Michael Coe, MD
Board Certifications: American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery
Fellowship: Hand and microvascular surgery under the University of Washington and Seattle Hand Surgery Group combined program
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Medical School: Chicago Medical School, IL
Undergraduate Education: University of Washington, Seattle
Memberships: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Dr. Coe is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with twenty-five years of experience in the treatment of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions. His special interests include trauma and minimally invasive surgeries, including endoscopic carpal tunnel releases and arthroscopic shoulder surgery. His goal is to help patients restore function, no matter how complex the injury.
In 2015, Dr. Coe successfully completed recertification for a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand, as well as in general orthopedics, requiring intensive continuing medical education and a rigorous exam. He completes intensive courses in trauma, shoulder, or hand surgery annually to stay current on the latest clinical, research, and technological advances.
Dr. Coe graduated with honors from the University of Washington in his native state and received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School, where he also completed an internal medicine internship. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Virginia and fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery under the University of Washington and Seattle Hand Surgery Group combined program. He then moved to Central Oregon, where he has deep roots. His father was a World War II Army officer and trained at Camp Abbott (now Sunriver), helping build what is now called the Great Hall. His distant relative, Dr. Urling Coe, was Bend’s first physician and mayor in the early 1900’s. He made many contributions to the founding of this city, his notes were compiled in the book Frontier Doctor, a fascinating observation on Central Oregon and the changing West. Dr. Coe remains grateful for the opportunity to live and practice medicine in Central Oregon.
Publications, Activities, & Awards
- Completed Comprehensive Review in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Chicago, IL, July 2013.
- San Diego Shoulder Institute and AANA Arthroscopic Surgery Seminar, February, 2013.
- Presented Common Tumors of the Hand and Forearm, St. Charles Medical Center Grand Rounds, Bend OR.
- Coe, M.R., Spitellie, P., Trumble, T.E., Tencer, A.F. and Kiser, P.: The Scapholunate Allograft: An alternative method of repair of the torn scapholunate interosseous ligament. Journal of Hand Surgery.
- Coe, M.R. and Trumble, T.E.: Biomechanical Comparison of Different Methods for Treating Kienbock’s Disease. Hand Clinics, 9-3:417-430.
“I have been seeing Dr. Coe for various hand related issues over the years. He has performed both carpal tunnel surgeries on each wrist using a very invasive method with just a tiny cut on the wrist. He has performed trigger finger releases, both surgical and with injections, and recently an extensive hand surgery, a basil thumb MCM w/ligament transfer. All went extremely well and the pain is gone! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Coe for any hand related problems. He is wonderful!” – Bobbie P.
“Dr.Coe is very thorough and communicates his thoughts very well. He explores all the options and offered his advice. I have an arthritic wrist which causes me a lot of pain. I am very active so I’ve been trying to decide what my options are. Dr. Coe was very helpful in explaining what my options are.”
“I had a horrific mountain biking accident with multiple fractures in both arms that required a total of three surgeries. Lucky for me, I work as an athletic trainer and ortho tech and I remembered that Dr. Coe was on call that weekend. As I was waiting for the ambulance at the trailhead, that thought calmed me because I knew I was in good hands. I ended up staying three nights in the hospital and because I had an open fracture I had to come back for an additional surgery when there was a lower risk of infection. Dr. Coe is a very competent surgeon and the rest of the care team was outstanding. I am very fortunate to still be doing 98% of the activities I enjoy at the same capacity, including mountain biking. I’m even competing in crossfit competitions now.” – John Baresse
“I was referred to Dr. Coe for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. His exam was thorough and showed that I needed surgery to relieve it. He clearly explained the surgical procedure and the recovery process. I was very comfortable with him and his staff. The surgery successfully relieved my symptoms and I have had no recurrent problem. I highly recommend him if you have this problem.” – Sharon P.