Steven Ballinger, MD

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Steven Ballinger, MD

Personal Biography:

Prior to joining Samaritan Mid-Valley Orthopedics in Albany and Samaritan Orthopedics in Lebanon, Dr. Ballinger held private solo practices in Arcata, Calif., and Nacogdoches, Texas.

He provides general orthopedic care specializing in trauma, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, Oxford partial knee replacement, and total joint replacement for the hip, knee and shoulder.

Before becoming an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ballinger was a student-athlete at Stanford University where he played defensive tackle. His team won the 1978 BlueBonnet Bowl. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Stanford, he spent several years teaching high school biology, geometry and sculpture. He also coached football.

Dr. Ballinger is excited to be living in Oregon. In his free time, he likes to make wood furniture, play guitar, paint pictures and garden. He is fluent in Spanish.

Medical Education and Training:

Bachelor's degree: Stanford University
Medical degree: University of California, Irvine
Residency: University of California, Irvine
Board certification: Orthopedic Surgery



  • 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...