Specialized and comprehensive fracture care for older adults.

Julie A. Switzer, MD

Masters Orthopedic Program Leadership

Dr. Julie Switzer is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Her clinical and research interests include trauma, geriatric orthopedic trauma, and diseases of bone metabolism such as osteoporosis. She is currently the Director of Orthopedic Trauma Program at Regions Hospital.


Dr. Switzer is the course director of a biannual Geriatric Fracture Course, held in St. Paul since 2006. She has worked with specialty societies in teaching courses nationally, including the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, IL, the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and most recently the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association. She has served as a committee member for national organizations, such as the AAOS Women's Health Issues Advisory Board, National Osteoporosis Foundation, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. Dr. Switzer has published articles and conducted many presentations on topics as varied as geriatric trauma, wilderness orthopedics, pelvic fractures, and osteoporosis.


Dr. Switzer's education, training, and certification background include:

Medical School: Stanford  University - 1994

Surgery Internship: University off Washington, Seattle - 1995

Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University off Washington, Seattle - 1999

Sports Medicine Fellowship: Vail Valley Medical Center - 2000

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Active).