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Rudolf G. Hoellrich, MD
Verified Patient Rating: 4.89 (38 patient reviews and ratings)

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Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee, Shoulder, and Elbow; Sports Medicine; Shoulder Reconstruction

"I believe in a team-oriented approach involving the patient, family, and therapists in devising the best plan of treatment for each individual. My ultimate goal is to restore my patients to the highest possible level of work, play, or sport by providing compassionate care with a commitment to excellence."

Education and Training

  • Fellowship: Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Southern California Center for Sports Medicine, Long Beach, CA, 2002-2003

 - Combined training in Shoulder Arthroplasty and Shoulder Reconstruction as well as Sports Medicine Surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1997-2002

  • Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences, Portland, OR, Medical Doctorate, 1997

  • Undergraduate: Willamette University, Salem, OR, Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1993


  • Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Licensed by the Oregon State Board of Medical Examiners
  • Prominent shoulder arthroscopy practice
  • The regional expert in shoulder replacement surgery


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

  • North Pacific Orthopedic Society

  • Oregon School Activity Association Sports Medicine Committee

  • Orthopedic Consultant for the University of Oregon Athletic Department since 2004

Hospital Staff Privileges

  • Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR

  • McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Springfield, OR

  • McKenzie Surgery Center, Eugene, OR

  • Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician and surgeon since 2003


Grants Pass, OR

Favorite Activities

In my free time, I enjoy telemark skiing, windsurfing, fishing, and farming.

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“I had planned to go to Portland for my shoulder replacement, but once I met Dr. Hoellrich and he answered my questions, I knew that he should be my doctor. Everything went fine, and on my one-year check-up he said that I had done so well on my rehab that I was "in the 99th percentile" of the shoulder replacements he had done.  Only eight months after my shoulder replacement, I had to have extensive repair of my other shoulder.  But this one was an arthroscopic surgery and could be performed at the Slocum Surgery Center. Compared to the hospital experience, the surgery-center surgery was like going on vacation. I was in and out in about four hours, there was very little waiting, and everybody was so nice.”
– Polly B.
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