Dr. Thomas Kottke is a cardiologist, epidemiologist and the Medical Director for Well-Being at HealthPartners Health Plan. He has been a researcher with our organization since 2005. Dr. Kottke has a special interest in promoting well-being through lifestyle interventions such as smoking cessation. He also enjoys promoting well-being and addressing the social determinants of health. Dr. Kottke believes that children’s health is important because a good start at the very beginning increases opportunities for well-being throughout the rest of life. Outside of work, he and his wife like to bicycle and tend their forest in northern Minnesota.