Michael J. Stuart, M.D.

  1. Orthopedic Surgeon
  2. Sports Medicine Specialist
  3. Chair, Sports Medicine – Minnesota
  4. Co-director, Sports Medicine – Minnesota

The clinical and research interests of Michael J. Stuart, M.D., focus on complex knee problems with a particular emphasis on primary and revision ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair and transplantation, osteotomy, multiple ligament knee reconstruction, and partial and total knee arthroplasty.

Dr. Stuart helps patients of all activity levels from professional to recreational with knee injuries return to activities they enjoy through open and arthroscopic surgery using minimally invasive techniques, education and physical rehabilitation.

He has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career. He is a member and president-elect of the prestigious Herodicus Society; member of the American Journal of Sports Medicine Editorial Board; and past member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Board of Directors.

Dr. Stuart is internationally known for his commitment to sports safety and his expertise in the diagnostic procedures and surgical techniques of sports injuries. He is the Chief Medical and Safety Officer for USA Hockey and has served as the team physician for numerous national teams, including the United States Men's Olympic and World Cup Hockey Teams.

He is a Second Medical Opinion Physician for the NHL/NHLPA. He is a member of the Medical Committee and a Medical Supervisor for the International Ice Hockey Federation. He also is a member of the Minnesota State High School Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. Dr. Stuart is a founder and President of the Rochester Mustangs Sled Hockey program.

Dr. Stuart has published over 370 journal articles and 50 book chapters.

  1. ACL injury
  2. Concussion
  3. Knee arthritis
  4. Lateral collateral ligament tear
  5. Medial collateral ligament tear
  6. Multiligament knee injury
  7. Osteochondritis dissecans
  8. Patellar fracture
  9. Posterior cruciate ligament injury
  10. Posterolateral corner injury
  11. Sports injury
  12. Torn meniscus
  1. ACL surgery
  2. Arthroplasty
  3. Cartilage repair
  4. Fresh osteochondral allograft reconstruction
  5. Knee arthroscopy
  6. Knee replacement
  7. Knee surgery
  8. Meniscus repair
  9. Meniscus transplant
  10. Multiligament knee reconstruction
  11. Osteotomy
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Knee meniscus repair
  • Multi-ligament knee injuries and reconstruction
  • Rehabilitation following knee ligament injury/surgery
  • Unicompartmental and total knee arthroplasty
  • Meniscus and osteochondral allograft transplantation
  • Proximal tibial and distal femoral osteotomy
  • Epidemiology of sports injuries
  • Ice hockey injuries
  • Concussion prevention and treatment
  1. 1990
    Fellow - Sports MedicineUniversity of Western Ontario
  2. 1988
    Residency - Orthopedic SurgeryMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1983
    MDRush Medical College
  4. 1979
    BADePauw University

Certifications

  1. 2007
    Orthopedic Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  2. 1990
    Orthopedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Hip Arthroscopy: The Right Patient For The Right Reasons Presentation at 29th Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium on Sports Medicine Mayo Clinic School of Continous Professional Development
  2. 2019
    Patellofemoral Anatomy and Research Award for "The Recurrent Instability of the Patella (RIP) Score: A statistically-based model for prediction of long-term recurrence risk after first-time dislocation" (M. Hevesi, M. Heidenreich, C. Camp, T. Hewett, M. Stuart, D. Dahm, A. Krych)Arthroscopy Association of North America
  3. 2019
    2019 AAOS Kappa Delta Award for Outstanding Orthopedic Research Predictors of Clinical Outcome Following Revision Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction Stuart, MJ, et al.l and The MARS Group of Collaborators AAOS
  4. 2017
    Gene Eiden Award (Hall of Fame)Lourdes High School
  5. 2017
    Herodicus Society Award for best resident paper accepted for the AOSSM Annual Meeting 2017 paper, How to Diagnose and Treat a Meniscus Root tearHerodicus Society
  6. 2014
    O'Donoghue Sports Injury Research AwardAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  7. 2014
    President's AwardUSA Hockey
  8. 2014
    2014 Knee Society Coventry Award for paper, At 5 years Trabecular Metal Tibias Were Durable and Reliable in TKA: A randomized clinical trialKnee Society
  9. 2013
    Merit Award, Your Child's Concussion (Co-author)2013 Annual National Health Information Resource Center
  10. 2012
    AAOS Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  11. 2008
    USA Hockey Excellence in Safety AwardSafety and Protective Equipment Committee, USA Hockey
  12. 2008
    Counsilman Science Award for Ice HockeyUnited States Olympic Committee
  13. 2005
    Outstanding Faculty MemberMayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  14. 2005
    Outstanding Faculty AwardMayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  15. 2004
    Karis AwardMayo Clinic in Rochester
  16. 2003
    Hughston AwardAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine
  17. 2001
    Mayo Distinguished Clinician AwardMayo Clinic
  18. 1999
    Outstanding Handout AwardAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery 1999 Annual Meeting
  19. 1995
    Mayo Individual Award for ExcellenceMayo Clinic
  20. 1988
    Joseph M. Janes Award (Outstanding orthopedic surgery resident)Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  21. 1983
    Student Delegate, American College of Surgeon's CongressRush Medical College
  22. 1982
    Alpha Omega AlphaRush Medical College
  23. 1982
    Peer Tutoring ProgramRush Medical College
  24. 1977
    Medical/ Construction Team Foreman (Guatemala)DePauw University
  25. 1977
    Rector Honor ScholarDePauw University
  26. 1977
    Grant-in-Aid Scholarship (Football)DePauw University
  27. 1977
    Student-Assistant Football CoachDePauw University
  28. 1977
    Phi Beta KappaDePauw University
  29. 1977
    Gold Key Honorary for Outstanding Senior MenDePauw University
  30. 1977
    Mortar Board Activities Honorary - TreasurerDePauw University
  31. 1977
    Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman HonoraryDePauw University
  32. 1977
    Sigma Chi Fraternity Scholarship AwardDePauw University
  33. 1977
    Summa Cum LaudeDePauw University

