Jeffrey Macalena, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Jeffrey Macalena

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-273-9400

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 Orthopaedic Surgery
2450 Riverside Avenue South
Suite R200
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Bibi Mohamed

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Additional Locations


  • Orthopaedic Clinic
  • University of Minnesota Sports Medicine Clinic

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Orthopaedic Surgery)

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Sports Medicine (Sports Medicine)


Dr. Macalena joined the University of Minnesota Orthopaedic department as an Assistant Professor in 2011. He has a clinical interest in sports medicine and athletic injuries to the knee. Dr. Macalena’s specific interests include knee ligament reconstructions, cartilage surgery, meniscus surgery, and joint preservation.

UMN Sports Medicine Page

Macalena Patient Letters


  • Orthopaedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor—Rising Star: 2015-2017
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor: 2018

Professional Associations

  • Co-Course Director of Family Medicine Sports Medicine Course
  • Planning Committee for the Current Concepts Course
  • TCF Bank Sports Conference Director
  • Team Physician for Gopher Athletics: Baseball, Football, Softball, Wrestling


Research Summary/Interests

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries and reconstructions
  • Joint preservation
  • Knee cartilage 
  • Knee ligaments
  • Knee surgery 
  • Meniscus injuries 
  • Meniscus transplantation 
  • Multi-ligament knee injuries and reconstructions 
  • Osteotomies about the knee 
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament injuries and reconstructions 



Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine 

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Knee ligament injuries; Knee cartilage injuries; Adult sports injuries; Pediatric sports injuries; Shoulder ligament injuries; Other knee, shoulder and ankle injuries