After a decade of medical training Dr. Rolfes looked to return to Minnesota, where he and his wife are both from. His original intent was to join an academic center, but found that it would be challenging to create the type of center he had envisioned within one of these large institutions. He ended up opening his own private practice to be able to focus on the procedures, research, and development that he wanted to perform. After several years he merged his practice with Dr. Ness, and shortly thereafter they were joined by Dr. Chaudhry. The three now work together as Pinnacle Cosmetic.
Despite operating a busy surgical practice, Dr. Rolfes has continued to innovate and has created several new tools and procedures. He has been awarded 5 patents for novel medical devices. He is triple board certified and was the recipient of the William K. Miles, MD Award for achieving the highest score in the nation on the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery exam. He has been nationally recognized as a Top Doctor for his commitment to patient safety and comfort, and he has been featured numerous times in Delta Sky Magazine. Dr. Rolfes is also a two-time inductee of Mpls.St.Paul’s Top Doctors Rising Stars list. He specializes in gender-confirming surgery for transgender patients, and he is a national leader in Facial Feminization Surgery. Dr. Rolfes is also a strong advocate for the advancement of gender-affirming policies within institutions, insurance coverage, and state and federal legislative bodies.
When not in the clinic or operating room Dr. Rolfes likes to spend as much time as he can in the great outdoors with his wife, Chela, and their two kids. They love to bike, fish, and kayak in the summer, and the winters are filled with XC skiing, fort building, and snowball fights.