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. 

ortho clerkship

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery offers a variety of electives for both internal and external medical students interested in orthopedics.


Our residency program includes educational and research opportunities that provide a balanced educational experience.

ortho fellows

Designed to dovetail with our residency training program, fellowships provide one year of training in subspecialty areas.

Hands-on Education

Our medical student programs include orthopedic surgery rotations for both orthopedic and non-orthopedic-bound medical students. We also provide excellent and innovative graduate medical education for both residents and fellows. Our residency program emphasizes a core curriculum of knowledge, with the goal of producing competent, board-certified orthopedic surgeons. 

We promote balance between work and personal life, and we value a diverse, exciting, and supportive educational environment.

Altogether, our programs lead the country on simulation teaching for orthopedic surgery skills as well as innovative competency testing. We promote lifelong orthopedic learning and we sponsor a robust Grand Rounds program with visiting professors and local scholars.

Contact Us

  • For Residency Program Related Questions: Please contact the department’s Residency Coordinator, Anna Landherr.
    • Anna’s Office Phone Number: 612-273-8043
  • For Grand Rounds & Other Questions: Please contact our Education team at

For Training Verifications: Please send residency and fellowship verification requests via email to Anna Landherr.

Residency Program Academic Calendar

Additional Resources

Send residency and fellowship verification requests for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery to Anna Landherr at:

University of Minnesota
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
2450 Riverside Ave. S., STE R200
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Fax: 612-273-8099
Phone: 612-273-8043