Jonathan Braman



Professor Jonathan Braman, MD, 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


View Dr. Braman's Publications on PubMed

Professional Associations

  • J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society: 2020-present
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Peer Review Committee: 2018
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: 2018-present
  • American Orthopaedic Association CORD Academics Committee: 2016-2018
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society Education Committee: 2015-present
  • ASES Resident Leadership Academy Curriculum Committee: 2014-2016
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Association: 2012-Present
  • Council of Orthopedic Residency Directors: 2010-2018
  • Associate Member, The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society: 2010-Present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: 2009-Present
  • AOA/Orthopaedic Institute of Medicine Task Force: COI Member (2009-2011)
  • Member, University of Minnesota Medical Reserve Corps: 2008-Present
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society: 2007-Present

Research Summary

Research Interests

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

Clinical Summary

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

Clinical Specialties

  • 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

Hospital Privileges

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



Administrative Contact

Amber Prahl
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