Paul J. Duwelius, M.D.

A childhood operation that made him healthy and able to play sports drew Paul Duwelius toward the medical field. A surgical internship in medical school sent him into orthopedics. And his clinic’s philosophy of providing great care in a relaxing atmosphere is what guides the doctor today.

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A childhood operation that made him healthy and able to play sports drew Paul Duwelius toward the medical field. A surgical internship in medical school sent him into orthopedics. And his clinic’s philosophy of providing great care in a relaxing atmosphere is what guides the doctor today.

“Patients are nervous about seeing a doctor and I think you can ease their apprehension by being professional yet keeping humor in the clinic,” he says. “I don’t wear a lab coat anywhere, I introduce myself as Paul and I try to learn about a patient’s background during our initial interview.”

Dr. Duwelius works primarily on adult fracture surgery of the lower extremity and total joint reconstruction of the hip and knee. He completed medical school and his residency in orthopedic surgery in Nebraska, then did a trauma fellowship at University of California-Davis before settling in Portland.

Married with three children, Dr. Duwelius appreciates his patients’ desire to resume their normal activities. “Most patients come to me because they’ve had to stop things like hunting, fishing or golfing,” he says. “A great day is allaying their fears and then following through and seeing them post-operatively accomplishing what they had difficulty doing prior to their hip or knee surgery.”

Education

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Undergraduate Education

University of Notre Dame, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
-B.S. Biology - Cum Laude

Medical School

Creighton University College of Medicine, Omaha, NE

-M.D.

Internship

Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL

Fellowships

University of Miami, Miami, FL
-Rehabilitation

University of California-Davis
-Trauma

Residency

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Appointment

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Center for Specialty Surgery

Activities

Community Activities

Nebraska Medical Society

American College of Surgeons

American Fracture Association

Association for Surgical Education

Multnomah County Medical Society - MCMS Emergency

Medical Services Oregon

Medical Association

The Paul R. Lipscomb Society

Oregon Association of Orthopaedists

Western Orthopaedic Association

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Orthopaedic Trauma Association

North Pacific Orthopaedic Society

Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

American Orthopaedic Association,

Orthopedic Trauma Association,

American Orthopedic Association