A full spectrum of orthopedic care; a history of caring.
StephenYao, MD
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Undergraduate: Marquette University
Medical School: Rush Medical College, Chicago
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Lake Tahoe Orthopaedic Institute
Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Home Life: Married, 2 children
Hobbies: Golf, volleyball, triathlons, guitar playing.
Contact: 1600 State Street, Salem, OR 97301
503-540-6300 - Fax: 503-540-6404

Dr. Yao, a sports medicine and knee-replacement specialist, was destined for a career as a physical therapist before having a change of heart and deciding to attend medical school. He even practiced physical therapy during part of his time in medical school. "With my physical therapy training and love of sports, it just seemed like a natural extension," he says. "It's sort of a cliché, but I love the whole aspect of being able to identify a problem and fix it. It's positive reinforcement on a daily basis."