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James Ryan, MD SHS Affiliate


Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
Languages Spoken:
Undergraduate: University of California San Diego
Medical Education: University of Southern California Health Science Campus
Internship: University of California at Davis Medical Center
Residency: University of California at Davis Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery
Board Certifications:
Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Staff Status:
Samaritan Provider
Accepting New Patients:
Clinical Interests:
Total Joint Replacement

Dr. Ryan specializes in total joint replacement surgery. His areas of interest and expertise include both primary and revision total hip and knee replacement, unicompartmental knee replacements, hip fractures and minimally invasive solutions to hip and knee replacements.

In many cases, he uses patient-specific customized surgical instruments for total knee replacements and computerized surgical navigation for total hip replacements. Learn more about the cutting-edge, custom fit Smith & Nephew VISIONAIRE knee replacement technology that Dr. Ryan uses at

Dr. Ryan also uses the VERILAST knee replacement system, which in a recent lab simulation study has shown to have the potential to last up to 30 years. Watch this video to learn more about this amazing new development.

He is personally committed to caring for his patients in a compassionate, professional and efficient manner while addressing each concern. He considers his ability to restore pain-free mobility and increased quality of life to his patients a blessing.

Dr. Ryan has published numerous research papers and authored several textbook chapters on hip and knee replacement. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, biking and camping. He is married to Michelle Ryan, MD. Together they have two children and are delighted to call Corvallis their home. Learn more about Dr. Ryan at his American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons profile website.