Alicia Harrison

Associate Professor


Each patient is unique and I enjoy getting to know my patients to best individualize their care. When I understand my patient’s hobbies, goals, and priorities we can work together to make treatment decisions. Improving patient function is a key aspect of orthopedic surgery and I enjoy working with the patient to accomplish their goals.


  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Pediatric Orthopedics

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor—Rising Star": 2015
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctors": 2018, 2020
  • Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctors": 2020


View Dr. Harrison's Publications on PubMed

Professional Associations

  • Board of Directors Minnesota Orthopaedic Society: 2011-Present
  • Team Physician, Gopher Women's Hockey
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Publications Committee: 2012-Present
  • Board of Councilors, AAOS: 2018-Present
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society: 2013-Present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: 2012-Present
  • Minnesota Medical Society: 2004-Present 
  • Residency Associate Program Director of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota: 2014-Present
  • Orthopedic Medical Student Clerkship Co-Director at the University of Minnesota: 2015-Present

Community Engagement

  • AAOS Volunteer: 2013-Present
  • Medical School/Student Mentor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery: 2013-Present

Experts@Minnesota profile

Research Summary

Research Interests

  • Rotator Cuff
  • Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Replacement and Resurfacing
  • Tendinopathy
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Intra-Articular Injections

Clinical Summary

Dr. Harrison is an associate professor and the residency program director in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Department of Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program. Her clinical interests include arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder and elbow fractures and dislocations, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis of the shoulder and elbow, arthroscopic shoulder instability and shoulder joint replacement.

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Specialties

  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder and elbow fractures and dislocations
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis of the shoulder and elbow
  • Arthroscopic shoulder instability
  • Shoulder joint replacement

Clinical Interests

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair; Shoulder and elbow fractures and dislocations; Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis of the shoulder and elbow; Arthroscopic shoulder instability; Shoulder joint replacement

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center; Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center



Administrative Contact

Kendra Williams
Fax: 612-273-7959

Clinic Information
M Health Fairview Clinics & Surgery Center
909 Fulton Street SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Orthopedic Surgery (4th Floor) | (612) 672-7100

Mailing Address
University of Minnesota
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
2450 Riverside Avenue South
Suite R200
Minneapolis, MN 55454