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Brent Carlson, M.D.

Brent Carlson, M.D.

Dr. Brent Carlson is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in hip, knee and shoulder surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery of the hip and total hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and various shoulder replacements, as well as knee arthroscopy and knee replacement.

Dr. Carlson was raised in Stillwater, Minnesota where he graduated high school as valedictorian. He attended St. Olaf College and graduated summa-cum-laude. While at St. Olaf, he competed in Division 1 Nordic Skiing, becoming an Academic All-American. He then went on to medical school at the University of Minnesota. While in medical school, he continued to ski, competing in the Norwegian Skarveremet and the American Birkebeiner, where he placed as high as 3rd overall in the classic race.

At the end of his medical school training, Dr. Carlson was granted a scholarship to train with Drs. Leiv Hove and Ove Furnes in orthopedics at the Universitetsykehus in Bergen, Norway. He completed his orthopedic training at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY, which was at the time the busiest orthopedic trauma center in the state of New York.

Dr. Carlson is a partner with Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He joined the group in 2010. He sees patients at his offices in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls and also sees patients in Stanley and Hayward, Wisconsin regularly. He is a physician owner of OakLeaf Surgical Hospital in Eau Claire and also operates at other area hospitals frequently. He continues to ski competitively across the country and also enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and spending time with his wife and four young boys.

Educational Background:

  • St. Olaf College
    Northfield, MN
    BA 2001
  • University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN
    MD 2005
  • Albany Medical Center
    Albany, NY
    Internship 2005-06
  • Albany Medical Center
    Albany, NY
    Orthopedic Residency 2006-10

Brent Carlson, M.D.
  • Eau Claire/Altoona Office

    1200 OakLeaf Way
    Suite A
    Altoona, WI 54720


  • Chippewa Falls Office

    757 Lakeland Drive
    Suite B
    Chippewa Falls, WI 54729


  • Our Lady of Victory Hospital

    1120 Pine Street
    Stanley, WI, 54768-0220


  • Hayward Area Medical Hospital

    10405 Vermont Ave
    Hayward, WI, 54843


  • OakLeaf Surgical Hospital

    1000 OakLeaf Way
    Altoona, WI 54720


  • Spooner

    112 Ash St
    Spooner, WI 54801


Official Sponsor
  • Lumberjack World Championships
  • Birkie Tour
  • American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation
  • Birkie Trail Run Marathon