Edward H. Coale, Jr.


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Edward H. Coale, Jr., M.D. is an orthopedist with sub-specialty training in hand and wrist surgery. His goal for every patient is to provide the highest level of care in order to restore function and relieve pain in the hand and wrist. He has a strong interest in basilar thumb arthritis. He also enjoys tennis, golf, windsurfing, and blues guitar in his off hours.

Dr. Coale has conducted and presented nationally recognized research on arthritis at the base of the thumb. This surgery has helped to validate and add to current state of the art techniques used to help patients who suffer with this problem.

Professional Profile

Medical School: Wayne State University, 1986
Internship: Orthopedics, 1986-1987
Blodgett Memorial Medical Center
Residency: Orthopedics, 1987-1991
Blodgett Memorial Medical Center
St. Mary’s Hospital
Butterworth Hospital
Fellowship: Reconstructive Hand/Microvascular, 1991-1992
University of Louisville
Blodgett Memorial Medical Center
Memberships: Active Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Started Practice: 1992
Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualifications for Surgery of the Hand
Hospital Affiliations: PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital
Awards:            Portland Monthly Top Doctors:  2016


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