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Active MemberInternational Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  2. 2020 - 2021
    President ElectHerodicus Society
  3. 2020
    Hall of Fame CommitteeAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  4. 2018 - present
    Scientific Advisory BoardInternational Concussion Society (ICS)
  5. 2018 - 2019
    MemberSafety and Protective Equipment Committee, USA Hockey
  6. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberUpper Midwest Consolidated Services Center, LLC;Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation SME Advisory Panel
  7. 2016 - present
    Co-ChairSafety and Protective Equipment Committee, USA Hockey
  8. 2015 - present
    Committee MemberKing-Devick Scientific Review Committee
  9. 2013 - present
    Second Medical Opinion PhysicianNational Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA)
  10. 2013
    ParticipantConsultant Staff Feedback Group
  11. 2013 - 2014
    MemberSafety and Protective Equipment Committee, USA Hockey
  12. 2012 - present
    MemberOn-Ice Working Group of the SafeSport Task Force, USA Hockey
  13. 2012 - present
    Medical DirectorOrthopedic Bone Bank and Transplantation, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  14. 2012 - 2013
    MemberSafety and Protective Equipment Committee, USA Hockey
  15. 2011 - present
    Subcommittee MemberExcellence in Safety Award Subcomittee, USA Hockey
  16. 2011 - 2012
    MemberSafety and Protective Equipment Committee, USA Hockey
  17. 2011
    Member at LargeExecutive Committee, Herodicus Society
  18. 2010 - 2011
    Medical SupervisorU20 World Championships, IIHF Women's World Championships, USA
  19. 2010 - present
    MemberBody Checking Task Force, USA Hockey
  20. 2010 - 2011
    MemberSafety and Protective Equipment Committee, USA Hockey
  21. 2010
    Workgroup MemberHNCI Concussion Diagnosis and Registry Work Group
  22. 2010 - present
    Program DirectorACGME/Mayo Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  23. 2010 - present
    DirectorOrthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
  24. 2009 - 2013
    MemberProgram Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  25. 2009 - 2013
    MemberSTOP Sports Injuries Steering Committee, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  26. 2009 - 2012
    MemberFellowship Match Committee, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  27. 2009 - 2012
    MemberAnnual Meeting Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  28. 2009 - 2012
    MemberPlanning Committee of the AOSSM/AAOS Review Course Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  29. 2009 - 2012
    MemberInstructional Course Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  30. 2009 - 2012
    ChairInstructional Course Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  31. 2009 - 2010
    Council MemberInternational Council, USA Hockey
  32. 2009 - 2010
    MemberSafety and Protective Equipment Committee, USA Hockey
  33. 2009
    Medical SupervisorUnited States Under-18 Hockey Team World Championships
  34. 2009
    Team PhysicianUnited States Under-17 Hockey Team World Championships
  35. 2009 - present
    MemberEthics Committee, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  36. 2008 - present
    MemberSports Medicine Committee, International Ice Hockey Federation
  37. 2008 - 2012
    MemberEducation Committee, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  38. 2008 - 2010
    MemberYouth Sports Safety Initiative Committee, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  39. 2008 - 2009
    MemberInternational Council and Safety & Protective Equipment Committee, USA Hockey
  40. 2008
    MemberProfessionals Against Doping In Sports (PADS)
  41. 2008 - present
    MemberMARS Scientific Advisory Board, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  42. 2008 - present
    MemberMedical Committee, International Ice Hockey Federation
  43. 2007 - 2008
    Council MemberInternational Council, USA Hockey
  44. 2006 - 2022
    MemberInternational Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  45. 2006 - 2010
    Board MemberBoard of Directors, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  46. 2006 - present
    MemberHEP (Hockey Inform. Program) Task Force, Minnesota Hockey School
  47. 2006 - present
    MemberAdvisory Committee, Minnesota State High School League Sports
  48. 2005 - present
    MemberAmbulatory Surgery Center Planning Group, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  49. 2005 - 2008
