Marc Swiontkowski, MD

Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Marc Swiontkowski

Contact Info

Office Phone 952-831-8742

Fax 952-831-1626

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
2512 South 7th Street
Suite R200
Minneapolis MN 55454

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

Administrative Assistant Name
Nancy Borgstrom

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Additional Locations


  • TRIA Orthopedic Center

Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgeon

MD, University of Southern California

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Washington

Orthopaedic Research Fellowship, Laboratory for Experimental Surgery, Davos, Switzerland


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

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


Research Summary/Interests

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




  • TraumaFracturesNon-unionsMal-unionsLeg length inequalityOsteomyelitis

Clinical Interests

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