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March 26, 2024 - TCO

10 TCO physicians named Mpls.St.Paul Magazine 2024 Top Doctors: Rising Stars

Congratulations to the 10 Twin Cities Orthopedics physicians named to Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s 2024 Top Doctors: Rising Stars Edition list. The magazine’s tenth annual list features physicians who have been fully licensed for 10 years or fewer and demonstrate medical excellence in our community. These fellowship-trained and board-certified physicians were nominated by their peers for this recognition.

Robert M. Brenner, MD, is a spine surgeon who specializes in the operative and non-operative care of spinal problems in patients of all ages. Dr. Brenner has extensive subspecialty training in spinal robotics, navigation, and minimally invasive surgery.

Matthew S. Butterfield, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic and open reconstruction of the knee and shoulder, total joint replacement, and fracture care.

Kurt J. Duncan, MD, is a spine surgeon who specializes in surgical and non-surgical management of various conditions affecting the neck and back. He also treats patients with extremity fractures.

William M. Engasser, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in elective surgery of the lower extremity and acute trauma. Dr. Engasser’s practice focuses on ankle replacement as well as sports injuries and degenerative conditions of the lower extremities.

Maura S. Hartigan, MD, is an anesthesiology & interventional pain medicine physician. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic neck, back, and spine pain, musculoskeletal pain, and nerve pain disorders.

Ryan J. Hoel, MD, is a surgeon who specializes in non-operative and operative management of all spinal conditions, with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgical techniques. He treats spinal disorders of both the neck and back, including disc herniations, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal cord compression, arthritis of the spine, and spinal deformities.

Marcus J. Mittelsteadt, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. He treats a wide range of lower extremity ailments from the hip to the foot and ankle including hip, knee, and ankle replacement.

Andrew C. Ockuly, DO, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in open and arthroscopic treatment of knee, hip, and shoulder conditions. His expertise includes primary and complex joint injuries, including knee arthroscopy for ligament reconstructions, hip arthroscopy for labral tears and impingement, shoulder arthroscopy for instability and rotator cuff tears, along with knee, hip, and shoulder joint replacements.

Andrew M. Schmiesing, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon whose practice consists of sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery, as well as an interest in joint replacement, including hip, knee, and shoulder.

Nathan R. Wanderman, MD, is a spine surgeon who specializes in the surgical and non-surgical management of conditions affecting the spine. He performs surgeries ranging from same-day minimally invasive procedures to complex revisions.