Location: Minneapolis, MN
Position: Faculty Physician – Geriatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Clinical Program Director
Hospital/Institution: University of Minnesota

Faculty Physician – Geriatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Clinical Program Director
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Minnesota Medical School

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 must 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 and must be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Minnesota.   

Academic Responsibilities:

This is an exceptional career opportunity for an academic Orthopedic surgeon to lead our geriatric initiative called, The Masters’ Program, a joint collaboration between HealthPartners 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:

  • A passion for the study and treatment of elderly patients
  • A track record of innovative care delivery and scholarship
  • Experience in a geriatric focused trauma or recon practice, or related fellowship
  • A desire for teaching and research in this clinical domain
  • Leadership aptitude 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 TRIA and Methodist Hospital and affiliated sites as needed.


  • 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 obtain Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Licensure.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain DEA certification in the State of Minnesota
  • 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 VISA category while in the United States.  

This position is open until filled. Applications should be submitted to the University of Minnesota’s online employment system at http://employment.umn.edu. In addition, please send a curriculum vitae/bibliography and the names of three references to:

Human Resources
Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Minnesota
Email:   paull014@umn.edu


Information about benefits of working at the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians can be found at https://humanresources.umn.edu/benefits & https://mphysicians.org/careers.

Community Information: 

University of Minnesota Physicians is based in the beautiful Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, consistently ranked as one of the best place to live in America by U.S. News & World Report.  Minneapolis-St. Paul offers a high quality of life and a low cost of living. There are excellent school systems, a thriving workforce, an award-winning culinary scene, and museums of all types, outstanding theaters, and an international airport. Minneapolis boasts outdoor hobbies including fishing and boating, great golf, and some of the country's best bike trails.

More information is available hereQuestions about this opening can be directed to Lee Fox at Lfox10@umphysicians.umn.edu


Equal Employment Opportunity 

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

We welcome diversity in every area, from patient populations to our own physicians, and pride ourselves on being thoroughly inclusive. We gladly provide equal employment opportunities and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.  


Posted: 4/21/22


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