Jonathan Sembrano

Associate Professor


Dr. Sembrano is an associate professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. His areas of expertise are pediatric and adult spinal deformities, minimally-invasive spine surgery, computer navigation for spine surgery, spinal degenerative disorders, and cervical spine surgery.


  • Orthopedics
  • Spine and Scoliosis
  • Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedics


View Dr. Sembrano's Publications on PubMed

Professional Associations

  • Member – Evidence-Based Guidelines Committee of the North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Member – SpineLine Editorial Committee of the North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Board Member – Society of Lateral Access Surgeons (SOLAS)
  • Board Member – Philippine-Minnesota Medical Association (PMMA)
  • Board Member – University of the Philippines Alumni in Minnesota (UPAM)

Research Summary

Research Interests

  • Minimally-invasive spine surgery
  • Computer navigated spine surgery
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis

Clinical Summary

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Specialties

  • Spinal deformity (pediatric and adult)
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal degenerative disorders
  • Cervical spine surgery

Clinical Interests

Spinal deformity (pediatric and adult); Minimally invasive spine surgery; Spinal degenerative disorders; Cervical spine surgery



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