Clare K. McCarthy, M.D.


Practice Overview

Clare McCarthy, MD specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. She performs endoscopic carpal tunnel releases, treats arthritic problems of the hand and wrist, and treats all fractures and nerve injuries associated with trauma. She is board certified in orthopedic surgery and has a CAQ (certificate of added qualification) in hand surgery. She has been named three times by the Mpls/St. Paul Magazine as a Top Doctor by her peers. She was also named one of Minnesota Monthly's top doctors for women in 2009 and 2010.

Dr. McCarthy is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. She has been in practice in the Twin Cities since 1997.


Dr. McCarthy graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed an orthopedic residency at the University of Massachusetts . She also completed a one year research fellowship in orthopedics at the University of Massachusetts and published several articles. She completed a hand and upper-extremity fellowship at the University of Minnesota .

Hospital Affiliations

  • Crosstown Surgery Center*
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society

Special Achievements and Awards

  • Top Doctor: Voted a top orthopedic surgeon by her peers in Mpls/St. Paul magazine (2006 - 2007, 2009, 2011)
  • Top Doctor for Women: Voted a top doctor by her peers in Minnesota Monthly magazine (2009, 2010)

Physician Assistant

Claire Joubert, PA-C

Hand Therapist

Bonnie Glenzinski, OTR/L, CHT

*Please note this physician has a financial interest in Crosstown Surgery Center.

Dr. Clare McCarthy

Appointment Info





Hand Surgery

Patient Education & Forms

Patient Intake Form

Patient Update Form

Board Certification

Board Certified with CAQ in Hand Surgery, American Board of Orthpaedic Surgery


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