About

Dr. Chamberland

Dr. Patricia “Missy” Chamberland, MD

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Advanced Certification In Sports Medicine

  • BS: Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, New York, NY
  • MD: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Advanced Training: 1996-1998 Jack C. Hughston, MD
  • Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Memberships: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Western Orthopaedic Association, Western Slope Orthopaedic Society, Colorado Medical Society, Curecanti Medical Society, Hughston Society, Ruth Jackson Society
  • Active Medical Staff: Gunnison Valley Hospital
  • Past President: 1996-1999, Hughston Clinic of Colorado (supervised 20 physicians and staff of 30 and trained fellows in advanced scope techniques)
  • Orthopaedic Consultant: USA Gymnastics, Gunnison High School, Crested Butte Community Schools, Crested Butte Academy
  • Team Physician: Western State College

“I went into orthopaedic surgery because I like achieving good results and helping people get back to their active lives. I focused on minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery – ’scope’ procedures – because it’s so much better for my patients. They have much smaller incisions, much smaller scars, less pain and a much quicker recovery. That’s why I became one of the very few doctors in the U.S. who can scope every major body joint, including knee, hip, elbow, shoulder, wrist and ankle. It’s so much better for my patients than traditional procedures. Giving my patients the best care is what’s most important to me.”