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David Kittleson, M.D.

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Undergraduate Studies
Hamline University — St. Paul, Minnesota

Medical School
University of Minnesota — Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Global Volunteer Work
Volunteering surgical skills in Honduras at One World Surgery/Holy Family Surgery Center

Personal Interests
Running, triathlons

Articles and Videos from David Kittleson, M.D.

  • David Kittleson

    Introducing David Kittleson, M.D. [Video]

    Meet the Expert: Doctor Bio Video Series

  • May Is Arthritis Awareness Month

    Arthritis Awareness Month is spearheaded by the Arthritis Foundation, and supported by Summit Orthopedics and medical practices across the country, to promote education about arthritis and to raise funds for arthritis research, support, and advocacy.

  • Research Evaluates Best Treatment For Knee Pain

    Of the many medications designed to relieve the painful symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, which are most effective? When researchers compared 10 common options for effective pain relief, they found a clear winner.


  • Recovering From A Dislocated Shoulder

    Treating a dislocated shoulder involves more than putting the bone back in the shoulder joint. We explain the factors that determine treatment outcome.

  • Dislocated Shoulders: Not A Do-It-Yourself Project

    Our favorite action hero might snap a dislocated shoulder back into place as he emerges from the fray, but research shows that resetting a shoulder without medical assistance can cause problems later on.

  • Joint Procedures Prolong Active Lives

    Research is demonstrating that joint replacement doesn’t merely restore function to damaged joints. Restoring joint function now can prevent falls later, along with the complications and risks that accompany them.