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Rufus W. Gore, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon

Rufus W. Gore, M.D.
Rufus W. Gore, M.D.

“Orthopedics is great medicine. It is very satisfying work. I like the challenge of the mechanics aspect, but the best is helping people.”

Rufus W. Gore, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in general orthopedics with an emphasis on total joint replacement. He joined Desert Orthopedic Center in November 1999. Dr. Gore came to Desert Orthopedic Center from Orange County where he practiced orthopedics for 11 years.

“I’m a doctor first,” comments Dr. Gore. “I want patients to see that I genuinely care about them. I take the time to help them understand their injury and the treatment necessary to get them back to their normal activities as soon as possible.”

Dr. Gore earned his Medical Degree from Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C. He served his internship at the National Naval Medical Center and his residency at the Naval Hospital, both in Bethesda, MD. Following his residency, he spent 12 years in the U.S. Navy holding key positions such as Department Head of the U.S. Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy and Head of Orthopedic Surgery at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Long Beach, CA. He has held several faculty appointments including Program Director and Director of Orthopedics Training at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Long Beach and Clinical Instructor of Surgery at Uniform Services School of Health Sciences/Herbert Medical School. Dr. Gore has held several Medical Staff Leadership positions to include Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff.

Dr. Gore is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association, California Medical Association and the Riverside County Medical Association.

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