After nearly two decades with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota, we would like to formally announce that Jonathan Braman, MD, MHA, FAOA has been named Chair of Orthopedics and Medical Director of Orthopedic Service Line at Henry Ford Health (HFH) in Detroit, Michigan. Braman will step down from his current roles within the department effective June 30, 2023. 

Dr. Braman presently serves as a Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Development at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and has been a distinguished faculty member since 2005. From the time of his initial appointment to the University, Braman has established himself locally, nationally, and internationally as a respected leader who has held active roles as a practicing physician, researcher, mentor, and educator with a particular focus on the shoulder and sports medicine. Through these roles, he has been instrumental in demonstrating exceptional patient service, compassion, and is steadfast in his commitment to accessible care for all patients.

While maintaining leadership roles in resident, medical student, PhD, and fellow education, Braman served as Director of Research for the University of Minnesota Medical Center site, Residency Program Director, and Trauma Liaison. He has also retained memberships with the TRIA Ambulatory Surgery Center Committee, a peer-elected role with the departmental Compensation Committee, and collaborative biomechanical research with Dr. Ludewig's lab.

Dr. Braman brings to Henry Ford Health a track record of driving innovation in education, research, and practice. Henry Ford is among Michigan’s largest employers, operating over 250 locations throughout Michigan including five acute care hospitals, as well as two destination facilities for complex cancer and orthopedics and sports medicine care.

While the departure of Dr. Braman will certainly be felt across the department, we recognize that this is a tremendous career advancement opportunity. As mentioned by Dr. Braman himself, he is immensely appreciative of his time at the University and the remarkable partners, colleagues, learners, patients, and friendships he has shared his journey with over the past eighteen years. On behalf of the department, we are grateful for his outstanding leadership, attentive care, originative research, and his imperishable commitment to educating aspiring physicians and orthopedic professionals. We wish him great success in all his future endeavors.