Mpls.St.Paul Magazine recently named more than 34 of our talented orthopedic doctors to its Top Doctors and Rising Stars lists. Included in the list of Top Doctors are 17 orthopedic physicians recognized as Rising Stars for making a significant impact in the first decade of their career as fully licensed doctors.

Top Doctors are nominated by their peers, then evaluated by an expert physician review panel that assesses their professional achievements and other factors. Only doctors with the highest total points are named Top Doctors.

This year, across the HealthPartners organization, over 175 doctors were named in the Rising Stars list – including these 34 orthopedic professionals.

Congratulations to all of our 2021 Top Doctors and Rising Stars! We’re so proud of you, and all the doctors and clinicians who aim to provide patients with incredible care across all our hospitals, clinics and specialty centers.

* denotes Top Doctor

** denotes Rising Star

Our 2021 Top Doctor and Rising Star honorees


  • Edward V. Violante, MD* | TRIA Orthopedic Urgent Care, Bloomington

Orthopedic surgery

Pain management

Plastic surgery

  • Christopher J. Hillard, MD** | HealthPartners Clinic Stillwater, Stillwater; HealthPartners Specialty Center, St. Paul; TRIA Orthopedic Center, Woodbury

Sports medicine

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