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A hand and wrist surgeon, Dr. Gaddie worked as an athletic trainer for the University of Minnesota Department of Athletics while in college. He was a member of the University of Minnesota National Championship hockey team in 2003. He has also authored numerous research presentations and was honored as Clinical Resident of the Year at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Hometown: East Grand Forks, MN


Animal Bites, Biceps Tear at the Elbow, Broken Hand or Wrist, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel, De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis, Elbow UCL Tears, Flexor Tendon Injuries, Fractured or Dislocated Elbow, Ganglion Cysts, Golfer’s Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Trigger Finger, and less common conditions


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Specialized Services: WALANT Approach

Ages treated: All ages

Accepts workers comp: Yes

Team Members

Katherine Smith

Kat and Dr. Gaddie work alongside each other in clinic and surgery to provide comprehensive hand, wrist and elbow care. With more than five years alongside Dr. Gaddie, Kat often sees his patients and they collaborate on their progress.


13 Years in Practice




  • Tufts University | Combined Hand Surgery Fellowship, 2016
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center | Orthopaedic Residency, 2015
  • University of North Dakota | MD, 2010
  • University of Minnesota| BS, 2003 and MA, 2006 (Kinesiology)

Memberships & Awards

Patient Reviews

4.9 out of 5 (591 Ratings, 179 Comments)

5 stars
Oct 10, 2023
Dr Gaddie and his team were great. They were informative and made sure that I was comfortable throughout the entire process.
5 stars
Oct 3, 2023
Great service by Dr Gaddie and his team. No nonsense but good listening. Clear options for next steps, and clear professional recommendations.
5 stars
Sep 29, 2023
Dr. Gaddie is the best! Always in a great mood, listens to my concerns and gives me as much of his time as I need!
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