Denis Clohisy, MD

Head, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Denis Clohisy

Contact Info

clohi001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-273-9400

Fax 612-273-7959

Office Address:
M Health Clinics and Surgery Center
909 Fulton St SE
4th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2450 Riverside Avenue South
Suite R200
Minneapolis, MN 55454
U.S.A.

Administrative Assistant Name
Nancy Borgstrom

Administrative Phone
612-273-8032

Administrative Fax Number
612-273-7959

Additional Locations

Practices:

  • Orthopaedic Clinic

Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Washington University,School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (Pathology)

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA (Musculoskeletal Oncology)

Summary

Dr. Clohisy is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota and a member of the University of Minnesota Cancer Center. His specialty is musculoskeletal oncology with a focus on both primary and metastatic cancers of bone and the management of musculoskeletal problems in hemophilia. His clinical research focuses on the effect of surgical treatment of skeletal metastasis on health status, and he has also researched the cellular mechanisms of tumor osteolysis and mechanisms of bone cancer pain. He is committed to advancing all levels of musculoskeletal education and has interest and experience in developing both outstanding community orthopaedic surgeons and orthopaedic clinician scientists. His research program has had NIH funding for 23 consecutive years and he currently leads an Academic Health Center NIH training grant for graduate and past doctoral students.

Expertise

  • Orthopaedics
  • Cancer

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America® (2007-2010, 2011-2012, 2013)
  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors" (2009-2010, 2012-2015)
  • U.S. News & World Report 2012 Top Doctor
  • Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctor" (2014)

Professional Associations

  • Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Elected member of the University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP) Board of Directors, serves on the UMP Executive committee and Chairs the UMP Clinical Strategies Committee
  • Member, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Board Exam Committee
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Association Critical Issues Committee
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Communicative Cabinet and Council on Education.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Bone and Soft Tissue Neoplasms
  • Osteolysis
  • Osteoclasts
  • Mouse Genetic Engineering
  • Bone Cancer Pain
  • Experimental Sarcoma Models

Publications

Clinical

Specialties

  • Musculoskeletal oncology with focus on both primary and metastatic cancers of the bone
  • Management of musculoskeletal problems in hemophilia

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Musculoskeletal oncology with focus on both primary and metastatic cancers of the bone; Management of musculoskeletal problems in hemophilia

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital; University of Minnesota Medical Center