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David A. Solfelt, MD

David A. Solfelt, MD
  • Practicing Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
  • Doctor
  • Secondary Language: Swahili

After practicing in general orthopaedics for several years, I obtained fellowship training in the treatment of complex orthopedic trauma. Now, as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, I am committed to helping patients when the unexpected occurs. My goal is to facilitate healing and restore function by providing expert care and the information necessary to guide effective rehabilitation.

I've lived and worked in East Africa as a missionary physician, training orthopaedic residents. I continue to be involved in that area and have an interest in orthopaedic service and medical education in developing nations.

In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors -- downhill skiing, fly fishing, wilderness canoeing and camping (especially in the Boundary Waters). I also like music and play piano and the guitar.

I am a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA).



  • Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School 1979
  • Internship in Surgery: Hennepin County Medical Center 1980
  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery: University of Minnesota 1984
  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Traumatology: Regions Hospital/UMN Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship 2012
  • Certification: Am Bd of Orthopaedic Surgery
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