Richard Edelson, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with the team at Sports Medicine Oregon in Wilsonville and Tigard, Oregon, 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 on arthroscopic surgery of knees and shoulders.
Dr. Edelson went to Stanford University for his undergraduate degree. He then graduated with both his medical degree and master’s degree in pathology from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. Dr. Edelson completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Utah Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals in Salt Lake. To round out his training, he pursued a sports medicine fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio.
His hospital affiliations include Oregon Outpatient Surgery Center, Meridian Park Hospital, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Providence Willamette Falls Hospital, and Northwest Ambulatory Surgical Center.
Currently, Dr. Edelson is a team physician for the Portland Timbers professional soccer team and an orthopedic consultant for the Portland Thorns. He also provides orthopedic care for the Nike Sports Medicine Clinic and local area high schools. A past president of the Oregon Chapter of the Western Orthopedic Society, he has also been twice named the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Medical Leader of the Year.
He is also the founder and Director of the Saving our Veterans Program and the Organizer and Director of “Passion 2 Play,” a youth injury prevention program. He 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.
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