Dr. Dhanur Damodar is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in complex knee and shoulder, hip preservation and arthroscopy, sports medicine, and cartilage repair. Upon completing his fellowship training, he gained advanced experience in performing the most leading-edge and minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Dr. Damodar has a specific interest in arthroscopic reconstruction of the hip, shoulder, and knee, including ligament repair and reconstruction, cartilage repair and restoration, rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilization, arthroscopic hip labral preservation, and joint replacement of the shoulder. Born and raised abroad in both India and Hong Kong, he settled in Louisville, Kentucky, where he graduated from a math-science-technology magnet school. Dr. Damodar earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and his medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
In his years at the University of Southern California, Dr. Damodar was recognized as the top of his class and was involved with teaching and educating other students. He then completed his residency training at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, the fourth largest hospital in America and home to the world-renowned Ryder Trauma Center. Here, he received world-class training in orthopedic trauma and fracture care, sports medicine, and joint replacement. He was elected as chief resident and helped with recruitment and alumni relations.
Dr. Damodar finished an advanced year of training in a sports medicine fellowship for knee surgery, hip preservation, and open shoulder reconstruction at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. Rush University is widely considered to be amongst the top three sports medicine fellowships in the world and is routinely recognized as an orthopedic center of excellence. During his time at Rush University, Dr. Damodar was trained by world leaders in sports medicine and was taught the most leading-edge surgical and nonsurgical techniques.
In his practice, Dr. Damodar ensures that his patients receive the best and most effective treatment, even if that means nonsurgical care. In fact, he is able to help the majority of his patients through their ailments with nonsurgical methods. Having served as a team physician at high school, collegiate, and professional levels, Dr. Damodar's goal is to treat each patient as thoughtfully as he would treat his own family member.
Dr. Damodar feels strongly that communication and patient education are critically important to excellent medical care. He has taken care of several of his own family members after orthopedic procedures and understands the challenges faced by caretakers and family.
In his free time, Dr. Damodar enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He is excited to explore the area with his wife, who is a Pacific Northwest native. He also enjoys basketball, golf, tennis, hiking, biking, and traveling.
Dr. Damodar sees patients suffering from hip, knee, and shoulder ailments and sports-related issues at Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery in Vancouver at Vancouver and Salmon Creek and in Portland at Rose Quarter.