For over 20 years, the sports medicine fellowship program has given surgeons further specialized training in sports medicine.
TRIA's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program began in 1987 under the direction of David
Fischer, MD, who continues to be a faculty member. In August 2011 Gary Fetzer, MD, assumed the
directorship. Dr. Fetzer joined the fellowship faculty in 2007 and is a former fellow of the program.
Since its inception the program has trained approximately 60 national and international fellows.
The Program is a 12-month ACGME accredited year which currently offers three annual positions beginning
Our fellowship program offers a wide variety of clinical and research opportunities, as well as a broad
exposure to sports team coverage and training room experiences to each fellow. Our faculty are team
physicians for many high school and college programs in addition to the professional teams in the Twin Cities:
Minnesota Vikings (NFL), Minnesota Twins (MLB), Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA), Minnesota Wild (NHL), and
Minnesota Lynx (WNBA). The faculty maintains a large and active clinical practice with a wealth of
Centered at TRIA Orthopaedic Center, our facility offers a full array of orthopaedic services. This
includes subspecialty orthopaedists, a walk-in clinic, advanced on-site
imaging, physical therapy, occupational
therapy, an ambulatory surgery center that performs over 6,000 cases per year
and a state-of-the-art bio-skills lab. The bio-skills lab
offers numerous opportunities for Fellows' continuing education and opportunities for exploration
of innovative procedures.
A Fellow in this program will also participate in numerous local and regional amateur and professional
events to gain experience. TRIA has an active community education program and Fellows are invited to
participate in these as they have interest.
The goals of the program are to offer the Fellow a broad-based experience in orthopaedic sports medicine
ranging from amateur to professional levels. Additionally, expertise in the management of common
musculoskeletal complaints encountered in an everyday orthopaedic surgery sports medicine practice is obtained.
There are clinical and didactic conferences on a regular weekly basis to provide the basic science and foundation
for a sports medicine surgical career. These conferences include orthopaedic sports medicine, general sports
medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy and radiology topics.
Requirements for application are that the applicant: 1. Complete an accredited (ACGME) Orthopaedic Surgery
Program, and 2. The applicant must be eligible to obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of
Minnesota during the Fellowship year.
Faculty includes the following (Click on name for more information):
Kirk J. Aadalen, MD
Joel Boyd, MD
Jonathan Braman, MD
Jonathan Cooper, DO
Gary Fetzer, MD
David Fischer, MD
Devanshu Kansara, MD
Alan Markman, MD
Bradley Nelson, MD
John Steubs, MD
Fellows work alongside these attending physicians in clinic, in the operating room and on the field at high school,
college and professional sporting events.
For more information please contact:
Charleana Harris, Education and Fellowship Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gary Fetzer, MD, Fellowship Director (email@example.com)