Meet Brian Walters, M.D.
Dr. Walters is a respected sports medicine surgeon in the Twin Cities area who has extensive experience with complex shoulder surgery as well as total knee replacement.
Dr. Walters is a respected sports medicine surgeon in the Twin Cities area. He joined Summit Orthopedics after practicing with TRIA in Maple Grove for more than seven years. Dr. Walters is adept at caring for athletes of all ages and levels, and his practice spans sports medicine, arthroplasty, innovative approaches including biologics, and other techniques. He has extensive experience with complex shoulder surgery as well as total knee replacement.
After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Walters earned a master’s degree from Boston University before attending medical school in Israel. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. He then completed additional fellowship training in orthopedic sports medicine at Andrews Sports Medicine Institute, St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.
Growing up on the East Coast in a family of six kids who had their fair share of broken bones and sprained joints, orthopedics interested Dr. Walters from an early age. As he went through graduate school and medical school, he homed in on orthopedic sports medicine as the specialty that best fits his interest and expertise.
Dr. Walters’ practice philosophy
Dr. Walters describes his practice approach as developing a two-way relationship with his patients. He works together with patients to find solutions that will address each patient’s goals and lifestyle.
“The idea is to find out what each patient’s goals are. From there, we seek to find a way to get the best solution while offering the patient more than one option for treatment,” Dr. Walters said. It’s important to Dr. Walters to offer more than one option for patients, keeping the goal front and center. He also works with athletes of all ages, helping to keep them healthy and ready to continue pursuing the sport they love for as long as possible.
He values being open-minded and innovative. “Having a lot of transparency and good communication with patients helps set the patient up for success,” he said.
He finds orthopedic surgery and sports medicine rewarding areas of medicine in which to practice. He loves to help people get back to the active lives they were living before injury sidelined them. “What I like best about my practice and the patients I work with is that they’re extremely motivated to get better, so that they can be active and high functioning. Helping them get there is very rewarding,” he said.
When he’s not working, Dr. Walters enjoys spending time with his family, especially his two young children. He loves to cook and travel in his free time.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise
From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.
Start your journey to stronger, healthier athletic condition. Find your sports medicine expert, schedule an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a sports medicine consultation.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as several additional community clinics.
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