OrthoSurgery Education
Education & Training

We offer exceptional programs for medical students, residents, fellows, and practitioners interested in lifelong learning.

Research orthopedics

Our cutting-edge research has a rich heritage and spans the breadth of investigative techniques.

Patient Care Ortho
Patient Care

We ensure that every patient receives world-class orthopedic care. Together, our physicians and specialists provide advanced treatment for the spectrum of orthopedic conditions. 


Department Chair, Denis Clohisy, MD

Our faculty and physicians are passionate about providing excellent patient care. From the reconstruction of joints to treating sports injuries, the experts within our department cover the gamut of focus areas. We're also preparing the next generation of orthopedic surgeons through world-class education and training programs.

Elizabeth Arendt, MD, professor and vice chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, has been inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Hall of Fame for her contributions to the orthopedic sports medicine specialty.


The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is pleased to share that 16 physicians in orthopedic surgery and primary care sports medicine have been recognized as 2022 “Top Doctors” by Mpls.St. Paul Magazine.


We are excited to announce that Ann Van Heest, MD, professor and vice chair of education, has received The Graduate Medical Education Lifetime Achievement Award for her noteworthy and lasting contributions to education in the Unive