Marc Swiontkowski



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


View Dr. Swiontkowski's Publications on PubMed

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

Administrative Assistant

Nancy Borgstrom
Fax: 612-273-7959

Mailing Address

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

Research Summary

Research Interests

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

Clinical Summary

Clinical Interests

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