Dr. Michael McNamara
graduated from University of Washington Medical School in 1987 and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in 1993.
In 1994 he
Fellowship at the Hand Center of San Antonio
and earned his
Certification in Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.
specialized training includes hand, elbow, and shoulder surgery as well as trauma, sports medicine, and total elbow and shoulder replacement.
Dr. McNamara was a member of the US Air Force from 1988 to 1999 and served at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage from 1994 to 1999.
During his time in Alaska he was the Chief of Orthopedics at Elmendorf from 1997 to 1999.
Dr. McNamara then moved to Washington State and continued his surgical practice at The Everett Clinic from 1999 to 2002, serving as Chief of Orthopedics from 2001-2002.
family returned to Alaska in 2002 where he
private specialty clinic for surgery of the hand, elbow, and shoulder.
continues to enhance the field of medical research on the upper extremity by developing instruments specialized for the surgical procedures he
In February of 2013, Dr. McNamara
was awarded his
first patent-"Method for Aligning Upper Extremity Bones and Inserting Guide Device.
This patent, which was done in collaboration with 5 other medical engineers and providers, is specifically designed to target the scaphoid and lunate bones of the wrist and to aid in the repair of the scapholunate ligament.
For more information on Dr. McNamara's
current research, click on the Research link.
also finds time to enjoy the Alaskan outdoors with his
wife Joanne and their three children, Kirsten, Shannon, and Jacob.
He is an avid small plane pilot and enjoys exploring Alaska from behind the stick of a SuperCub.
also enjoys photographing his
many adventures including hunting, fishing, and skiing with his
family and friends.
has contributed his
expertise to many Alaska youth activity programs, such as soccer and ski teams.
In 2004 Robert joined Dr. Michael McNamara
in his practice of surgery for the hand, elbow, and shoulder.
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