Julian S. Arroyo, MD For an appointment call: 253.582.7257


  • Orthopedic


  • Hand, Wrist & Elbow
  • Shoulder

Care Center:

Puget Sound Orthopaedics

Clinic Locations:

  • Lakewood


Julian S. Arroyo, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder reconstruction, upper extremity orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He began practicing in 1996. He is professionally interested in minimally invasive shoulder procedures and outpatient shoulder arthroplasty. He uses the most advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques available to help his patients return to a normal lifestyle more quickly and with fewer complications.

Dr. Arroyo is one of the few surgeons in the state with membership in the distinguished American Shoulder and Elbow Surgery medical society and is also a reviewing editor for the society’s Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. He has been on the National Board of Medical Examiners and has been a frequent contributor to leading orthopedic journals. He lectures to and instructs physicians in advanced shoulder reconstruction techniques and is currently a teaching consultant for the Zimmer Learning Institute.

A native Northwesterner, he is very active in the community and is a strong supporter of the YMCA. He has interest in golf, snow skiing, water sports, fishing and hunting.

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Education & Fellowship

BS, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, with Distinction
MD, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, cum laude

U.S. Achievement Academy Award of Excellence, National Dean’s List, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Lange Medical Publications Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Medical Student, Henry O. Marsh MD Resident Research Award

Orthopedic surgery, Creighton University/University of Nebraska Health Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska

Shoulder surgery, Shoulder Service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

Board certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Associate Member, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Board member, National Board of Medical Examiners
Member, Pierce County Medical Society
Member, Washington State Medical Association
Member, Washington State Orthopaedic Society

Surgical Facilities

Lakewood Surgery Center
Franciscan Health System
MultiCare Health System