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Dr. Gary Arends joined Valley Children’s orthopaedic surgery department as a non-operative pediatric orthopaedist in May 2011.

In his role, Dr. Arends works closely with the department’s pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in treating congenital deformities of the upper and lower extremities, spinal disorders, sports-related injuries, neuromuscular diseases and other conditions.

Dr. Arends is board certified in primary care sports medicine. Prior to coming to Valley Children’s, he was in private practice for eight years in primary care sports medicine and non-operative orthopaedics in the greater Los Angeles area.

An Ironman triathlete and a former All-American in track and field, Dr. Arends has worked with numerous colleges, universities, high schools and semiprofessional teams around the country as a team physician or consultant.

He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine, American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine, Osteopathic Physician and Surgeons of California, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Osteopathic Association, and American Academy of Family Physicians.

Medical Education

  • Medical SchoolDes Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine
  • InternshipGenesys Regional Medical Center
  • ResidencyMetro Health Hospital
  • FellowshipSparrow Health System, Michigan State University