Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgeon in Decorah, Iowa









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Position description

Mayo Clinic Health System is seeking an orthopedic surgeon to join our practice at Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) in Decorah, Iowa. The orthopedic surgeon will be responsible for providing clinic-based orthopedic consultations and surgical procedures at WMC, primarily in joint replacements, sports medicine/arthroscopic surgery, and some trauma. The patient population may involve some pediatrics, but the majority of patients will be age 16 and up.

  • Join a team of two Orthopedic Surgeons, 1 Podiatrist, and an ortho/surgical PA upon completion of recruitment.

  • Close collaboration with WMC's robust occupational health program facilitated by a well-trained nurse practitioner.

  • Potential outreach to surrounding communities within a 25 mile radius.

  • WMC has a collaborative relationship with Luther College in Decorah. A physician and an ARNP provide services one day per week in the student health center at Luther College and the WMC Rehab and Sports Medicine Department provide athletic training services to Luther College during the school year.

  • In addition to Luther College, the Rehab and Sports Medicine Department provides athletic training services to six high schools in Northeast Iowa. The Rehab and Sports Medicine Department is the largest provider in the region with a staff of 42 in the department. Staffing in the Rehab Department consists of 3 certified hand therapists, 2 PTs with orthopedic clinical specialty certification, 1 PT with Sports Clinical Specialty certification, Lymphadema certified therapists, and several therapists certified in Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization techniques.

Interested candidates are invited to apply online by submitting a CV and letter of interest.

License or certification

Board-certified/Board-eligible in Orthopedic Surgery and eligible for medical licensure in Iowa.

Benefits eligible



Full Time

Site description

In Decorah, Mayo Clinic Health System physicians provide primary and specialty care at Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC). We are an integrated multispecialty practice with 26 primary care and specialty care physicians, 3 psychologists, and 17 PAs/NPs living and working in our community. Additional specialty care is provided through outreach from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI.

WMC is the second largest critical access hospital in Iowa, the fourth largest employer in Winneshiek County, and provides hospital, clinic, home health and hospice services, and the largest rehabilitation and sports medicine network in the area. WMC is a health care hub for the region, and in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Health System, enables patients in the region to receive high-quality primary and specialty care close to home.

Decorah, Iowa, is a city of 8,500 residents, and is located in the scenic bluff country of northeast Iowa along the picturesque banks of the Upper Iowa River. Decorah offers excellent restaurants, coffee shops, local craft breweries, farmers markets, and multiple opportunities in the fine arts both through community groups as well as Luther College. Decorah schools are ranked #1 in the state of Iowa. There are endless outdoor opportunities including hunting, camping, trout fishing, extensive bike trails, cross country skiing, canoeing and snow shoeing. Decorah is just 75 miles from Rochester, MN, and 150 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. Three airports are located within a 75-mle radius of Decorah, including Rochester, MN, Waterloo, IA, and La Crosse, WI.


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