Dr. Christopher Healy

“Seeing patients through injuries and putting them back on the pathway to full, pain-free function is incredibly fulfilling work.”

ABOUT Dr. Christopher Healy
ABOUT Dr. Christopher Healy

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.


Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

FellowshipStony 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 EducationThe 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



After retiring from an executive job, Andrew and his wife moved to Central Oregon to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. After shattering his elbow, it was unsettling for him to think he may not be able to have full use of his right arm again. After surgery, Andrew is back to enjoying all his favorite activities, thanks to the excellent care he received at The Center from Dr. Healy. Click here to watch him tell his story in a short video.

Lifelong resident of Bend, Paul, 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. Click here to watch him tell his story in a short video.

Normally very confident in jumping, professional mountain biker, Sierrah Umhauer, slipped in the air and fell, resulting in a broken clavicle. She had x-rays taken at the hospital in Utah and sent to The Center in her hometown of Bend, Oregon. Dr. Healy and Chris Stout, PA-C did the surgery a week later. She was impressed by her care team, they took the time to call her the next day to see how she was doing. Click here to watch her tell her story in a short video.

“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]