Michael J. Bart, MD
Patrick M. Lyons, MD
Timothy E. Messmer, DPM
David M. Mourning, MD
Kenneth M. Oates, MD
Stacia A. Smith, MD
Donna J. Klein, OT, CHT
Matt N. Ball, PA-C
Richard L. Gerlach, PA-C
Jessica A. Ross, PA-C
Mark S. Vollrath, PA-C
Neal Olarte, PA-C
Lara Heise, PA-C

Kenneth M. Oates, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sub-specialty Certification in Sports Medicine

“There are few things more discouraging than experiencing restrictions on the enjoyment of your favorite activities because of injury or pain. As an athlete and outdoorsman, I understand this frustration and work to return patients to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible.”

Dr. Oates graduated from the University of Washington Summa Cum Laude, where he was a member of the Pac-10 Champion Varsity Lightweight Crew team. He earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and later studied at the Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation, working with the Denver Bronco Football Club and the U.S. and Disabled Ski Teams.

He is a surgical skills instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and Associate Editor for the journal Arthroscopy. Given his extensive experience with sports, it is only natural that his specialty is in dealing with athletic injuries. Dr. Oates understands his patients’ interest in returning to an active lifestyle.

After attending medical school in Pennsylvania and spending six years in internship and residency at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Oates was pleased to return to the Pacific Northwest with his family. He and his wife enjoy hiking, skiing, karate and spending time with their son and daughter. As a family they enjoy the beauty and recreation this area has to offer and spend a great deal of their time enjoying the outdoors.

Special Orthopaedic Focus
Sports Medicine, Knee and Shoulder Reconstruction

Medical Degree, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Internship, Residency and Research
Fellowship, University of California, San Diego

Fellowship in Knee and Shoulder Reconstruction and Sports Medicine, Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation

Awards and Honors
Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa, Arts & Sciences Medalist for Outstanding Sciences Graduate

Hyp J. Dauben Award for Organic Chemistry

Presentations and Publications
Oates KM, Van Eenenaam DP, Briggs K, Homa K, Sterett WI, “Comparative Injury Rates of Normal, ACL Deficient and Reconstructed Knees in a Skiing Population” American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Oates KM, Chen AC, Young EP, Kwan MK, Amiel D, Convery FR, “Tissue Culture of Storage of Osteochondral Allografts, an In Vivo Multidisciplinary Study” Journal of Orthopaedic Research

Society Memberships
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Active Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America

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