Sam Bugbee, MD, Primary Care/Acute Injury Physician at TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Samuel Bugbee, MD, CAQ

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician


Sports have always played an integral part in my life. As an injured athlete myself, I've seen how critical the sports medicine team is to athletes. When patients come to see me, I know that their lives are impacted and I strive to make each visit a valuable one.




  • Family Medicine, University of Minnesota, Methodist, St. Louis Park, MN


  • Sports Medicine, South Bend/University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Medical degree

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN


  • Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN


  • Sports Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine


  • Minnesota Starts FC/Minnesota United, Head Team Physician (2010-2014)
  • Anoka High School Team Physician 2009-Present
  • Centennial High School Team Physician 2011-Present
  • Minnesota State High School Championships Event Physician 2009-Present
  • University of Notre Dame Team Physician (2008-2009)
  • Mishawaka High School, Team Physician (2008-2009)
  • IWF World Masters Weightlifting Championships Event Physician (2008)
  • Robbinsdale Armstrong High School Team Physician (2006-2008)
  • USA Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament (2007, 2011)


  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians

Honors & Awards

  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Rising Star" (2015-2016)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Best Doctors" (2017)

Personal Interests

  • When I'm home I love to run, play basketball, chase after my two beautiful children, and cheer on my favorite Minnesota sports teams with my family.