Alicia Harrison, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Alicia Harrison

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-672-7100

Fax 612-273-7959

Office Address:
M Health Clinics and Surgery Center
909 Fulton St SE
4th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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

Administrative Assistant Name
Amber Prahl

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Additional Locations


  • University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Residency Program Director, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgeon

Medical School, University of Kansas

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Minnesota

Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY

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.


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.


  • 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

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


Research Summary/Interests

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


  • Publications on PubMed
  • Horrigan P,Braman JP, Harrison A. Fractures and Dislocations about the Elbow and Their Adverse Sequelae; Contemporarty Persepectives. ICL 2016,65;41-51
  • Braman JP, Zhao KD, Lawrence RL, Harrison AK, Ludewig PM. Shoulder impingement revisted: Evolution of diagnostic understanding in orthopedic surgery and physical therapy. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2014;52(3):211-219
  • Sembrano JN, Yson SC, Kanu OC, Braman JP, Santos ER, Harrison AK, Polly DW Jr. Neck-shoulder crossover: How often do neck and shoulder pathology masquerade as each other? Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2013 Sept. 42(9):E76-80. 



  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairShoulder and elbow fractures and dislocationsRheumatoid and osteoarthritis of the shoulder and elbowArthroscopic shoulder instabilityShoulder joint replacement

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Community Engagement

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