Daniel C. Fitzpatrick, MD

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General Orthopedics & Trauma

"I treat patients with a wide range of bone and joint injuries, including sports injuries and joint replacements. I have a special interest in the treatment of fractures and complex elbow injuries. Through my affiliation with the Legacy Biomechanics Laboratory, I am active in research aiming to improve fracture healing."

Education and Training

  • Residency: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1997-2001
  • Medical School: University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, Medical Doctorate, 1997
  • Post Graduate: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Master of Science, Engineering, 1993
  • Undergraduate: Loras College, Dubuque, IA; University of Iowa, Bachelor of Science, Engineering, 1991


  • Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Licensed by the Oregon State Board of Medical Examiners


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Legacy Biomechanics Research Laboratory
  • Oregon Association of Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Hospital Staff Privileges

  • Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR
  • McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Springfield, OR
  • Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician and surgeon since 2002


Cedar Rapids, IA

Favorite Activities

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, running, biking, and skiing.

Patient Reviews

"These two men have known me for several years now. Unlike others, I suppose, I welcome visits to either of them, as their knowledge base and personalities draw me, time and time again, back to the Slocum Center.  They almost invite me to endure a total knee replacement, especially with the latest technology.  I love you guys!" -- Kathleen G.

"On January of 2010, I had the unfortunate accident of falling off a ladder, landing on some machinery, and then landing on a cement floor. When I came to, my left hip was broken. Luckily, Dr. Fitzpatrick was on call at the hospital and with his assistant, Jason, scheduled surgery for the next day. The surgery went so well that I have no pain whatsoever in my hip, even though I have a titanium rod and screws in my femur. Dr. Fitzpatrick’s skill as a surgeon and bedside manner are absolutely the best. His assistant, Jason, was also highly skilled and personable, made sure I was comfortable and informed every step of the way. Thank you so much." -- Steve D.

"You have been part of my life for a long time. Thank you." --Price R.

"A simple stumble over a speed bump changed my life. I fell, and my left arm/wrist took the full impact of my fall. It hurt, and I felt so foolish, but my daughter drove me to the ER where X-rays showed a very bad break of both bones in my upper arm near my wrist. Dr. Daniel Fitzpatrick was my surgeon, with the assistance of Jason Salden, PAC. After the surgery, I was told it was more extensive an injury than they anticipated. I had steel plates attached to both bones, the fractures were more difficult to repair because the bones had shattered like a piece of china. They prepared me at that time for a possibility that this was a 'life-changing injury.' Nearly three months later, I am improving. I still have a way to go.

"At this time, Jason Salden, Dr. Fitzpatrick, and my great team of physical therapists (thank you, Nancy and Sheila) aren't sure I will recover full use of this wrist, but it won't be for lack of care or trying!  I am truly grateful to Slocum Orthopedics, not only for the quality of care I have received, but for the understanding and simple human dignity given to me as a patient throughout my whole ordeal. An ordeal started by a simple stumble over a speed bump!" --Carol P.

"Without the skill of the doctors at Slocum, I would be confined to a wheelchair now. In 2006, Dr. Fitzpatrick replaced both my knees; in 2010, Dr. Jewett replaced by right hip.  Dr. Wuest and Dr. Hoellrich took care of my left shoulder, and Dr. Hoellrich is scheduled to replace my right shoulder in February. Christi Binstad provided excellent therapy after my hip and shoulder surgeries. 

For various reasons I have severe osteoarthritis, some caused by injury, some genetics, and some from a period when I was overweight. Without the help of the doctors at Slocum, I would not be able to walk or do my favorite activity, scuba diving.  I have tried to stay active my whole life, and I am able to continue my activities due to the help I've received from Slocum. I am extremely grateful for their skill and care. I have also found that the support staff at Slocum is very well trained, knowledgeable, and friendly. All the staff seems caring and competent. I appreciate their skill and helpful attitude." -- Bobbi L.

"After a bicycle accident when I was nine years old, I needed several surgeries on my left leg.  It took six more months to completely heal. I wasn't sure I'd ever lose the limp to run well enough to play sports with my friends. I am now a sophomore on the school football team. I play basketball and take taekwondo. Thanks Dr. Fitzpatrick and team!" -- Vincent C.