Ann E. Van Heest, MD

Ann E. Van Heest, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Arthrogryposis Nerve Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Fractures or Mal-/Non-Unions
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Disorders

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2016-2018)
  • U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor (2012)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Best Doctors for Women" (2011)
  • Best Doctors in America (2007-2010)


  • Hand and Upper Extremity Clinic Director, Gillette Children's Hospital
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Service Director, Shriner's Hospital for Children
  • Member, Orthopaedic Advisory Board
  • Director of Education, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School

Academic Information


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