Jeffrey LaPorte, MD

  • Jeffrey LaPorte, MD
    Jeffrey LaPorte, MD
    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Dr. Jeffrey LaPorte started his sports medicine journey at the John Carroll University in Ohio, from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1980. He received his Medical Degree from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois and completed his orthopedic surgical training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio in 1990. Prior to moving to Montana in 2006, he served as the team physician for the Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Bowling Green High School, Elmwood High School, and Eastwood High School. Dr. LaPorte first moved to Missoula with Western Montana Clinic, and then became a partner at Missoula Bone & Joint in 2014.

    Dr. LaPorte is a board certified general orthopedic surgeon who evaluates and treats disorders and injuries of the musculoskelatal system. He has a special interest in sports medicine, arthroscopy, shoulder surgery, trauma, SI joint dysfunction, and joint replacement of the shoulder, hip and knee. To learn more about the signs and symptoms of SI joint dysfunction please click here.

    He is passionate about the mission of orthopedics in Montana and currently serves on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as the Montana Board of Counselors Representative. Previously, he has held the position of president of the Montana Orthopedic Society. He has been an active member of our sporting community for many years, and received the Lifetime Volunteer Award in 2014 from the Missoula Area Hockey Association. He can often be found at the Missoula hockey rink where he was the team physician with the Maulers and the Missoula Jr Bruins, and is now team physician with the University of Montana Griz Hockey team. For recreational enjoyment, he enjoys playing tennis, skiing and boating 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.



    Hobbies/Personal Interests: Skiing and boating with family and friends.

    Team Physician:

    • 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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