Dr. Todd Doerr, M.D.

Dr. Todd Doerr is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon with specialization in the minimally invasive spine, hip and knee arthritis, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, as well as sports medicine.  Currently, he is the Chair of Orthopedics and Co-Chair of Surgery at Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak.

Dr. Doerr graduated from the University of Wyoming and pursued his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas, Texas). He was an Orthopedic Resident at Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan).

After his residency, Dr. Doerr completed a fellowship in spine disorders with Dr. Pasquale X. Montesano (Sacramento, California) and another fellowship in sports medicine at Orthopedic Healthcare Northwest (Eugene, Oregon).

He currently has hospital privileges at Scottsdale Healthcare in Thompson Peak, Shea, and Osborn as well as Desert Ridge Outpatient Surgery Center.

Dr. Doerr and his wife, Shideh, came to Scottsdale in 2005 in large part as a compromise between a small town boy and a big city girl. They have three boys who keep them busy. Dr. Doerr enjoys skiing and golf with his family and friends. A true athlete at heart, he also loves hiking, football, and basketball. His hometown is Basin, Wyoming.

Dr. Doerr's Philosophy on Healthcare

"I believe in Patient Centered Care, and provide the patient and the patient's family with as much relevant and understandable information as possible. This includes the nature of the diagnosis and its normal progression, the operative and non-operative alternatives available for treatment, and the after-effects of the various options. By providing this information, the patient is in the best possible position to make an informed choice.

As an orthopedic surgeon, I also try to get the patient back to normal activities as quickly as is reasonably possible. My special areas of interest are dealing with spine, shoulder and knee problems in active individuals, and providing state-of-the-art arthroscopic surgical solutions."


Minimally invasive spine, sports medicine, shoulder, hip and knee arthritis, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder

Education and Training

Fellowships: Spine, Pasquale X. Montesano, Sacramento, CA, 2005
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Healthcare Northwest, Eugene, OR, 2005
Residency: Orthopedic Resident, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1999-2004
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, 1999
Undergraduate: University of Wyoming, Larimie, WY, Bachelor of Science, Zoology, 1995


Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners
Licensed by the Arizona State Board of Medical Examiners


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Hospital Staff Privileges
Scottsdale Healthcare-Thompson Peak
Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea
Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn
Desert Ridge Outpatient Surgery Center