Ekaterina Urch, MD

Dr. Ekaterina Urch is partnering with Summit Health Orthopedics from The Center. She is a fellowship trained and board-certified sports medicine physician with a passion for helping patients overcome injury to live an active and healthy life. From her experience as a collegiate volleyball player, she understands firsthand the frustration and stress that injury can cause. Dr. Urch treats patients of all ages with diverse orthopedic injuries. She specializes in injuries and conditions of the knee and shoulder, with a particular interest in women’s health and caring for female athletes and other active women.

Dr. Urch earned her medical degree at New York University where she graduated at the top of her class and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her orthopedic surgery residency training at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City where she trained with some of the world’s leading orthopedic surgeons.

During her time in New York, her athletic achievements were also recognized, and she was inducted into the New York University Athletic Hall of Fame for captaining the women’s volleyball team and bringing it to national prominence.  She went on to complete a fellowship in sports medicine at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. During her time in Los Angeles, she helped take care of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, and served as a team physician for Loyola Marymount University.

Dr. Urch values many of the same things as the dynamic, outdoor-loving and friendly people of Central Oregon do. She and her husband have loved raising their family in this community. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, running, hiking, and traveling with her husband and daughters.


Knee Conditions:
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
Arthritis of the Knee
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injuries
Meniscus Tear
Total Knee Replacement
Partial Knee Replacement
Patella Fracture
Patellar Tendon Tear
Patellofemoral Pain (Runners Knee)
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Quadriceps Tendon Tear

Shoulder Conditions:
Dislocation (Shoulder Instability)
Frozen Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Injury
SLAP tears
Total Shoulder Replacement


Ekaterina Urch
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