Introducing Santiam Orthopedic Group’s Newest Team Member: Dr. Steve Yao

Help us welcome Steve Yao, MD as the newest addition to our team at Santiam Orthopedic Group. Dr. Yao is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine. Before receiving his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago and completing his orthopedic surgery residency at The Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Yao graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. He worked as a licensed physical therapist while obtaining his medical degree.

After completing his residency training, Dr. Yao served as an orthopedic surgeon in the United States Air Force for four years, based in Japan. Upon returning to the United States, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine at The Lake Tahoe Orthopedic Institute.

Dr. Yao’s experience as a physical therapist gives him a unique perspective in the management of complex orthopedic problems, offering both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. The primary focus of his surgical practice includes sports medicine, shoulder, elbow, and knee conditions.

“I understand how disruptive pain and loss of function can be to your life. My goal is to listen and understand your goals and help you achieve them using all of the treatment options we have available,” says Dr. Yao.

In his free time, Dr. Yao’s hobbies include travel, golf, tennis, playing music in his local band, and spending time with his family.

Santiam Orthopedic Group

Santiam Orthopedic Group is honored to provide comprehensive orthopedic care to its patients. Our experienced team consists of highly trained and experienced orthopedic specialists, who are dedicated to giving their patients the best possible care, ensuring rapid recovery and optimal outcomes.

Santiam Orthopedic Group offers a wide range of orthopedic services, including sports medicine, joint replacement, fracture care, and orthopedic surgery. Additionally, they provide rehabilitation services that help patients regain their strength and mobility.

The clinic’s state-of-the-art facilities enable the team to perform the latest, minimally invasive surgical procedures, which often result in less pain, fewer complications, and a faster recovery time. The orthopedic specialists at Santiam Orthopedic Group are at the forefront of the latest breakthroughs in orthopedic medicine, always incorporating new developments into their practice.

Orthopedic Care, Close to Home

We’re honored to be your choice for orthopedic care, here at Santiam Orthopedic Group. Our experienced team of orthopedic specialists provides comprehensive orthopedic care, close to home. With a focus on individualized care, state-of-the-art facilities, and the latest breakthroughs in orthopedic medicine, Santiam Orthopedic Group continues to set the standard in orthopedic care. To schedule an appointment with any of our specialists, please call 503-769-8470.