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About Me

Introducing James Gannon, M.D.

Learn more about Dr. James Gannon’s background, specialties, and interests.

Dr. James Gannon’s Approach to Care

“Leading an active lifestyle provides an additional motivation to provide orthopedic care that will allow patients to return to the activities they enjoy.”

Dr. Gannon’s specialties include knee, shoulder, sports medicine, arthroscopy, and joint preservation and restoration. He has practiced in St. Paul for more than 20 years. In some cases, he has cared for three generations of the families who place their trust in us. Dr. Gannon is a frequent recipient of the Top Doctor designation in Mpls./St.Paul Magazine.


Undergraduate Studies

University of Minnesota — Minneapolis, MN

Medical School

University of Minnesota — Minneapolis, MN


University of Minnesota — Minneapolis, MN


Sports Medicine
Norway and Australia

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Master Instructor (AANA)
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society (MOS)


  • Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Activities & Awards

  • Voted a “Top Doctor” in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine: 1996–1999, 2001, 2003–2004,2006-–2024
  • Voted a “Top Doctor” in Minnesota Monthly: 2018

Team Medical Coverage

Team Physician for White Bear Lake Football

Conditions We Treat

Common Treatments

My Team

My Team

At Summit, each physician works alongside a team of professionals to care for you, our patient.





Patient Education

Knee Animated Conditions and Treatments Library

Shoulder Animated Conditions and Treatments Library

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