M.D. University of Washington School of Medicine
B.A. (Biology) Dartmouth College
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery-State University of New York-Upstate Medical Center
Orthopedic Sports Medicine-Taos Orthopedic Institute (Taos, NM)
Originally from the rural logging town of Darrington, WA, Dr. Schillhammer
has crisscrossed the country prior to settling in Southwest Montana. After
graduating from Dartmouth College, he attended the University of Washington
School of Medicine in Seattle before heading back east to complete his
general orthopedics training at the State University of New York in Syracuse.
Rather than beginning general practice right away, Dr. Schillhammer spent
a year as a sports medicine fellow in Northern New Mexico at the Taos
Orthopaedic Institute. The fellowship was an opportunity to advance his
expertise in shoulder and knee procedures from minimally invasive arthroscopic
cases (such as rotator cuff repair, labrum repair, meniscus repair, cartilage
restoration and ACL reconstruction) to open joint restoration procedures
(knee replacement, severe shoulder instability, and shoulder replacement).
In addition to the operative experience, the sports medicine fellowship
provided numerous experiences taking care of athletes with unique challenges
in several sports from football and basketball to skiing and snowboarding.
After being in a destination outdoors community, Dr. Schillhammer is adept
in treating trauma related to recreational sports such as skiing, hiking,
biking, horseback riding, ect.
The Schillhammer family was drawn to the region both by its natural beauty
and small town charm and values. You will likely find them taking advantage
of the area's trails, ski slopes, rivers, and lakes.