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Doctor Biography

Stephen L. Olmsted, M.D.


Practice Overview

Stephen L. Olmsted, MD specializes in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery as well as fracture care. He also has special interests in scaphoid fractures, carpal instability, nerve compression syndrome and arthritis reconstruction.


Dr. Olmsted graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he also completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery. He completed his fellowship in hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery at the University of California, Davis.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Crosstown Surgery Center
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • Minnesota Valley Surgery Center
  • Ridgeview Medical Center
  • St. Francis Regional Medical Center
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Minnesota Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (Fellow)
  • American Society of Surgery of the Hand (Fellow)

Special Achievements and Awards

  • Awarded first place for a presentation at the Midwest Medical Student Research Forum, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Received a Minnesota Medical Foundation Research Grant in (1989)

Special Interests

Distal Radius Fractures, Scaphoid Fractures, Carpal Instability, Nerve Compression Syndrome, Arthritis Reconstruction

Hand Therapist

Matthew Anderson, OTR/L

Appointment Info

(952) 808-3000


Hand, Wrist & Elbow Surgery

Board Certification

Board Certified with CAQ in Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998

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