Michael J. Stuart, M.D.

Physician - Orthopedic Surgery

  • Sports Medicine
  • Rochester, MN
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  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Knee meniscus repair
  • Multi-ligament knee injuries and reconstruction
  • Rehabilitation following knee ligament injury/surgery
  • Unicompartmental and total knee arthroplasty
  • Meniscus transplantation
  • Osteochondral allograft transplantation
  • Proximal tibial and distal femoral osteotomy
  • Epidemiology of sports injuries
  • Ice hockey injuries
  • Concussion prevention and treatment
  • Lower extremity biomechanics
  • Sports safety, including concussion prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

Personal Interests

Dr. Stuart is committed to sports safety, including concussion prevention, diagnosis and treatment. He and his wife have four children, all of which played Division 1 Hockey and were drafted to the NHL. He enjoys traveling, bicycling, fishing, working outdoors, and spending time with family, especially his seven grandchildren.

Undergraduate Studies

DePauw University - Greencastle, IN

Medical School

Rush Medical College - Chicago, IL


Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine - Rochester MN


Sports Medicine, University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario, Canada

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Ice Hockey Federation Medical Committee
  • Chief Medical Officer, USA Hockey
  • Co-Chair, USA Hockey Safety and Protective Equipment Committee
  • Second Medical Opinion Physician, National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA)
  • Minnesota Orthopedic Society
  • Minnesota State High School League Sports Medicine Advisory Committee
  • American Journal of Sport Medicine Editorial Board
  • Orthopedics Today Editorial Board
  • Team Physician, USA Hockey Men’s, U20, U18 National Teams
  • Team Physician, USA Hockey Men’s Olympic Teams
  • Team Physician, USA Hockey World Cup Hockey Team
  • Team Physician, Austin Bruins and Rochester Grizzlies
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)- diplomate
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS- Subspecialty Certification: Sports Medicine)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)- ATS Provider
  • American Heart Association (AHA)- ACLS Provider
  • Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing- Credentialed ImPACT Consultant
  • Distinguished Clinician Award- Mayo Clinic
  • Individual Award for Excellence- Mayo Clinic
  • Outstanding Faculty Award- Mayo Clinic
  • Innovation in Education Award- Mayo Clinic
  • Hughston Award- American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Excellence in Safety-USA Hockey
  • President’s Award- USA Hockey
  • Achievement Award- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Board of Directors emeritus member

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