Marc Swiontkowski, MD

Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Marc Swiontkowski

Contact Info

Office Phone 952-831-8742

Fax 952-831-1626

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
2512 South 7th Street
Suite R200
Minneapolis MN 55454

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

Administrative Assistant Name
Nancy Borgstrom

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Additional Locations


  • TRIA Orthopedic Center

Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgeon

University of Southern California

University of Washington

Laboratory for Experimental Surgery, Davos, Switzerland (Orthopaedic Research)


Dr. Swiontkowski is a professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He was the department chair from 1997 – 2007. He specializes in trauma, fractures, non-unions, malunions, children's fractures, osteomyelitis, and leg length inequality.


  • Orthopedics
  • Trauma

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America®: 2011-2012, 2013
  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors: 2012, 2014

Professional Associations

  • Board of Directors Mid America Orthopaedic Association
  • Past president of the American Orthopaedic Association and Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Director Emeritus of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


Research Summary/Interests

  • Tibial Fractures
  • Internal Fracture Fixation
  • Femoral Neck Fractures
  • Open Fractures
  • Laser Doppler Flowmetry
  • Fracture Healing
  • Randomized Controlled trials




  • TraumaFracturesNon-unionsMal-unionsLeg length inequalityOsteomyelitis

Clinical Interests

Trauma; Fractures; Non-unions; Mal-unions; Leg length inequality; Osteomyelitis