Jonathan Braman, MD, MHA

Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Jonathan Braman

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


  • TRIA Orthopedic Center

Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Shoulder Section Leader

Vice Chair of Faculty Development

Orthopedic Surgeon

Medical School, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, WA

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, WA

Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedics at Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY

Every day, I have the chance to meet patients who are in pain and have problems with their shoulders. By focusing on only one joint, I can help patients understand their surgical and nonsurgical choices. Whether a patient has a broken shoulder, a dislocated shoulder, an arthritic shoulder or a torn rotator cuff, I enjoy the opportunity to work with them and determine what treatment best fits their needs. 


Professor Jonathan Braman, MD, MHA, specializes in shoulder injuries and arthritis,  developing a complex shoulder practice after completing the prestigious shoulder and elbow fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, NY. Dr. Braman is committed to educating the next generation of orthopedic surgeons and was voted teacher of the year in 2009. He’s a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive rotator cuff and instability surgery of the shoulder, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis of the shoulder and elbow, shoulder fractures, dislocations and arthritis, and shoulder joint replacement.


  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America®: 2011-2012, 2013, 2017-2018
  • AOA Emerging Leaders Program: 2004
  • University of Washington, Outstanding Graduating Student in Surgery: 1999
  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor:" 2012-2015, 2020
  • Zimmer/AOA/OREF Resident Leadership Forum, Inaugural Member: 2003
  • Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctors:" 2014-2015, 2018, 2021
  • American Academy of Surgeons Achievement Award: 2015

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Orthopaedic Association: 2012-Present
  • Council of Orthopedic Residency Directors: 2010-Present
  • Associate Member, The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society: 2010-Present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: 2009-Present
  • Member, University of Minnesota Medical Reserve Corps: 2008-Present
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society: 2007-Present


Research Summary/Interests

  • Shoulder Joint
  • Scapula
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Arthroplasty
  • Biomechanics
  • Humerus
  • Articular Range of Motion
  • Clavicle
  • Arthroscopy
  • Acromioclavicular Joint


  • PubMed Publications
  • Staker JL, Lelwica AE, Ludewig PM, Braman JP. “Three-dimensional kinematics of shoulder laxity examination and the relationship to clinical interpretation”. International Biomechanics. Volume 4, Issue 2, 3 November 2017, pages 77-85. DOI: 10.1080/23335432.2017.1372217. 
  • Lawrence RL, Schlangen DM, Schneider KA, Schoenecker J, Senger AL, Starr WC, Staker JL, Ellermann JM, Braman JP, Ludewig PM. “Effect of glenohumeral elevation on subacromial supraspinatus compression risk during simulated reaching”. J Orthop Res. 2017 Jan 10. doi:10.1002/jor.23515. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 28071815 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
  • Cullen MJ, Konia MR, Borman-Shoap EC, Braman JP, Tiryaki E, Marcus-Blank B, Andrews JS. “Not all unprofessional behaviors are equal:The creation of a checklist of bad behaviors”. Med Teach. 2016 Sep 27:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27670731



  • Minimally invasive rotator cuff and instability surgery of the shoulder
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis of the shoulder and elbow
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Dislocations and arthritis
  • Shoulder joint replacement

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 
  • Advanced Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests

Dislocations and arthritis; Minimally-invasive rotator cuff and instability surgery of the shoulder; Rheumatoid and osteoarthirtis of the shoulder and elbow; Shoulder fractures; Shoulder joint replacement;

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center; TRIA Orthopaedic Center Bloomington; Methodist Hospital