Christopher M. Dolan, M.D.
Dr. Dolan was born and raised in Reno and is a graduate of Wooster High School. He earned bachelors degrees in both History and Physiology at the University of California, Davis. He then earned his M.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Dolan then moved to Western Michigan where he completed five years of orthopaedic surgery training at the Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Residency Program / Michigan State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Dolan then chose to complete an extra year of specialty fellowship training at the Stanford University Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship. While at Stanford, he served as Clinical Instructor for medical students and residents and as the team physician for Stanford Athletics and the university’s international Olympic athletes. Dr. Dolan also served as a team physician for the San Francisco 49ers.
Dr. Dolan joined Sierra Orthopaedics in September of 2009. He is a board eligible candidate for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Dolan holds an Adjunct Clinical Faculty position with the University of Nevada School of Medicine / Sports Medicine Team. Along with serving as an orthopaedic consultant for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack, Dr. Dolan also provides care for the student athletes at Wooster High School and for the Western Nevada College Wildcats Baseball team.
As a proud native Nevadan, Dr. Dolan considers it an honor and privilege to join Sierra Orthopaedics and provide excellent orthopaedic care to the citizens of Northern Nevada. Dr. Dolan practices general orthopaedics with the exception of spine surgery. He has a special interest in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports related injuries and arthroscopy of the hip, knee, shoulder and ankle. Dr. Dolan is married and the father of two young children. His hobbies include multiple outdoor activities, sports, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Dolan chose to join Sierra Orthopaedics because of their excellent orthopaedic care and personal approach, where patients are treated like family. Patient education is essential to Dr. Dolan’s practice and he believes in evidence based medicine and a multidisciplinary approach for injury prevention, treatment, and recovery of each patient. His goal is to individualize care and work towards a shared goal with his patients to maintain an active, productive, and enjoyable lifestyle. Dr. Dolan is active in clinical investigation and has multiple presentations and publications to his credit.