Sam Cheesman, M.D.

Specializing in Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

About Dr. Sam Cheesman

Dr. Cheesman is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training in hand surgery. He provides comprehensive care of the hand, wrist, and elbow and is experienced in microvascular surgery and upper extremity trauma.  
Dr. Cheesman is currently accepting new patients and welcomes them to ROC.
Read more about Dr. Cheesman's past experience and expertise

Dr. Cheesman is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training in hand surgery. He brings a skill set to ROC including comprehensive care of the hand, wrist, and elbow. In addition to his subspecialty training in hand surgery, Dr. Cheesman has experience in orthopedic surgery, including treatment of fractures and soft tissue injuries of the lower extremity. 

Dr. Cheesman received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at Oregon Health and Science University. He then completed hand surgery training at the University of New Mexico. During his medical school training, Dr. Cheesman earned a Master of Business Administration from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business with the aim of improving operational efficiencies to maximize value for patients. Dr. Cheesman is a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  Dr. Cheesman is dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized care to his patients. He works closely with every patient to develop a customized treatment plan to meet their needs and goals. 

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Speciality Services

Hand, Wrist & Elbow

Microvascular Surgery

Upper Extremity Trauma

Hand, Wrist & Elbow

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Tendinosis
  • Dupuytren's Disease
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Biceps Rupture
  • Elbow Stiffness
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopy
  • Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Tendon Repair
  • Collateral Ligament Repair/Reconstruction
  • Nerve Repair/Reconstruction
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Small Joint Anthroplasty
  • Dupuytren Contracture Release

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Education

Graduate Degree

MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business

 

Medical Degree

Indiana University School of Medicine

South Bend, Indiana

Training

Hand surgery training at the University of New Mexico

Locations

Map Pin of Tigard, Oregon

What Patients Say

Jim R.

Dr. Cheesman provided me with a clear and positive plan of treatment in a timeline that is incredibly responsive. His attention to my needs far exceeded my expectations.

Jim R.

Serena M.

Dr. Cheesman is polite, caring kind and informative. He was sensitive towards the pain I was experincing. Very nice.

Serena M.

Debra S.

Dr. Cheesman listened to me, developed a treatment plan, and helped get me on the road to recovery. I'm so glad I found him!

Debra S.

Vickie D.

Very good experience with Dr. Chessman! He was most thorough in explaining things to me, with a good course of action to take. Very friendly and patient and put my mind at ease.

Vickie D.

Dave F.

Dr. Chessman was the absolute nicest! We felt so comfortable with him. He talked right to our 13 year old and kept things light-hearted! We really enjoyed our time at ROC!

Dave F.

Paul M.

Dr. Cheesman listened to my issues, asked detailed questions and made me very reassured and hopeful, thank you.

Paul M.

Daniel B.

Dr. Cheesman was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in my situation, he knew exactly what it was and gave me four options. We came up with the best ones for me. Thank you Doctor.

Daniel B.

Sherri T.

So far we are very impressed with Dr. Cheesman. He really listens and takes the time to be sure you understand what is going on. He seems to make sure that you are involved in the decisions of your health needs. He's very professional but friendly.

Sherri T.

Howard J.

Very professional & gentle.

Howard J.

Eva L.

Excellent visit. I couldn't be more happy. I went in with a painful trigger thumb and Dr Cheesman took care of it. He was WELL versed and knowledgeable answered all my questions, had a great sense of humor (helpful with a nervous patient) and offered a mostly pain free steroid injection to an already inflamed and painful tendon. I've had trigger thumb before in my other hand, and the treatment I got (in another state) was completely opposite of the experience I had with Dr. Cheeseman, so I went in expecting an extremely painful, necessary visit followed by a week of crushing pain and no work, and what I received was pain free and I went straight to work after the visit. I'm so grateful for finding ROC and Dr. Cheeseman.

Eva L.

Judy B.

I didn't know what to expect when I came in, but Dr. Cheesman was very informative and I felt quite comfortable with him. I'm glad I went and would not hesitate to see him again.

Judy B.

Dr. Cheesman's Insights

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Misinformation about medical procedures is sadly common, and orthopedic surgery is no exception. To help you make the best healthcare decisions, the ROC team is here to set the record straight and debunk some persistent myths surrounding orthopedic surgery. Myth 1:...

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