Dr. Andrew Schmidt named Chief of Orthopedics

bruno 2Andrew Schmidt, MD was recently named Chief of Orthopedics at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). Dr. Schmidt graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He attended medical school at the University of California at San Diego and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Oregon Health Sciences in 1993.

After completing a Fellowship in Total Joint Replacement at HCMC, Dr. Schmidt joined the HCMC faculty.  He is also a Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, a past-President of the Orthopedic Trauma Association, and is an internationally known academician and educator. Dr. Schmidt is Co-Editor of the text “Surgical Treatment of Orthopedic Trauma,” winner of the 2007 “Excellence in Clinical Medicine” award by the Association of American Publishers.

Dr. Andrew Schmidt
Dr. Andrew Schmidt

Dr. Schmidt is also a leading researcher in musculoskeletal trauma and its complications. He leads HCMC’s participation in a research partnership sponsored by the Department of Defense that brings many civilian trauma centers together to work with military surgeons to study battlefield injuries and improve care for injured military personnel. The results of this important research is also applied to improve treatment of civilian trauma.

Hennepin County Medical Center is a Level I Adult and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and public teaching hospital located in downtown Minneapolis. The centerpiece of Hennepin County’s clinical health services, Hennepin County Medical Center offers a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient orthopedic services, where ongoing, nationally recognized orthopedic research is conducted at the Ramon B. Gustilo Center for Medical Education and Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation.

 

HCMC welcomes three additional orthopaedic surgeons

Drs. Gudrun Mirick, Jackie Geissler, and Nancy Luger

Three new faculty members recently joined the Orthopaedic Department at Hennepin County Medical Center. In addition to general trauma, the Fellowship-trained surgeons offer expertise in the care of sports injuries, hand and upper extremity injuries, and fracture care. Continue reading “HCMC welcomes three additional orthopaedic surgeons”

HCMC named one of “America’s Best Hospitals”

Hennepin County Medical Center named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for 15th consecutive year

U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings include Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) as a top hospital in diabetes and endocrinology care again this year, and names six other specialties at HCMC as high performing. The rankings are published annually published by U.S. News and World Report and are available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals.

Out of nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated across the nation, only 140 hospitals performed well enough to rank in a particular specialty. HCMC ranked 43rd in diabetes and endocrinology. Additional high performing specialties named at HCMC are Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.
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