    MemberAmbulatory Surgery Work Group, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  50. 2005
    ChairAmbulatory Surgery Work Group, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  51. 2005 - present
    Vice ChairDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
  52. 2005 - present
    ChairConsultant Staff Recruitment Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  53. 2005 - present
    ChairOrthopedic Staff Recruitment Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  54. 2005 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  55. 2005 - present
    MemberFinancial Analysis Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  56. 2004 - 2008
    MemberPrimary Care Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  57. 2004 - present
    Medical DirectorAthletic Program, Mayo Clinic School of Health-Related Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  58. 2003
    MemberProgram Committee, 29th Annual Meeting, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  59. 2002
    MemberOR Efficiency Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  60. 2002
    MemberFuture Mayo Procedural Practice Work Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Workgroups
  61. 2002
    MemberProgram Committee, 28th Annual Meeting, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  62. 2002
    Member2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City, UT
  63. 2002
    Member2002 USA Hockey Women's National Team Festival, Lake Placid, NY
  64. 2002
    MemberUSA National Team, Under 18 World Championships, Slovakia, International Ice Hockey Federation
  65. 2002
    MemberUnited States 2002 Winter Olympic Committee, Lake Placid, NY
  66. 2002
    MemberUSA National Team, Under 20 World Championships, Nova Scotia, Canada, International Ice Hockey Federation
  67. 2002 - present
    MemberAmbulatory Surgery Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  68. 2002 - present
    MemberMinnesota Ice Hawks, Minnesota Junior B Hockey League
  69. 2001 - 2002
    2001 Order of MeritOrthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  70. 2001 - 2002
    MemberUSA National Team, Under 18 World Championships, Finland, International Ice Hockey Federation
  71. 2001
    MemberProgram Committee, 27th Annual Meeting, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  72. 2001
    MemberThe Hockey Equipment Certification Council, Inc.
  73. 2001
    MemberIIHF Women's World Championships, USA
  74. 2001 - present
    Member"Group for Professional Advancement Program" Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  75. 2001 - present
    Chief Medical and Safety OfficerUSA Hockey
  76. 2001 - present
    Medical SupervisorInternational Ice Hockey Federation
  77. 2001 - present
    MemberInternational Ice Hockey Federation
  78. 2000 - 2001
    2000 Order of MeritOrthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  79. 2000 - 2001
    MemberCommittee on Evaluation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  80. 2000
    MemberCenter Governance Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  81. 2000
    MemberWorld Championships, St. Petersburg, Russia
  82. 1999 - 2002
    MemberExecutive Committee, Council of Delegates, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  83. 1999 - 2002
    Delegate from MinnesotaAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  84. 1999 - 2002
    MemberOrthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  85. 1999 - 2000
    1999 Order of MeritOrthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  86. 1998 - 2004
    MemberClinical Research Subcommittee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  87. 1998 - 2000
    MemberOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  88. 1998
    MemberAllofix Cortical Pin, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
  89. 1997
    MemberUS Junior Domestic All-Star Team, Bern, Switzerland
  90. 1996 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  91. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  92. 1994 - 2008
    MemberSafety and Protective Equipment Committee, USA Hockey
  93. 1994 - present
    ChairInjury Surveillance Program Committee, USA Hockey
  94. 1994 - present
    MemberHerodicus Society
  95. 1994 - present
    MemberUSA Hockey
  96. 1993 - 1994
    Team PhysicianRochester Renegades, Continental Basketball Association
  97. 1993 - 1994
    Task Force MemberBody Checking Task Force, USA Hockey
  98. 1993
    MemberUS Olympic Hockey Team, Sweden & Germany
