Dustin Briggs, MD
Dustin Briggs, MD, is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery specializing in the treatment of hip and knee arthritis. He earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of New Mexico. “I was corn raised, and chile blazed,” jokes Dr. Briggs. He also completed a fellowship in lower extremity reconstruction at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California, focusing on hip and knee replacements.
Dr. Briggs is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. The spectrum of his practice includes minimally invasive partial knee replacements, robotic-assisted total hip and knee replacements, and complex revisions of failed or painful hip and knee replacements. His research interests include the use of osteochondral allograft transplant for joint preservation and the use of computer and robotic assistance for reconstructive procedures.
“Medicine is the intersection between science and community,” states Dr. Briggs. “I was drawn to a career in the sciences while having meaningful interaction with others.” Dr. Briggs takes time with his patients to understand their goals and tailor treatment accordingly. “A candid conversation is key for patients to have realistic expectations and satisfying outcomes.”
Dr. Briggs has been in practice for eight years. He returned to the University of New Mexico for four years as an assistant professor and chief of the Adult Reconstruction Division before relocating to the Coachella Valley, where his wife was born and raised. After four years of practice in the valley, he is now excited to join the team of specialists at Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center.
“Staying active has always been important to my wellbeing--both mentally and physically. It is immeasurably rewarding to help patients retain or regain that active lifestyle.”