Benjamin Noonan, MD | (701) 237-9712
Accepting New Patients
Yale University - School of Medicine (New Haven, CT)
Orthopaedic Surgery: Yale University - School of Medicine (New Haven, CT)
Sports Medicine: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Philosophy of CareI see the Doctor patient relationship as much more of a partnership than it has been in the past. Patients are much more informed of their options now and need a well trained and honest physician to sometimes guide them through the mountain of information available to them. I see my role as providing viable options for whatever issues my patients have and then helping them to make the best informed decision they can. As a surgeon, I clearly enjoy operating, but sometimes that is not the correct choice for a given patient and issue.
Unique Medical Experience and Research
While in medical school and residency, Dr. Noonan designed and carried out a research project examining the physiological burden that protective equipment imparts on athletes. He was able to publish and present this project and completed a follow up project investigating the effects of different undergarment fabrics on thermal stress and fatigue when worn under protective equipment.
While completing his fellowship, Dr. Noonan was a team physician for the football team and worked with the hockey team at the University of Michigan. He completed a research project with the hockey team looking at predictors of on ice performance as well as the evaluation of on-ice conditioning protocols used to monitor players throughout the year.
Dr. Noonan plans to continue working in concert with Sanford's Power Center staff on collaborative performance, injury prevention and exercise based research. He is currently working on projects looking at shoulder instability, bone loss and hip impingement.