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Hand & Upper Extremity

“I chose to become an orthopedic surgeon because I wanted to improve patients’ lives and help them get back to enjoying the activities they love. I believe each patient is unique, which is why I take a personalized treatment approach. After discussing a patient’s goals and desires, I work with them to come up with a treatment plan that not only improves their function and decreases their pain but also gets them back to living an active life.”

Dr. David Bear is available to see patients at our Eugene and RiverBend Pavilion locations.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013 – 2014
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007 – 2013
  • Medical School: University of California, Irvine Medical School, Irvine, CA, Medical Doctorate, 2007
  • Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine, CA, Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, 2003


  • Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certification in Hand Surgery
  • Licensed by the Oregon Medical Board


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Hospital Staff Privileges

  • McKenzie Surgery Center, Eugene, OR
  • McKenzie–Willamette Medical Center, Springfield, OR
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, Springfield, OR


Eugene, OR

Favorite Activities

In his free time, Dr. Bear enjoys spending time with his family, staying active by exercising and hiking, and volunteering locally as well as in other countries on surgical missions.

“Dr. Bear is efficient, kind, & supportive.”
– Cheryl K.
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