Heather Thoerner, MD, Primary Care/Acute Injury Physician, TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Heather Thoerner, MD, CAQ

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician


As a primary care sports medicine physician, I find joy in caring for the various orthopedic injuries that are part of our daily journey through life. I care for the full spectrum of injuries, from the high level athlete injured during competition to the patients with chronic pain sustained through years of labor. Having worked with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, and being a competitive athlete myself, I recognize the importance of getting people back "into the game," be that sport or just life itself.




  • Family Medicine - University of Utah Family Medicine Residency, Salt Lake City, UT


  • Primary Care Sports Medicine - Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Medical degree

  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine


  • Medical Director, Southside Sprint Bike Race


  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • National Rural Health Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Cycling Team Doctors

Honors & Awards

  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors Rising Star" (2017)

Personal Interests

  • Outside interests include mountain and road biking, running triathlons and biathlons, backpacking, canoeing, climbing, snowboarding, skiing and spending time with family.