Michael J. Coughlin, MD - Orthopedics

Dr. Coughlin is recognized nationally as a leading author and speaker on orthopedic topics. He is an orthopedic surgeon in private practice in Boise, Idaho, and Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.

Dr. Coughlin has given over 200 presentations at orthopedic conferences and is the author of 50 scientific publications regarding orthopedic foot and ankle surgery. Since 1987, he has co-authored and produced eleven video presentations and textbooks on orthopedic topics.

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - 1980

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Warts


M.D.: University of Oregon Medical School, Portland, 1974
Orthopaedic Internship: University of California - San Francisco, 1974 - 1975
Orthopaedic Residency: University of California - San Francisco, 1975 - 1978
Fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot Surgery: Samuel Merrit Hospital, Oakland, 1978

Academic Appointments

Oregon Health Science University, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Dept. of Surgery:
  • Clinical Instructor, 1983 - 1986
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, 1986 - 1989
  • Clinical Associate Professor, 1989 - 1994
  • Clinical Professor, 1994 - present

Professional Affiliations

American Orthopaedic Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (past president)
North Pacific Orthopaedic Association
Idaho Orthopaedic Association
Idaho Medical Association
International Federation of Foot & Ankle Surgeons (president elect)

Selected Publications

  1. Coughlin MJ (1995). Operative repair of the mallet toe deformity. Foot & Ankle International16(3): 109 - 116.
  2. Coughlin MJ (1996). Hallux valgus. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume, 78(6): 932 - 966.
  3. Mann RA, Coughlin MJ (1993). Adult hallux valgus. In Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, 6th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Year Book.

Financial Disclosure

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