Don Pennington, M.D
Dr. Pennington specializes in complex surgeries of the shoulder and knee. He has advanced training in cartilage restoration and joint preservation techniques. He completed his undergraduate and master degree at Brigham Young University. Then received his medical degree from Western University and accomplished residency through Michigan State University in their Detroit, Michigan location. In addition, Dr. Pennington, completed an advanced sports medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Pennington brought all-arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, total shoulder arthroplasty, and cartilage restoration to the Willamette Valley in 2005. During his career he has cared for the players of local, college, and professional sports teams including the Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Wildcats, and 15 years as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery for the Oregon State Beavers. He provides equally expert care for elite athletes, everyday athletes and everyone who desires the highest quality. Excellent outcomes, bedside manner and individual focus sets him apart. Away from the operating room he enjoys his family, mountain biking, and restoring cars.
Leader in cartilage preservation techniques: OATS, Vericel, Denovo, PRP
Sports Team coverage: Chicago White Sox; Colorado Rockies; Oregon State university; Linn Benton College; Crescent Valley High School; Corvallis High School; University of Arizona; Pima College, AZ
CEO: Athlete Eye Institute, llc , training athletes in hand-eye coordination, speed, accuracy
Hospital Service: Orthopedic Section leader 2007-2008, 2012-2013; Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Medical Executive Committee 2010-2011;
Ortho Residency involvement on CV: bioskills lab teaching ortho residents techniques in shoulder and knee arthroscopy; ligament reconstruction and repair; joint replacement
Community Service: Benton County Food Share 2019-present: Corvallis Little League Baseball Coach 2010-2015
Groups founded: Samaritan Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, founding surgeon with recruitment and growing the group to include all fellowship trained surgeons in Sports Medicine, Trauma, joint replacement, hand and elbow, foot and ankle, spine.
Founding Member and Director of Samaritan Athletic Medicine; Multi-disciplinary group consisting of Orthopedic Sports Medicine; Primary Care sports medicine; physical therapy, mental health, sports vision, athletic training, DME
Fellowship Directors at University of AZ: Robert E Hunter, MD ,Pioneer in shoulder arthroscopy; William A Grana, MD, pioneer in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Rosemont Orthopedic Learning Center faculty: Teaching orthopedic surgeons from the world the techniques in shoulder and knee surgery, 2010-2012 Sports Medicine
Smith & Nephew Shoulder Arthroscopy Master Instructor: Teaching orthopedic surgeons techniques in shoulder arthroscopy, 2005-2010
Hobbies: Car design, building, racing; Mt biking, bee-keeping.
Desired Superpower: time-travel