Larry Stayner, M.D. was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up in Marysville, a small town north of Seattle. Dr. Stayner received a football scholarship from Boise State University and started as a tight-end there from 1989-91. He won All-Conference honors in 1990 and 1991 and was a three-time recipient of Academic All-American honors from 1989-91. Dr. Stayner was accepted to the University of Washington Medical School in 1992 but instead opted to pursue a football career with the Seattle Seahawks who took him in the ninth round of the entry draft that spring. A knee injury suffered in his rookie year cut Dr. Stayner’s football career short but allowed him to resume his medical pursuits at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1996, he accepted an orthopaedic residency at Loma Linda University in California. His training there encompassed all areas of orthopaedic surgery. In 2002, Dr. Stayner accepted an invitation to practice sports medicine as a fellow at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, where he provided care for athletes from the professional teams in Los Angeles, including members of the Lakers, Dodgers, Kings, and Mighty Ducks. Dr. Stayner also treated amateur athletes who suffered injuries in recreational sports such as rock climbing, swimming, ballet, skiing, cycling, and volleyball. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and also has a subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is currently the Orthopaedic Physician for the University of Montana Grizzlies. He has three active teenage daughters and a wonderful wife who is a physical therapist. He is active with mountain biking, fishing, and traveling the world with his girls.

Affiliations: Community Medical Center, Big Sky Surgery Center, Providence Surgery Center, University of Montana Grizzlies

Dr. Larry Stayner