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James Alan Engels, MD


(651) 220-5700

Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric | Sports Medicine | Trauma Services

Professional History

Board Certification

  • Orthopedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Education

  • MD - Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Detroit, MI


  • Residency - Michigan State University Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • Fellowship - Lake Tahoe Orthopaedic Institute
    Zephyr Cove, NV
  • Fellowship - Ann and Robert Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University
    Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Primary Location:

Childrens Minnesota Orthopedics
310 N Smith Ave STE 400
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 220-5700

Secondary Location(s):

Childrens Minnesota Orthopedics
2530 Chicago Ave S STE G070
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(651) 220-5700

Personal Biography

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some information about myself. I held a private practice in Grand Rapids, MI from 1997 through January 2008. I served as Chief of Orthopedics from 2004-2008 at St. Mary's Hospital. In addition I was an associate clinical professor at Grand Valley State University and an assistant clinical professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. In February 2008, I moved to Minnesota joining Children's of Minnesota Orthopedic Program. My practice is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of sports related disorders and injuries. In short, I help athletes get back in the game. I am specially trained to perform arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, and other general orthopaedic procedures. It brings me great pleasure to apply state-of-the-art, proven procedures to restore a patient to a more productive life. I would always strive to provide you the same high quality orthopaedic care that I would offer to a family member. In addition, I enjoy all types of physical activities including cross country and downhill skiing, scuba diving, camping, bike touring, hunting and fishing, and coaching youth lacrosse. I continue to volunteer in the ski patrol at Afton Alps Ski Area.