• Dr. Dolan is an amazing doctor he did my left knee surgery and he did a tremendous job. In my experience I can highly recommend him and I told Dr. Dolan if I will do my right knee again I will request him again to do it. Thank you so much Dr. Dolan, May GOD BLESS YOUR HEALTH FOREVER so... read more - Gloria S. - 6/28/2022 

  • Dr Dolan and staff were professional in this office visit. Very nice facilities. - Michael B. - 5/28/2022 

  • I was seen by Dr. Dolan. He was very professional and gave a good explanation of the problem and options for care. All staff was very courteous. Thanks I would definitely return. - Gale A. - 5/01/2022 

  • Dr. Dolan and his staff were very helpful explaining the procedure to me in a way I could understand, professional, efficient, yet down to earth, hopeful and kind. - Michelle P. - 4/30/2022 

  • Hope Orthopedics is the place to go for any and all orthopedic concerns... wonderful group of caring Doctors! Looking to get a hip replacement with Dr. Dolan soon. - Marilyn H. - 4/19/2022 

Dr. Mark Dolan 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 fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeon and his practice is focused exclusively on conditions affecting the hip and knee joints.  Dr. Dolan offers cutting-edge techniques and treatments for a variety of hip and knee problems including robotic-assisted joint replacement, muscle sparing direct anterior approach hip replacement, and patient specific knee replacement.  In addition to performing minimally invasive hip and knee replacements, Dr. Dolan also performs complex revision hip and knee replacement surgeries for worn out or bothersome joint replacements.

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 children around Salem, visiting the natural wonders of Oregon, and skiing.

* On 8/16/21, Dr. Dolan was highlighted in the national article, 10 Total Joint ASC Physicians to Know (Becker's ASC Review).


  • Undergraduate: 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

  • Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York
    Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery, 2008-2009
    Hip Preservation and Hip Arthroscopy with Drs. Robert L. Buly and Bryan T. Kelly, 2009

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

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2000-present
  • American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 2014-present

Hospital Committees/Leadership Positions

  • Medical Director, Joint Replacement Center of Excellence, Salem Health; 2014-present
  • Section Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Salem Health; 2014-2016
  • Surgical Governance Committee, Salem Health; 2014-2016
  • Quality Operations Committee, Salem Health; 2015-present

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