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Adam M. Johannsen, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Adam Johannsen began his childhood with frequent moves between Alabama, Florida, and Toronto, CA. His family eventually settled on St. Paul, Minnesota during adolescence, and Minnesota became home. He completed high school in a St. Paul suburb, and received his bachelor’s degree in Biology at The University of St. Thomas. While at St. Thomas, he played varsity football, and became interested in research and the scientific process while working with the Department of Natural Resources. He then transitioned into medical school at the University of Minnesota, where he became fascinated in orthopaedic pathology, and completed a summer research internship at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, CO. During this time, Dr. Johannsen began to focus his attention on orthopaedic sports medicine, and authored several papers on knee anatomy and biomechanics.

Following the completion of medical school, Dr. Johannsen transitioned his training to the west coast and completed Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Stanford University, in California. While at Stanford, Dr. Johannsen continued to pursue orthopaedic sports medicine research and published several articles on shoulder, hip, and knee pathology. His strong interest in sports medicine and shoulder surgery led him to pursue a sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship at the prestigious Steadman Clinic, in Vail, CO. During fellowship, Dr. Johannsen worked with renowned orthopaedic hip surgeon Dr. Marc Philippon, as well as expert knee and shoulder surgeons such as Dr. Matthew Provencher, Dr. Peter Millett, Dr. Tom Hackett, Dr. Armando Vidal, Dr. Leslie Vidal, and Dr. Jon Godin. This specialized training provided Dr. Johannsen with expertise in treating complex disorders of the knee, hip and shoulder, in addition to orthopaedic trauma surgery. He was also able to care for athletes of all levels including players from the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and US National Olympic teams. During this time, he became a team physician for the US Ski and Snowboard Teams, and continues in this role today.

Dr. Johannsen was excited to return to his home state of Minnesota to start practice with the Park Nicollet and TRIA Orthopaedic group. He has specific clinical interest in treating ligament and meniscus injuries of the knee, rotator cuff tears of the shoulder, shoulder instability (dislocations) and labral tears, shoulder arthritis, and hip femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears. He continues his research interest as a journal reviewer for American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM), and The Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery (JHPS).

Education
  • The Steadman Clinic/Steadman Philippon Research Institute
    August 2019-July 2020

    - Vail, CO

    • Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship
    • 1-year clinical position
  • Stanford University Medical Center
    June 2014-June 2019

    - Palo Alto, CA

    • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
    • 5-year categorical program
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
    August 2010-May 2014

    - Minneapolis, MN

    • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • University of St. Thomas
    September 2006-May 2010

    - St. Paul, MN

    • B.S., Biology
    • Magna Cum Laude Honors
Professional Societies
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
    2020-Present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)
    2014-Present
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
    2019-Present
Athletic Coverage
  • Shakopee High School
    2020-Present
  • Jordan High School
    2020-Present
  • US Ski and Snowboard Team
    2019-Present

    - Assistant team physician who provides coverage for national and international ski events for the US National Ski and Snowboard Teams.

  • Stanford University Athletics
    2014-2019

    - Assisted in the care of Divison 1 athletes with weekly clinics in the sports medicine department

