Christopher Healy, DO
“Seeing patients through injuries and putting them back on the pathway to full, pain-free function is incredibly fulfilling work.”
Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
Residency: Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine, Plainview, New York
Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Parker, Colorado
Undergraduate Education: The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Professional Memberships: American Society for Surgery of the Hand; ER Hand Committee and Ethics and Professionalism Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
Dr. Healy is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and trauma and fracture care. He enjoys the new and interesting challenges each day presents, whether he is piecing together a fractured arm after an accident, seeing patients in clinic, or performing routine hand surgeries, every day is dynamic and immensely satisfying. What drives Dr. Healy the most is helping people and getting them get back to what they love.
After completing his medical education, Dr. Healy completed an orthopedic surgery residency where he received extensive training for a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, including traumatic injuries of the upper and lower extremities. He then completed fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Stony Brook University in New York. Dr. Healy enjoys alpine and backcountry skiing, mountain biking, competitive running, and spending time with his wife, Annie.
Lifelong resident of Bend, Paul Reynolds, is not your typical 86-year-old. He enjoys riding his bike on a 15-mile loop several times a week, skiing at Mt. Bachelor, and many other activities. After getting hit by a car on his bicycle he was seriously injured with a broken humerus, elbow, and femur. Hours later, Dr. Chris Healy performed surgery on him. His first concern was whether or not he would be able to use his Mt. Bachelor season pass that year. Dr. Healy worked with him to help him achieve his goals with a promise to ride up the chairlift together once he had recovered. After multiple surgeries, Paul was steadfast in his recovery and was able to make a lot of progress. Four months after his injury, Paul and Dr. Healy were able to hit the slopes together and celebrate their success. Click here to watch Paul’s story.
“George and I were on a Zoom phone call with our children and grandchildren on the Saturday before Mother’s day. He got up to get a glass of water and fell on the floor. I got off the call immediately and could tell that George’s wrist was broken and he was in a lot of pain, so I called 911. He was taken to St. Charles in Prineville where we live and admitted to the ER. Because of the COVID protocols in place, I had to wait in the car and it was very difficult to get information. After six hours, he was discharged and brought to my car. George had hip problems even before the fall, and he could barely walk when he was brought out. Dr. Healy called me the next morning to let me know that he had seen George’s x-rays and he needed immediate surgery. He went above and beyond speaking to me throughout the day as I tried to arrange transportation to St. Charles in Bend for the operation. It was a very frustrating experience and Dr. Healy gave me a great deal of comfort and support. After the surgery, Dr. Healy continued to keep me updated on George’s progress. When George returned to Prineville, we had him in a swing bed at St. Charles for rehabilitation. Then Dr. Healy and St. Charles helped me arrange home health to come to our home to help us until I was comfortable caring for him on my own. We can’t thank Dr. Healy enough for his help throughout this experience.” – Carole and George Wood
“Dr. Healy has a great demeanor and made me feel comfortable about both of my carpal tunnel surgeries. I was blown away by the fact that he called me after both surgeries to see how I was doing. I have had other surgeries and I don’t recall that ever happening before. Five stars!”
“Dr. Healy is very understanding and eager to help his patients. I would recommend him to any of my friends.”
- Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Plainview Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Senior Resident of the Year, Awarded 2018
- American Society for Surgery of the Hand/American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Scholarship, Awarded 2016
- Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Plainview Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Resident of the Year, Awarded 2015
- Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Plainview Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Junior Resident of the Year, Awarded 2014
- Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine: Rural and Wilderness Medicine Honors Track, Awarded 2013
- Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship Winner, Awarded 2011
- The University of Vermont Department of Athletics: Wasson Athletic Prize, Awarded 2008
- The University of Vermont Dean’s List: 2004 – 2008
- The University of Vermont Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field Team: 2004 – 2008, Captain 2007 – 2008
- Megas A, Healy C, Nellans K, Galos D. Management of Grade 1 Open Distal Radius Fractures: A Survery of Practicing Surgeons. Submitted to Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, May 2019.
- Stapleton E, Frane N, Lentz J, Yngstrom K, Healy C, Cohn R, Katsigiorgis, G. Impact of a Resident-Guided Rounding Initiative on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey Scores in Orthopaedic Surgery Inpatients. JAAOS Global Research & Reviews 2019; 3(4):e041.
- Healy C, Mirza J, Lee B, Mathew V, Mirza A. Radiographic and Clinical Assessment of Intramedullary Nail Fixation for the Treatment of Unstable Metacarpal Fractures. HAND 2017; 13(2): 184-189.
- Healy C, Kahn L, Kenan S. Subcutaneous Extraosseous Osteosarcoma of the Forearm: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Skeletal Radiology 2016; 45:1307 – 1311.
- Bitterman A, Healy C, Gurtowski J, Grosso M, Fakhoury J. Ethical Considerations Regarding Informed Consent Disclosure in a Resident Training Program. Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine: An International Journal May 2016; 7(1):1-8.
- Fakhoury J, Healy C, Cuartas E. Osteoid Osteoma contiguous with the L5 Nerve Root: A Case Report. Submitted to Spine February 2016.
- Healy C, Brown B, Stockton R, Ackerman G. Radial Shaft Fracture with Associated Elbow Dislocation: A Case Report of an Unclassifiable Monteggia Variant. [Manuscript in Preparation]
- Healy C, Mirza J, Lee B, Mirza A. Pillar Pain Following Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release: A Quantitative Analysis. [Manuscript in Preparation]
- Healy C, Mirza J, Lee B, Mirza A. Retrospective Analysis of a Suture Suspension Arthroplasty for Basilar Joint Arthritis. [Manuscript in Preparation]
- Mulry T, Healy C, Ragusa P, Alpert S. Snapping Biceps Femoris Syndrome: A Review of the Literature and Novel Approach to Surgical Management. [Manuscript in Preparation]