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St. Luke’s Medical Center Employed Providers


Thomas Gene Elder, FNP-BC
Family Medicine

Thomas Gene Elder, FNP-C

Gene holds licenses as a combination Nurse Practitioner/ Registered Nurse/ Paramedic. He has 25 years’ experience in pre-hospital medicine as a Paramedic working on ground ambulances in both rural and remote locations, as well as, working in large metropolitan areas. He has 12 years’ experience in flight medicine, 10 years of which were serving patients on helicopters in rural East Texas and 2 years serving patients on a fixed wing (jet) on long distance, international flights. He has been a Nurse Practitioner for 5 years and his range of experience as a Nurse Practitioner includes working in large, high volume, high acuity Emergency Room departments, remote Alaskan villages and in occupational medicine on the North Slope in Alaska. His wife, Michelle and he have been married for 23 years and live in East Texas. They have two grown boys, Brady, 21, who works as a welder and Hunter, 18, who is in college taking his pre-med courses. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and basically anything outdoors. He also loves to work with his saltwater aquarium.


Christine Knudsvig, ACNP-BC
Family Medicine

Christine Knudsvig, ACNP-BC

Christine was raised in Sacramento, California and relocated to Indianapolis, IN in 1990. During that time she has worked in a variety of medical practices including Pulmonology, Family Practice and Oculo-Plastic Surgery.  She obtained her undergraduate education at Ivy Tech State College. After which she worked as a Registered Nurse in both the Emergency Room of a busy trauma center and Critical Care settings.  She also obtained certification as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner while working in the Emergency Department to help those who had suffered abuse.  She obtained her  graduate education at Indiana University School of Nursing as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.   After completing her Masters Degree, she has worked in a variety of roles including Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care, Hospitalist Medicine and Pulmonary Transplant specialty care.

Christine is married to Curtis Knudsvig who has a strong family connection to North Dakota. They moved here to be closer to Curt’s family. His parents live in Grand Forks, but his mother grew up in Crosby.

Christine has two grown children and has joint custody of her two granddaughters. In her spare time she enjoys working on projects around the house with Curt, spending time with the girls, reading, and staying active.  She also hopes to be able to explore some of the surrounding areas and teach the girls how to fish.

Christine has become an important part of the community, bringing her knowledge, skills and comfort to those who need her in Crosby.  She became a nurse, all those many years ago, to help others and looks forward to serving you here at St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Jackie Lindsey, FNP-C
Family Medicine

Jackie Lindsey, FNP-C

Jackie, a North Dakota native, grew up in Dickinson, ND. She completed nursing school at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Jackie then worked for several years in the critical care department with a focus on Cardiac Intensive Care. She married and moved to a small town in rural North Dakota where she developed a passion for rural healthcare and the rural community. In order to improve availability and delivery of healthcare in rural North Dakota, she decided to obtain her Masters of Science in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner program through the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. Prior to starting at St. Luke’s Medical Center in July 2008, Jackie practiced medicine at Cooperstown Medical Center as an FNP-C. She holds certifications in emergency services including ACLS, PALS, ATLS, and was named 2013 Outstanding Rural Healthcare Provider of the Year!

Jackie is married to Crosby native, Darnell Lindsey. They have 2 children and reside in Crosby. Jackie enjoys spending time with her immediate and extended family, traveling, sports activities with her kids, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through exercise.


Stanley Stevens, FNP-C
Family Medicine

Stanley Stevens, FNP-C

Stan is a Nurse Practitioner (NP) with many years’ experience in Health Care where he started as a Hospital Corpsman stationed with the Marines and Seabees for 8 years including combat roles. He left the military and matriculated as a CNA, LPN, RN and finally, as a Nurse Practitioner.

He worked in various roles as an LPN/LVN in Nursing homes and Psychiatric facilities, as well as an RN in multiple settings including ICU and the Emergency Department. Stan has worked as an NP in Emergency departments, Urgent Care centers, as a Hospitalist and in Internal Medicine.

Stan was born in California but has lived on farms in Ohio and Maine. He and his family currently reside in Eastern North Carolina. Stan is an avid outdoorsman and loves hiking, camping and bicycling. He also loves music and plays guitar and saxophone. He is married and has 2 children.


Aurora Clinic Locum Providers

Mark Peterson, MD
Family Medicine

Mark Peterson, MD

Dr Peterson is a native of Grand Forks and a graduate of UND School of Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. He is Board-Certified in Family Medicine. For twelve years, he worked as a physician for the indigenous Eskimo populations surrounding Bethel and Nome, Alaska. He helped develop a GI endoscopy clinic there and practiced upper endoscope and colonoscopy in AK for over ten years. He returned to Grand Forks in 2005 to start Aurora Clinic. He is committed to providing comprehensive, independent, full-service care to patient of all ages, from newborns to geriatrics. He sees patients in Grand Forks and admits patients to Altru Hospital. Dr. Peterson is married and has five children.

Brian Selland, MD
Family Medicine

Brian Selland, MD

Dr. Brian Selland is Board-Certified in Family Medicine and has been practicing this specialty for over 25 years. Dr. Selland graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks, ND, where he later served as Clinical Faculty. He completed his residency training at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, where he also served as Clinical Faculty post residency. Dr. Selland has spent most of his professional career as a Family Medicine Physician in the Rugby and Dunseith, ND areas. Dr. Selland sees patients monthly at St. Luke’s Hospital and Clinic. His special interests include backpacking, cross country skiing, and hockey officiating.

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