Dr. Camille Clinton is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and shoulder surgery from the world famous Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. While there, Dr. Clinton assisted the team physicians for the WNBA New York Liberty and assisted in the care of many other recreational, high school, college and professional athletes. She also spent time working with orthopedic surgeons in the Women's Sports Medicine Center, and with many leaders in the field of sports and shoulder surgery. Dr. Clinton worked on research in her residency and fellowship including studies involving inflammation in rotator cuff tears, allograft ACL reconstructions, female ACL injuries, and meniscal allograft transplantation.
I believe all patients should be treated as individuals. While multiple patients may have the same injury or problem each person is unique. In order for a patient to have the best outcome I draw on my knowledge and technical expertise to give them excellent treatment, but also tailor that treatment to their specific goals. Whether my patient is a weekend warrior, competitive athlete or retiree, I work to get them back to their desired activities as quickly and safely as possible. Many injuries can be treated non-operatively, and I always explore non-operative treatment first when possible. When operative treatment is needed I apply the latest minimally invasive techniques. I attempt to educate my patients so they have a good understanding of their orthopedic problem and then collaborate with them to devise the optimal treatment plan. A successful surgery is only part of what is required for an excellent outcome. The post-operative recovery and rehabilitation is crucial to the success of most procedures. To this end I believe it is critical to remain supportive and involved in patient care until recovery is complete.
Dr. Clinton grew up in Seattle. She attended the University of Notre Dame where she played on the women's soccer team. She is happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest, and enjoys spending her free time with her family, running when she can, and she hopes to get back on the soccer field soon.
Georgetown University School of Medicine | Washington, D.C.
Medstar Georgetown University Medical Center | Washington, DC
Georgetown University Medical Center (orthopedic surgery) | Washington, DC
Hospital for Special Surgery (sports medicine) | New York, NY