Erik Severson, M.D. named top Orthopaedic surgeon

Fellowship Trained Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Erik Severson, M.D., in October 2022 recently named a top orthopaedic surgery doctor by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He is ranked first out of 12 providers in the area for repair of total knee joint arthroplasty and first out of eight providers in the area for total hip replacement.

Dr. Severson’s composite ranking score is 88 percent, translating to a letter grade of A in the Provider Ranking System which ranks providers by frequency of the services they perform.  He is identified as a high performing medical provider in his medical specialty from CMS’s nine years of data collected from Cuyuna Regional Medical Center up to and through 2020.

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Dr. Severson has practiced at CRMC and Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin since 2010.  He completed a fellowship with specialty training in hip and knee reconstruction and joint replacement surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Severson received his undergraduate degree from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio; completed medical school at the University of Minnesota; and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Utah. His work has been published in numerous professional publications and he has made presentations at national conferences.