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  • Undergraduate:
    • University of California, San Diego, CA B.A., Physics with Biophysics concentration, Minor Degree in Sociology
    • University of California, San Diego, CA B.A., Biology
  • Graduate School: University of California, San Diego, CA M.S., Engineering (Bioengineering)
  • Medical School: Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN M.D. Degree
  • Internship: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL General Surgery
  • Residency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Fellowship:
    • University of California, San Francisco, CA Spine Fellowship/Clinical Instructor
    • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Biomechanics, Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Appointments:

  • Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedics at the University of California, San Francisco
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota
  • Medical Co-Director Spine Division, Midwest Orthopaedic Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
  • Clinical Staff Shriner’s Hospital, Twin Cities Unit


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – 1997; Recertified 2007; 2017


  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
  • Wisconsin Board of Medical Examiners
  • California Board of Medicine

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow of the American Association Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Spine Arthoplasty Society
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgery

Honors and Awards:

  • 2017 – Recertification for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2008 – UC San Francisco Visiting Lecturer
  • 2007 – Recertification for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2003 – NIH Small Business Innovation Research Grant (#1 R43 AR048732-01 A1)
  • 2000 – Scoliosis Research Society – Hibbs Clinical Award
  • 1997 – Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 1990 – American Orthopaedic Association – Zimmer: Resident Travel Award
  • 1989 – North American Spine Society – AcroMed Research Award
  • 1989, 1988 – NIH Trainingship Grant
  • 1985 – American Heart Association: Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Scholarship
  • 1982 – NIH Trainingship Grant

1835 West County Road C
Suite 150
Roseville, MN 55113


Primary Specialty:

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
  • Motion-Sparing procedures
  • Adult and Pediatric Deformity / Scoliosis
  • Muscle Sparing Minimally Invasive Surgery

Care Team:

  • Physician Assistant: Eric Salman, PA-C
  • Nurse Questions: 651.259.4562


“Known all over the world for his extensive research and journal articles, Dr. Buttermann devotes significant time to research activities. He specializes in youth and adult scoliosis and complex deformity evaluation and surgery as well as minimally invasive spinal procedures.”