Ten M Health Fairview Orthopedic Surgeons Recognized as Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors

Elizabeth Arendt, MD, 2020 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor, “I listen to my patient’s needs and help them understand their injury or musculoskeletal disease. I believe it is important to match my patient’s expectations with my ability to help. I work wit
 
Professor and Department of Orthopedic Surgery Vice Chair Elizabeth Arendt, MD, has been a pioneer throughout her career. She was the first female orthopedic surgeon at the University of Minnesota in 1985, the first female team physician for Division I athletics and attained a Patellofemoral Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for her extensive research and advancement of patellofemoral joint knowledge. Dr. Arendt has been practicing at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center for 35 years, bringing a wealth of experience and world-class care to Minnesotans. Dr. Arendt is internationally known for her expertise caring for patients with patellofemoral injuries, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, patellar injuries or dislocation, knee arthritis or deformity, and joint instability.

Practice Sites: M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center
Phone: 612-672-7100
M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Minneapolis
Phone: 612‑273‑9400

Jonathan Braman, MD, 2020 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor, “Every day, I have the chance to meet patients who are in pain and have problems with their shoulders. By focusing on only one joint, I can help patients understand their surgical and nonsurgical

Professor Jonathan Braman, MD, specializes in shoulder injuries and arthritis and has been recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor for five years. He developed 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.

Practice Sites: M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center
Phone: 612-672-7100
M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Minneapolis
Phone: 612‑273‑9400

Edward Cheng, MD, 2020 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor, “My goal is to provide patients with the best care, using evidence available anywhere in the world, in a compassionate and caring manner. My scholarly research and leadership in international organi

Professor Edward Cheng, MD, has brought compassionate care and expertise to M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center for 30 years. Dr. Cheng specializes in orthopedic oncology (bone and soft tissue tumors) and adult reconstructive surgery (joint replacement) and also directs the Department of Orthopedic Surgery’s Adult Reconstructive Fellowship Program. Dr. Cheng specializes in soft tissue tumors and sarcomas, bone tumors, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), and joint replacement.

Practice Sites: M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center
Phone: 612-672-7100
M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Minneapolis
Phone: 612‑273‑9400

 Denis Clohisy, MD, 2020 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor, “My passion is bringing cutting-edge techniques, compassion, and hope to orthopedic oncology patients and their families. I listen to my patient’s needs and work with them to create a care plan tai

Professor and Department Head Denis Clohisy, MD, developed a passion for providing expert care to orthopedic oncology patients and their families while completing his residency training at the U. Since then, Dr. Clohisy has been bringing hope and changing lives at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center. His research has been instrumental in better understanding how sarcomas (bone cancer) interact with bone and impact sarcoma pain, discoveries that are crucial to alleviating patient pain and improving quality of life. Throughout his 29 years in practice, he has been committed to advancing all levels of musculoskeletal education and developed outstanding community orthopedic surgeons and orthopedic clinician scientists as the department head. Dr. Clohisy brings world-renowned care for musculoskeletal oncology with a focus on both primary and metastatic bone cancers and management of musculoskeletal problems in hemophilia.

Practice Sites: M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center
Phone: 612-672-7100
M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Minneapolis
Phone: 612‑273‑9400 

Mark Dahl, MD, 2020 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor, “I’ve always viewed my role as a surgeon and physician to be the very best that I can be for every patient, every time. It is a privilege and a responsibility to be entrusted with an individual’s healt

The practice of Professor Mark Dahl, MD, has evolved into a diverse and exciting combination of lower extremity cartilage preservation and arthroplasty, limb lengthening, and deformity reconstruction. He has spent decades traveling the world, learning, and collaborating with experts in areas of trauma, joint replacement, pediatrics, and congenital and acquired limb deformities. He often seeks a multidisciplinary solution to complex problems and a simple solution to simple problems.

Practice Sites: M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center
Phone: 612-672-7100
M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Minneapolis
Phone: 612‑273‑9400

Alicia Harrison, MD, 2020 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor, “Each patient is unique and I enjoy getting to know my patients to best individualize their care. When I understand my patient’s hobbies, goals, and priorities we can work together to make treatm

Associate Professor Alicia Harrison, MD, knew she wanted to develop a complex shoulder practice since her orthopedic surgery residency training at the U. She joined the department’s faculty after completing a shoulder and elbow fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, NY. She was appointed the associate residency program director in 2014. In addition to continuously assessing and improving the department’s residency program and ensuring access to high-quality orthopedic care across the state, she serves as the department’s medical school clerkship director and makes an impact attracting medical students to orthopedic surgery. Dr. Harrison delivers expert care for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder and elbow fractures and dislocations, arthritis of the shoulder, shoulder instability and shoulder joint replacement. 

Practice Sites: M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center
Phone: 612-672-7100
M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Minneapolis
Phone: 612‑273‑9400
M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Maple Grove
Phone: 763-898-1000

Patrick Morgan, MD, 2020 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor, “I believe maintaining physical engagement with one’s world is a key part of a person’s quality of life. I work with my patients to identify their specific problem and then together engage a plan

Assistant Professor Patrick Morgan, MDhas been advancing the department’s clinical outcomes mission since joining the faculty in 2007. Dr. Morgan is an adult reconstruction (joint replacement) specialist, focusing on young adult hip disorders and joint preservation procedures. His practice includes hip arthroscopy, resurfacing and joint replacement of the hip and knee.

Practice Sites: M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center
Phone: 612-672-7100
M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Minneapolis
Phone: 612‑273‑9400
M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Maple Grove
Phone: 763-898-1000

Bradley Nelson, MD, 2020 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor, “My special interests are the knee and shoulder which include: shoulder instabilities, shoulder surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, ACL injuries, meniscal and articular cartilage injuries.

Bradley Nelson, MD, has been practicing as a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center since 2006. As an associate professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, he spearheaded the innovative Cartilage Restoration and Joint Preservation Program aimed at bringing patients new techniques to negate or delay the need for a joint replacement surgery. In addition to serving as a Gopher Athletics team physician, Dr. Nelson is a USA Hockey team physician and president of the NHL (National Hockey League) Team Physician Society. Dr. Nelson specializes in the areas of shoulder instability, arthroscopic shoulder surgery and rotator cuff repair, articular cartilage injuries, ACL injuries and reconstructions, and meniscal injuries and transplantation. No matter what conditions he treats, Dr. Nelson’s patients receive the same expert, individualized care as internationally recognized athletes.  

Practice Sites: M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center
Phone: 612-672-7100
M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Minneapolis
Phone: 612‑273‑9400

Stephen Sundberg, MD, 2020 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor

Assistant Professor Stephen Sundberg, MD, is a pediatric orthopedist specializing in cerebral palsy, spina bifida, developmental dysplasia of the hip, bone/joint infections, lower extremity alignment concerns, and fractures.

Practice Sites: M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Minneapolis
Phone: 612‑273‑9400

Ann Van Heest, MD, 2020 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor, “I love working with kids to help them achieve greater function. My University appointment has allowed me to go to multiple children’s hospitals in the Twin Cities and provide pediatric upper extre

For Professor Ann Van Heest, MD, treatment of children with hand and upper extremity disorders, clinical research and education of future orthopedic surgeons are the pillars of her work. Dr. Van Heest makes a big difference in healthcare as a professor of orthopedic surgery and as vice-chair of education for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. As the department’s residency program director for 17 years, one of her core initiatives has been to increase gender diversity in orthopedic surgery, since just 14 percent of orthopedic surgery residents are female, the lowest of any surgical specialty. With leadership from Dr. Van Heest and a growing number of female faculty, the department has had 25 percent female residency graduates over the last decade. She earned the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award in 2011, the highest recognition for an ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) program director for her work advancing all aspects of orthopedics. Dr. Van Heest focuses on neuromuscular disorders, such as cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury, birth brachial plexus injuries and many congenital hand differences. She has focused her clinical practice on helping children with upper extremity and hand differences maximize their function, by treating and supporting both patients and their families.

Practice Sites: M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center
Phone: 612-672-7100
M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Minneapolis
Phone: 612‑273‑9400

Share this post

Related News