Publications included

Nelson, Bradley J., MD uri icon
Research Investigator and Medical Director, TRIA Institute



  • Surgical Internship, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO


  • John A. Feagin Sports Medicine Fellowship, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Ft. Sam Houston, TX
  • John A. Feagin Sports Medicine Fellowship, Keller Army Community Hospital, West Point, NY

Medical degree

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN


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


  • President of the NHL Team Physicians Society
  • Medical Director, University of Minnesota Athletics
  • Team Physician, Minnesota Wild
  • Team Physician, USA Hockey
  • Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Clinical Instructor in Surgery, University of the Health Sciences, Uniformed Services Bethesda, MD
  • Medical Director, TRIA Research & Education Institute
  • Medical Directory, UMPhysicians Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, University of Minnesota


  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • International Cartilage Research Society
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • NHL Team Physician Society
  • The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons

Honors & Awards

  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors" (2013-2019)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Top Doctors" (2014-2018)
  • Best Doctors in America (2011-2013)
  • U.S. News & World Report 2012 Top Doctor
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Best Doctors for Women" (2014-2015)

selected publications