Dr. Clyde

Dr. Clyde

Dr. Clyde is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who joined Denali Orthopedic Surgery in 2001. He is originally from Logan, Utah where he attended Utah State University. He received undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology. After joining the U.S. Army, he attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland and completed his Medical Doctorate Degree in 1989. He completed Surgical Internship and Orthopaedic Residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado.

Dr. Clyde was station at Bassett Army Community Hospital, Ft. Wainwright, Alaska in 1996. He was certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in July 1998. He became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon in March 2000. He served as Chief of the Orthopedic Clinic and Chief of the Department of Surgery for Bassett Army Hospital. After 16 years of military service in the U.S. Army, he voluntarily separated from the Army to stay in Alaska and joined Denali Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Clyde has been an active member of the Medical Staff of Mat-Su Regional Medical Center and the old Valley Hospital in Palmer since 2001. He served as President of the Medical Staff, Chairman of the Surgical/Tissue Committee, member of the Peer Review, Credentials, and By-laws committees. Most recently served as a member of the Board of Trustees for MSRMC.

Although Dr. Clyde is a General Orthopedic Surgeon, he loves sports medicine. He has worked with Palmer and Colony High Schools providing on the field Orthopedic care during football games. He performs ligament reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle joints. He is skilled in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle joints. Dr. Clyde has extensive experience in the treatment of shoulder and knee injuries. He surgically treats rotator cuff tears, labral tears, biceps tendon injuries, instability and impingement. He performs knee arthroscopic anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscal repairs and cartilage injury treatment. He treats patella instability and dislocations. He also treats ligament and tendon injuries of the elbow, hand, foot and ankle.

As a General Orthopedic Surgeon, he treats acute injuries to the bones, joints and extremities including operative and non-operative care of fractures in adults and children. He performs hand surgery, including but not limited to carpal tunnel releases, tendon repairs and removal of ganglions/masses. He performs foot and ankle surgeries such as bunionectomies, ligament reconstructions for ankle instability and toe surgeries.

Dr. Clyde loves Alaska and the outdoors. He is an avid hunter and loves to share stories and photos with his patients. He loves golf, basketball, skiing, snow machining, fishing and photography. He also enjoys camping, hiking, river rafting and boating with his five boys.

Memberships:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Anchorage Orthopedic Society

Education:

  • Orthopedic Residency - Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, 1992-1996.
  • Surgery Internship – Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, 1989-1990.
  • Medical School – Uniformed University of the Health Sciences, 1985-1989.
  • Undergraduate School – Utah State University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 1983 and Biology, minor in Chemistry, 1984.