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Dr. Richard H. Edelson
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine Physician


Richard H. Edelson, MD

Richard H. Edelson, MD

Dr. Edelson specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and performs several orthopaedic procedures including:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Knee Arthroscopy

About Dr. Edelson

Dr. Edelson is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine. His practice includes a wide range of care and treatment for sports medicine injuries in athletes of all ages with a focus in arthroscopic surgery of knees and shoulders. Dr. Edelson is a team physician for the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer, orthopaedic consultant for the Portland Thorns, and is a member of the Major League Soccer education committee. He provides orthopaedic care for the Nike Sports Medicine Clinic and local area high schools. A past president of the Oregon Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Society, he has also been twice named the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Medical Leader of the Year. Dr. Edelson is the founder and Director of the Saving our Veterans Program, and Organizer and Director of “Passion 2 Play”; a youth injury prevention program. Dr. Edelson has lectured nationally and internationally on sports medicine and health policy topics. For recreation he enjoys golf, skiing and working out. He and his wife Jill have three children.

Education

  • Undergraduate: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • Medical: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
  • Masters in Pathology: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Training

  • Surgery Internship: University of Utah Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Utah Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship:The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Hospital Affiliations