
6025 Lake Road, Suite 110
Woodbury, Minnesota 55125
(651) 735-7414


Special Areas of Interest

  • Brain Tumors
  • Hematologic Malignancies


Dr. Schwerkoske has been President of Minnesota Oncology since 2019. He has held positions of Interim President, Medical Director, East Side Medical Director, Site Medical Director, and more. Read more here.


Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine Top Doctor:
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012


My philosophy of patient care is to treat patients like friends and utilize the latest treatments, including clinical trials when possible.

Academic Honors & Professional Achievements

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine & Co-Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation Program
  • University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
  • Member, Breast Center Advisory Board, United Hospital, Saint Paul, MN
  • Medical Director, Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant Program, United Hospital, Saint Paul, MN
  • Chairman, Allina Breast Center Clinical Action Group, Minneapolis, MN
  • Chairman, Research & Education Committee, Minnesota Oncology, Saint Paul, MN
  • Member, Clinical Research Advisory Board, US Oncology, Houston, TX
  • Member, Transplant Committee, US Oncology, Houston, TX


  • Dr Schwerkoske has co-authored several professional papers that reflect his interest in cancers of the brain and breast, as well as hematologic malignancies and autologous stem cell transplantation.
  • Metro Minnesota Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP)
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) – Brain Tumor Working Group Member
  • North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) – Brain Tumor Committee Member


Dual medical practices in medical oncology and pediatrics keep my wife and I very busy. I love hiking when time allows.


Medical School

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


Washington University, St Louis, MO

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology


  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology