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Jefferson C. Brand, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 4.9 (39 patient reviews and ratings)

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Fellowship-Trained Sports Medicine Specialist, Shoulder & Elbow, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee

“I am committed to providing state-of-the-art care to ensure each patient receives care that’s tailored to his or her specific condition.”

As a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, my practice is focused on sports medicine and sports-related injuries. I am dedicated to continuing my medical education and enjoy researching, writing, and presenting on a variety of orthopedic sports medicine topics. In addition, I have given numerous medical presentations and have also been published in leading orthopedic journals. Outside of practice commitments at Heartland Orthopedics, I serve as a visiting professor at the University of Louisville, where I have lectured on surgical techniques in sports medicine and related treatments. As an avid sports enthusiast, I enjoy cycling and sail boarding in my spare time.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Medical Degree: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • General Surgery Internship: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certification: Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member, Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Committee on Sports Medicine
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  • Member, Minnesota Medical Association
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Team Affiliations

  • Alexandria Area High School
  • University of Minnesota Morris
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College—Fergus Falls
  • Osakis High School
  • West Central Area High School
  • Brandon–Evansville High School
  • Minnewaska Area High School
  • Hancock High School
  • Parkers Prairie High School

Special Interests

  • Treatment and Care of Sports Injuries


  • Forty-five local, regional, national and international presentations
  • Twenty peer-reviewed publications in orthopaedic and sports medicine journals
  • Visiting Professor, University of Louisville

Honors & Awards

  • Larry “Stosh” Neumann Award for Excellence in Sports Medicine, 2001
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship, 2001
  • Bush Foundation Fellowship in Medicine, 1997
  • University of Minnesota: Phi Kappa Phi, Dean’s List

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“Lance is an amazing, very knowledgeable and professional provider. He always answers my questions and gives me the treatments that I need. I feel he goes above and beyond what he needs to do. He always spends a valuable amount of time with me and I never felt rushed.”
– Niki M.