Robert J Tait, MD

dr robert j tait MD


Dr. Tait is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip, knee, and shoulder knee replacements, arthroscopy, osteotomies, joint-preserving surgery, and advanced shoulder surgery techniques, including arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears. He is regarded as an expert in complex revision/failed total hip and knee surgery able to expertly handle the most difficult joint revision cases. Dr. Tait is a designer and consultant for the only FDA approved custom total knee and hip system in the U.S. he is sought after to deliver presentations at national/international meetings as well as to train surgeons in the operating room and lab on the use of new implants and techniques. He has an excellent leadership track record and educated at several of the leading and most regarded hospitals in the country for joint replacement surgery. 

Qualifications and Experience

Education & Training

Harvard Medical School

Fellowship, Total Joint and Biologic Arthroplasty, 1994-1995

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Fellowship, Arthritis and Joint Replacement Surgery, 1994-1995

University of Nebraska

Internship and residency Orthopaedic Surgery, 1989-1994

Creighton University

Internship and residency Orthopaedic Surgery, 1989-1994

Medical College of Wisconsin

Doctor of Medicine, 1985-1989

Brigham Young University

Bachelor of Science, Class of 1984


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certified 1997, 2007, 2017

Medical License

Nevada State Medical License

1995- present


St. Rose Dominican Hospital

Chief of Staff (2012-2016)

Vice Chief of Staff (2007-2012)

Chief of Surgery (2002-2006)

Vice Chief of Surgery (2000-2002)

Honors and Awards

Frank P. Stone Award- Most Outstanding Chief Resident

University of Nebraska Department of Orthopedic Surgery (1994)

Walter Zeit Fellows Leadership Award

Medical College of Wisconsin (1989)

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