Patrick J. Vaughan, MD

Patrick J. Vaughan, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Medical School

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC


  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


  • Board-Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pierce County Medical Society
  • Washington State Medical Society

Seeing Patients At

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • St. Anthony’s Hospital
  • St. Joseph Medical Center
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Patrick J. Vaughan, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specializing In

Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Joint Replacement

Practice Focus

Top Procedures

  • Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy

  • ACL Reconstruction

  • Fracture Care

  • Knee Arthroscopy with Menisectomy or Meniscal Repair

  • ACL Reconstruction

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy with Labral or Rotator Cuff Repair

  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Reconstruction

  • Repair of Multiple or Complex Deformities

“I take the time to understand each patient’s unique circumstances in order to recommend the best treatment option for the specific injury and lifestyle goals. The partnership between physician and patient is essential to reach the goals of peak performance, prevent future injuries, and promote lifelong fitness. I provide a combination of compassionate care and technical expertise.”- Dr. Vaughan

Dr. Vaughan has been practicing in the South Sound for over ten years. He is the medical director and team orthopaedic surgeon for the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA franchise of the Seattle Mariners), and provides sports medicine coverage for Gig Harbor High School. He also is the team orthopaedic surgeon for the University of Puget Sound and has worked with all of the school’s varsity sports teams for over eight years. Dr. Vaughan was recently honored as Washington State Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Physician of the year for 2017.  Dr. Vaughan served in the U.S. Navy from 2001-2005 at the Naval Hospital Pensacola as a staff orthopaedic surgeon.

Dr. Vaughan enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and golf, and spending time with his family, especially sports with his two children.

Dr. Vaughan is proud to have Angie Baker, PA-C, work with him as his Physician Assistant.

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Our Locations

Lakewood Clinic
Tacoma Clinic
Gig Harbor Clinic
Lakewood Surgery Center
Puget Sound Imaging
Federal Way Clinic