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Doctor Biography

J. Chris Coetzee, M.D. Mb ChB

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Practice Overview

J. Christiaan Coetzee, MD is a specialist in foot and ankle reconstruction, trauma injuries and sports medicine.  He is the Chairman of the AOFAS Education committee, overseeing all the educational activities of the American Foot and Ankle Society. He is also a member of the AAOS CME committee ensuring ongoing education for all orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Coetzee is a fellowship faculty member for the MOSMI/Fairview Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program. Additionally, he served as a board member-at-large for the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society and is an associate editor of the Foot and Ankle International Journal and reviewer to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and several other orthopedic journals. Dr. Coetzee was named one of the top 23 Foot and Ankle surgeons in the US by Orthopedics Today in 2012 and one of the top 26 Foot and Ankle surgeons in the US by Orthopedics This Week in 2013.

Education

Dr. Coetzee is a graduate of the University of Pretoria School of Medicine, in South Africa. He completed his residency at the University of Stellenbosch, located in Cape Town, South Africa. He completed a trauma fellowship in Davos, Switzerland and a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Washington and the Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle.

Hospital Affiliations

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (2006 - present)
  • American Medical Association (1999 - present)
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (1995 - present)
  • Education Committee Member (2003 - present)
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society (1999 - present)
  • Minnesota Medical Association (1999 - present)
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association (2003 - present)
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Canada (1996 - present)
  • South African Orthopaedic Society (1993 - present)
  • South African Medical Association (1985 - present)
  • A.O. Alumni Association (1994 - present)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (2004 - present)

Educational Appointments

  • Board Member, AOFAS, 2008-2010
  • Associate Professor and Director, Foot and Ankle Services, U of M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004 - 2006
  • Assistant Professor, U of M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1994 - 2004
  • Clinical Associate Professor, U of M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006 - present
  • Assistant Editor/Consultant Reviewer, Foot and Ankle International Journal, 2000 - present
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2002 - present
  • Reviewer, Current Orthopaedic and Related Research, 2003 - present
  • Reviewer, Orthopaedics, 2003 - present
  • Committee member, AOFAS Education Committee, 2004 - present
  • Committee member, AAOS - CME, 2009 - 2012

Special Achievements and Awards

  • Top Foot & Ankle Surgeon: Named one of the top 26 foot and ankle surgeons in the US by Orthopedics This Week (2013)
  • Top Foot & Ankle Surgeon: Named one of the top 23 foot and ankle surgeons in the US by Orthopedics Today (2012)
  • Top Doctor: Voted a top orthopedic surgeon by his peers in Mpls/St. Paul magazine (2007, 2009, 2013)
  • Elected Board Member: American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • University of Minnesota: Selected best teacher/instructor by orthopaedic resident (2004)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: Foot and Ankle Evaluation Subcommittee Member (2009 - 2012)
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society: Education Committee Member (2003 - present)
  • Department Trophy: Most Outstanding Final Year Orthopaedic Resident, University of Stellenbosch (1992)
  • Synthes Award: Best Research Paper in Orthopaedic Dept., University of Stellenbosch (1989, 1991, 1992)
  • Medical Association of South Africa: John S. Struthers Award for student in his clinical years who rendered an exceptional service to the general student community (1983)

Staff


Lawrence Nilsson, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant


Lisa Long
Care Coordinator

Appointment Info

(952) 456-7000

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Specialty

Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certification

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery