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Geriatric Orthopedic Surgeon- Faculty Physician (Asst/ Assoc/ Full Professor)

University of Minnesota Physicians

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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University of Minnesota Physicians (M Physicians) is a non-profit organization seeking driven individuals in both clinical and non-clinical areas to help transform health and medicine. Headquartered in Minneapolis, our organization employs more than 1,200 physicians, 300 advanced practice providers and 2,200 health professionals and staff throughout Minnesota and beyond.

Join us on a mission to advance medicine.

Faculty Physician - Geriatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Clinical Program Director (Assistant or Associate/Full Professor)

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota is seeking a full-time orthopedic surgeon with expertise in general orthopedic fracture care and geriatric trauma fracture care to be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor or above, on the academic or clinician track. Candidates should be board certified or board eligible in orthopedic surgery with a required fellowship in trauma with focus on Geriatric patients. The individual hired will also be employed full-time in the University of Minnesota Physicians practice group.

Academic Responsibilities:

This is an outstanding career opportunity for an academic Orthopedic surgeon to lead our geriatric initiative called, The Masters' Program, a joint collaboration between Health Partners Health System, and the University of Minnesota. The Masters has been growing for well over a decade and includes a comprehensive bone health approach to older and frailer patients who sustain fractures. The program is characterized by a 3-part model, inclusive of Bone Health Clinics, Hospital Co-Management, and the acclaimed Mobile Outreach program which diagnoses and treats patients in the nursing home setting when appropriate. This program is tied to a Geriatric Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship and yields many research opportunities, which we want our newest faculty member to lead.

The ideal candidate would be an orthopedic surgeon with:

  • Prospective Candidates should demonstrate a track record of clinical and programmatic experience in the field of Orthopaedic Trauma or Reconstructive Surgery, ideally working in treatment of fragility fractures and the injured geriatric patient.

  • A passion for the study and treatment of elderly patients

  • Innovative care delivery and scholarship

  • Experience in a geriatric focused trauma or recon practice, or related fellowship

  • A desire for instructing and research in this clinical domain

  • Leadership ability to run a multi-faceted clinical and academic program, lead a fellowship and provide mentoring learners and faculty

  • Ability to work effectively inside and across organizations with interdisciplinary interests and a focus on outstanding clinical care and academic achievement

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Includes patient care at Lakeview Hospital and TRIA Woodbury and/or TRIA Stillwater.


  • Graduate of an accredited ACGME Orthopedic Surgery residency and/or fellowship training program.

  • Required fellowship in trauma with focus on Geriatric patients.

  • Board eligible/certified.

  • Licensed or ability to acquire medical license and DEA in the State of Minnesota, and meet threshold criteria/qualifications for credentialing and privileges.

  • Ability to receive work authorization in the United States from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and maintain legal status according to the requirements of the VISA.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Outstanding collaboration abilities with partners and staff.

  • Understands and places importance on patient care/service.

  • Detail oriented and self-motivated

  • Education focused and a creative problem-solver

This position is open until filled. Please apply below with your curriculum vitae/bibliography and the names of three references. After submitting the form below, please send your full application to


Our benefits package was recently recognized for its competitive and inclusive nature. Some highlights include:

  • Comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans

  • As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we are a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Best in industry 401K employer contribution

  • Concierge services and a well-being allowance

More information can be found here: UMN Benefits and M Physicians Benefits .

M Health and Clinical Partnerships:

Providers practice at affiliated locations under the M Health Fairview shared care delivery system. This partnership represents a collaboration between University of Minnesota Physicians, University of Minnesota Medical Center and Fairview Health Services to build a nationally known academic health system that combines academic and community resources to provide the very best clinical care to patients and communities, while also supporting research and education across the joint healthcare delivery system.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC):

Is among the largest and most prestigious public research universities in the nation. The University Medical School is a world-class institution with a long history of leadership and discoveries that have changed the practice of medicine. The nearly 3,000 outstanding faculty members are committed to achieving excellence in research, clinical care, and developing the next generation of health providers.

Community Information:

We are based in Minneapolis and consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in America by U.S. News & World Report . The Minneapolis-St. Paul area offers a high quality of life and a low cost of living. You'll find excellent school systems , a robust economy, an award-winning culinary scene, museums of all types, outstanding theaters, and a reliable international airport. If you love the outdoors, you can enjoy all four seasons with the plethora of lakes, parks, and some of the country's best bike trails!


M Physicians offers competitive salary and excellent benefits and provides you with the opportunity to enhance your career in the exciting field of health care through rewarding and challenging assignments and the opportunities for advancement.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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