David J. Clare, M.D.


Sports Medicine

General Orthopaedics

Joint Replacement – Hip and Knee

Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder

Dr. David Clare joined Nebraska Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in 1999. Born and raised in Lincoln, Dr. David Clare completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was a member of the Cornhusker football team. He also attended and played football at Nebraska Wesleyan. He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His residency was done at the University of Texas Health Science Center followed by a Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Adult Reconstruction

Dr. David Clare’s experience as a collegiate athlete complements his sports medicine fellowship training; and his fellowship in adult reconstruction and total joint replacements, enables him to care for a large spectrum of patients—from young athletic individuals to the more mature individual affected by conditions from advanced years. He is one of the team physicians for the University of Nebraska as well as a team physician for Peru State College, Lincoln Southwest and Lincoln East High Schools.

Dr. David Clare is married and has two sons. When time allows, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, exercise, and attending his sons’ sports activities.


B.S.- University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1989

M.D.- University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1994


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002

Recertified, 2010


Orthopaedic Internship: Internship – University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, 1994-1995

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1995-1999

Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Adult Reconstruction: University of Texas Health Science Center, 1999-2000


Advanced Practice Provider:
Steve Gabriel, PA-C

Primary Clinical Assistant:
Russ U., ATC


Auburn (Mondays)

Nemaha County Hospital
2022 13th Street
Auburn, NE  68305
(402) 274-4366

Aurora (Tuesdays)

Memorial Hospital
1423 7th Street
Aurora, NE  68818
(402) 694-3171

Falls City (Mondays)

Community Medical Center
2307 Barada Street
Falls City, NE  68355
(402) 245-2428

Our Physicians

Aaron Bott, M.D.
David Clare, M.D.
Daniel Cullan II, M.D.
Robert Dugas, M.D
James Gallentine, M.D.
Justin Harris, M.D.
Sukchan Lee, M.D.
Joseph Mulka, M.D., Ph.D.
Daniel Ripa, M.D.
Scott Swanson, M.D.
Dane Todd, M.D.
Steven Volin, M.D.
Donald Walla, M.D.