R. Wendell Pierce


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Dr. Pierce relocated from the Boston area in 2008 where he had been staff orthopedic surgeon at Harvard University Health System in addition to his private practice in general orthopedics in Winchester, north of Boston. In his 35 years of active practice, Dr. Pierce has covered the entire spectrum of orthopedic specialties and surgeries. He has cared for all age groups from pediatric to geriatric and is known in his community for problem solving, good communication with patients and families and complying with evidence based medicine. Dr. Pierce is now primarily involved in the office practice of orthopedics seeing all aspects of orthopedics and all age groups. He has a working relationship with his fellow orthopedic and neurosurgeons.

Dr. Pierce has relocated to the Portland/Vancouver area to be closer to his two daughters and twin grandchildren. He has many interests including vocal and instrumental music, gardening, cooking, and many outdoor sports including windsurfing, kayaking and hiking.

Professional Profile

University: Harvard University, 1966
Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1966 – 1970
Internship: General Surgery, 1970- 1971
H.C. Moffitt Hospital
UCSF, San Francisco,
Residency: General Surgery, 1971- 1972
UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Orthopedic Surgery – Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency, 1972 – 1976

Military Service: Orthopedics, U.S. General Leonard Wood Army Hospital,

Fort Leonard Wood, MO, 1976 – 1978, Rank, Major

Fellow: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Started Practice: 1976
Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1977 Recertification 1998 and 2008
Hospital Affiliations: PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center
Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital
R. Wendell Pierce