Physician biography

David J. Clare, M.D.

“The great thing about being an orthopaedic surgeon is that I can help my patients maintain or return to a normal, active lifestyle.”


Dr. David Clare was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. He 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. Clare’s experience as a collegiate athlete complements his sports medicine fellowship training and his fellowship in adult reconstruction and total joint replacements, enabling him to care for a large spectrum of patients. 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. Clare is married and has two sons. When time allows, he enjoys spending time with his family, shooting, hunting, golf, and exercising.


Joint Replacement – Hip and Knee
Surgery of the Shoulder, Knee & Hip
Sports Medicine
General Orthopaedics


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

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

Post Grad Training

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

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Team

Advanced Practice Provider: Steve L. Gabriel, PA-C
Primary Clinical Assistant: Russ U., ATC

North office – Lincoln

575 South 70th Street, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: (402) 436-2000

Outreach Clincs

Aurora (Every Other Tuesday)

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

Auburn (Every Other Monday Morning)

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

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