Dr. Gardner grew up In Virginia. He first came to Alaska in 1982 during medical school and worked in Dillingham as a medical student at Kanakanak Hospital for 2 months. He fell in love with Alaska and all it had to offer. He moved to Alaska in 1989 after completing his orthopedic training and worked with Dr. Richard Strohmeyer as the 2nd orthopedist in the Matsu Valley. Together they formed Denali Orthopedic Surgery P. C. in 1991.
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.
Dr. Curtis Mina is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in minimally invasive methods for treating spinal pathology. Dr. Mina studied biomedical engineering at Northwestern University following which he completed his medical degree at Duke University in 2007. His additional training includes an orthopedic surgical residency at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY, ...
Dr. Ellison was raised in Boise, ID, situated in the Rocky Mountains. He grew up white water rafting, camping and fly fishing in the summer and skiing in the winter. He started sailing in the lakes of Idaho when he was younger and has since sailed at several exciting ports of call far from his childhood home in Idaho, including racing yachts while he lived in Australia.
Michael received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Alaska and his Physician Assistant certification from the University of Washington MEDEX Northwest. Prior to his physician assistant training, he served the Mat-Su Valley as a firefighter and medic for over 10 years.