Lisa Lovse, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Orthopedic Surgeon


Dr. Lovse is an orthopedic surgeon who practices at CentraCare M Physicians Orthopedics in St. Cloud, MN. She has a broad range of expertise and clinical interests with additional fellowship training in orthopedic sports medicine. Dr. Lovse also worked as a Team Physician for the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers during her fellowship.

"My philosophy of care is to approach patients as a whole and have shared decision making about the best course of action for their injury. I do this based on the best available medical evidence and values that are important to each patient."


  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction – Primary & Revision
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Multiligament Knee Injuries
  • Shoulder Preservation – Shoulder Instability, Rotator Cuff Tears

Awards & Recognition

  • The Ottawa Hospital Excellence Award for Patient Experience, Patient Safety and Continued Quality Improvement Committee: 2018
  • Capital Health Graduate Student Recruitment Scholarship: 2008
  • Golden Key Honors Society: 2004-2007
  • Women Associates of McGill Centennial Entrance Scholarship, McGill University: 2003-2007

Professional Associations

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, International Society of Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Clinical Summary

Board Certifications

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Board Eligible)

Clinical Interests

My special clinical interests include knee preservation (ACL injuries, multi-ligament knee injuries, patella femoral instability, cartilage procedures, osteotomies about the knee), shoulder preservation (recurrent shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears) and hip preservation (femoral-acetabular instability, abductor tendon tears).

Hospital Privileges

CentraCare M Physicians Orthopedics


MD, MSc, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine,
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
DMC Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine,
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan, United States




Administrative Contact

Mailing Address
CentraCare Plaza
1900 CentraCare Circle
St. Cloud, MN 56303