John D. Breen, MD

John D. Breen, M.D.

Subspecialty: Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

Dr. Breen is a fellowship-trained, board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the operative and non-operative treatment of hand, wrist, and elbow conditions.


  • Graduate of Dartmouth Medical School (Hanover, NH)

  • Orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at the HealthPartners Institute (St. Paul, MN) 


  • Hand surgery fellowship at the HealthPartners Institute focusing on upper extremity trauma.

  • TRIA Hand therapy laboratory course anatomy instructor.

  • Current research involves non-invasive methods of diagnosing partial flexor tendon injuries.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Candidate member


Dr. Breen enjoys his free time exploring new restaurants around the Twin Cities with his wife, and spending time outdoors cycling, running, and canoeing.