Board Certified (ABOS) Orthopedic Surgeon
Subspecialty Certification (ABOS): Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Fellowship (ACGME) : Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy of Shoulder/Knee/Elbow

Dr. Bailie is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine injuries, arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder. He has a particular interest in biologics and minimally invasive surgery.

To view Dr. Bailie's complete CV (including experience, research papers/books and presentations) CLICK HERE.

Team Physicians

Dr. Bailie practices with The Orthopedic Clinic Association (TOCA) which serves as team physicians to the following teams:

  • Arizona State University Teams
  • Phoenix Suns (NBA)
  • Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA)
  • Justin Sports Medicine Team
  • Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)


  • Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball Club
  • PGA Tour

Dr. Bailie believes in treating all of his patients as if they are the "multi-million dollar" athlete that needs to get back to the game.

He received his undergraduate degree with high honors from the University of Michigan. Medical school was completed at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, where he was elected to the AOA Honor Medical Society, reserved for the top 10% of medical students nationally. Dr. Bailie completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago and a post-graduate fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery at Baylor Sports Medicine Institute in Houston, Texas.

He has served as the Chief of Orthopedics and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea.

Voted by peers as Phoenix Magazine “Top Doc” in Orthopedic Surgery and as one the top Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeons in the US by the Consumer Research Council. 


Dr. Bailie is a leading expert in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. His vast experience and knowledge includes arthroscopic treatment of patella-femoral problems (knee cap), cartilage restoration, meniscus tears and ligament reconstruction (including ACL). He is especially renowned for his expertise in revision surgery of the shoulder and his advanced techniques for repair of rotator cuff tears, labral tears, dislocating shoulders and problems of the biceps tendon.

Rotator cuff tear

Repaired Bankart labral tear


TOCA is pleased to announce that Dr. David S. Bailie, M.D. is a principal investigator of an investigational shoulder replacement device. The study is sponsored by Biomet Orthopedics (Warsaw, IN), a major US manufacturer and distributor of orthopedic total joint implants and sports medicine devices. The device, which was released in Europe last year, is being investigated at 12 centers in the U.S., under an FDA-regulated study, in order to compare the investigational device to the standard, currently available shoulder replacement. The investigational device is currently not available for use outside of this study. Dr. Bailie has been involved in this project for several years and has worked with Biomet on the technology, in collaboration with 3 other surgeons in the US and Canada. He is proud to offer his patients, who are candidates for shoulder replacement, the opportunity to participate, should they meet the inclusion criteria set forth by the study protocol. Dr. Bailie is the only surgeon west of Memphis, TN approved to use this device and participate in this study until the study is completed. To learn more about this study, and the associated risks and to determine whether you may be a candidate, please contact Dr. Bailie at The Orthopedic Clinic via email at dsb@sportsmeddoc.com or by calling 602-277-6211.


Dr. Bailie is esteemed for his experience in performing shoulder replacements using a resurfacing design for younger, active patients. He has performed surgery via worldwide live webcast CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SURGERY. He is an accomplished lecturer, author and teacher, whose expertise has been shared in the premier shoulder text, "The Shoulder, Master Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery".

The Shoulder

Dr. Bailie believes that is is not necessarily appropriate to wait until shoulder pain becomes unbearable or the patient reaches an advanced age before seeking relief. As many more treatment options are available in the earlier stages of a shoulder problem, Dr. Bailie encourages patients not to delay a counsultation. This will allow more flexiblity in resolving the problem and ultimatley leads to better outcomes and preserves an active lifestyle.


Dr. Bailie was instrumental in notifying the Orthopedic community, in 2006, of the devastating effects caused by local anesthetics in the joint, particularly in the shoulder. He released an early publication in The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery describing his experience at the time. His interview in the New York Times sports section in 2009 explained the symptoms of this severe arthritis, which was especially destroying the shoulder joints of young athletes exposed to significant amounts of local anesthetics via the use of pain pumps. His early detection and warnings to manufacturers were a primary factor in having these devices removed from the market. Surgeons from around the U.S. have referred these PAGCL patients to Dr. Bailie because of his extensive knowledge of the problem and his successful treatment outcomes.

For more info on Dr. Bailie and his practice, please click HERE. To make an appointment or get more information on TOCA, please click HERE.

For any orthopedic related questions, you can reach Dr. Bailie at dsb@SportsMedDoc.com.

Informative Links
Live Humeral Resurfacing
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Information on Knee Problems
Justin Sports Medicine
Dr. Bailie featured guest in radio show Health Futures

David S. Bailie, MD

The Orthopedic Clinic Association
TOCA accepts most insurance plans.
For appointments, call 602-512-8569, for all other information, call 602-277-6211.

2222 E. Highland
Suite 300
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

5002 S Mill
Tempe, AZ 85282

9377 E. Bell Rd.
Suite 231
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

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