Marc Swiontkowski, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon, TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Marc Swiontkowski, MD

Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon 


As an orthopedic surgeon, my goal is to return my patients to a high level of activity as soon as possible and only recommending surgery when it is the clear best option. I take pride in listening to my patients to understand their individual needs. I have a special interest in factures, nonunions, malunions infections and osteoporosis. In addition to my role at TRIA, I am the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and an active National Institutes of Health-sponsored researcher in fracture care. Outside of work I am President of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, and on the boards of Haiti Teen Challenge, Wayzata Free Church and Help for the Hurting Home.




Leg Length Inequality

Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)



  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


  • Orthopaedic Research, Laboratory for Experimental Surgery, Davos, Switzerland

Medical degree

  • University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Surgery Internship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


  • Bachelor of Science, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Editor-In-Chief of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Former CEO TRIA Orthopaedic Center


  • Mid America Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • American Orthopaedic Association (Past President)
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society (Honorary)
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association (Past President)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Director (1997-2006)
  • Societe Internationale De Chirurgie Orthopedique Et De Traumatologie (S.I.C.O.T.)

Honors & Awards

  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors" (2013-2018)

Personal Interests

  • My wife and I are avid hockey fans/parents. I enjoy trying to learn how to play golf, bicycling, home remodeling, birding and gardening.