Meet Your Physician

Basir Tareen, MD, FACS


    Appointments: 651-999-6800
Schedule An Appointment Online


Dr. Tareen was born and raised in Cavalier, North Dakota where he watched his father — a general surgeon — serve as the only surgeon for an entire county. After high school, he attended Concordia College where he majored in biology with minors in chemistry and philosophy. While at Concordia, Dr. Tareen served as Student Body Vice President and was nominated for a Howard Hughes summer biology research fellowship. He was part of the Credo Honors program which allowed him to spend a semester in Crete, Greece studying philosophy and religion.

Dr. Tareen received a merit-based tuition scholarship to attend the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. He was elected as president of his medical school class. During his fourth year of medical school Dr. Tareen performed a surgical rotation in Nigeria where he worked at a missionary hospital.

As a urology resident at NEOUCOM in Akron, Ohio, Dr. Tareen received numerous awards including 1st place in the annual post graduate resident research essay contest and was selected as an IVU (International Volunteer in Urology) International Scholar which allowed him to travel to Bhopal, India and work at a volunteer hospital. Dr. Tareen also participated in mission surgery trips to the Dominican Republic.

Following residency, Dr. Tareen completed the Bruce Sherman fellowship in Urologic Oncology at New York University Medical Center. While in fellowship, Dr. Tareen was able to further his skills in performing open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery for prostate, kidney, bladder and testis cancer.

After completing his fellowship, Dr. Tareen was appointed Physician-in-charge of Urologic Oncology at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York. As an Assistant Professor of Urology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine — Beth Israel, Dr. Tareen published numerous articles and book chapters on prostate, bladder and kidney cancer.

Dr. Tareen moved to Minneapolis and joined Minnesota Urology in 2012. He currently serves as fellowship director for the urologic oncology program and Chair of the MN Urology Cancer Committee. He is also designated as a Robotic Surgeon of Excellence – an honor given to the United States’ most experienced and highly ranked robotic surgeons. In his free time, Dr. Tareen enjoys spending time with his wife Mohiba ( and 5 children (4 boys and 1 girl). The Tareen family also owns Amore Uptown, a neighborhood Italian restaurant in uptown (

Clinical Interests

  • Urologic Oncology (prostate, kidney, bladder and testis cancer)
  • Robotic Surgery


  • Surgical internship, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  • Urology Residency/Chief Resident, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Medical School

University of North Dakota School of Medicine




  • American Urologic Association
  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • American College of Surgeons
Skip to toolbar