Southern Oregon Orthopedics

Patrick J. Denard, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. A native Oregonian, Dr. Denard has been voted one of the top 20 shoulder surgeons in North America and is the most widely published shoulder specialist in Oregon. He is passionate about helping people get back to doing the things they enjoy and is proud to provide the highest level of care to patients in Medford, Oregon, at Southern Oregon Orthopedics. 

After earning his medical degree from Dartmouth College, Dr. Denard completed his residency at Oregon Health & Science University and was named Chief Resident. He then completed fellowships in advanced shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder replacement in San Antonio, Texas, and Lyon, France, respectively. 

Dr. Denard has advanced arthroscopy training and can perform the vast majority of shoulder procedures in a minimally invasive fashion, including all types of rotator cuff repairs and instability repair. These techniques allow him to repair tears that some consider “irreparable.” He also performs anatomic and reverse shoulder replacements for shoulder arthritis.

In addition to his position at Southern Oregon Orthopedics, Dr. Denard is an instructor at Oregon Health & Science University. He continues to participate in research, presenting this nationally and internationally, and regularly instructs other orthopedists at courses on the shoulder. He is the co-author of a textbook on shoulder surgery: “The Cowboy’s Companion: A Trail Guide for the Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgeon” (available on Amazon), which provides step-by-step instructions for orthopedic surgeons performing shoulder arthroscopy.

Dr. Denard is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and maintains membership with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. His goal is to help his patients understand their condition and provide the best care available. Dr. Denard looks forward to working together with patients in assisting them in achieving better mobility and a higher quality of life.




American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Dr. Stephen Burkhart
San Antonio, Texas
Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy
Dr. Gilles Walch
Lyon, France
Shoulder Replacement


Oregon Health & Science University
Chief Resident

Medical School

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Shane Tracy, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Shane Tracy, PA-C

Noah Keegan, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Noah Keegan, PA-C