Dr. LaPrade is known as a specialized clinician scientist who has utilized his comprehensive bench-to- bedside research on sports medicine injuries to improve patient care and invent new ways to treat knee problems. Many of the surgeries that he has devised have been performed worldwide and are recognized as the top level of care for many complex knee surgeries. He practices at Twin Cities Orthopedics in Edina, Minnesota. As one of the world’s busiest complex orthopaedic knee sports surgeons, Dr. LaPrade has published more than 525 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, 125 book chapters, and has given over 1000 professional presentations, symposia, and instructional course lectures. He has received many awards for his research, including the OREF Clinical Research Award, considered a Nobel Prize of Orthopaedics. He is recognized as a pioneer in knee research, with many referrals from international and nationally recognized physicians due to his successful patient outcomes and his development of more effective surgical techniques for the reconstruction of complex knee injuries. Additionally, he has been involved in collaborations with basic scientists and physician scientists at many academic research institutions around the world. He currently serves on multiple editorial boards of orthopaedic journals and is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota.