Rochester, Minnesota Clinical Profile


The clinical and research interests of Michael J. Stuart, M.D., focus on complex knee problems. Dr. Stuart places particular emphasis on primary and revision reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, meniscal repair and transplantation, osteotomy, multiple ligament knee reconstruction, and partial and total knee arthroplasty.

Focus areas

  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Knee meniscus repair
  • Multiligament knee injuries and reconstruction
  • Rehabilitation following knee ligament injury and surgery
  • Unicompartmental and total knee arthroplasty
  • Meniscus and osteochondral allograft transplantation
  • Proximal tibial and distal femoral osteotomy
  • Epidemiology of sports injuries
  • Ice hockey injuries
  • Concussion prevention and treatment

Significance to patient care

Dr. Stuart's research helps patients of all activity levels with knee injuries return to activities they enjoy. His work encompasses open and arthroscopic surgery using minimally invasive techniques, education and physical rehabilitation. He is internationally known for his commitment to sports safety and his expertise in the diagnostic procedures and surgical techniques of sports injuries.

Professional highlights

  • Member, Editorial Board, American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2007-present
  • Member, Herodicus Society, 1994-present
  • President-Elect, Herodicus Society, 2019
  • Recipient, Gene Eiden Award, Lourdes High School Sports Hall of Fame, 2017
  • Recipient, O'Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2014
  • Recipient, President's Award, USA Hockey, 2014
  • Recipient, The Mark B. Coventry, M.D., Award, The Knee Society, 2014
  • Recipient, National Health Information Merit Award, Health Information Resource Center, 2013
  • Recipient, Achievement Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2006-2010
  • Recipient, Doc Counsilman Science Award for Ice Hockey, U.S. Olympic Committee, 2008
  • Recipient, Excellence in Safety Award, USA Hockey, 2008
  • Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Award, Mayo Clinic, 2005
  • Recipient, Karis Award, Mayo Clinic, 2004
  • Recipient, Hughston Award, American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2003
  • Recipient, Distinguished Clinician Award, Mayo Clinic, 2001
  • Recipient, Individual Award for Excellence, Mayo Clinic, 1995


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Administrative Appointment

  1. Chair, Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Orthopedics


  1. Fellow - Sports Medicine University of Western Ontario
  2. Residency - Orthopedic Surgery Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Resident Orthopedic Surgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. MD Rush Medical College
  5. BA DePauw University

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