Jeffrey LaPorte, MD

  • Jeffrey LaPorte, MD
    Jeffrey LaPorte, MD
    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Dr. Jeffrey LaPorte embarked on his journey in sports medicine while excelling in football and baseball at John Carroll University in Ohio, graduating in 1980. His medical journey continued at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois, culminating in his Orthopedic Surgical training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1990.

    Before settling in Montana in 2006, Dr. LaPorte served as the esteemed team physician for Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green High School, Elmwood High School, and Eastwood High School in Ohio. Initially joining Western Montana Clinic, he later became a partner at Missoula Bone & Joint in 2014.

    As a board-certified general orthopedic surgeon, Dr. LaPorte specializes in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. His expertise extends to sports medicine, arthroscopy, shoulder surgery, trauma, SI joint dysfunction, and joint replacements of the shoulder, hip, and knee.

    Deeply committed to advancing orthopedic care in Montana, Dr. LaPorte represents the state on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has previously held the presidency of the Montana Orthopedic Society. His dedication to the local sports community earned him the Lifetime Volunteer Award from the Missoula Area Hockey Association in 2014. He continues to serve as team physician for the University of Montana Griz Hockey team, having previously supported the Maulers and the Missoula Jr Bruins.

    Recognized for his excellence in sports medicine, Dr. LaPorte was honored as the Team Physician of the Year by the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association in 2003. Presently, he proudly serves as the Team Physician for the PaddleHeads Baseball team.

    Outside of his professional commitments, Dr. LaPorte finds joy in recreational activities such as tennis, skiing, and boating, often shared with friends and family.

    Medical School: The Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine, Chicago Medical School, 1985

    Internship: Case Western Reserve University, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, 1985-1986

    Residency: Case Western Reserve University, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, 1986-1990

    Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    State Licensed: Montana, Wyoming, and Ohio

    Joined Practice: 2014

    Professional Memberships:

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AAOS Montana Board of Counselors Representative
    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Montana Medical Association
    • Montana Orthopedic Society – Past President


    Jennifer is the dedicated orthopedic assistant for Dr. LaPorte’s patients. Jennifer works closely with Dr. LaPorte to make sure that each patient’s needs are met. If you have questions or concerns you can phone Jennifer directly at (406)532-8785.

    Greg Murray is a Physician Assistant, PA-C, who works closely with Dr. LaPorte in both surgery and the clinic. Greg also evaluates and treats patients who come to our Orthopedic Urgent Care.


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    Team Physician:

    • PaddleHeads Baseball, 2024
    • Griz Hockey, 2021
    • Missoula Jr. Bruins Hockey, 2016-2020
    • Missoula Maulers, 2007-2016
    • Diamondback affiliate professional baseball team, 2019
    • Bowling Green State University, 1990-2006


    • Lifetime Volunteer Award, Missoula Hockey Rink, 2014
    • Team Physician of the Year – Ohio Athletic Trainers Association, 2003, for excellence in Sports Medicine of athletes.


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