Elena (Ellie) Jelsing, M.D.

Physician - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Sports Medicine
  • Minneapolis, MN
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  • Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Pediatric musculoskeletal injuries
  • Regenerative medicine strategies
  • Exertional leg pain in athletes

Personal Interests

I am a former collegiate soccer and softball player who then transitioned to recreation leagues (volleyball, basketball, soccer, and softball) to satisfy the competitive itch. Now, I spend most of my time outside of work trying to keep up with my 5 children and rambunctious yellow lab. As a family, we try to spend the majority of our time together on the lake or in the mountains!

Undergraduate Studies

College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s University - St. Joseph, MN

Medical School

Mayo Medical School - Rochester, MN


Intermountain Medical Center - Murray, UT (Intern year) Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education - Rochester, MN


Sports Medicine, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education - Rochester, MN

  • AAPMR – Currently the Director of the AAPMR Ultrasound Task Force
  • AMSSM – Former Sports Ultrasound Committee Research and Publications Co-Chair
  • Mayo Clinic PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship (Minneapolis) Program Director
  • Director of Resident/Fellow Sports Medicine Rotations at Mayo Clinic Square
  • Team Physician, Minnesota Lynx
  • Head Team Physician, USA Women’s Ski Jumping Team
  • Team Physician, USA Ski and Snowboard teams
  • Former Head Team Physician, USA Curling teams
  • RMSK (Registered Musculoskeletal Sonographer) certification
  • SafeSport certification
  • Top Doctors Rising Star Award (2018)
  • UW Medicine Cares Award (Spring, 2015)
  • Eastside Specialty Center Best Teamwork Award (2014)
  • CSB Decade Alumna Award (2014)
  • Earl Elkins Award (Mayo Clinic PM&R Distinguished Resident Award) (2012)
  • Abbott Scholarship recipient (awarded by Mayo Clinic College of Medicine) (2004-2008)
  • Alworth Scholarship recipient (2000-2008)
  • NCAA Women’s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics (2004)
  • Class of 2004 College of Saint Benedict (CSB) Student Commencement Speaker (2004)
  • CSB Presidential Award (awarded by athletic department) (2004)
  • CSB Scholar Athlete of the Year (2003, 2004)
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society Member and Scholarship Award Recipient (2003, 2004)
  • National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar Athlete Award (2003)

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