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James D. Schwender, MD




Medical school State University of New York
Internship University of Vermont
Residency University of Vermont
Orthopaedic surgery
Fellowship Twin Cities Spine Center

Licensure and Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Minnesota State Board of Medical Examiners.

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Cervical Spine Research Society.
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society.
  • North American Spine Society.
  • Scoliosis Research Society (Fellow).
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (President).

Spinal Specializations

  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar.
  • Minimally invasive techniques.
  • Scoliosis/deformities.
  • Degenerative spine.
  • Trauma.
  • Tumors.

Appointments, Awards and Recognition

TOP DOCS – Mpls St. Paul Magazine: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Past President, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS)

Hobbies and Interests

Fly fishing, hunting, camping and ultra marathon running.

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