Dr. Bigler is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He has been practicing in Las Vegas since 1991. Dr. Bigler was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended Brigham Young University on an academic scholarship. He interrupted his studies and traveled to Taiwan for two years to perform a service mission for his church. Upon returning to BYU he received a degree in Chinese language studies, with a minor in biology. Dr. Bigler went to medical school at the University of Utah. His wife, Sally, taught science in secondary school while in Salt Lake helping to support their family. Dr. Bigler published several scientific papers while in medical school and graduated with honors. He performed his orthopaedic training at the University of Oregon.
Upon completion of his orthopaedic training, Dr. Bigler chose to sub-specialize in the expanding field of sports medicine and arthroscopy. Arthroscopy is a surgical technique using small telescopes and instruments to treat diseases of the joints. Dr. Bigler completed his sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at Harvard Medical School at the Massachusetts General Hospital. While a sports medicine fellow his responsibilities included helping to take care of the New England Patriots football team, the Boston Bruins hockey team, as well as the Harvard athletic teams. After his fellowship Dr. Bigler was among six physicians selected nationally to do a traveling fellowship where he traveled the world learning and teaching orthopedic techniques.
Since coming to Las Vegas, Dr. Bigler has been a team physician in the UNLV Athletic Department and with the CSN teams as well. He has served on the San Diego Padres physician staff, and is currently an assistant clinical professor a the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He has served as the Nevada delegate for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. Bigler and his wife Sally have raised five children in Las Vegas, and are recent grandparents. They are active in their community volunteering in the schools, the scouting program, coaching youth sports and involved in church organizations.
Office Location:Knee and Shoulder Institute 9499 W. Charleston Blvd. Suite 200
POSITIONS AND AFFILIATIONS:
Team Physician Harvard University Athletic Department 1990-1991
Assistant Team Physician New England Patriots NFL Football Team 1990-1991
Assistant Team Physician Boston Bruins NHL Hockey Team 1990-1991
AOSSM Asian Traveling Fellow to Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Guanzou, Taipei, Tokyo and Seoul
Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association Meeting 1991 Moderator for Meniscal Repair Segment
Head Team Physician Las Vegas Thunder Professional Hockey Team 1993-1997
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine 1993 to present
Chairman Orthopaedic Segment at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Student Health Service 1993 -2004
Assistant Team Physician San Diego Padres Major League Baseball Team, Head Team Physician AAA Affiliate, Las Vegas Stars 1995-2000
Orthopaedic Surgeon, UNLV Athletic Department 1991-present
Assistant Team Physician Los Angeles Dodger Major League Baseball Team
Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for AAA Affiliate Las Vegas “51’s”
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member, Nevada Orthopaedic Association
Founding Member of the Magellan Society (1995)
Member, Clark County Medical Association
Member, Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association
Honorary Member, Thailand Orthopaedic Association
Honorary Member, Hong Kong Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Association
Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSMM)
Member, Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association (WPOA)
Chief of Surgery at Summerlin Hospital 1997 – 2002