Jorge Granja, MD

Jorge Granja, MD

General Surgeon, Trauma Surgeon

Languages I Speak

  • English
  • Spanish

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

I believe that modern health care delivery has eroded the patient-physician relationship. Both parties have contributed; physicians by forgetting their obligation as patient advocate and the patient by allowing the first opinion often to be the final opinion. Our choices are not that limited and I routinely encourage second opinions on all important health care decisions. My care philosophy is to advocate as a physician and surgeon for the patient as a whole, not just the disease process. By gaining your confidence and trust we can then make the best possible decision for the patient and family; both surgical and non-surgical options have equal bearing on that decision. It is my hope that my manner and experience will best suit your comprehensive medical needs.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Herniology

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA


  • Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Other Education

  • Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2016-2018)


  • Director of Comprehensive Hernia Care Center
  • Medical Director, Perioperative Services, University of Minnesota Medical Center, West Bank
  • Former Chief of Surgery, Fairview Riverside Hospital

Academic Information

Assistant Professor

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