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Emily J.M. Monroe, M.D.
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Fellowship-Trained Sports Medicine Specialist, Shoulder & Elbow, Hip, Knee, Joint Replacement Including Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement

“I am invested in helping my patients understand their problems and treatment options so that we can reach a decision that best fits their goals.”

As a board-certified, fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist, I am dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes through comprehensive treatment and the latest evidence-based procedures, including fracture care, knee ligament reconstruction, shoulder arthroplasty, and minimally invasive joint arthroscopy. Practicing sports medicine allows me the distinct privilege of working with athletes of all ages and skill levels, which is why I’ve chosen to specialize in the field.

I understand the vast importance of having a healthy lifestyle, and when I’m not seeing patients, I enjoy being active with my husband and daughter through hiking, biking, and traveling.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate Degree: Chemistry, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
  • Medical Degree: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society

Special Interests

  • Fracture care
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder stabilization
  • Total shoulder replacement

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Heartland Orthopedic Specialists and Alomere Health recently hosted an Ortho Night Out on May 25 at the Broadway Ballroom. This event marks the...

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Heartland Orthopedic Specialists Offers Sports Safety Tips for 2020-21

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Dr. Emily Monroe Continues Research Work, Co-Authors Three Nationally Published Articles

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Over 200 Attend Ortho Night Out for Total Joint Care Education

Heartland Orthopedic Specialists recently hosted their 9th annual Ortho Night Out on May 8 at the Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. This event had...

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Dr. Emily Monroe Nationally Published for Study on Women in Orthopedic Surgery Field

Sports medicine surgeon Emily J.M. Monroe, M.D., of Heartland Orthopedic Specialists was part of a team...

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Drs. Jefferson Brand, Emily Monroe & Athletic Trainer Rich Hardy Earn Peer-Reviewed Publication for Their Recent Investigation

Heartland Orthopedic Specialists welcomes Emily J.M. Monroe, M.D., and Aaron J. Balgaard, M.D.

Heartland Orthopedic Specialists has recently grown to include 11 orthopedic providers with the addition of fellowship-trained sports medicine...

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“In September I found out I would need surgery on my knee. It turned out to be a little more extensive of a procedure than I was hoping for with a longer recovery than anyone ever wants! I am usually the caretaker, not the who needs to be taken care of. From my very first appointment with Dr. Monroe, I knew I was in great hands. She always entered the room with a smile. She always sat down and made eye contact while talking and was never in a hurry. I was still allowed time for questions and was ever offered to call with any needs or concerns. This was my first experience personally with Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, and I was so impressed on how kind everyone was to me from checking in, to the staff who brought me to my room, and of course Dr. Monroe. What a great addition you have made to your group of surgeons. In the most vulnerable of times, I was made to feel at ease and handled very well cared for. I also want to thank Dawn who prepped me for surgery. I was fighting back the tears the whole time, and she was terrific! Brandon and Scott in PT are the best! Thanks, everyone!”
– Pamela L.
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