  • Marathon Medical Volunteer
    October 2010-2014

    - Twin Cities Marathon: Minneapolis, MN

    • Assisted in patient care for athletes during the race annually
Peer-reviewed Journal Article Publications
  1. Bonano JC, Johannsen AM, Mardones RM, Fithian A, Storaci HW, Tam K, Safran MR. The Effect of Resection Size in the Treatment of Cam Type Femoroacetabular Impingement in the Typical Hip Arthroscopy Patient: A Biomechanical Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2020. Accepted for publication.
  2. Ruzbarsky JJ, Soares R, Johannsen AM,, Philippon MJ. Survivorship Following Hip Arthroscopy: Lessons Learned From a Comprehensive Database. Curr Rev Musculoskel Med. 2020;13(3):220-232.
  3. Johannsen AM, Ejnisman L, Behn AW, Shibata K, Thio T, Safran MR. Contributions of the Capsule and Labrum to Hip Mechanics in the Context of Hip Microinstability. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019;7(12):1-7.
  4. Johannsen AM, Behn A, Shibata K, Safran MR. The role of anterior capsular laxity on hip microinstability: a novel biomechanical model. Am J Sports Med 2019. 47(5):1151-1158.
  5. Johannsen AM, Costouros J. A Treatment-Based Algorithm for the Management of Type-II SLAP tears. Open Orthop J. 2018. 12:282-287.
  6. Johannsen AM, Cook A, Bishop JA, Gardner M. Defining the width of the normal tibial plateau relative to the distal femur: Critical normative data for identifying pathologic widening in tibial plateau fractures. Clin Anat 2018. 31(5):688-692.
  7. James EW, Johannsen AM, Cinque ME, Chahla J, LaPrade RF. An evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of meniscal root tears. Minerva Ortop Traumatol. 2017. 68(2):81-90.
  8. Hoppe DJ, Johannsen, AM, Safran MR. Limited evidence that arthroscopic femoral osteochondroplasty is better than debridement alone in femoroacetabular impingement: a systematic review. JISAKOS 2016. (1):153–160.
  9. James EW, Johannsen AM, LaPrade CM, LaPrade RF. Recent advances in the treatment of fibular (lateral) collateral ligament injuries. Minerva Ortop Traumatol. 2014. 65(2):125-39.
  10. Johannsen AM, Macalena JA, Carson EW, Tompkins M. Anatomic and radiographic comparison of arthroscopic suprapectoral and open subpectoral biceps tenodesis sites. Am J Sports Med. 2013. 41(12):2919-24.
  11. Johannsen AM, Anderson CJ, Wijdicks CA, Engebretsen L, LaPrade RF. Radiographic landmarks for tunnel positioning in posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Am J Sports Med. 2012. 41(1):35-42.
  12. Johannsen AM, Civitarese DM, Padalecki JR, Goldsmith MT, Wijdicks CA, LaPrade RF. Qualitative and quantitative anatomic analysis of the posterior root attachments of the medial and lateral menisci. Am J Sports Med. 2012. 40(10):2342-7.
Book Chapter Publications
  1. Johannsen AM, Adler A, Gardner M. Intraoperative imaging of the tibial shaft fractures. In Michael Gardner, Intraoperative Imaging in Orthopaedic Trauma: Illustrated Tips and Tricks (1st Edition). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2017.
  2. Johannsen AM, James EW, LaPrade RF. Anatomic Reconstruction of the Posterolateral Corner. In Nick Sgaglione, Jim Lubowitz, and Matt Provencher (Eds.), AANA Advanced Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques: The Knee (2nd Edition). Thorofare, NJ: SLACK, Inc., 2015.
  3. James EW, LaPrade CF, Johannsen AM, LaPrade RF. Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Posterolateral and Posteromedial Corners of the Knee and their Surgical Implications. In Greg Fanelli, Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries, A Practical Guide to Management (2nd Edition). Springer, 2015.
Podium Presentations
  1. Johannsen AM, Behn A, Ejnisman L, Thio T, Shibata K, Safran MR. Influence of capsular laxity and labral integrity on hip microinstability; a novel biomechanical model. Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA). Aspen, CO. August 2018.
  2. Johannsen AM, Behn A, Shibata K, Safran MR. Influence of capsular laxity and labral integrity on hip stability; a novel biomechanical model. International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA). Santiago, Brazil. October, 2017.
  3. Johannsen AM, Cook A, Bishop JA, Gardner M. Defining the width of the normal tibial plateau relative to the distal femur: Critical normative data for identifying pathologic widening in tibial plateau fractures. Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA): Kauai, HI. August 2017.
  4. Johannsen AM, Macalena JA, Carson EW, Tompkins M. Anatomic and radiographic comparison of arthroscopic suprapectoral and open subpectoral biceps tenodesis sites. Minnesota Orthopaedic Society (MOS) Annual Meeting: St. Paul MN. May 2013.
  5. Johannsen AM, Anderson CJ, Wijdicks CA, Engebretsen L, LaPrade RF. Radiographic landmarks for tunnel positioning in posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL. March 2013.
Poster Presentations
  1. Johannsen AM, Arner JW, Elrick B, Nolte PC, Horan M, Millett PJ. Minimum 10-Year Outcomes of Primary Arthroscopic Transosseous Equivalent Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair. American Shoulder Elbow Society (ASES)-Annual Fellows Meeting. June 2020.
  2. Schultz B, Johannsen AM, Gardner M. Preventing recurrent fragility fractures: A hip fracture order set to facilitate osteoporosis work-up and follow-up. Stanford Resident Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Symposium, Stanford CA. May 2018.
  3. Johannsen AM, Macalena JA, Carson EW, Tompkins M. Anatomic and radiographic comparison of arthroscopic suprapectoral and open subpectoral biceps tenodesis sites. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL. July 2013.
  4. Johannsen AM, Anderson CJ, Wijdicks CA, Engebretsen L, LaPrade RF. Radiographic landmarks for tunnel positioning in posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Annual Meeting: Baltimore, MD. July 2012.
  5. Johannsen AM, Civitarese DM, Padalecki JR, Goldsmith MT, Wijdicks CA, LaPrade RF. Qualitative and quantitative anatomic analysis of the posterior root attachments of the medial and lateral menisci. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Annual Meeting: Baltimore, MD. July 2012.
  6. Johannsen AM, Anderson CJ, Wijdicks CA, Engebretsen L, LaPrade RF. Radiographic landmarks for tunnel positioning in posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) Annual Meeting: Geneva, Switzerland. April 2012.
  7. Johannsen AM, Anderson CJ, Wijdicks CA, Engebretsen L, LaPrade RF. Radiographic landmarks for tunnel positioning in posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. -Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA. March 2012.
  8. Johannsen AM, Civitarese DM, Padalecki JR, Goldsmith MT, Wijdicks CA, LaPrade RF. Qualitative and quantitative anatomic analysis of the posterior root attachments of the medial and lateral menisci. Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA. March 2012.
Honors and Awards
  • Cofield Award Recognizes Vail Team for Research on 10-year Outcomes of Bridging Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Resident Research Award
    June 2019
    • Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery Disputation Day
    • Research Project: “The Contributions of the hip capsule on labrum on hip stability in the context of microinstability.”
    • Awarded to the top research project for graduating chief residents from Stanford Orthopaedics 2019
  • Resident Resarch Award
    August 2018
    • Western Orthopaedic Association
    • Research Project: “Relative influence of capsular laxity and labral integrity on hip microinstability; a novel biomechanical model.”

