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Scott McPherson

Scott McPherson, MD

Specializing in Orthopedics and Hand Surgery

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About Me

“During my medical training, I became fascinated by the anatomy and function of the hand, and I wanted to help people with various conditions and injuries regain full function. I enjoy interacting with people, and doing something that’s positive in their lives.”

Specialized Care for the Hand

As a hand surgeon, Dr. McPherson offers a special concentration in the field of orthopedic care that involves the fingertips to the elbow, caring for all of the bones, tendons and peripheral nerves in between. Just some of the numerous conditions Dr. McPherson treats include carpal tunnel syndrome, compressed nerves, tendinitis, fractures, rheumatoid arthritis, tennis elbow and tendon lacerations.

He sees a wide range of patients, from infants to older adults.

Experience in Sports Medicine

Before coming to CORE Orthopedics Avera Medical Group, Dr. McPherson practiced at TRIA Orthopaedics Center in Minneapolis, the hub for injured professional athletes. Dr. McPherson was the go-to hand consultant for the Timberwolves, Twins and The Wild, but mostly the Vikings.

Personal interests

Dr. McPherson is a devoted runner who has 18 marathons under his belt — including four Boston Marathons — as well as some triathlons. He enjoys golfing and traveling with his wife. Together, they have three adult children.



University of Minnesota, Minneapolis


Orthopedic Surgery; Naval Hospital, San Diego


Orthopedic Surgery; UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery

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