Fernando Pena

Assistant Professor


Dr. Peña is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Following completion of his residency training at the University of Minnesota, he went on to a fellowship in sports medicine in Canada, a foot and ankle fellowship in Norway, and then went into private practice in Spain. He returned to the University of Minnesota in 2003 and sees patients at TRIA Orthopedic Center and the University of Minnesota Medical Center. He specializes in foot and ankle deformities.


  • Orthopedics
  • Lower Extremities
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Pediatric Orthopedics

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America®: 2007-2008, 2015-2016
  • US News Report Top Doctor: 2012


View Dr. Pena's Publications on PubMed

Professional Associations

  • Chief of Foot and Ankle Service at Fairview University Medical Center: 2008-Present
  • Clinical Medical Director at TRIA Orthopedic Center: 2008-Present
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA): 2010-Present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS): 2003-Present
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS): 2003-Present
  • Trauma Program Liaison for Orthopaedics

Research Summary

Research Interests

  • Ankle joint preservation
  • Ankle stability
  • Limb preservation

Clinical Summary

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Foot and ankle related sport injuries; Complex foot and ankle deformities; Treatment of degenerative conditions of the foot and ankle; Ankle replacements; Ankle cartilage restoration; Foot and ankle fractures




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