Dr. Ian McAlister

“Orthopedic injuries can be life changing for many people. I am passionate about providing the highest level of care to my patients and working together with them to help get them back to the activities they enjoy.”


Highly trained in orthopedic trauma, Dr. McAlister specializes in caring for patients that have sustained an injury to the muscular or skeletal system, such as a fall or car accident, in addition to performing hip and knee replacements. He spent five years in an orthopedic trauma residency at the renowned Mayo Clinic, followed by a one year fellowship at the prominent R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. McAlister joins The Center after working for three years at OrthoIndy, working at a Level 1 trauma center in Indianapolis.

A native of Central Oregon, Dr. McAlister graduated from Sisters High School. He was inspired to pursue a career in medicine after sustaining a shoulder injury while playing football and receiving surgical treatment from Dr. Jacobson at The Center. After that experience, he knew he wanted to be able to help people in the same way. After twenty years, not only has he achieved that, but he also has the privilege of practicing medicine in his hometown and helping our community that he deeply cares for. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and traveling.


FellowshipR Adams Cowley Shock Trauma, Baltimore, Maryland
Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Rochester, Minnesota
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Undergraduate EducationBrigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Professional Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board Certified by American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

  • Mayo Foundation Orthopedic Residency Achievement Award, 2018
  • Knowledge in Orthopedic Surgery Honors Graduate: Rank 1 of 223, 2013
    • University of Texas HSC – San Antonio
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2012
    • University of Texas HSC – San Antonio
  • Carl A. Kline Award: Highest Grade in MSII Pathology Course, 2011
    • University of Texas HSC – San Antonio

Marchand LS, McAlister IP, Shannon SF, Nascone JW, O’Toole RV, Jaeblon T.  Medial Sided Articular Impaction in Tibial Plateau Fractures. Injury. 2021 Jul;52(7):1944-1950.

McAlister IP, Marchand LS, Napora JK, Riedel MD, Shannon SF, O’Hara NN, Langhammer CG, LeBrun C, Nascone JW, Sciadini MF, O’Toole RV.  Analysis of Computed Tomography–Based Technique for Measuring Femoral Anteversion: Implications for Measuring Rotation After Femoral Intramedullary Nail Insertion. J Orthop Trauma. 2021 May 1;35(5):239-244.

Sepehri A, Martinson J, Marchand LS, Matthew D Riedel MD, McAlister IP, O’Hara NN, Stockton DJ, Slobogean GP. Measuring Lateral Screw Protuberance is a Clinically Accurate Method for Quantifying Femoral Neck Shortening. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Nov;34(11):600-605.

Schloss MG, Ghulam QM, Hannan ZD, O’Hara NN, Napora JK, McAlister IP, Atchison J, Mulliken A, Zaidi SM, Nascone JW, O’Toole, RV, Manson TT. Posterolateral Plating is a Safe Alternative for the Treatment of Distal Tibial Fractures. Injury. 2020 Jul;51(7):1662-1668.

Kleweno C, Scolaro J, Shannon SF, McAlister IP, Sciadini MF, Routt MLC. Management of Pelvic Fractures. 

  • Book chapter – AAOS Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 69
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Mar 6, 2020 – Orthopedic surgery

Tejwani NC, Archdeacon M, Harvey E, Shannon SF, McAlister IP, Sciadini MF. Complex Proximal Tibia Fractures: Workup, Surgical Approaches, and Definitive Treatment Options. 

  • Book chapter – AAOS Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 69
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Mar 6, 2020 – Orthopedic surgery

McAlister IP, Larson DR, Perry KI, Hanssen AD, Berry DJ, Abdel MP. Two-Stage Revision of Total Hip Arthroplasty for Infection is Associated with a High Rate of Dislocation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Feb 20;101(4):322-329.

  • Poster – Mid America Orthopedic Association –  April 2017
  • Poster – AAHKS Annual Meeting – October 2018
  • Podium Presentation – AAOS Annual Meeting – March 2018

McAlister IP, Sems SA. Controlling the Taylor Spatial Frame in Proximal Tibial Fractures:  A Comparison of Standard Technique and TraumaCad 3.0

  • Podium Presentation – LLRS Annual Meeting – July 2018

McAlister IP, Cross WW. Intraoperative Imaging of Proximal Femur Fractures.  

  • Book chapter – Illustrated Tips and Tricks for Intraoperative Imaging in Fracture Surgery
  • LWW; First edition, December 22, 2017

McAlister IP, Abdel MP. Elevated Serum Titanium Level as a Marker for Failure in a Titanium Modular Fluted Tapered Stem. Orthopedics. 2016 May 6:1-3.

McAlister IP, Sems SA. Arthrofibrosis after Periarticular Fracture Fixation.  Orthop Clin North Am. 2016 Apr;47(2):345-55.

Anderson LA, Erickson JA, Swann RP, McAlister IP, Anderson MB, Sierra RJ, Peters CL. Femoral Morphology in Patients Undergoing Periacetabular Osteotomy for Classic or Borderline Acetabular Dysplasia: Are Cam-Deformities Common?  J Arthroplasty. 2016 Mar 17. pii: S0883-5403(16)00272-2.

Wagner ER, Houdek MT, Pensy R, Eglseder WA. Extensor Digitorum Brevis Flaps for Lower Leg Soft Tissue Coverage.

  • McAlister IP– Podium presentation – Mid America Orthopedic Association – March 2016

Webb JE, McAlister IP, Trousdale RT. Synovial Values in the Setting of Total Hip Arthroplasty Recurrent Instability.

  • Poster – Minnesota Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting – May 2015

Hussey MM, McAlister IP, Dutta AK. Analysis of Healing Rates and Complications Following Anterior Precontoured Plate Fixation of Midshaft Clavicle Fractures.  

  • Podium Presentation – Texas Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting – April 2013