Bradley J. Nelson, MD

Bradley J. Nelson, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • Maple Grove Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care and Clinical Interests

  • ACL Injuries and Reconstructions
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery and Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Articular Cartilage Injuries
  • Meniscal Injuries and Transplantation
  • Shoulder Instability

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • University of Colorado / Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO


  • US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Ft. Sam Houston, TX
  • John A Feagin Sports Medicine Fellowship, West Point, NY

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Sports Medicine
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctors," (2012-2014, 2016-2019)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2016-2018)
  • Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctors for Women" (2014)
  • Best Doctors in America (2011-2012, 2013)
  • U.S. News & World Report - Top Doctor (2012)


  • Medical Director, University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics
  • Medical Director, TRIA Research and Education Institute
  • Medical Director, University of Minnesota Athletics

Academic Information

Associate Professor

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