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Ayaz Virji, MD, Family Medicine, Dawson, MN, Johnson Memorial Health Services


Family Medicine Dawson, MN

Bariatric Medicine

Medical Director - Johnson Memorial Health Services

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Education & Training

  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalResidency, Family Medicine, 2001 - 2003
  • St Lukes University HospitalInternship, Family Medicine, 2000 - 2001
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Georgetown University School of MedicineClass of 2000

Certifications & Licensure

  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 2014 - 2021
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2011 - 2011
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2002 - 2013
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2001 - 2003
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2000 - 2014
  • American Board of Family Medicine Family Medicine
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine Obesity Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification NextGen Ambulatory EHR, NextGen Healthcare, 2012-2013
  • Fellow (FAAFP) American Academy of Family Physicians, 2010

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Enterococcus faecalis septicemia and vertebral osteomyelitis after transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy of the prostate.  
    Virji A, Minces L, Abbass Z., Case Reports in Infectious Diseases, 11/15/2015
  • Caring for the postoperative bariatric surgery patient  
    Virji A, Murr MM, Am Fam Phys
  • Use of exenetide for weight loss in diabetes  
    Virji A, Am Fam Phys
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Automation over lifestyle activity study
    Virji A, NAASO Annual Scientific Assembly, 2008
  • Activities of daily living resistance (ADLR) study
    Virji A, Philips SE, NAASO Annual Scientific Assembly, 2005
  • The Effect of a comprehensive 6-step weight management program on obese patients
    Virji A, Philips SE, NAASO Annual Scientific Assembly, 2004

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations