Edward W. Szalapski - Orthopedic Surgeon - Twin Cities Orthopedics

Edward W. Szalapski, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified
Area of Focus in Total Joint Replacement of the Hip, Knee & Shoulder
Area of Focus in Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

Areas of Focus
Ankle Care
Elbow Care
Foot Care
Hand Care
Hip Care
Knee Care
Shoulder Care
Sports Medicine
Wrist Care

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Practice Overview

Edward W. Szalapski, MD, is a general orthopedist who specializes in replacement of the hip, knee and shoulder, fracture care, knee arthroscopy and arthroscopic open shoulder procedures.

Clinical Interest

Ankle Care, fracture care only
Foot Care, fracture care only
Elbow Care
Hand Care
Hip Care, including Hip Joint Replacement
Knee Care, including Knee Joint Replacement
Shoulder Care, including Shoulder Joint Replacement, Shoulder Joint Revision and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
Sports Medicine
Wrist Care



Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Medical Degree

University of Minnesota Medical School

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

    Crosstown Surgery Center

    Fairview Southdale Hospital

    Mayo Clinic Health System - New Prague

Professional Affiliations

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Board Member, Fairview Southwest Care Systems, 2002 - present
    Chair, Fairview Southdale Hospital Credentials Committee, 2005 - present
    Chair, Fairview Southdale Hospital Quality Committee, 2003 - 2004
    Chief of Orthopedics, Fairview Southdale Hospital, 2001 - 2003
    Chief of Orthopedics, Methodist Hospital, 1999 - 2001
    Chief-Elect, Methodist Hospital Orthopedics, 1997 - 1999
    Chief of Staff-Elect, Fairview Southdale Hospital, 2003 - 2004
    Chief of Staff, Fairview Southdale Hospital, 2004 - 2005

Achievements and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Honor Society (1983)
Top Doctor: Voted a top orthopedic surgeon by his peers in Mpls/St. Paul Magazine (2006, 2008, 2009)

Sports Affiliations

Team Coverage: Sports Medicine training with Dr. Bertram Zarins and Dr. Arthur Boland, team physicians for New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, and Harvard University Sports


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