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Trenton Cooper DO, MS
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

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  • Trenton Cooper, DO, is an orthopedic surgeon with an emphasis on sports medicine. He joined the midwest’s largest group of pediatric surgeons at Gillette Children’s in 2016. Founded in 1897, Gillette Children’s was the nation’s first pediatric hospital focused on children with disabilities. 

    Dr. Cooper is active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine. He has contributed to a number of research papers and publications. 

    He has been named to the Mpls. St. Paul Magazine list of Top Docs: Rising Stars.  

    Clinical Expertise 

    • Fractures 


    • Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery, Gillette Children’s 

    • Orthopedic Residency, Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio 

    • Medical School, Des Moines University, Iowa 

  • My approach to care with my patients and families is simple: to treat every child as if he or she were my own. My goal is to form a strong relationship with the patient and family to collectively decide the best path to improve the child's function, comfort and quality of life.

  • Medical School: 
    Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa

    Graduate Degree: 
    DO and MS in Human Anatomy, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa

    Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

    Gillette Children's, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • Cooper T, Boyles A, Klingele K, Samora Q: Prevalence of Bilateral Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee and Associated Risk Factors. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2015;35(5):507-510

  • My favorite activity is spending time with my family. We enjoy spending time outside and at the lake with family and friends. We're also big Vikings fans. I played collegiate football and have always been interested in athletics.


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