Robert V. Knowlan, MD

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Robert V. Knowlan, MD

Robert V. Knowlan, MD

Robert Knowlan, MD, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip replacement (direct anterior approach), knee joint replacement, and revision.  Dr. Knowlan specializes in sports medicine, and hip and knee injuries and conditions.

Clinical Interest

Knee care, including robotic surgery, cartilage injuries, regeneration, restoration, arthritis, arthroscopy, osteotomy, meniscus tears, partial knee joint replacement, total knee joint replacement, and revision joint replacement

Hip care, including bursitis, total joint hip replacement (direct anterior and posterior approach), fracture management, arthritis, and tendonitis

Sports medicine, including robotic knee surgery and meniscus tears

Fracture care


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Bachelor of Arts Degree
St. Thomas University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Orthopedic Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Medical Degree
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Eagan Orthopedic Surgery Center
HighPointe Surgery Center
Woodwinds Health Campus
Other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Minnesota Orthopaedic Society

Sports Affiliations

Stillwater Youth Hockey Association Coach

Special Interest

Pillar Club member of the St. Croix Valley United Way


Peter Larson, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Board Certified


Peter Larson, PA-C, MPAS, works in conjunction with Dr. Robert Knowlan to coordinate excellent orthopedic patient care.


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

Medical Education
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Union College
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bethel College

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA)

Krista F.

Care Coordinator

Tracy H.

Clinical Assistant

Tracy is a registered MA who has worked with Dr. Knowlan since 2000. Prior to that, she worked at Regions Hospital in the Orthopedic and General Surgery Centers. Her role with Dr. Knowlan includes administrative tasks, scheduling surgeries and ancillary tests, clinic management flow, basic physical therapy, and helping patients and their families through the surgical process.