St. Croix Orthopaedics, P.A. (SCO) welcomes established spine surgeon Dr. Paul D. Hartleben, M.B.A., to the practice at the end of March. Dr. Hartleben has some thirty years of orthopaedic surgical practice, including teaching and executive leadership, in Minneapolis and St. Paul. He will begin seeing patients at SCO’s Stillwater and Wyoming clinics in early April.
“Dr. Hartleben’s depth and breadth of experience and knowledge will be an asset to our patients,” said Melanie Sullivan, Ed.D., CEO at St. Croix Orthopaedics. “His passion to deliver innovative, patient-focused care aligns with our mission, and his familiarity with our providers— including our other spine surgeons Dr. Bruce Bartie and Dr. Christian DuBois— will bring an elevated level of synergy to the team.”
Dr. Hartleben completed his premedical undergraduate studies at Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Mich., where he also competed and was Midwest Champion in NCAA Division I Slalom Skiing. He earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota, where he also completed postgraduate training in orthopaedic surgery, which was followed by spine fellowship training at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Hartleben is board certified and a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He focuses his practice on comprehensive treatments for the back, neck and spine, including surgical remedies of cervical, thoracic and lumbar disorders. He is licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California.
Dr. Hartleben continues an active life of staying fit through skiing and other varied outdoor activities.