      Awarded to top 7 resident research abstracts

  • University of Minnesota Research Travel Grant
    2012 and 2013
    • University of Minnesota Medical School: Minneapolis, MN

      Awarded to researchers for travel to meetings for presentations

Local and National Service
  • Reviewer: Journal of Hip Preservation Society (JHPS)
    2020-Present

    - Invited reviewer of submitted papers for publication

  • Reviewer: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM)
    2019-Present

    - Invited reviewer of submitted papers for publication

  • Reviewer: American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM)
    2017-Present

    - Invited reviewer of submitted papers for publication

  • AAOS Residency Delegate
    September 2017-2019

    - Stanford Univerity: Stanford, CA

    • Nominated by peers to represent residency at a national level
  • Resident Assembly- AAOS Health Policy Committee
    2017-2018

    - Stanford Healthcare: Palo Alto, CA

    - Resident Member

    • National committee aimed at improving orthopaedic health policy
  • Stanford Orthopaedic Residency Council
    2014-2019

    - Stanford University: Stanford, CA

    - Stanford University: Stanford, CA

    • Worked with faculty leadership to improve the quality of teaching and resident education.
  • Medical Student Mentor
    September 2012-May 2014

    - University of Minnesota Medical School: Minneapolis, MN

    • Served as an upper-classman advisor to two underclass medical students and assisted with course work, scheduling, and study advice throughout their first two years
Interests

In his spare time, Dr. Johannsen loves to stay active by snowboarding, golfing, hiking, hunting, and fishing. He looks forward to annual fall family duck and pheasant hunting trips in North Dakota, and spending a day off outside with his family.

  • AOSSM
  • AAOS
  • TRIA
  • St.Francis