David Polly, Jr, MD

David Polly, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Degenerative Back and Neck Disorders
  • Spin Instability
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Pain

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Medical Doctorate, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (U.S.U.H.S.)


  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda, MD


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • Best Doctors in America (2009-2013)
  • General Claire L. Chennault Award, Walter Reed Army Medical Center (2002)
  • David C. Wherry Award, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (2002)
  • U.S. News & World Report - Top Doctor (2012)


  • Chief of Spinal Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota

Academic Information