Dr. Robert Gunderson, D.O

Meet Robert Gunderson, D.O.

As a fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma and adult reconstructive surgeon in Oklahoma City, Dr. Gunderson specializes in restoring alignment and function to individuals involved in accidents and injuries. He holds extensive experience in internal, external, and biological restorative procedures.

Working as a Board Certified Orthopedic Traumatologist in this specialized field for over 20 years, Dr. Gunderson has mastered in-patient, out-patient, minimally invasive, and complex repairs across the injury spectrum.


Dr. Gunderson was born in Minnesota, but grew up in Oklahoma. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Organic Chemistry at the University of Oklahoma, then went on to earn his doctoral degree in Osteopathic Medicine at Oklahoma State University, Tulsa. Here, Dr. Gunderson graduated at his top of his class.

Upon completion of his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at The Doctors Hospital of Columbus, Ohio, he pursued his fellowship training at Grant Trauma Center in Columbus, Ohio under the tutelage of both of Attila Poka and Robert Ostrum, former president of the American Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA).

Commitment to Advancing Orthopedic Care

Throughout his training and current clinical practice, Dr. Gunderson has developed a keen interest in restoring broken bones back to their original anatomy. He participates annually in educational and clinical didactics to refine the most advanced approaches to restore a patients’ ability to function. These include utilizing minimally invasive and navigational techniques, joint restoration, and muscle sparring surgeries – all of which encourage the body’s ability to heal.

He is currently incorporating biological and neural stimuli advancements in order to promote the patients’ ability to heal without surgery. The accumulative benefits of these new modalities and treatments potentially lower complication rates, improve functional results, shorten recovery times, and minimize the need for joint replacement.

Orthopedic Trauma Care

As one of only six orthopedic trauma surgeons in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas, Dr. Gunderson is known for his specialized, immediate care when it matters most.

Orthopedic trauma care includes:

  • Performing complex hip and pelvic surgery
  • Surgical trends in fractures and fixation
  • Reconstruction of post traumatic deformities
  • Surgical and nonsurgical treatments for dislocations and fractures

What is a Traumatic Injury?

Falls, motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, and many other accidents can result in traumatic injuries that may require anywhere from basic to critical care. Sometimes these situations are life- or limb-threatening and require a specialized approach from a trauma surgeon. When such incidents involve orthopedic injuries, it calls for a specially trained orthopedic trauma surgeon who can provide surgical and non-surgical treatment – fast. Not all orthopedic traumas are life-threatening but can be life-altering with lasting effects if left untreated.

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