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About MOS

Our Mission

Our mission is to...

  • Further the advancement of the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disabilities in the field of orthopaedic surgery in the state of Minnesota.
  • Further the advancement of teaching and research in the field of orthopaedic surgery in the state of Minnesota.
  • Further the advancement of the field of orthopaedic surgery in the state of Minnesota as it relates to socioeconomic change.

Who We Are

Minnesota Orthopaedic Society (MOS) is the state organization for orthopaedic surgeons in Minnesota. We are the state affiliate of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and consist of 150 members from a variety of practice and academic settings. Membership is open to practicing and retired orthopaedic surgeons and residents. We are also an inclusive body that provides an adjunct membership with our affiliate health care providers (non-operative orthopaedists, physician assistants, physical therapists, and others).

The Society holds an annual educational meeting and actively participates in the legislative and economic issues that affect its members.

President's Message

January 2019

Greetings from the Minnesota Orthopaedic Society!

I hope this letter finds you happy and healthy. Despite the inherent business of the season, the colder temperatures and shorter days also seem to usher in a time for reflection.

The Minnesota Orthopaedic Society continues to provide a source of professional and personal enrichment for its board and members.

We are currently planning another great annual meeting. Jaqueline Geissler from the University of Minnesota, Brandon Yuan from Mayo, and Chad Griffith from St. Cloud Orthopaedics are finalizing the program. On May 10, 2019 we will welcome Robin West as our keynote speaker. Dr. West is a team physician for the Washington Redskins and will speak about “
A Changing Playing Field”.   Our Presidential Speaker is David Fischer, M.D. and he will speak about "Sports Medicine:  Stepchild to Head of the Table.

Beyond these keynote addresses there will be sessions on most of the major content areas of Orthopaedic surgery that include talks by surgeons who are leaders in their fields as well as the latest research coming out of Mayo, the University of Minnesota and from community surgeons.

Finally, we will continue to tackle salient issues such as the opioid crisis and the use of stem cells to treat musculoskeletal issues with expert content.

I find the annual meeting a great way to get CME without missing too much work. It’s a great time to reconnect with peers and learn about new offerings from our colleagues in industry.

Beyond the Annual Meeting we continue to work to represent Minnesota’s orthopaedic surgeons and our patients at the state and at the federal level. At the state level we have been involved and vocal in discussions about policy related to the opioid crisis and scope of practice issues. At the federal level we spent a day on Capitol Hill discussing decreasing regulatory burden, Good Samaritan care policy, tort reform and the opioid crisis. The National Orthopaedic Conference was also a time to connect with the AAOS leadership and learn about challenges faced in other states and at the national level.

Please consider joining us in May for the Annual Meeting and please invite your colleagues.  The more members we have the stronger we will be now and into the future.


Brad Kuzel, MD

2018/19 MOS President

Section Chair

Essentia Health – Duluth Clinic 

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