Roberts Donald

Donald W Roberts, MD


  • Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Arthroscopy Surgery, Knee Replacements, Knee Surgery, Minimally invasive partial knee resurfacing procedure, Sports Medicine
  • Languages: English, Interpreters Available
  • Gender: Male


Dr. Don Roberts is an orthopedic surgeon sub-specializing in disorders of the knee and sports medicine. Dr. Roberts has extensive experience in knee arthroscopy, including arthroscopic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, arthroscopic meniscal repair, meniscectomy and management of disorders of articular cartilage. Dr. Roberts is interested in minimally invasive procedures and is one of the first doctors in the Northwest to perform MAKOplasty®, a robotic assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure.

In addition to his expertise in arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Roberts treats arthritic conditions of the knee, including total knee replacements and tibial osteotomies. Dr. Roberts has been the Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon for the Portland Trailblazers since 1994. He has also participated in the care of Olympic athletes at the US Olympic Training Center.

The son of a Cal-Tech professor of Chemistry, Dr. Roberts grew up in Altadena, California. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 1975 with a degree in Human Biology. After receiving his M.D. from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1980, Dr. Roberts served his internship in orthopedic surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. The following year he taught Human Anatomy at the Stanford University School of Medicine and pursued further surgical training at Stanford University.

Dr. Roberts’ residency training in orthopedic surgery was completed at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Program in Boston, Massachusetts. After completion of his residency, he served as chief resident in orthopedic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He subsequently concluded a fellowship in sports medicine with Dr. Arthur Boland, the team physician for Harvard University. While in Boston, Dr. Roberts and his wife, Barbara, served as Resident Tutors in Cabot House at Harvard University.

Upon leaving Harvard in 1986, Dr. Roberts joined Northwest Surgical Specialists in Vancouver, Washington. Since coming to Vancouver, Dr. Roberts has pursued the advancement of orthopedic surgery and surgery of the knee. He has taught knee anatomy at Stanford University, has served as a consultant reviewer and an associate editor of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and has initiated research projects on the technique and outcome of total knee replacements, particularly with regard to patellar resurfacing and implant wear.

Being certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.


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Education and Certification

  • Medical School: Stanford University
  • Residency: Harvard Medical School
  • Internship: University of Washington
  • Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard University - Boston, MA
  • Fellowship: Harvard University

Personal Interests

River Rafting, Fishing, Tennis, Hiking, Traveling

Contact Information

  • Practice Name: Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

Office Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery
    • One Center Court, Ste. 110
    • Portland, OR, 97227
    • Phone: 503 732-6863
    • Fax: 360 449-1139
    • Clinic Hours:
    • M-F 8-5 Weekdays
  2. Secondary Address
    Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery
    • 2121 NE 139th St., Ste. 300
    • Vancouver, WA, 98686
    • Phone: 360 254-6165
    • Fax: 360 449-1139
    • Clinic Hours:
    • M-F 8-5 Weekdays

Hospital Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
    • 2211 NE 139th Street
    • Vancouver, WA, 98686
    • Phone: 360-487-1000