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Liz Plocher, M.D.

Hand & Wrist
Great Plains Orthopaedics


Certification & Education

I chose to specialize in hand surgery because it offers me the privilege of working with patients of all ages from kids to adults and beyond.  I get to treat a wide variety of problems like broken bones, numb fingers, new injuries, chronic problems, arthritis, and more. I enjoy working with patients to restore and improve their hand function and see how that impacts their lives.  For example, it’s very satisfying to treat a patient with carpal tunnel syndrome, and have them come in for follow-up, reporting that they are sleeping better at night and can feel their fingers better.

I strive to provide the best experience for all my patients throughout their care.  I do my best to ensure that every patient feels heard, respected, and understood.  I want to work cooperatively with my patients to create a personalized treatment plan that is the best for my patient, their lifestyle, resources, and goals.

In my spare time, my husband and I enjoy cooking, travel, board games, and jigsaw puzzles.


Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Fellowship (2013-2014)

  • Tufts Medical Center (Boston, MA) – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

Residency 2008-2013

  • University of Buffalo (Buffalo, NY) – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical School 2004-2008

  • University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis, MN) – Doctor of Medicine

Undergraduate 2000-2004

  • University of St. Thomas (St Paul, MN) – Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry



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