Joel L. Boyd, MD
TRIA Research and Education Center Investigator


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH


  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Medical degree

  • Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine


  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota
  • Head Team Physician, Minnesota Wild
  • Former Head Team Physician, Minnesota Vikings
  • Former Assistant Team Physician, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Team Physician, USA Hockey World Championships, Zurich, Switzerland, 1998
  • Team Physician, USA Men's Hockey Team, 1998 Olympics, Nagano, Japan
  • Team Physician, USA Hockey Women's Team, 1998


  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Hennepin Medical Society
  • International Hockey League Medical Association
  • Mid America Orthopaedic Association
  • Minnesota Medical Foundation
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  • National Federation of State High School Association
  • National Medical Association
  • NHL Team Physician Society
  • NHL/USA Hockey Diversity Task Force
  • Twin City Orthopaedic Society
  • U.S. Olympic Sports Medicine Society

Honors & Awards

  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors" (2012-2019)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Top Doctors" (2016-2018)
  • Institute Research Investigator, TRIA Research and Education Center
  • Publications While At HealthPartners
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • How Canada's Black Hockey League shaped the sport and the path to our arrival in the NHL today
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2020
  • Comprehensive case-based review of knee ligament injuries
    Instructional Course Lectures. 2019
  • Anterior cruciate ligament injuries in professional hockey players
    American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016
  • Effect of creatine monohydrate on clinical progression in patients with Parkinson disease: a randomized clinical trial
    JAMA. 2015
  • Femur fractures in professional athletes: a case series
  • Part I: An anatomic-based tunnel in the fibular head for posterolateral corner reconstruction using magnetic resonance imaging
    Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2015
  • Accuracy and reliability of determining the isometric point of the knee for multiligament knee reconstruction
    Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2014
  • Adult human mesenchymal stem cells delivered via intra-articular injection to the knee following partial medial meniscectomy: a randomized, double-blind, controlled study
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2014
  • Aseptically processed and chemically sterilized BTB allografts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a prospective randomized study
    Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2013
  • Correlating MRI findings with disability in syndesmotic sprains of NFL players
    Foot and Ankle International. 2012
  • Dorsal dislocation of the great toe in a professional football player: case report
    Foot and Ankle International. 2012
  • Autograft versus allograft: an economic cost comparison of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    Arthroscopy. 2011
  • Understanding the politics of being a team physician
    Clinics in Sports Medicine. 2007
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