About Dr. Lawyer

As a former Olympic caliber athlete and Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Lawyer has an appreciation of sports injuries from the athlete’s perspective, and an understanding of the delicate balance between healing an injury completely versus getting back to activity as quickly as possible.

A native of Santa Barbara, California Dr Lawyer was a 2 sport athlete at Stanford University, earning Pac-10 honors in soccer and winning a National Championship in the heptathlon. She went on to qualify and compete in the Olympic Trials. After her successful athletic career, she went on to receive her PhD in cartilage preservation and achieve a lifelong dream of becoming a physician.

Athlete turned Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Lawyer’s background as an Olympic level athlete uniquely qualifies her to treat athletes of all activity levels. Throughout her career, she has treated the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and is currently the team physician for the Rocky Mountain High School Grizzlies and the Boise Hawks.

Tracye J. Lawyer, MD, PhD, FAAOS, ABOS is board certified and fellowship trained in orthopedic sports medicine and serves as the medical director for St. Luke’s cartilage preservation and restoration program. She specializes in arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.

In addition to her medical degree, she also earned a PhD focusing on cartilage regeneration. Her special interests include pediatric and adult cartilage repair and restoration of the knee, shoulder and elbow, ACL reconstruction, meniscus repairs, meniscal allograft transplantation, multi-ligament knee reconstruction, patellar instability, total and reverse shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair, biceps tendon repairs, shoulder instability surgery and ligament reconstruction of the elbow.

Dr. Lawyer received her medical degree from The Ohio State University and her orthopedic residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh where she worked with leaders and innovators in sports medicine, Dr. Freddie Fu and Dr. James Bradley. During her fellowship, she worked with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins. She has authored multiple peer reviewed research articles and has presented her work at national meetings. Dr. Lawyer is the team physician for the Rocky Mountain High School Grizzlies and Boise Hawks.

Dr. Lawyer earned her bachelor’s degree at Stanford University, where she was a two-sport athlete. She earned PAC-10 Player of the Year in soccer and was an NCAA track champion in the heptathlon. After college, she competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in track and field, gaining valuable experience among the best athletes in the world. She later received the honor of induction into the Stanford Hall of Fame.


1995-1999              Undergraduate Education: Stanford University

2006-2010             The Ohio State University, Medical School


2012-2017                 University of Mississippi Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery


Sports Medicine      University of Pittsburgh

Medical Licensures and Board Certification

2018                            American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

2018                            PA State Medical License

Current                      ID State Medical License

Professional Organizations

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