Sports Medicine & Shoulder Fellowship

Sports Medicine & Shoulder Fellowship


TRIA’s Fellowship Program began in 1987 under the direction of David Fischer, MD. In August 2011 Gary Fetzer, MD, assumed directorship of the program. Dr. Fetzer previously joined the fellowship faculty in 2007 and is also a former fellow of the program. Since its inception, the program has trained approximately 60 national and international fellows.

About the Program

Our fellowship program offers a wide variety of clinical, surgical and research opportunities, as well as a broad exposure to sports team coverage and training room experiences. Our faculty are team physicians for many high school and college programs in addition to the following professional teams in the Twin Cities: Minnesota Twins (MLB) and Minnesota Wild (NHL). The faculty also maintain an experienced, busy and active clinical practice. The program is also highly involved in numerous local and regional amateur and professional events, as well as in many community education activities in which the Fellows play an important role.


The Program offers 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 as well as Grand Rounds on a weekly basis to provide the basic science and foundation for a sports medicine surgical career. These conferences include topics such as orthopaedic and general sports medicine, physical and occupational rehabilitation, advanced imaging, pain management and more.


The TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington facility offers a full array of orthopedic services. This includes sub-specialty orthopedists, a walk-in clinic, advanced on-site imaging, physical therapy, occupational therapy, an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), and a state-of-the-art BioSkills Lab. The ASC performs over 6,000 cases per year and the BioSkills Lab offers numerous opportunities for Fellows’ continuing education and exploration of innovative procedures.

Exceptional Faculty

Fellows will work alongside these attending physicians in the clinic, in the operating room and on the field at high school, college, and professional sporting events. Kirk J. Aadalen, MD Joel Boyd, MD Jonathan Braman, MD Edward V. Craig, MD Jonathan Cooper, DO Gary Fetzer, MD David Fischer, MD Alicia Harrison, MD Jeffrey Macalena, MD Alan Markman, MD Bradley Nelson, MD Robby Sikka, MD John Steubs, MD Marc Tompkins, MD 

Applying to the Program

The program is a 12-month ACGME accredited year which currently offers three annual positions beginning August 1st. Requirements for application are that the applicant:

  1. Completed an accredited (ACGME) Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program.
  2. Must be eligible to obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of Minnesota during the Fellowship year.

In the News

Newsletter June 2017
Newsletter March 2017

Contact Us

For more information please contact: Maia Knox, Fellowship Coordinator or 952-806-5322  


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