Timothy Degan, DO


Sports Medicine



Services & Specialties

Sports Medicine



Office Information

Scottsdale Clinic

8952 E Desert Cove Ave
Suite 113 
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Main Number: 866.974.2673
Fax: 866.939.2673

Office Information


Tim Degan, DO is a fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Degan is a second-generation orthopedic surgeon, originally from Seattle, Washington, and has been involved in all facets of patient treatment from a young age. His interest in sports medicine stems from his own experience as an athlete, as well as a patient, throughout his college football career.

Before joining The CORE Institute, Dr. Degan spent time caring for patients at The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group (Burkhart Research Institute for Orthopaedics) and Baylor Medicine during his sports medicine fellowship in Texas. Throughout his time in Texas, he also served on the Physician Teams for the Texas A&M University Football team, the San Antonio Missions AAA Baseball team, and the Houston Sabercats Rugby team. Dr. Degan received his residency training from Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He earned his doctoral degree from Midwestern University. Dr. Degan began his undergraduate studies at the University of Montana in Missoula, where he played on the football team, and completed his undergraduate degree at Carroll College.

Dr. Degan is an active member of the medical community, holding associations with the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the Christian Medical & Dental Association.

Procedures & Areas of Interest

  • Arthritis, Bursitis, Tendinitis & Instability
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Multi-ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Patellofemoral Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Tears & Repairs
  • Shoulder & Knee Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder & Knee Instability
  • Shoulder, Elbow & Knee Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains & Strains


The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group (Burkhart Research Institute for Orthopaedics) / Baylor Medicine


Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center


Midwestern University


Carroll College

Board Certification

Board Eligible

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Research and Experience



Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Welborn MC, Bouton D, Baksh N, Degan T, Sienko S. Image Distortion in Biplanar Slot Scanning: Patient-specific Factors. Pediatr Orthop. 2020;10.1097/BPO.0000000000001547. doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000001547

Sharp J, Bouton D, Anabell L, Degan T, Sienko S, Welborn MC. Image Distortion in Biplanar Slot Scanning: Part 2 Technology-specific Factors. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020;10.1097/BPO.0000000000001570. doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000001570

Welborn M, Degan T, D’Amato C, Krajbich JI. Paper #33: Magnetic Spinal Growth Rods (MCGR) with and without Preoperative Traction for the Treatment of Severe Scoliosis. Spine Deform. 2017;5(6):456. doi:10.1016/j.jspd.2017.09.036

Non-Published Peer-Review Journal Articles:

Degan, T, Hartzler, R, Rahal, A, DeBerardino, T, Burkhart, S. Clinical and Radiographic Results of Superior Capsular Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Allograft and Complete Rotator Cuff Repair.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapter:

Degan, T, DeBerardino, T (to be published). “Chapter 43: Osteotomies about the Knee”. Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery 3rd Edition. Wolters Kluwer.

Other Articles:


Poster Presentations:

Wellborn M, Degan T, D’Amato C, Krajbich I. Magnetic Spinal Growth Rods (MCGR) with and without Preoperative Traction for the Treatment of Severe Scoliosis. International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis MCGR; November 2016.

Oral Presentations:

Leadership Roles & Professional Experience

Christian Medical & Dental Association – Midwestern University, Vice President


Professional Experience:

American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Arthroscopy Association of North America

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine


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