Professional Biographies

Justin Bartley, MD

Primary Specialty: Orthopedics

Years With DaVita Medical Group: 1

  • Undergrad School: United States Air Force Academy – Mechanical Engineering,
  • Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine, 2011
  • Residency: Baylor – Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery, 2016
  • Fellowships: University of Colorado, Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery, 2017
Previous Employment:
United States Air Force, Commissioned Officer - 2004-2007

International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Orthopedic Trauma Association
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
PAC Contributor, Texas Orthopedic Association
American Medical Association
Christian Medical Association
The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine


Dr. Justin Bartley is a fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and comprehensive shoulder surgery.  Also, fully trained in general orthopedics and fracture management, Dr. Bartley treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and prefers to attempt non-surgical treatments before considering surgery whenever possible.  Following his orthopedic residency training, Dr. Bartley was fortunate to spend an additional year developing expertise in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder reconstruction before moving to Albuquerque.  

Dr. Bartley was a top graduate from The United States Air Force Academy with a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. He served honorably in the United States Air Force as a pilot, project manager, and research engineer before completing his medical degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine.  He completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at Scott and White Memorial Hospital and then was selected to spend an additional year of training in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and shoulder reconstruction at the University of Colorado.  Throughout his career, Dr. Bartley has been actively involved in research and education, authoring numerous scientific articles, textbook chapters, and presenting research nationally.  His research interests include epidemiology of high school contact sport injuries, optimizing outcomes of arthroscopic shoulder surgery, and the development of innovative surgical techniques.  During medical school, Dr. Bartley conducted research at John’s Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory involving the neural integration and development of a robotic upper extremity prosthetic limb as part of the DARPA funded Revolutionizing Prosthetics project, and during residency he was awarded a competitive Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Senior Resident Education Grant for his work.    He has mentored pre-med students, helped to develop pre-med curriculum, and been recognized as a top Academic Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado.   

Dr. Bartley has experience treating athletes at all levels of competition and enjoys helping patients from all walks of life.  From the competitive athlete to the weekend warrior, his mission is to provide you with the same level of excellent service and compassionate care that he would offer a member of his own family.

Dr. Bartley and his wife live in Albuquerque with their son.  In his free time, Dr. Bartley enjoys CrossFit, biking, running, and spending time with friends and family.

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