About Orthopaedic Research Center of Alaska

Best Orthopedic Doctors in Anchorage, AK

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About Our Orthopedic Research Clinic in Anchorage

The ORCA team is built of a diverse group of individuals with different backgrounds working cohesively to fulfill your orthopedic needs. Our office staff leads active lifestyles and includes competitive athletes such as runners and endurance bikers. Their families ski, snowboard, bike, and play baseball and soccer. They understand how important it is for our patients to return to their own favorite activities. That’s why our Orthopedics Surgeons put our patients first.



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Patient Testimonials

Even with a bump or two during my recovery from hip replacement surgery, I must say the entire process from diagnosis to surgery and followup was first rate. Everyone in your office, from Dr. Vermillion to the assistant at the front desk, was professional, friendly and helpful. There were never long waits, and both you and Ben Kennah were always available for guidance, before and after surgery, during and after office hours.

Michael Campbell

Anchorage, AK

Best Adult & Pediatric Orthopedist Doctors Near Anchorage

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Dr. Doug Vermillion

Dr. Doug Vermillion, M.D. is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and has completed fellowship training in Adult Reconstructive Surgery/Foot and Ankle Surgery. He also has a strong background in Sports Medicine and this interest has led him to become an experienced cartilage restoration surgeon.

Benjamin Kennah, PA-C

Benjamin Kennah is a certified physician assistant that specializes in orthopedic shoulder, hip and knee replacements while having a diverse background caring for patients. He leads an active lifestyle and is passionate about communicating with patients about the treatment and recovery process.

Dr. Daniel Brown

Dr. Daniel Brown, M.D. is a Board Certified Pediatric Orthopedic surgeon practicing in Anchorage, Alaska.  Dr. Brown is the newest member to the ORCA team and specializes in all aspects of musculoskeletal care of the pediatric patient from birth through adulthood.

Zachary Ritter, PA-C

Zachary Ritter is a certified physician assistant that specializes in the care of children and adults.  He believes that educating patients about their condition improves decision making, and outcomes.  He strives to make every visit as comfortable, and as humorous as possible, so that patients, especially kids, have a positive experience at the doctor’s office.