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“Athletics have always been an important part of my life. I feel fortunate to be a part of Slocum Center, as it allows me the opportunity to incorporate my passion for staying active into the care of my patients.”
Dr. Strasser is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in foot and ankle surgery. He works at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and provides specialized expertise in foot and ankle/lower extremity surgery. His interests include surgery of the knee, ankle, and foot with a particular interest in ankle/foot sports medicine and ankle arthroplasty. He is a member of the AOFAS and AAOS.
Growing up in South Dakota, Dr. Strasser enjoyed athletics throughout his youth. He played baseball, basketball, as well as running track and field and cross country. He eventually ran track and cross country at the University of Sioux Falls. After college, he completed his medical degree at the University of South Dakota followed by a residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed a fellowship specializing in foot and ankle surgery at OrthoCarolina (Charlotte, NC) where he trained under Dr. Robert Anderson, a renowned sports foot and ankle surgeon. He started work at Slocum Clinic in 2012.
Since 2017, Dr. Strasser has served as the assistant team physician for the University of Oregon Athletics. He has also volunteered to provide medical coverage during the 2015 USA nationals in Eugene, Oregon. He assisted in providing orthopedic coverage throughout the event. He has continued to provide medical care during the 2016 Indoor National and World Championship and was the local team captain during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. In addition, he serves as a consultant with Oregon Track Club Elite.
Dr. Strasser has been involved in multiple research ventures. Most recently he published results of injury surveillance during the Olympic Trials. Other areas of ongoing research include long term follow up of ankle arthroplasty and perioperative pain management after total ankle arthroplasty. He serves as a consultant for several medical device companies.
Dr. Strasser resides in Eugene, Oregon with his wife and six children. While not running competitively he still enjoys recreational running. His hobbies include spending time with his family, working outdoors, live-fire cooking, exercise, reading, and listening to podcasts. In addition to working full time at Slocum, serves as Surgery Division Chair at PeaceHealth Riverbend Medical Center and a member of the community orthopedic trauma program.
“I feel fortunate to be part of a team of trainers, therapists, ancillary providers, and physicians working toward the common goal of maximizing the recovery and performance of our patients. Our goal is to assess each individual patient to customize a treatment plan that optimizes the rehab to maximize your functional recovery," shares Dr. Strasser.
Education and Training
- Fellowship: OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute. Charlotte, NC, 2011-2012
- Residency: Mayo Clinic Dept. of Orthopaedics, Rochester, MN, 2006-2011
- Medical School: Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, 2002-2006
- Undergraduate: University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, Bachelor of Science, 1998-2002
- Licensed by Oregon Board of Medical Examiners
- Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Hospital Staff Privileges
- Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR
- McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Springfield, OR
- Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician since 2012, Eugene, OR
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