Our Team

The Synaptrx Team

Dr Bijwadia has a consultative practice in pulmonary and sleep medicine at several convenient locations in the east metro. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He currently holds a faculty position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Minnesota where he served as Director of the Sleep Program till 2012. Dr Bijwadia was appointed Chief Medical Officer at SomnoMed in 2012 and continues to be actively involved as a senior executive with them.

Dr Bijwadia completed medical school at the University of Mumbai. Internal Medicine residency at Nassau University Medical center in NY and fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Ccare at the University of Southern California. He has an executive MBA program at the University of Saint Thomas in Minneapolis. He has been named top doc by the Minneapolis magazine as well as US News and World Report. He served as President of the Minnesota Sleep Society from 2015-2017 and is active in promoting sleep health in Minnesota.  

Nicole Altstatt is an AANP board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from St. Catherine University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2007. She went on to earn her Masters of Science in Nursing degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2015, graduating with honors. Her background consists of NICU and Family Practice nursing. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She lives just outside of St. Paul, MN with her husband, daughter, son and fur baby. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being on the lake.

Stephanie Norsen is our practice manager taking cae of all the financial and operational functions of synaptrx. She is a busy mom but somehow gets it all done !

Ashly Kania is our medical assistant and helps you get set for your office visit. She also is experienced in setting up treatment with CPAP and helping with follow up.