MARK EILERS, M.D., MS, FAAOS Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Specialist Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
Dr. Mark Eilers is board certified in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. Dr. Eilers graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he obtained a Master of Science in Pharmacology.
Dr. Eilers earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, after which he completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Southern Illinois University.
Upon completion of residency, he then went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at TRIA Orthopedics in Minneapolis, MN. While there, he had the privilege of providing team physician coverage for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball, NHL’s Minnesota Wild, University of Minnesota Division 1 Hockey, Gustavus Adolphus Division 3 Football, Minnesota Magicians NAHL Hockey, and Washburn High School Athletics teams.
Prior to coming on board at Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Dr. Eilers spent time practicing in Odessa, Texas, where he provided team physician coverage for the University of Texas of the Permian Basin Division 2 athletics, Permian and Odessa High School athletics, and several other high schools in the West Texas region.
Dr. Eilers’ areas of focus include cartilage injuries to the knee, as well as tendon and complex ligamentous injuries to the knee, ankle, elbow, and shoulder. These injuries include multiple ligament knee injuries, anterior and posterior cruciate tears, meniscus injuries, rotator cuff tears, AC separations, and biceps/quad/patellar tendon injuries. Dr. Eilers also manages osteoarthritis of the knee and shoulder with advanced procedures including Mako-assisted partial and total knee replacement, as well as patient-specific total shoulder and reverse total shoulder replacement. In addition, Dr. Eilers performs both adult and pediatric acute fracture care for upper and lower extremity fractures.
Dr. Eilers and his wife are parents to their two young children, and enjoy watching them change and grow every day.