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Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Undergraduate Education
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
-B.A. Economics
Medical School
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
-M.D.
Internship
University of California Department of Surgery, San Francisco, CA
Residency
St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowships
Michael Freeman, M.D.
-Fellowship in Reconstructive Joint Surgery
Appointments
Center for Specialty Surgery
Providence St. Vincent Hospital

Robert E. Tennant, M.D.

In an evolving profession where advances in procedures and technology are constant, Dr. Robert Tennant never loses sight of one key factor as he works with patients. “I put myself in their shoes,” he says. “I always ask, ‘How would I like to be treated?’”

Fellowship trained in total joint replacement, hip and knee surgery, Dr. Tennant has a keen interest in helping those with arthritic changes in their hip and knees. As a sports participant, he knows the motivation for athletes to get back in the game, and is experienced in treating sports-related injuries and performing arthroscopic procedures.

Dr. Tennant was born and raised in Portland. After studying and training on the East Coast and completing a fellowship in London, he returned to his roots and joined what he describes as the best group of orthopedic doctors, filled with those who share his philosophies on patient care.

Married with five children, Dr. Tennant enjoys the collaboration with patients and broader staff to develop a treatment plan. Along the way, he says the key to success is “being honest and compassionate.”

More About Robert Tennant

Favorite movie: To Kill a Mockingbird.
Favorite book: Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck).
Why I live in Portland: I was raised in Portland and wanted my children to experience this great city. It’s sophisticated, yet close to the mountains and the beach.
What I do to relax: Exercise.
My favorite sports moment: Jack Nicklaus winning the 1986 Masters at age 46.
The worst injury I ever suffered: A fractured scaphoid while trying to Snowboard.
When I’m not at work: I’m probably spending time with my wife Lara and children.
Best music to work out to: Rock-n-roll.
I’d be lost without: My wife Lara.
Best advice I ever got: Always do the best you can. – My father.

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