Joseph Brunkhorst, DO

Sports Medicine and Knee, Hip & Shoulder Surgeon

Iowa native Joseph Brunkhorst, D.O. completed fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Brunkhorst developed his interest in sports medicine while competing as a NCAA Division I athlete during his undergraduate education at Iowa State University. Prior to joining DMOS Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2015, he also served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Dr. Brunkhorst specializes in shoulder and knee arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstruction, shoulder arthroplasty – including reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, cartilage restoration procedures – to include the new MACI and joint injections. Dr. Brunkhorst also has an interest in hip arthroscopy and enjoys helping patients with new, advanced hip procedures. Dr. Brunkhorst also manages the care of sports-related injuries and conditions, as well as workers’ compensation cases. He is committed to continuing education and research, so he is able to offer the most advanced and state-of-the-art treatments to his patients.

Outside of seeing patients, Dr. Brunkhorst enjoys hunting, snow skiing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Location
  • Ankeny · 350 NE 36th Street, Ankeny, IA 50021
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Credentials

Medical Education
  • Des Moines University
    Des Moines, IA
General Medical Officer
  • U.S. Army, 2007 – 2010
Orthopedic Residency
  • Northwestern University
    Chicago, IL
Associations
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, Arthoscopy Association of North America
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Orthopaedic Internship
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center
    Fort Gordon, GA
Battalion Surgeon
  • Iraq, 2009
Fellowship Training
  • Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy
    University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
Board Certified
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Expertise

  • Shoulder and knee arthroscopy
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Shoulder arthroplasty
  • Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Joint injections
  • Certified in Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI)

Dr. Brunkhorst's Team

Mollie Mortenson, PA-C

Physician Assistant to: Dr. Joseph Brunkhorst

Mollie Mortenson completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Des Moines University.

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