Gavin Button MD

Gavin Button MD

TEL: 503-234-9861
FAX: 503-238-0873

Gavin J. Button, MD, was born and raised in Portland. Dr. Button has extensive training in both general orthopedics and spine surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He completed spine fellowships at Orthopedic Physician Associates at Swedish Hospital and also at the University of Washington. In addition, he had five years of general orthopedic training at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Button specializes in neck and low back conditions and he has experience with the newest technologies including microsurgery and disc replacement. He has performed approximately one thousand spine procedures ranging from microdiscectomies to multilevel fusions. Dr. Button also regularly performs hip and knee replacements, knee arthroscopy with ligament reconstruction, and fracture surgery.

In 2021, Dr. Button started a hip replacement and orthopedic program in rural Ethiopia.  He travels there two to three times per year to teach orthopedic surgery while mentoring surgeons weekly via video technology.

Other Activities

Member, North American Spine Society

Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


Spine Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2005

Spine Fellowship, Orthopedic Physician Associates, Seattle, WA, 2005

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, 2004

Internship, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, 2000

MD, Tufts University, Boston, MA, 1999

MS, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1995

BS, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1994


Orthopedic Surgery


Button G, Gupta M, Barrett C, et al. Three- to Six-year Follow-up of Stand-alone BAK Cages Implanted by a Single Surgeon. The Spine Journal 2005; 5(2):155-60

Button G, Wolinsky P, Hak D. Failure of Less Invasive Stabilization System Plates in the Distal Femur: A Report of Four Cases. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2004; 18(8): 565-570.

Button G, Pinney S. A Meta-analysis of Outcome Rating Scales in Foot and Ankle Surgery: Is There a Valid, Reliable, and Responsive System? Foot and Ankle International 2004; 25(8): 521-525

Nasraway SA, Button G, Rand W, Hudson-Jinks T, Gustafson M. Survivors of Catastrophic Illness: Outcome after Direct Transfer from Intensive Care to Extended Care Facilities. Critical Care Medicine 2000; 28: 19-25