Brian P. Bjerke, MD

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Brian P. Bjerke, MD

Brian P. Bjerke, MD

Brian P. Bjerke, MD, is a board certified and sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. He is currently a team physician for the Minnesota Vikings and the Team Physician for Augsburg University. His special interests include sports injuries in patients of all ages. Procedures Dr. Bjerke specializes in for the knee include: ACL and multi-ligament knee reconstructions, meniscus repairs, patellar instability, chondral injuries, knee malalignment surgery, quadriceps and patellar tendon injuries and total knee replacements. Procedures of the shoulder include: treatment of shoulder instability/labral injuries, shoulder separation injuries, bicep tendon injuries and rotator cuff tears. Procedures of the hip include: arthroscopy of the hip for treatment of femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears, proximal hamstring injuries and total hip replacements. Dr. Bjerke also performs procedures of the elbow and ankle, as well as fracture care of the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow and ankle.

Dr. Bjerke and his wife live in Edina with their three active boys. They enjoy participating in multiple sporting events as well as spending endless hours doing outdoor activities.

Clinical Interest

Sports Medicine, including treatment of a broad range of sports injuries in athletes of all ages

Knee Care, including treatment of ACL injuries, multi-ligamentous knee injuries, meniscus injuries, patellar instability, chondral injuries, knee malalignment surgery, quadriceps and patellar tendon injuries and total knee replacements

Shoulder Care, including treatment of shoulder instability/labral injuries, shoulder separation injuries, proximal bicep tendon injures and rotator cuff tears

Hip Care: including treatment of femoroacetabular impingement with labral tears, proximal hamstring tendon injuries and total hip replacements

Elbow Care, including treatment of distal bicep and triceps tendon injuries

Ankle Care, including treatment of lower extremity sprains/strains and Achilles tendon injuries

Fracture Care, including treatment of most knee, shoulder, hip, elbow and ankle fractures

Pediatric Care, including treatment of both upper and lower extremity sprains/strains, sport injuries and common fracture care

Education

Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship
Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Denver, CO

Residency
University of Minnesota

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Crosstown Surgery Center
Eagan Orthopedic Surgery Center
Fairview Ridges Hospital
Fairview Southdale Hospital
Minneapolis VA Medical Center
Ridgeview Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Medical Association
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery, VA Medical Center

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician: Minnesota Vikings
Head Team Physician: Augsburg College Athletics (2015 – Present)
Team Physician: University of St. Thomas (2012 – 2016)
Team Physician: Colorado Rockies (2012 – 2013)
Team Physician: Denver Broncos (2012 – 2013)

Staff

Katie Nelson, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Board Certified

About

Katie Nelson, PA-C is a Physician Assistant working in conjunction with Dr. Brian Bjerke. Together they work together to provide excellent patient care within the clinic and the operating room. Katie believes in treating each patient with the care that she would like a family member to receive. She enjoys listening to her patient’s concerns and educating them on all aspects of their diagnosis so that her patients feel comfortable with their treatment plan.

Education

Certification
Board Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Medical Education
Master of Medical Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Bachelor of Arts, Athletic Training, Simpson College

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS)
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA)

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Care Coordinator