Submitted by Washington Orthopaedic Center
Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Scott Slattery announces his retirement from Washington Orthopaedic Center (WOC), Dr. Slattery has practiced orthopedic medicine locally for over 21 years serving WOC locations in Centralia, Olympia and Elma, Washington. Over the years, he has helped thousands of people throughout the Pacific Northwest recover from their sports injuries.
Dr. Slattery was the first surgeon at WOC to perform both outpatient total knee replacement and outpatient total shoulder replacements, as well as the first surgeon to offer anterior approach total hip replacement. “I trust that my colleagues and partners will continue to care for all WOC patients with the same high level of expertise that we have provided the past 47 years,” says Slattery.
Dr. Slattery will be leaving the practice in good hands. Dr. Keith Birchard will be taking over as the most senior surgeon in the group and will continue to care for general orthopedic patients. Dr. Michael Dujela, will continue to be our fellowship trained expert for all foot and ankle patients. Dr. Chad Bender, a fellowship trained hand surgeon, provides care for those with hand and upper extremity needs. Dr. Bryan Nestor, a fellowship trained total joint surgeon, specializes in revisions and complex total joint cases. The newest surgeon in our group is Dr. Chris Hawkins, a fellowship trained sports medicine surgeon, who will be taking over my sports medicine practice.
“Kristin and I are looking forward to spending more time with our family, traveling and enjoying the ski slopes,” says Slattery. The team at Washington Orthopaedic Center wishes Dr. Slattery the best in his retirement.