Benjamin D. Robertson, MD


  • Michigan Technological University
    Houghton, Michigan
    B.S. Biological Sciences Degree 1997
    Summa Cum Laude
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Medical Degree 2001
  • University of Minnesota
    Department of Surgery
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    General Surgery Internship 2001 – 2002
  • University of Minnesota
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Orthopedic Surgery Residency 2002 – 2006


  • The Orthopaedic Center
    University of Oslo Medical School
    Oslo, Norway
    Sports Medicine Fellowship 2006 – 2007

Staff Privileges

  • Essentia Health  - Active
    Brainerd, Minnesota
  • Lakewood Health System - Consulting
    Staples, Minnesota
  • Tri-County Hospital – Consulting
    Wadena, Minnesota

Specialty Certification

  • Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    July 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society

Trained In

  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Oxford Knee Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement


Dr Robertson

Caring Philosopy

After completing my training at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to gain additional specialization in sports medicine at the Olympic Training Center in Oslo, Norway.  I am proud to bring the skills and knowledge that I acquired at these world class institutions here to Brainerd.  I specialize in operative and non-operative interventions.  My number one goal in treating patients is to treat them as I would a family member.  I enjoy the education and conversations that I have with patients in discussing treatment alternatives.  I also really enjoy seeing patients back after they have recovered from their injury or surgery.  It is very rewarding when I am able to get a patient back to their desired activities.  I am continuously training so that I can stay on the cutting edge of available treatments and offer these treatments in the Brainerd Lakes Area.