The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery believes that leadership, scholarship, and education drive clinical excellence.
This core belief guides our mission to achieve top outcomes and top patient experiences. Our vision is to be No. 1 in orthopedic treatment outcomes and patient experience.
Our department offers exceptional education programs to medical students, residents, fellows, and orthopedic surgeons interested in lifelong learning. The faculty members in this department represent experts in every subspecialty area. They excel in their ability to teach cutting-edge orthopedic surgical concepts and techniques. Our leadership in the medical school curriculum and the graduate medical education curriculum drives an excellent adult learning program in musculoskeletal education.
Dr. Van Heest was recently featured on the "She Can Fix It" podcast to discuss topics including female representation in orthopedic surgery, her role as an educator, and the future of the profession.