Dr. Gregory Strohmeyer, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Dr. Gregory Strohmeyer is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who was born and raised right here in Palmer, Alaska. He is the Matanuska Susitna Valley’s only specialty trained fracture surgeon. After graduating from Colony High School where he was a four-year varsity letter hockey player, Dr. Strohmeyer attended Montana State University where he studied biochemistry and graduated with high honors. He continued onto Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois for medical school. Dr. Strohmeyer completed his orthopedic residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he received a broad education in orthopedic surgery. After residency, due to his interest in broken bones, he pursued an additional year of training in orthopedic trauma with the Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons of Northern California in Roseville, California. During his fellowship year, Dr. Strohmeyer studied the most up to date techniques for treatment of complex fractures in the upper and the lower extremities, as well as the pelvis and acetabulum. He gained experience treating post-traumatic complications including non-unions (where the bone doesn’t heal), malunions (where the bones heal in an abnormal position), post-operative infections, and post-traumatic arthritis. His fellowship also gave him expertise in hip arthroplasty surgery, including the direct anterior approach for total hip replacement. In addition to treating fractures, Dr. Strohmeyer interests include total knee replacement, rotator cuff repairs, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, osteochondral allograft transplantation, foot and ankle surgery, pediatric orthopedics, and hand surgery. Throughout Dr. Strohmeyer’s education, he has been active in research and has been published in multiple journals including Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal, Foot and Ankle International, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
Dr. Strohmeyer is excited to be home in Palmer and is accompanied by his wife Cindy, who was also raised in the Mat-Su Valley. They are joined by their three children. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Strohmeyer enjoys hunting, fishing, flying, snow machining, playing hockey, snowboarding, and mountain biking. He is a two time finisher in the Iron Dog Pro Class (2021, 2022). He is eager to have the opportunity to return home and serve the community he was raised in.