Richard Edelson

Sports Medicine Oregon

Chapter Board - Portland

Richard Edelson is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine.

He is a team physician for the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer, orthopedic consultant for the Portland Thorns, and is a member of the Major League Soccer education committee. He provides orthopedic care for the Nike Sports Medicine Clinic and local area high schools. A past president of the Oregon Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Society, he has also been twice named the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Medical Leader of the Year. Dr. Edelson is the founder and Director of the Saving our Veterans Program, (free ambulatory surgery and post-operative rehabilitation for qualified injured US veterans) and Organizer and Director of “Passion 2 Play”; a youth injury prevention program. Dr. Edelson has lectured nationally and internationally on sports medicine and health policy topics.

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