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Damian A.R. Illing, MD,MS


Dr. Damian Illing is a distinguished hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon dedicated to providing exceptional care in northern Utah. With a solid foundation in medicine from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. Illing went on to complete his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the prestigious University of Utah. His expertise was further refined through a specialized Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at the University of Colorado.

Clinical Specializations

Dr. Illing's clinical expertise spans a wide range of specialties, including:

  • Hand and upper extremity trauma
  • Nerve repair
  • Small joint arthroscopy
  • Minimally invasive hand surgery
  • Ultrasound-guided procedures
  • Sports injuries

Community Commitment

Dr. Illing's commitment extends beyond the operating room. He is deeply rooted in the northern Utah community, dedicated to serving its active and vibrant population. Alongside his wife, Jordan, a Bountiful native, Dr. Illing returned to northern Utah after completing his fellowship, eager to contribute to the well-being of the community he now calls home.

Passions and Hobbies

Outside of his medical practice, Dr. Illing is an avid skier and a passionate Colorado Avalanche fan, with a special affinity for hockey. His love for the outdoors is evident in his hobbies, which include camping, backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, and fishing. Dr. Illing cherishes spending quality time with his wife and two dogs, embracing the beauty of Utah's landscape.

For premier hand and upper extremity orthopedic care in northern Utah, trust Dr. Damian Illing to provide personalized treatment and compassionate expertise tailored to your needs.


  • Ogden Clinic
    Ogden, UT – 2023 to Present
  • Utah Orthopaedics
    Ogden, UT – 2021-2023
Insurances Accepted: AARP, Aetna, Altius, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CCN, Cigna, Deseret Mutual (DMBA), Educators Mutual, First Health, GEHA, Humana, Mailhandlers, PEHP, SelectHealth Plans, United Health Care, University of Utah
  • College
  • B.S. Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO
  • M.S. Engineering and Technology Management Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO
  • M.P.H. Health Systems Management and Policy Colorado School of Public Health
    Aurora, CO
  • Medical School
  • M.D. Medicine University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Aurora, CO
  • Residency
  • Orthopaedic Surgery University of Utah School of Medicine
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Fellowship
  • Orthopaedic Hand Surgery University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Aurora, CO
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Comparing Proximal Row Carpectomy and Four-Corner Arthrodesis 2020
  • Evaluation of Factors Influencing Surgical Treatment Costs for Distal Biceps Rupture 2020
  • Strain in Posterior Instrumentation Resulted by Different Combinations of Posterior and Anterior Devices for Long Spine Fusion Constructs 2017