Nancy Yen Shipley, M.D.

Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley, "NancyMD", is an orthopaedic surgeon, mom and speaker, who helps open doors for those that wish to BE more and DO more in their lives, through her speaking, writing and online content




Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee. She is also a team physician for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team.

Dr. Yen Shipley is passionate about sharing her path to medicine with others, in particular our next generation of future physicians. She writes and speaks about these topics in addition to bone and joint issues, and has developed an online curriculum for those that want to be more and do more with their lives. As a mother and a surgeon, she is a mentor and champion for women and diversity in surgical specialties, and brings awareness to this through speaking engagements and an active online presence. She has been a featured contributor on, called “a must-read blog” by Rebecca Ruiz of Forbes, among multiple other online sources of medical news.

In her free time, Dr. Yen Shipley enjoys spending time with her family, snowboarding, stand up paddleboarding, playing tennis, emceeing charitable events and enjoying the great outdoors and the great food in her adopted hometown of Portland.

If you’re interested in learning more about Dr. Yen Shipley’s clinical work or would like to inquire about becoming a patient, click here.

Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley discusses ACL Injuries

Together with Sports Medicine physician Dr. Breanne Brown, Dr. Yen Shipley discusses knee health and ACL injuries

Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley on Fox 12 News

Dr. Yen Shipley discusses injuries of the ankles, shoulder, and more

A Nation in Motion features Dr. Yen Shipley

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons brings you A Nation in Motion, inspiring stories and expert bone and joint health information.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Embraces Diversity in Orthopaedics

Dr. Yen Shipley was honored to be a part of the AAOS campaign on diversity!


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Important Information: All material presented on this website is for educational and informational purposes only, and is not medical advice. IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, CALL 911. If you have an orthopaedic condition for which you wish to establish a patient-doctor relationship, please utilize the clinic contact information in the patients tab to make an appointment with Dr. Yen Shipley.

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