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Dr. Vaela is a board certified Sleep and Pulmonary specialist since 1999 and has been practicing in Waconia since 2007; prior to coming Waconia he practiced in Ft. Wayne, IN. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from University of Texas, Austin & MD from University of Texas medical school in Houston. Dr. Vaela did his pulmonary fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center. He is the medical director of the Ridgeview Sleep Disorders Center as well as Ridgeview’s Respiratory Care Dept.
560 S. Maple Street
601 W. Chandler Street
Texas,Univ of (Houston)
Barnes Hospital (St Louis,MO)
University of Washington & Madigan Army Med Center
Dr. Vaela was selected as one of the “ Top Doctors in the Twin Cities” in Mpls. St Paul magazine in 2009.