dr doerr spine surgeon boise

Dr. Timothy Doerr


After over 20 years serving the Treasure Valley, Dr. Doerr will be retiring his practice March 31, 2021.

If patients have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call our office. We will facilitate any records transfers as seamlessly as possible and we have Dr. Ryan Applonie on staff to assist with transfer of care if necessary. Dr. Doerr is grateful for his many years serving his wonderful patients, and the community.


Spine & Orthopedic Surgery Specialties


Dr. Doerr's practice concentrates on minimally invasive spine and orthopedic surgeries for better, faster, and stronger patient outcomes.


  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Focus
  • Functional Decline & Overuse Treatment
  • Sports Injury Treatments
Dr. Doerr | Spine & Orthopedic Surgery Specialties | Boise

Specializing in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dr. Doerr has helped to spearhead the minimally invasive spine surgery movement by implementing the Mini 360 back surgery technique for patients in the Boise area. Other areas of spine and orthopedics include arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries of the shoulder and knee, microscopic treatment of spinal disorders of the neck and lower back, joint replacement surgery, upper extremity, elbow and hand surgery, as well as surgery of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Doerr has been in practice at Orthopaedic Associates, now Capital Surgical Associates, in Boise since 1997. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, ranking in the top 4 percent of all orthopaedic surgeons in the country on his most recent 2018 Orthopaedic Board Recertification Exam.

Dr. Doerr is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is also a member of the North American Spine Society and the Idaho Orthopaedic Society.

Knowledge of Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Surgical Education

Dr. Doerr graduated as Valedictorian of Basin High School in 1983, after which he attended the University of Wyoming on a Superior Student Scholarship. He received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Wyoming, graduating with Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honors, in 1987. He received his M.D. from the University of California, Davis where he graduated in the top five percent of his class in 1991.

Shoulder Surgery Experience

Dr. Doerr completed a General Surgical Internship at the University of Colorado in 1992. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Colorado in 1996 where, as Chief Resident, he scored the highest score in the nation on the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination.

Dr. Doerr's Orthopaedic Residency Training was heavily weighted towards adult reconstruction (joint replacement) and sports medicine where he trained with the team doctors for the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, University of Colorado and Denver University. He completed a one-year spine fellowship at the University of Colorado in 1997 which focused on complex spinal surgery.

An Active Athlete

Timothy E. Doerr, M.D. was raised in Basin, Wyoming, which is located between the Rocky Mountains and the Tetons. He has been an active athlete throughout his life. As a four sport letterman he received All-Conference Football Honors, All-State Track Honors and won the Wyoming State Wrestling Championship. He was awarded the Wyoming Outstanding Student Athlete (Mower) Award in 1983.

As an avid freestyle skier since the inception of the sport and has continued to compete to this day, Dr. Doerr obtained the 2017 USASA Kahuna Slopestyle National Champion status.

Dr. Doerr | Active Athlete | Boise


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Phone Number:

(208) 321-4790



8854 W. Emerald Suite 140,
Boise, ID 83704
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