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Dr. Klapach is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports knee and shoulder injuries. She has additional board certification in orthopedic sports medicine, so her expertise encompasses advanced arthroscopic techniques and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Klapach is a graduate of the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where she completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder. She completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery and medical school training at the University of Iowa where she graduated with honors.
Dr. Klapach is the team physician for Cretin-Derham Hall High School, Macalester College and Metropolis Rugby. She also is the medical consultant to Northern Lights Junior Volleyball. Dr. Klapach is the medical director for the Allina Health ACL Prevention program.
An avid athlete herself, Dr. Klapach received numerous awards during her career on the University of Iowa Field Hockey Team. She was repeatedly selected for the Big 10 All Academic Team, earned the Big 10 Player of the Week title, and a Division I All-American Honorable Mention. In addition to being an ongoing team member and team captain, Dr. Klapach also served as an assistant coach for the 1994–95 season.
Dr. Klapach has also received several awards for her research and academic work. She won the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Award for Excellence in Writing and has served as a mentor for the American Medical Women’s Association. In addition, several of her articles have been published in the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Klapach has also presented at many regional and national conferences, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Since 2005, Dr. Klapach has been designated on multiple occasions as a Top Doc in both Mpls/St. Paul and Minnesota Monthly magazines.