Ethan T. Conroy, PA-C
- Practicing Department: Orthopaedics
- Physician Assistant
I have always had an interest in science, technology and biology. Several years after earning my bachelor's degree in biology, I decided to continue my education to become a Physician Assistant. The science and hands-on aspects of the profession appeal to me strongly. I also very much enjoy the educational aspect of my position - working one-on-one with patients in the clinic and hospital to help them better understand their condition and what they can do to improve their own health.
Although I was initially interested in Emergency Medicine, I had the good fortune of meeting an orthopaedic surgeon during my training who invited me into the operating room. He allowed me to first-assist him on a total hip replacement surgery. After that experience, I knew I had found my place. I really love working in the OR as part of the surgical team with a specific, defined goal. The technical skills and knowledge required are challenging and satisfying.
I work primarily with Dr. Twito, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in knee surgery. I continue to enjoying working with other surgeons in our group who specialize in sports medicine and trauma surgery.
I was born and raised in the Twin Cities, but was away for 15 years before returning to work in orthopedics. I lived and worked overseas for two years and like interacting with people from varied backgrounds. My interest in other cultures and my cultural sensitivity have proved very useful in interacting with our ever-increasing diversity of clientele.
When I'm not working, I enjoy independent travel, hiking, cycling, canoeing and any other physical activity that allows me to be outside. I love the creative challenges of cooking and home improvement projects. I completed my Physician Assistant training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I am proud to say my daughter now attends.
- HealthPartners Specialty Center - Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine
- 435 Phalen Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55130 (map)
- Appointments: (651) 254-8300
- Professional School in Physician Assistant: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health 2003
- Certification: NCCPA-Ntl Comm on Cert of Physician Assistants