Joel Boyd, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Fellowship, TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Joel Boyd, MD

Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine Fellowship

Bloomington / St. Paul

I’ve been an orthopedic surgeon in the Twin Cities for over 25 years. My sub-specialty is in sports medicine, but I also enjoy treating total joint arthroplasty, ACL injuries and ligament injuries. I take care of the knee from beginning to end. My love of sports started when I played football in college at Bucknell University. Throughout my career I’m grateful that I've been able to provide sports medicine care for athletes of all levels, most recently as the Team Physician for the Minnesota Wild and the University of Minnesota football team. Working with athletes gives me a unique perspective on sports injuries and allows me to translate that into care of my patients on a daily basis.


Hamstring Injuries

Knee Trauma

Multiple Ligament Injuries

Total Joint Arthroplasty



  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH


  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Medical degree

  • Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine


  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota
  • Head Team Physician, Minnesota Wild
  • Former Head Team Physician, Minnesota Vikings
  • Former Assistant Team Physician, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Team Physician, USA Hockey World Championships, Zurich, Switzerland, 1998
  • Team Physician, USA Men's Hockey Team, 1998 Olympics, Nagano, Japan
  • Team Physician, USA Hockey Women's Team, 1998


  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Hennepin Medical Society
  • International Hockey League Medical Association
  • Mid America Orthopaedic Association
  • Minnesota Medical Foundation
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  • National Federation of State High School Association
  • National Medical Association
  • NHL Team Physician Society
  • NHL/USA Hockey Diversity Task Force
  • Twin City Orthopaedic Society
  • U.S. Olympic Sports Medicine Society

Honors & Awards

  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors" (2012-2018)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Top Doctors" (2016-2018)

Personal Interests

  • I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, playing golf, watching movies and listening to music in my free time.