John Schwerkoske, MD

Medical Oncology & Hematology

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John Schwerkoske, MD

Medical Oncology & Hematology

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Medical School

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


Washington University, St Louis, MO


Primary Location

Woodbury Clinic
6025 Lake Rd , Suite 110
Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: (651) 735-7414

Areas of Special Interest

  • Brain Tumors
  • Hematologic Malignancies


Philosophy of Care

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


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


  • 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

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology


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


Dr. Schwerkoske held positions of President, Medical Director, East Side Medical Director, Site Medical Director, and more. Read more here.


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