Praestan Institute

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Read Sulik
Founder, CEO, CMO

L. Read Sulik, MD, FAAP, DFAACAP

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer


Dr. Sulik is a dedicated, compassionate and caring physician and a transformational health care leader committed to the vision, design, development and delivery of the innovations needed to truly improve health for all age individuals, families and communities.  As a pediatrician, child and adolescent psychiatrist, and adult psychiatrist, he recognizes the complexities of health and wellness, and how behavioral health needs create significant barriers for individuals to actively engage in their own health care while contributing to poor and costly outcomes in chronic health conditions.

Michael Bloomquist

Michael Bloomquist, PhD, LP 

Chief Clinical Scientist, Psychologist


Dr. Michael Bloomquist leads development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based programming for youth, families, and adults at Praestan Health. He is also concurrently a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. Over many years Dr. Bloomquist has accumulated extensive experience in program development, research, service provision, and supervision in children’s mental health including publishing peer-reviewed journal articles and books about youth mental health, effective intervention methods, and evidence-based practice. His practice emphasizes personalized psychotherapy and parent and family skills training for youth.