Timothy Bollom, MD
Board Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Subspecialty in Sports Medicine
Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Vail, Colorado
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, AOA, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Undergraduate Education: B.A., University of Saint Thomas, Summa Cum Laude
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Professional Memberships: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Dr. Timothy Bollom is the only sports medicine fellowship trained surgeon in Central Oregon that has completed the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Subspecialty in Sports Medicine. This intensive, focused training allows him to continually stay ahead of advancing surgical techniques and technologies. He treats patients of all ages and diverse backgrounds, with a focus on comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of knee and shoulder disorders. From simple arthroscopy to total joint replacement he utilizes minimally invasive techniques and a sports medicine philosophy of returning patients to normal activity as quickly as possible.
Dr. Bollom was drawn to the medical field because he knew he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. Whether he is on the sidelines of a high school game or performing surgery, he has positively impacted thousands of lives in our community. And when he gets to see a patient he’s treated out and about again, he says it’s the best feeling in the world.
Publications, Activities, & Awards
- Medical Director for Mt. Bachelor National Ski Patrol
- Team Physician for XC Oregon
- Team Physician for Bend Elks
- Team Physician for Bend High School and Sisters High School
- Medical Director for Cascade Surgery Center
- Board Member for The Center Foundation (TCF)
- Former Team Physician for Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos
- Former Team Physician for US Women’s and Men’s Alpine Ski Teams
Dr. Bollom is a guy who values quality of life. Whether he’s on the slopes with his wife and children or on the golf course, he fully embraces all that makes Central Oregon a great place to live and work.
“As a former major league baseball player and now as a coach with the LA Dodgers, I have worked with the highest quality orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Bollom is no exception. His attention to detail, approachable personality and experience all impressed me. I tore my ACL skiing and after two years needed surgery to repair it. I was a patient of Dr. Steadman in Vail, Colorado and Dr. Bollom was recommended to me because he had worked under him and was doing all of the same techniques right here in Bend. He was responsive to all of my questions after the surgery and I am certain he pays that same level of attention to all of his patients. I was back to my normal activities within six months and am now fully recovered.” – Brady Clark
“I had knee pain for many years, I had several minor procedures and injections but the pain became much worse in August of 2014. So painful that I couldn’t walk, I had to use crutches at work. When I looked at the x-rays with Dr. Bollom it became obvious that I needed surgery. I had my knee replaced in October. The minute I woke up from surgery, the debilitating pain was gone. There was some post-op pain, but I knew it was better. Within a day I was back on crutches and 5 weeks later I was back at work. Since then, I have been to Mexico, I can hike, do the elliptical machine, and work without pain. It’s nice to have my life back.” – Susan Decker, MD
“I was impressed that Dr. Bollom came from Colorado, where he had a reputation for innovative work with athletes. He knew the latest techniques and made me feel very comfortable. Thanks to Dr. Bollom and the great staff and facilities at The Center, I can hit the slopes as hard as ever. I’m working on new tricks and higher jumps.” – Jill Sweeney