Practice contact
2700 Vikings Circle
Eagan 55121
J. Chris Coetzee MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Foot & Ankle Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Private
Primary Practice: Eagan – Viking Lakes

Practice Contact

Office Address
2700 Vikings Circle
Eagan 55121

Clinical Expertise

Ankle Care Foot Care Sports Medicine


A board certified orthopedic surgeon, J. Chris Coetzee earned his medical degree from the University of Pretoria School of Medicine in South Africa. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Stellenbosch, located in Cape Town, South Africa, his trauma fellowship in Davos, Switzerland and a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Washington and the Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle, WA, USA. Dr. Coetzee sees patients at the TCO Eagan facility. He serves as a fellowship faculty member for the TCO/Fairview Foot & Ankle Fellowship program. He currently serves as President on the board for the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). He is an associate editor of the Foot and Ankle International Journal and also a member of the FAI Editorial Board, as well as reviewer to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and several other orthopedic journals. He was the Chairman of the AOFAS Education committee from 2011 to 2013, overseeing all the educational activities of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. In 2014, he was the chairman of the AOFAS Specialty day at the AAOS meeting as well as the annual summer meeting of the AOFAS. He is a member of the AAOS CME committee ensuring ongoing education for all orthopedic surgeons. He also served on the Instructional Course committee of the AAOS from 2014 – 2016. Dr. Coetzee is also one of the Official Team Physicians for the Minnesota Vikings and travels with the team. His special orthopedic interests are foot and ankle reconstruction, trauma injuries and sports medicine. He is a world-renowned surgeon who has been asked to lecture and teach in more than 20 countries on all continents. He is a published author in numerous peer-reviewed journals on such topics as total ankle arthroplasties, talar osteochondral defects, lisfranc injuries and more. Current research interests include total ankle arthroplasties, ankle fusions and subtalar fusions. Dr. Coetzee was named one of the top 23 Foot and Ankle surgeons in the US by Orthopedics Today in 2012 and 2013, has been nominated as a “Top Doctor” by the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine in 2013 and every year since (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and in 2016 was selected by Castle Connolly as Top Doctor.
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Primary Practice

Primary practice
Eagan – Viking Lakes

Hospital Affiliations

(952) 924-5100
(612) 273-3000

Education & Training

Harborview Medical Center
University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town
University of Pretoria

Meeting Faculty