Dr. Huberty specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions and performs orthopedic procedures including, but not limited to:
Dr Huberty is West Linn High School and Clackamas Community College Team Physician. He has 16+ years of experience treating sports related injuries in high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.
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. 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 orthopedic surgical care. With more then 17 years of practice experience, I feal confident in my approach to treating patients. Within the shoulder and upper extremity subspecialty, I have seen most conditions and diagnosis countless times. I know which treatments work well and know where the complications hide; however, I understand that the practice of medicine requires constant pursuit of knowledge. There will always be more to learn, and each day of practice seems to present challenging dilemmas. I will never forget the Hippocratic Oath I took at the beginning of 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 a 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 clarity of mind and guidance.
Second, I believe it critically important for you as a patient to be well informed about your physical condition in order to make the right decisions about your health. I will do my best to make an accurate diagnosis and explain thoroughly 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 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 family attended most major Washington State Cougar athletic events, and I remain a huge Cougar fan today. I developed a passion for sport and a desire to spend free time in the outdoors hunting and fly fishing.
I found the perfect environment for education and maturation at Gonzaga University. I studied Biochemistry with an eye towards medical school while competing on the university tennis team. This loaded academic and athletic schedule proved valuable preparation for the rigors of medical school.
I began medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. During my studies, it became crystal clear that I was meant to become an orthopedic surgeon. For the first time in my life, I felt certain of a career direction. 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 the 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. This sought-after training program was well known for providing an outstanding surgical experience, highlighted by the sports medicine and hand surgery programs. Regular 100-hour work weeks tested my fortitude, but I fell in love with the profession none the less. The character of the people around you make all the difference.
The following year, I was selected the single shoulder surgery fellow with Dr. Stephen Burkhart. I considered this the opportunity of a lifetime. His understanding of shoulder anatomy, biomechanical function, and related disorders was revolutionary. His use of the scope to treat shoulder ailments by a minimally invasive technique was light years ahead of US and worldwide standards. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to learn from him. I was most impressed by his humility, compassion, and his relentlessness in working to achieve the best for his patients. He was the perfect mentor, and I have committed myself to practice by his example. During this fellowship year, I also had the opportunity to work with national experts in sports medicine, shoulder replacement arthroplasty and elbow arthroscopy. At fellowship completion, I felt well prepared to begin my future practice.
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.