Dr. Taksali specializes in the following:

  • Breaks and Fractures
  • Orthopedic Injury
  • Fragility Fractures
  • Dr. Taksali has given me the best experience as a patient I have ever had. His expertise and performance in his field is unquestionable, and is complimented by his superior patient interaction. In every appointment I have had with him, he took the time to thoroughly explain everything, listened to my questions and concerns, and gave me as much time... read more - Anonymous - 12/08/2017 

  • I fractured my ankle 5 weeks ago. Up until yesterday everything and everyone has been wonderful.
    After doing the computer check in, then not getting directed by the helper correctly...which put my appointment behind over a half hour. I am having to use a medical transport service to get to and from appointments, and changing my pickup time is not...
    read more - Tracy B. - 10/24/2017 

  • Dr Taksali is the best. I had a serious fall with a complex leg injury and Dr Taksali quickly assessed my situation, created a plan, and gave me the confidence to move forward. Dr Taksali is progressive, a creative problem solver, and has a friendly manner that set me at ease. People often say that Portland is the only place... read more - Anonymous - 8/31/2017 

  • wonderful staff at hope and my Doctor Taksali was Great they treated me very well and i had minamal pain after surgery just the begging stage of my recovery after falling at work and breaking my right Tibia at the ankle - Luddly T. - 3/25/2017 

  • Incredible writing this after so many years. My daughter in Southern California with the trimalleolar fracture or who should not have been able to run again is now running marathons thanks to Dr. Taksali's skill. Had to post to let him know how incredibly grateful we were that he was put in our path before he left Southern California. Also,... read more - Anonymous - 1/05/2017 

Dr. Taksali is a board-certified trauma specialist, whose focus is on the care of fractures and post-traumatic reconstruction. He brings to Hope patients extensive education and training in trauma care, but he says he believes it takes more than clinical expertise to provide exemplary care.

"I feel fortunate to have been educated and trained in some outstanding settings," he says. "But what makes a good doctor is how you care for your patients, how you guide them through the recovery process. That, I think, is a better indication of who I am."

When he isn't taking care of orthopedic traumas, Dr. Taksali enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and photography. Ask him about his appearance in the documentary "Eating You Alive" where he discusses the benefits of a plant based diet.


  • Undergraduate: Stanford University
  • Medical School: Rush Medical College

Graduate Medical Education

  • Residency: Yale University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern, Parkland Health and Hospital System Hanover (Ger) Medical School, Trauma Dept.

Board Certification

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery