Joseph D. Schirmers, MD

Subspecialty:  Hip, Knee, Total Joint Arthroplasty

Dr. Schirmers is a fellowship-trained, orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the operative treatment of hip and knee. His subspecialty training and interests include total joint arthroplasty and revision total joint arthroplasty.


  • Saint John’s University (Collegeville, MN): Bachelor of Arts, double major in Psychology and Biology [Magna Cum Laude]
  • University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis, MN)
    • Member of the AOA Honor Society, given to those in the top 5% of the class. 
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Minnesota. 
    • Traveled to the Peruvian Amazon to provide orthopaedic care to underserved populations
  •  Adult Reconstruction Surgery Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco.  
    • Received advanced training in complex primary and revision total joint arthroplasty. 
    • Arthroplasty training included: minimally invasive techniques, direct anterior hip replacement surgery, unicompartmental knee replacement, ACL-preserving total knee replacement, kinematic total knee replacement. 


Career Experience

Dr. Schirmers joins Sports & Orthopedic Specialists, part of Allina Health after completing his fellowship training at the eminent University of California, San Francisco.

Patient Care

  • Practice Philosophy: to demonstrate a personal investment in the health of the patients he serves; to serve patients with diligence, professionalism, humility and kindness.
  • Research Interests: the intersection of quality collaborative patient care, social determinants of health, economics and technology. 
  • Dr. Schirmers is driven to provide personalized musculoskeletal care that permit his patients to return to the actives they enjoy with those most important to them.

Professional Organizations

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Mid-America Orthopaedic Association

International Congress for Joint Reconstruction


Dr. Schirmers is a Minnesota native; he is honored to join the Allina Health team that has provided his family exceptional care throughout their lives. He enjoys an active lifestyle with his young son and wife.