Spencer H. Amundsen, MD

Bio


Dr. Spencer Amundsen is a fellowship-trained Total Joint specialist at the Center of Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Excellence. He specializes in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee, including primary and revision joint replacements. He is certified in Mako robotic hip and knee surgery and Birmingham hip resurfacing. He has extensive training in anterior approach hip replacements and computer navigation.

Dr. Amundsen grew up in Sandy, Utah. He is married with 3 children. He is an avid skier, downhill mountain biker, and rock climber. He played on the Utah state championship soccer team at Brighton High school in 1999. He was a competitor at the U.S. Freeskiing Nationals in 2008 and 2009 and at the USA Masters Ski Jumping National Championships in 2013 on the 25 and 50 meter hills.

Education


Dr. Amundsen earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He then attended the University of Utah School of Medicine during which time he served as president of the Utah Freeskier Society and taught wilderness medicine.

Dr. Amundsen completed his orthopedic training at three Ivy League institutions: Dartmouth, Harvard, and Cornell. His internship and residency training were completed at Dartmouth where he served as Chief resident during his senior year. He completed training in pediatric orthopaedics and orthopaedic oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth-Israel Deaconess Hospital in the Harvard Orthopedic program. He then completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Cornell in New York City, the #1 ranked hospital in the country for Orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report.

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