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Brent Carlson, MD

Dr. Carlson is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in shoulder, hip, and knee surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip; total knee, hip, and shoulder replacement; microsurgery of the hand and wrist; and complex fracture care.

Dr. Carlson was raised in Stillwater, Minnesota where he graduated high school as valedictorian. He attended St. Olaf College where he was on the Dean's List every semester and graduated summa-cum-laude. While at St. Olaf, he competed in Division 1 nordic skiing, becoming an Academic A--American his senior season. He then went on to medical school at the University of Minnesota. While in medical school, he continued to ski, competing in the Norwegian Skarveremet and the American Birkebeinern, where he placed as high as fourth overall in the classic race.

At the end of his medical school training, Dr. Carlson was granted a scholarship to train with Drs. Leiv Hove and Ove Furnes in orthopedics at the Universitetsykehus in Bergen, Norway. He completed his orthopedic training at Albany Medical Center in New York, which at the time was the busiest orthopedic trauma center in the state.

Medical School (2005)

  • University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN, United States

General Surgery Internship (2006)

  • Albany Medical Center
    Albany, NY, United States

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency (2010)

  • Albany Medical Center
    Albany, NY, United States

Hospital Affiliations

  • HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire
  • HSHS St Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls
  • OakLeaf Surgical Hospital, Altoona
  • Ascension Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Stanley
  • Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, Hayward

Professional Societies

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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