Chad L. Bender, MD, COL
Board Certified Orthopedist with American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand
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“My goal as your orthopedic surgeon is to provide safe, effective, and timely musculoskeletal care through mutual cooperation utilizing our coordinated healthcare team at Washington Orthopedic Center and Providence Centralia Hospital. To accomplish this, I am dedicated to a shared decision-making process where you (and family) and I thoroughly discuss your diagnosis and treatment options, so we can make a treatment decision based on clinical urgency and your personal priorities.”
Dr. Bender obtained his medical degree from the University of Arkansas. He went on to complete residency and fellowship training in the United States Army; Orthopedic surgery residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hand surgery fellowship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center which serves as a worldwide tertiary referral center for conditions of the upper extremity.
As a military orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Bender proudly served our soldiers, veterans, and their families around the world with assignments including Korea, California, Washington DC, Germany, and Washington state. He has completed two deployments to Afghanistan and a humanitarian mission to Honduras. He has also served as Chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl Germany. He continues to serve our country as an Orthopedic surgeon in the United States Army Reserves.