David Fischer, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, TRIA Orthopaedic Center

David Fischer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine


My practice is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries and conditions, from the pediatric population to those encountered in the athlete to later stages of arthritis and total knee replacement. I serve as a faculty member for the TRIA Sports Medicine Fellowship. My focus in research includes injuries and conditions relating to the knee.


Multiple Ligament Injuries



  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Medical degree

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Former Team Physician, Minnesota Vikings
  • Former Team Physician, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Team Physician, 1992 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
  • Minnesota Athletic Trainers Association
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • NBA Physicians Society
  • NFL Physicians Society
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Old Oswestrian's Society (U.K.)

Honors & Awards

  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors" (2013-2017)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2011-2012, 2013)

Personal Interests

  • I enjoy woodworking, cooking, baking, fishing and hunting waterfowl. My wife and I have enjoyed collecting American Folk Art over the years. We and our two adult children live in the Twin Cities and continue to enjoy many family events around sports and regular family dinners.