Denis Clohisy

Denis R. Clohisy, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Management of musculoskeletal problems in hemophilia
  • Musculoskeletal oncology with focus on both primary and metastatic cancers of the bone

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Harvard Medical School , Boston Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2017, 2018)
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2009-2013, 2016-2019)
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor - Rising Star" (2016)
  • Best Doctors in America (2007-2013)
  • U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor (2012)


  • Chair, University of Minnesota Physicians Clinical Strategies Committee
  • Elected Member, University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP) Board of Directors
  • Member, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Board Exam Committee
  • Chair, University of Minnesota Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Association Critical Issues Committee

Academic Information


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