825 S 8th Street, Suite 902 | Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612.338.7697 | Fax: 612.338.3954
 About Us  Michael D. Wengler, M.D.


Doctor of Medicine 1986-1991
University of MN Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor of Arts 1977-1981
Carleton College, Northfield, MN


Total Joint Reconstruction 1997-1998
Hennepin County Medical Center, Dr. Ramon Gustilo, Minneapolis, MN


University of Hawaii Integrated Orthopaedic Residency, Honolulu, HI

  • Chief-Orthopaedics, Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 1996-1997
  • Shriner’s Hospital, Honolulu, HI 1995-1996
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
    Rancho Los Amigos, Los Angeles, CA 1994-1995
  • Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 1993-1994
  • Research Fellowship 1992-1993


University of Hawaii General Surgery Residency, Honolulu, HI 1991-1992

Private Practice:

8/2001-present 825 S. 8th St., Suite 902, Minneapolis, MN
1/1998-8/2001 1380 Lusitani St., Suite 206, Honolulu, HI

Employed Practice:
Fairview Health System  2/2012-present
Park Nicollet Health System 9/2007- 2/2012
Hennepin Faculty Associates(HCMC) 9/2001- 9/2007

Board Certification:

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery – 2002

Professional Associations:
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Appointments:

University of Minnesota – Orthopedic Clinical Instructor

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville, MN
  • St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee, MN
  • TRIA Orthopaedic Center ASC, Bloomington, MN
  • Cambridge Medical Center , Cambridge, MN
  • Fairview University Medical Center - University & Riverside Campus, Minneapolis, MN
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN
  • Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Straub Clinic & Hospital, Honolulu, HI
Research Interests:
  • Deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis and epidemiology
  • Massive osteoarticular allograft reconstructions
  • Lumbar interbody fusions
  • Risks to amputation from open fractures
  • Allograft vs. autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Innominate osteotomies for acetabular dyplasia in older patients
  • Laser nucleolysis of intervertebral discs
  • New method of circlage wiring
  • New method of scapho-lunate fusion
  • Hawaii Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 1993, 1994, 1997
  • European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder & Elbow, Aarhus, Denmark 1993
  • Karl Franzens Univ. Conference of Neuro. Spine Surgery, Austria 1993
  • Pan Pacific Surgical Society Meeting, Hong Kong 1994
  • AOA Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA 1995

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