Andrea M. Saterbak, MD

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Andrea M. Saterbak, MD

Andrea M. Saterbak, MD

Andrea Saterbak, MD, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee and shoulder conditions. In particular, she is experienced in arthroscopic approaches to ligament repair/reconstruction, cartilage preservation, and joint replacement/arthroplasty.

Her focus on sports medicine sparks her drive to provide all of her patients with the best care possible for them. Her continued affiliation with the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, and her membership in the national sports medicine society, AOSSM, strengthens her continued education in sports medicine. She currently provides care to local sports teams including Stillwater Area High School (Stillwater, MN) and was a former Team Physician for the St. Paul Saints baseball team.

Dr. Saterbak is a multiyear award winner of the Best Doctors Award given by the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. She is a Pillar Club member of the St. Croix Valley United Way and an honorary board member of Youth Advantage. She participated as an educator in the Hennepin County Medical Center family practice Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

Dr. Saterbak enjoys alpine skiing and travels the World Cup Tour with the U.S. Ski Team as a consulting team physician. She enjoys glacier skiing in areas where fresh, untouched snow awaits, boating, paddle-boarding, mountain biking, golf, and gardening.

Clinical Interest

Sports Medicine, Dr. Saterbak works closely with many Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists. A Comprehensive Knowledge Base in All Aspects of Sports Medicine Management is Her Strength

Knee Care, including Expertise in All Graft Options for ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon, Hamstring, Allograft), Complex Ligament/Multi Ligament Knee Injuries, Meniscus Repair and Cartilage Regeneration Techniques. Partial and Total Joint Replacement, and Revision Joint Replacement with Use of Patient-Specific Guided Instrumentation in Many Cases

Shoulder Care, with an Emphasis on Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques in the Shoulder and Knee, as well as Cartilage Regeneration Techniques used in Sports Medicine


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certified, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado

Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Medical Degree
Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

High Pointe Surgery Center
Lakeview Hospital
Woodwinds Hospital
Other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Hawkins Shoulder Society
Minnesota Orthopaedic Society

Educational Affiliations

Previous educator for the HCMC Primary Care, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Achievements & Awards

Top Doctors Award, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (2017 – 2021)

Minnesota Monthly Award for Best Orthopedic Doctor for Women (2015)
University of Wyoming Sports Hall of Fame (2015)
Stillwater Gazette Readers Choice Award for Orthopedic Surgery (2009, 2010, 2015)
Awarded Stillwater High School Distinguished Alumni (2009)
Charter Member of the St. Croix Valley Sports Hall of Fame (1999)

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: Stillwater Area High School (1998 – Present)

Team Physician: St. Paul Saints (1998 – 2020)

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Team Physician: University of Wisconsin – River Falls Athletics (1998 – 2005)

Consulting Doctor for U.S. Ski Team (USST), Alpine World Cup (1997 – Present)


Dana Kaufman, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Board Certified


Dana is the physician assistant for Dr. Andrea Saterbak and has been in the position for 10 years.  Some of her duties include rounding on surgical patients, assisting Dr Saterbak in surgery, seeing patients in clinic, and patient education.  Dana has been a certified physician assistant in Minnesota and Wisconsin since 2006.  She holds a Bachelor Degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Augsburg College.

Dana started as a student with St Croix Orthopaedics and built a great working relationship with Dr Saterbak that transitioned in to the orthopedic team they are today.  Dana’s interests include knee injuries, shoulder injuries, assisting in surgery, injections and patient education.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, and being outside.

Dana holds a current membership in the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Sarah S., MEd, ATC, ATR

Sarah S., MEd, ATC, ATR

Clinical Assistant

Sarah is the clinical assistant to Dr Andrea Saterbak and Dana Kaufman PA and has been in this position since September 2015.  Some of her duties include, day to day operations of the clinic, surgery scheduling, patient phone calls, and patient education.  Sarah has been a certified athletic trainer, registered in the state of Minnesota since 2005.  She holds a bachelors degree in Athletic Training from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a Masters of Education in Applied Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Management from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Prior to coming to Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO), Sarah was an athletic trainer at both the high school and college level.  It was in this capacity that the working relationship between Sarah and Dr Saterbak evolved.  Sarah’s love of sports and providing a high standard of care for athletes meshed with Dr Saterbak’s philosophy of her practice.  This led to them combining forces by Sarah joining TCO.

Sarah’s interests include, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, patient education, and concussion management.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, going to sporting events, going for walks and trying new recipes.