From a young age, Alex DeHaan, M.D., knew that orthopedic surgery would be his passion and lifelong career. He believes that orthopedics, more than any other field in medicine, has the capability to return patients to their active lifestyles, whether that be their occupation, the golf course, or playing with their grandchildren. He understands the hardships and obstacles that arthritis or a broken bone can impose on a patient and their family, and works hard to develop a treatment plan individualized to that patient. When reflecting on patient care, Dr. DeHaan states, "I listen and treat every patient with honesty and the utmost respect just as I would my own family." Dr. DeHaan grew up in Portland, Ore. After attending medical school at Boston University, he felt fortunate to return to Oregon for his orthopedic surgery training. During his residency, he confirmed that out of all musculoskeletal diseases and injuries, he most enjoyed treating patients with hip and knee arthritis. To gain further expertise in this field, he completed one year of fellowship training in hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. DeHaan is a specialist in minimally-invasive hip and knee replacements, anterior hip replacement surgery, partial knee replacements, and complex revision surgery. Dr. DeHaan is not only up-to-date on the newest technologies and techniques in hip and knee replacement surgery, but he continues to pursue academic work and research to further advance the field of orthopedic surgery. He approaches orthopedics just as he does his life and family: with patience, punctuality and a big smile. Dr.DeHaan has a loving wife, two children and a golden retriever.