Patrick J. Vaughan, MD


Sports medicine, joint replacement
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Virtual Visits Available
  • Available within 1-3 Days


Patrick Vaughan, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the care and education of the amateur, professional and weekend athlete. He utilizes both non-operative as well as surgical care in order to restore his patients’ function and return them to the activities they love.

Dr. Vaughan has been practicing orthopedic surgery in the South Sound for over 15 years. He is the medical director and team orthopedic surgeon for the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA franchise of the Seattle Mariners), and provides sports medicine coverage for Gig Harbor High School. He is the current team orthopedic surgeon for the University of Puget Sound and has worked with all of the school’s varsity sports teams for over a dozen years. He served in the U.S. Navy from 2001-2005 at the Naval Hospital Pensacola as an orthopedic surgeon.

He enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, and golf, spending time with his family, and playing sports with his two teenagers.

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Specializing in:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Fracture care
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy with menisectomy or meniscal repair
  • Knee replacement
  • Posterior tibial tendon reconstruction
  • Repair of multiple or complex deformities
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder arthroscopy with labral or rotator cuff repair


1724 W. Union Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98405-2099

(253) 752-1160


2727 Hollycroft Street Suite #410
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

(253) 358-4015



Program: MD
Institution: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Program: Residency
Institution: Medical College of Virginia

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Pierce County Medical Society

Washington State Medical Society

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