Thomas N. Conner, MD

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About the Practice

My Team

Thomas N. Conner, MD

Thomas N. Conner, MD

Experience matters! As an orthopedic surgeon for over 25 years, I have had the privilege of taking care of a wide variety of patients. My career has been shaped by seeing a full spectrum of orthopedic problems and injuries. My goal (in patient care) is to educate each individual to deliver the best plan of care they deserve. My areas of expertise are (total and partial) joint replacement of the knee, hip, and shoulder; having subspecialty certification in sports medicine. I also focus on arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder and knee (care), including rotator cuff and instability surgery, ACL reconstruction, and meniscal surgery. When not wearing scrubs or taking care of my patients, my passion is my family which includes four children, my wife and two dogs. Our family is involved in youth sports, music (I play the piano), and our church. My hobbies include skiing, sailing and boating, and conditioning with running, biking and swimming.

Our team has been together for nearly twenty years, and we look forward to meeting you and helping to provide the best orthopedic plan of care to reach your personal goals.

Clinical Interest

Shoulder care, including arthroscopy, rotator cuff and instability surgery, fracture care, and joint replacement surgery

Knee care, including arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, meniscus surgery, and full and partial knee replacements

Hip care, including the anterior total hip replacement surgery

Sports medicine

Upper and lower extremity fracture care


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

University of Minnesota’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School

Undergraduate Degree 
Dartmouth College

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Children’s Hospital
Maple Grove Hospital
North Memorial Maple Grove Same Day Surgery Center
WestHealth Same Day Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Hennepin County Medical Society
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
Minnesota Medical Association

Achievements & Awards

Top Doctor: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
Top Doctor: Osseo/Maple Grove Press Newspaper
First Orthopedic Physician at Maple Grove Hospital



Vestisha McCrone, CST/CSFA

Surgical Assistant, Board Certified


Vestisha McCrone, CST, is a Surgical Assistant working in conjunction with Dr. Conner to coordinate excellent orthopedic patient care.


Board Certified, National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)

Medical Education
Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting
Associates Degree, Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Shawn H.

Shawn H.

Care Coordinator