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.