  99. 1993
    MemberRochester Aces, Northern Baseball League
  100. 1993 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  101. 1992 - 1998
    MemberSports Medicine Evaluation Subcommittee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  102. 1992 - 1993
    MemberAAU Junior Olympics, Rochester, MN
  103. 1992 - 1993
    MemberMinnesota Hockey School
  104. 1992 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  105. 1992 - present
    MemberArthroscopy Association of North America
  106. 1991
    Co-ChairAnnual Meeting, Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  107. 1991
    MemberSelect 17 National Hockey Team, Yokohama & Sapporo, Japan
  108. 1990 - 2020
    Co-DirectorMayo Clinic Sports Medicine
  109. 1990 - 2010
    TreasurerFowler Fellowship Association
  110. 1990 - 2008
    MemberSports Coverage Committee, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine
  111. 1990 - present
    Group LeaderMayo Clinic Sports Medicine
  112. 1990 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine
  113. 1990 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine
  114. 1990 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine
  115. 1990 - present
    MemberFowler Fellowship Association
  116. 1990 - present
    MemberMinnesota Orthopaedic Society
  117. 1988 - 1990
    Team PhysicianRochester Flyers, Continental Basketball Association
  118. 1988
    MemberUnited States Figure Skating Association Sports Medicine and Science Seminar, United States Olympic Training Center
  119. 1988
    MemberSports Medicine Committee, United States Figure Skating Association
  120. 1988
    MemberJunior A National Championship, Amateur Hockey Association of the United States
  121. 1988
    MemberContinental Basketball Association
  122. 1988 - present
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  123. 1987
    Delegate54th Annual Meeting, San Francisco: Forum on the Needs of the Young Orthopedist, Annual Meeting Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  124. 1986 - 1992
    Candidate MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  125. 1986 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  126. 1984 - 2002
    MemberRochester Mustangs Hockey Team, United States Hockey League
  127. 1983 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  128. 1983 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  129. 1979 - 1983
    MemberChicago Medical Society
  130. 1979 - 1983
    MemberIllinois State Medical Society
  131.  
    Elected MemberHerodicus Society
  132.  
    Team PhysicianRochester Mustangs Hockey Team, United States Hockey League
  133.  
    DelegateUnited States Figure Skating Association Sports Medicine and Science Seminar, United States Olympic Training Center
  134.  
    ConsultantSports Medicine Committee, United States Figure Skating Association
  135.  
    Injury CoordinatorJunior A National Championship, Amateur Hockey Association of the United States
  136.  
    Team PhysicianSelect 17 National Hockey Team, Yokohama & Sapporo, Japan
  137.  
    Medical Co-DirectorAAU Junior Olympics, Rochester, MN
  138.  
    Team PhysicianUS Olympic Hockey Team, Sweden & Germany
  139.  
    Team PhysicianRochester Aces, Northern Baseball League
  140.  
    Team PhysicianUS Junior Domestic All-Star Team, Bern, Switzerland
  141.  
    Team PhysicianUSA National Team, Under 18 World Championships, Finland, International Ice Hockey Federation
  142.  
    Physician2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City, UT
  143.  
    Team Physician2002 USA Hockey Women's National Team Festival, Lake Placid, NY
  144.  
    Team PhysicianUSA National Team, Under 18 World Championships, Slovakia, International Ice Hockey Federation
  145.  
    Physician VolunteerUnited States 2002 Winter Olympic Committee, Lake Placid, NY
  146.  
    Team PhysicianMinnesota Ice Hawks, Minnesota Junior B Hockey League
  147.  
    Team PhysicianUSA National Team, Under 20 World Championships, Nova Scotia, Canada, International Ice Hockey Federation
  148.  
    Chief Medical OfficerIIHF Women's World Championships, USA
  149.  
    USA World Championship Team PhysicianWorld Championships, St. Petersburg, Russia
  150.  
    MemberSports Medicine Society
  151.  
    MemberChief Medical Officer's 2001 Workshop, International Ice Hockey Federation
  152.  
    MemberChief Medical Officer's 2003 Workshop, International Ice Hockey Federation

Publications

Research activities

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