Pullman Regional Hospital


Sports Medicine

Joint Replacement

Meet our Surgeons

About the Orthopedic Center of Excellence

The Orthopedic Center of Excellence is a partnership between Inland Orthopaedics Surgery & Sports Medicine and Pullman Regional Hospital’s Orthopedic Care Team.  Pullman Regional Hospital has a reputation as the regional hospital of choice for total joint replacements and orthopedic surgical procedures. That’s because we are focused on orthopedic surgical care, including knee, shoulder, hip replacement and other orthopedic surgical procedures like ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repair. 

Our skilled orthopedic surgeons are recognized as top surgeons in their specialty. The Orthopedic Care Team at Pullman Regional Hospital consists of trained surgical assistants, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, anesthesia providers, social services, and physical therapists who are experienced in providing comprehensive orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation.


We've Expanded to Serve You!

Our Orthopedic Center of Excellence recently doubled its existing space to help us serve you better. Now with the convenience of on-site x-rays and three new exam rooms, our team of orthopedic experts can provide care to more people in a timely and efficient manner!

The expansion was supported by $1 million in donations and grant awards. Thank you for your generosity!


The Orthopedic Center of Excellence has:

  • Typically lower than average gross charges for total joint replacement surgeries than other hospitals in the state. 
  • An integrated, cross disciplinary orthopedic care team coordinating your care at every step, from the pre-operative meeting, through surgery and post-operative and rehabilitative care.
  • A unique partnership with Inland Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic. Our orthopedic care team works closely with your surgeon to provide the best outcome and get you back to your active lifestyle.
  • A dedicated Orthopedic Care Coordinator to assist you with navigating the surgical process.


Our Partners in Orthopedic Excellence

Pullman Regional Hospital and Inland Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic have partnered to provide orthopedic surgical care that is centered on excellence. An expert Orthopedic Care Team works closely with Inland Orthopedic Surgeons to provide the best outcome and get you back to your active life style. 


Meet our Surgeons


Dr. Ed Tingstad

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Tingstad has been practicing at Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic since 2000.  He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.  He graduated medical school and completed a clinical fellowship in Sports Medicine from the University of Washington, and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Dr. Tingstad serves as the team physician and orthopedic surgeon for Washington State University, as well as a clinical instructor for the WWAMI Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine.   


Dr- Tinstad and Dr- Hazelwood Smiling at Martin Stadium

Dr. Kyle Hazelwood

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Hazelwood began practicing at Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic in 2017. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and board eligible for subspecialty in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He completed a fellowship at the San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship, where he spent time covering the San Diego Chargers and San Diego State University athletic teams.


Dr. Mat Taylor

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Taylor joined Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic in September 2021. He is a board eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon that has recently completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship with Orthopaedic Research of Virginia. 


Aaron Vandenbos

Dr. Aaron Vandenbos

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Vandenbos joined Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic in October 2021. He is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has spent the last 5 years serving at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Dr. Vandenbos graduated from Boise State University with his Bachelor of Science degree. He then obtained his medical degree at the University Of Toledo College Of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio followed by his residency at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in Fort Sam Houston, TX.



Dr. Charles Jacobson

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Jacobson has been practicing at Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic since 1994. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He performed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Loma Linda University and graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School. Dr. Jacobson continues to enjoy the practice of general orthopedics and especially spending time with patients. As the senior partner of the group, he is always willing to lend an ear and give advice to his partners.


Orthopedic Services

We have a reputation as the regional hospital of choice for total joint replacements.  In a typical year, we perform roughly 165 knee replacements, 40 shoulder replacements, and 25 hip replacements. People from the area and outside of Pullman are choosing to have their total joint replacements at our Orthopedic Center of Excellence. 

The Orthopedic Center of Excellence surgical team provides a full scope of orthopedic surgical procedures, including Sports Medicine. In addition to total joint replacements, we provide:

  • ACL repair
  • PCL Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Knee meniscus repair
  • Uni-knee replacement
  • OATS knee procedure
  • Shoulder decompression
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Ulnar Nerve transposition
  • Open reduction and fixation for fractures in upper and lower extremities

Whether you have had a recent injury, are recovering from an orthopedic surgery, or are suffering from chronic pain, physical therapy can help you return to an optimum level of function and fitness. Pullman Regional Hospital is fortunate to have Summit Therapy and Health Services right here on our hospital campus, with a multitude of physical therapy services.  We also serve WSU students at our satellite physical therapy clinic on campus.

Speak with your primary care provider or orthopedic surgeon to determine the need and frequency of outpatient physical therapy.

We're working to keep student athletes safe and healthy. Our Orthopedic Center of Excellence has partnered with Colton, Garfield-Palouse, Potlach, and Pullman school districts to provide Certified Athletic Trainers at each school and serve more than 750 student athletes. Student athletes have access to assessment, treatment and rehabilitation from the designated Athletic Trainer, at no cost to the family. Learn more about the Regional High School Athletic Training Program.


Contact the Orthopedic Center of Excellence

Inland Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - Pullman
  • 825 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite 120. Pullman, WA 99163
  • (509) 332 - 2828

Maile Keller, PTA, Orthopedic Care Coordinator



We were in Pullman for baseball tournament when my son tweaked his knee. Dr. Tingstad was kind enough to see him and give a very thorough exam. He evaluated and explained what happened. 

Jeff Kernan

Dr. Jacobson was amazing. He scheduled my surgery so quickly and has an amazing bedside manner. I would recommend him to friends and family!

Kathleen Barton

Dr. Hazelwood and his assistant Jay are wonderful to work with. I had both knees replaced within 4 months and they were both so helpful, understanding and gave me all the time and attention I needed through the entire process. Dr. Hazelwood has fabulous bed-side manner, explains everything and takes his time. 

Ricki Martin

I have had both of my knees replaced by Dr. Hazelwood at Inland Orthopedic. Both have healed nicely and I am back to doing the activities I did before. Even more. Dr. Hazelwood and his staff are great and I highly recommend their partnership with Pullman Regional Hospital. Great care.

Lori Bierhaus

I did something to my shoulder over the weekend and Dr. Hazelwood came in on his day off AFTER having a procedure on himself and saw me. Injected my shoulder and did and ultrasound. First class orthopedist( I have seen my share of them!). I highly recommend!

Dr. Marcus Torrey

The doctors at this facility are amazing.

Riley Noel