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General Orthopedics Physicians

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Eric Green, M.D.

Eric Green, M.D.

General Orthopedics; Sports Medicine

Dr. Green completed his residency at Michigan State University in Kalamazoo. He has a practice in general orthopedics with specialty interest in Sports Medicine and Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder. Dr. Green joined the clinic in 1991 and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Timothy Hiesterman, D.O.

Timothy Hiesterman, D.O.

General Orthopedics; Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Dr. Hiesterman received his medical degree from the Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ and then went on to complete an Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at Regions Hospital/University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. He joined our group in 2011.

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Chad Holien, M.D.

Chad Holien, M.D.

General Orthopedics; Adult Reconstruction

Dr. Holien received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD and received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Holien joined our clinic in the summer of 2002 and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Holien is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Kevin Holton, D.P.M.

Kevin Holton, D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Dr. Holton received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. He joined the practice in 1994 and is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

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Matthew Hwang, M.D.

Matthew Hwang, M.D.

Sports Medicine; Knee and Shoulder Reconstruction

Dr. Hwang received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Hwang completed his orthopedic residency as well as his sports medicine fellowship at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. He has been certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Orthopaedic Surgery (2004) and Sports Medicine (2009). He joined our clinic in the summer of 2002 and is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.

 
Dr. Hwang has specialized training in the evaluation and arthroscopic treatment of knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle disorders. He has a special interest in total shoulder and reverse shoulder replacement surgeries.

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David Kaus, M.D.

David Kaus, M.D.

General Orthopedics; Adult Reconstructive

Dr. Kaus received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota after obtaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering at M.I.T. His orthopedic training was at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He joined St. Cloud Orthopedics in 1989. He has a special interest in hip and knee replacement surgery utilizing muscle sparing techniques and does limited back and disc surgery.

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Mitchell Kuhl, D.O.

Mitchell Kuhl, D.O.

General Orthopedics; Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Dr. Kuhl completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University, St. Louis, MO and his medical degree from Des Moines University – Osteopathic Medical Center. He also continued on with his residency training at Ohio University – St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH and completed a Trauma Fellowship at Orthopaedics Indianapolis – Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. He joined our group in 2007.

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Stephen Mariash, D.P.M.

Stephen Mariash, D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Dr. Mariash received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in surgical reconstruction of the foot and ankle in 1991. He joined the practice in 1998 and is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

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Kevin McCann, D.P.M.

Kevin McCann, D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Dr. McCann received his doctor of podiatric medicine from Des Moines University and completed his residency at the Franciscan Foot and Ankle Institute in Federal Way, WA. He joined our clinic in 2012 and he is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

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Steven Mulawka, M.D.

Steven Mulawka, M.D.

General Orthopedic; Sports Medicine

Dr. Mulawka received his Doctor of Medicine from Rush University in Chicago. His orthopedic practice deals with sports medicine and specializes in all knee and shoulder problems. Dr. Mulawka is a knee expert having completed over 5,000 total knee replacement surgeries. He is also a leader in minimally invasive knee replacement with computer assisted navigation (operative room GPS). Dr. Mulawka performs arthroscopic surgery utilizing laser technology and has been accepted in the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) since 1999 as a full member. The AANA is a professional medical association that is comprised of approximately 1,600 orthopedic surgeons who have completed post graduate training in the use of an arthroscope. These miniaturized instruments feature fiber optics, a lens system and solid state electronics allowing arthroscopic surgeons to diagnose and repair injuries or abnormalities inside human joints. Dr. Mulawka has been in practice at St. Cloud Orthopedics/Orthopedic Sports Center since 1985 and is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

 www.drmulawka.com

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Andrew Mulder, M.D.

Andrew Mulder, M.D.

Hip and Knee Replacement

Dr. Mulder completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School in May of 2007. His specialties include hip and knee replacement. Dr. Mulder most recently completed the Detroit Medical Center/Providence Hospital Orthopaedic Residency Program. He joined St. Cloud Orthopedics in 2013.

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Michael Murphy, M.D.

Michael Murphy, M.D.

Sports Medicine; Knee and Shoulder Reconstruction

Dr. Murphy received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He went on to complete his fellowship for Sports Medicine in Arizona and joined our practice in December 2000.

He has specialized training in the evaluation and arthroscopic treatment of knee, shoulder, elbow, and hip disorders. Dr. Murphy cares for individuals with athletic-related injuries and painful conditions of the joints.

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Joseph P. Nessler, M.D.

Joseph P. Nessler, M.D.

General Orthopedics; Total Joints and Revisions

Dr. Nessler received his orthopedic training at the Rochester Mayo Clinic. He has a specialty practice in muscle-sparing hip and knee joint replacement as well as revisions. Dr. Nessler joined St Cloud Orthopedics in 1991, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Nessler is a consultant for Stryker Orthopedics, a world wide leader in orthopedic implants. Currently, he consults in the development of new surgical technique and clinical testing of new implant designs. Dr. Nessler has developed a muscle-sparing dual incision hip replacement technique in conjunction with Stryker. In July, 2004 computer assisted navigation was incorporated into his hip surgeries. Navigation in knee surgeries began in January 2005. Navigation allows for the most accurate component placements and is particularly helpful in minimally invasive (MIS) surgery.

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Kim Schaap, M.D.

Kim Schaap, M.D.

General Orthopedics; Sports Medicine

Dr. Schaap received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. After a residency with the University of Minnesota's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, she joined our clinic in August of 1999.

Dr. Schaap has a special interest in sports medicine, including arthroscopic knee and shoulder procedures, as well as minimally invasive joint replacements.

www.schaapmd.com

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Joel Shobe, M.D.

Joel Shobe, M.D.

General Orthopedics; Spine Surgery

Dr. Shobe received his training at Northwestern University Medical School, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Kansas University Medical Center, and Buffalo General Hospital. He joined our group in 1997. He practices general orthopedics and specializes in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal surgery for adult and pediatric patients.

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Kristen Sigurdson, D.P.M.

Kristen Sigurdson, D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Dr. Sigurdson received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. She joined the practice in 2009 and is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

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Andrew Staiger, M.D.

Andrew Staiger, M.D.

General Orthopedics; Hand and Upper Extremity

Dr. Staiger started with St. Cloud Orthopedic Associates, Ltd. on August 21, 2000. He graduated from the University of Minnesota. After completing his orthopedic surgery residency, he went on to complete his Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN.

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Christopher Widstrom, M.D.

Christopher Widstrom, M.D.

General Orthopedics; Hand Surgery

Dr. Widstrom completed his training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Hawaii and his Hand/Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at the Tampa General Hospital before joining the clinic in 1993.

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