Dr. Mark Dolan is a is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement procedures. The Indiana native performs hundreds of these surgeries each year and completed a fellowship program at the world’s most prestigious orthopedic center, the Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Medical College, at Cornell University in New York City. After practicing in Chicago and serving as part of the teaching faculty at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Dolan and his family decided to move to Oregon and join Hope Orthopedics. He was drawn not just by the natural beauty of Oregon, but by the high quality orthopedic care at Hope and the opportunity to provide expert care for patients with hip and knee problems throughout the Willamette Valley.

Dr. Dolan is a high volume, fellowship trained joint replacement surgeon. His practice is focused exclusively on hip and knee surgery and Dr. Dolan offers cutting edge techniques and treatments for a variety of hip and knee problems. In addition to performing minimally invasive hip and knee replacements, Dr. Dolan also performs a high number of complex revision hip and knee replacement surgeries for worn out or bothersome joint replacements. In addition, he helped launch Oregon’s largest outpatient joint replacement program at Willamette Surgery Center.

Dr. Dolan serves as medical director of the Salem Health Joint Replacement Center of Excellence. In this role, he has championed multiple quality improvement projects that have led to improved patient care and outcomes for all patients receiving hip and knee replacements in the Center of Excellence. These projects have ranged from efforts to decrease infections, improve pain control, decrease blood transfusions, and decrease length of stay. These behind the scene efforts will have an impact on your care and make for the best possible experience during your joint replacement surgery with Dr. Dolan.

“I believe I offer a compassionate, patient-centered approach to care,” he says. “I’m good at listening to my patients and explaining to them in words they can understand the various surgical and non-surgical options available to help get them back to a pain-free life and high level of functioning.”

When not working, Dr. Dolan is busy chasing his two toddler age children around Salem, visiting the natural wonders of Oregon, and skiing.

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts, Government/Pre-Professional
Medical School
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana
Medical Doctorate
Graduate Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of General Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


Hospital for Special Surgery

Weill Medical College, Cornell University
New York, New York
Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery
Weill Medical College, Cornell University
Hip Preservation and Hip Arthroscopy with Drs. Robert L. Buly and Bryan T. Kelly; 2009
Honors and Awards 
The Lance Peters, MD, Memorial Biomechanics Award, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2012         
Excellence in Research Award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2011         
Magna Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame, 1999        
Big East Men’s Soccer All-Academic Team, 1995        
Big East Men’s Soccer Tournament Champions, 1995
Hospital Committees/Leadership Positions
Medical Director, Joint Replacement Center of Excellence, Salem Health; 2014-present
Section Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Salem Health; 2014-present
Surgical Governance Committee, Salem Health; 2014-present
Quality Operations Committee, Salem Health; 2015-present
Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certified
ABOS Part I written exam, passed 2008
ABOS Part II oral exam, passed 2012
Participating in MOC current

Medical Licensure

Oregon 7/9/2012 - current
Illinois 6/2003-7/2014 – not renewed
New York 6/2008 – not renewed

Professional Society Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2000-present
American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons 2014-present
International Society for Hip Arthroscopy 2010-present
American Medical Association 2008-present
Illinois State Medical Society 2010-2012
Chicago Medical Society 2010-2012

Contact: 1600 State Street, Salem, OR 97301
503-540-6300 - Fax: 503-540-6404