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 a broad range of sports injuries in athletes of all ages

Knee care, including 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 shoulder instability/labral injuries, shoulder separation injuries, proximal bicep tendon injures, and rotator cuff tears

Hip care, including femoroacetabular impingement with labral tears, proximal hamstring, tendon injuries, and total hip replacements

Elbow care, including distal bicep and triceps tendon injuries

Ankle care, including lower extremity sprains/strains and Achilles tendon injuries

Fracture care, including most knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, and ankle fractures

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


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

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
Orthopedic Institute
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)


Katie Nelson, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Board Certified


Katie Nelson, PA-C, is a board-certified 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.


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

Medical Education
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Bachelor of Arts in 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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Andria L.

Care Coordinator