Leon Malkin, MD

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Leon Malkin, MD


Personal Biography:

Dr. Malkin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has been performing orthopedic surgery for more than 20 years.

Dr. Malkin received an undergraduate degree from Clark University in Worcester, Mass., and a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed orthopedic residency training at Boston’s University Hospital. He developed a special interest in ankle arthroscopy and flatfoot reconstruction, practicing full-time at several Boston-area hospitals. He served as an assistant professor of orthopedics at Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Malkin served on staff at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis from 1988 to 2006 at which point he returned from full-time practice, prior to joining Dr. Vela’s practice in 2009, he served as locum tenens staff at various regional hospitals.

Dr. Malkin has volunteered in Bhutan and Uganda for Health Volunteers Overseas and in the anatomy lab at Oregon Health & Science University to help first-year medical students. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Joanne, and visiting with the couple’s two daughters and three grandchildren. He also enjoys walking his dog, Logan, on nearby Bald Hill.

Medical Education and Training:

Medical degree: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: University Hospital and Nuffield Orthopedic Center
Fellowship: Harborview Medical Center
Board certification: Orthopedic surgery



  • Hand and Upper Extremity
    A specialty which focuses on the treatment congenital defects or injuries affecting the hand and upper extremity such as hand, wrist and elbow. This specialty consists of surgeons and rehabilitation therapists who have received special training to treat the hand and upper extremity.
  • Orthopedics
    Orthopedics is the medical specialty that treats deformities or functional impairments of the bones and joints and associated muscles and ligaments. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital conditions. More details...