Dr. Huberty specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions and performs orthopedic procedures including, but not limited to:
Dr. Huberty participates in the continuing education of orthopedic surgeons on the local and national level. He was honored to be selected as the lead faculty and moderator of the shoulder section of the most recent Oregon Association of Orthopedic Surgeons annual meeting. Dr. Huberty also provides cadaveric instruction and lectures on advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder techniques at biannual national meetings.
Dr Huberty is the Team Sports Medicine Physician for Clackamas Community College and Clackamas High School.
Dr. David Huberty is a fellowship trained shoulder specialist and remains dedicated to the continuing education of orthopedic surgeons on local and national level. He was honored to be selected as the Lead Faculty and Moderator of the Shoulder section of the most recent Oregon Association of Orthopedic Surgeons annual meeting. Dr. Huberty also provides cadaveric instruction and lecture on advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder techniques at yearly national meetings.
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship-Trained Shoulder Specialist
First, you should know that I consider it a great honor and privilege to provide medical care to those that are struggling with pain and disability. While the treatments I administer may result in notable improvement in pain and function, I am overtly aware of their potential to cause harm. I will never forget the Hippocratic Oath I took at the beginning and completion of my medical training, and in particular the statement “primum non nocere” (First Do NO Harm). With each important decision, I also consider, “How would I treat my family member in this situation?” I believe the tremendous privilege and responsibility of this occupation is too great to shoulder alone. I rely on my faith for guidance and strength.
Second, I believe it critically important for you as a patient to be well educated and informed about your physical condition in order to make the best decisions about your health. I will do my best to accurately determine your pathology and educate you thoroughly about the condition and treatment options. I have had the tremendous fortune of being trained by some of the greatest orthopedic surgeons in this country. Thus, I feel confident that I have the knowledge and skills necessary to treat you as a patient and help you get better. In all cases where it is appropriate, I will recommend conservative treatments before surgery. If an operation is indicated, I will explain in detail all aspects of the procedure and recovery, as well as the related risks, benefits, and alternate options. I will only agree to move ahead with a surgical procedure if I truly believe that the expected benefits vastly outweigh the potential complications.
Finally, through my profession, I have devoted my life to understanding and mending the human body. I am continually amazed by God’s perfect design, the intricate coordination of human form and function. I believe the surgical goal should be to restore the body as closely as possible to the original anatomic design. With surgery however, I believe that “less is more.” I use a minimally invasive approach when effective. I believe this leads to less post-operative pain, speeds recovery, and minimizes scarring. I was fortunate to have an incredible experience as a fellow, working one on one with, arguably, the world’s foremost expert in minimally invasive/arthroscopic shoulder surgery. I now perform the vast majority of my reconstructive surgeries with the minimally invasive arthroscopic technique.
I look forward to meeting you personally and will partner with you to improve your health.
I was born and raised in the small college town of Pullman, Washington. I was the second of four children to my father, an obstetrician, and my mother, a social worker and Catholic counselor. The best entertainment in town revolved around Washington State University with Cougar athletics the highlight. I was drawn to all sports from a young age. When not at school or sport, I would rarely be found near civilization. My passion for the outdoors (fly fishing, hunting, and backpacking) was unquenchable. I pursued an in state college education, simply unable to stray from my favorite fishing holes.
I was fortunate to find the perfect environment for learning and maturation at Gonzaga University. Sport found its way back into my life, helping to ease the rigors of my education. I "walked on" to the university tennis team as a sophomore and continued with the team through my senior season. It was a real challenge to manage the demands of a biochemistry major and a frequently traveling sport. Team tennis was critical for my personal development, as it provided a consistent competitive outlet, the foundation to build great friendships, and the opportunity to build confidence through accomplishment.
I continued my Jesuit education attending medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. During my studies, it became perfectly clear that I was meant to be an orthopedic surgeon. I was captivated by the ingenious design of the human musculoskeletal system. I was drawn to the hands on, intricate, and mechanical nature of the profession. It became my desire to help others in a most basic and fundamental way; to feel better, function better, work better, and play better.
At the completion of medical school, I was accepted to attend orthopedic residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Despite five years of regular one hundred hour work weeks, I had an incredible educational experience, a tribute to the dedication and selfless nature of the renowned team of faculty and supporting residents. As I had found at Creighton, the character of the people around you makes all the difference. Easy access to first class mountain biking, snow skiing, and pristine mountain fly fishing water, was a major bonus for the day off.
Without question, my greatest blessing occurred in Albuquerque. I met my future wife on the first day of residency. To my amazement, she could cram more fun activity into a few hours off then I. She quickly became my fly fishing, camping, mountain biking, snow ski companion. While a talented ear nose and throat surgery resident herself, she was still humble, selfless and always resourceful. We were married in the final few months of our residency and promptly moved back to her home state of Texas for what I considered the shoulder fellowship of a lifetime.
I began fellowship with Dr. Stephen Burkhart, whose understanding of the shoulder anatomy, biomechanical function, and related injury and dysfunction was revolutionary. His use of the arthroscope to treat the vast majority of shoulder ailments in a minimally invasive and all inclusive approach was light years ahead of United States and world surgery standards. I soaked up every detail possible and will forever be grateful for what I learned from him. When traveling around the globe teaching other surgeons, Dr. Burkhart arranged for me to spend time with national experts in elbow arthroscopy, shoulder replacement and sports medicine. This year in San Antonio was an amazing learning experience, perfectly suited to my career interests. However, the greatest value in this fellowship, was witnessing how Dr. Burkhart treated patients and people in general. While one of the most brilliant and talented surgeons our country has seen, his quiet respectful nature, humility, and compassion always shone the brightest. He was relentless in working to achieve the best for his patients. His insights continue to drive innovation and he would openly share his art with any surgeon interested in learning. He was the perfect mentor, and I have committed myself to practicing by his example.
In November of 2019 Dr. Huberty was interviewed on Oregon Live in the following article: Zach Collins’ shoulder injury: A look at the recovery process and potential return timeline for the Portland Trail Blazers forward
In 2019 Dr. Huberty participated in Firefighter For A Day training.