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Katherine R. Schnell, DPM | Foot and Ankle Surgeon | Orthopaedic Associates

August 6, 2018

Duluth, MN (08-06-2018) – Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth, P.A. is pleased to announce that Dr. Katherine R. Schnell, DPM has joined the surgical department as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine specializing in foot and ankle surgery. She will be working with a variety of patients including individuals who require complex reconstructive procedures.

Dr. Schnell completed her residency as Chief Resident at Regions Hospital/Health Partners Institute for Education & Research in St. Paul, Minnesota, while earning her certification in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Certification (PMSR/RRA). Her expansive specialty training includes rearfoot and ankle surgery as well as foot and ankle arthroscopy procedures. 

She received her medical degree from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, and her undergraduate from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

Dr. Katherine Schnell will see patients at Orthopaedic Associates Duluth and Hibbing clinics, Hibbing Family Medical Clinic, VRMC Clinical Services in Virginia, Laurentian Medical Clinic, in Mountain Iron, and the Gateway Family Health Clinics, in Moose Lake and Sandstone. Her professional affiliations include the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, American Podiatric Medical Association and Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association.

Schnell, originally from Duluth, is excited to be back in the Northern Minnesota area where she can hike along the Northshore, spend time with family and embrace Duluth’s evolving foody scene.  ”I’m excited to be part of this team of skilled surgeons. Their values in patient care and providing a better quality of life through motion is why I became a surgeon” said Doctor Schnell.

Serving the Northland since 1969, Orthopaedic Associates offers a complete range of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services with ten surgeons and a team of professionally trained staff. For more information, call 722-5513, or visit Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth, P.A. is located at 1000 East First Street, Suite 404, in Duluth with a second therapy office at 4310 Menard Drive, Suite 400, in Hermantown, and a clinic at 3429 East Beltline in Hibbing.