Dr. Klippenstein studied medicine at the University of Manitoba, and completed his internship in 1986. After two years working as an Emergency Physician in Brandon, he returned to Winnipeg for his orthopaedic surgery residency. This was followed by a fellowship with additional training in sports medicine and arthroscopy, knee and shoulder surgery. Upon completion he opened his practice at the Brandon Clinic as a consulting orthopaedic surgeon in 1994.
Prior to his medical training, Dr. Klippenstein also completed Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Winnipeg.
Dr. Klippenstein practices as a general orthopaedist, with a broad range of interests including sports and work related injuries, arthritic conditions, and patients of all ages. He has a particular focus on reconstructive procedures of the shoulder, knee and ankle. He performs shoulder and knee replacements, including partial knee replacements. He performs a large volume of arthroscopic procedures, both in Brandon and Minnedosa, and continues to incorporate advances in minimally invasive surgery in his practice. He sees acute injuries and trauma through the Brandon Regional Health Centre.
Dr Klippenstein is active in ongoing professional development and skills upgrading through regular meetings and courses, and has an interest in furthering orthopaedic education in the Westman area. He has an appointment as a lecturer for the University of Manitoba and is involved in training of medical students and residents.
Dr Klippenstein is a member of the Operation Walk Manitoba humanitarian team which has performed knee replacements for underprivileged people of Nicaragua. He also collects used knee braces and other orthopaedic appliances to donate to needy developing countries.
Dr. Klippenstein and his wife Amanda have four children, and live just outside Brandon. He is involved in various community and church activities. His hobbies include running, cycling, music, reading, chess, birdwatching and photography.
Current affiliations and memberships include:
- Canadian Orthopaedic Association
- Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine
- Canadian Arthroplasty Society
- Manitoba Orthopaedic Society
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Arthroscopy Association of Canada
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee and Orthopaedic Surgery
- Canadian Medical Association
- Doctors Manitoba
- Christian Medical and Dental Society