Elizabeth A. Arendt, MD

Elizabeth A. Arendt, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

I listen to my patient's needs and help them understand their injury or musculoskeletal disease. I believe it is important to match my patient's expectations with my ability to help. I work with my patients to set their own goals for fitness and health.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • ACL injuries in females
  • Disease and injury of the kneecap joint
  • Knee arthroplasty (joint replacement)
  • Knee cartilage repair
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Knee reconstruction
  • Patellofemoral dislocations (kneecap dislocations)
  • Sports medicine

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, NY


  • University of Rochester, Rochester, NY


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2008, 2012, 2013, 2016-2019)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2016, 2017, 2019)
  • "Best Doctors for Women," Minnesota Monthly Magazine (2011, 2014)
  • Best Doctors in America (2007-2013)
  • Elected, Sports Hall of Fame, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (1992)
  • Merle Spurrier Award Athletic Contribution Award, University of Rochester, (1974)


  • Member, President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (1994-2001)
  • Vice-Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota (2003-Present)
  • Member, University of Minnesota Physicians Board (2010-Present)
  • Member, Clinical Practice Committee (2006-Present)

Academic Information


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