Currently Chairman of Nebraska Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, P.C., & Chief Orthopedic Surgeon for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Dr. Clare needs little introduction to those involved in athletic arenas across Nebraska. Dr. Pat Clare has been instrumental in establishing Nebraska Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine as a prominent orthopaedic and sport medicine facility for the State of Nebraska. And his contribution to advancing athletic health care on a collegiate and national level is showcased at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Division of Athletic Medicine.

Following military duty in the United States Air Force, Dr. Clare began his orthopedic practice in Lincoln, and continues a 30 year career as Team Physician to the Huskers. Dr. Clare not only has become synonymous with caring for Nebraska's Champions, but has enabled countless injured athletes to return to being successful, competitive athletes once again. Dr. Clare's orthopaedic and sports medicine repertoire has brought athletes to Lincoln from across all borders of Nebraska, in addition to athletes from all levels of competition in the Olympics, Professional, Collegiate, & High School ranks. Dr. Clare considers caring for the Nebraska Cornhusker Athlete the epitome of being a sports medicine physician.


Undergraduate:   University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE - Bachelor of Science in Zoology, 1962

- Member: Nebraska Cornhusker Football Team, Running Back, 1960, 1961

- Nebraska Cornhusker Football Team Captain, 1961 

- Academic All-American, 1960


Medical School:   University of Nebraska Medical Center, School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 1966

Rotating Internship - Weld County General Hospital, Greeley, CO, 1966-1967



Residency:   University of Minnesota Affiliated Hospitals, Veterans Administration Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, 1967-1971


ADVANCE TRAINING & FELLOWSHIPS: Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1973

Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Orthopaedic Surgeon, 1970-71



Sports Medicine, Surgery of the Knee, Total Joint Replacement


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS:   Team Physician & Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nebraska Cornhuskers, 1974 - Present

Staff Orthopaedist, University Health Center, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

Active Teacher in Family Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, 2000, 2001



American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Arthroscopic Association of North America

Nebraska Orthopaedic Society, President 1991-1996

Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society

Mid-America Orthopaedic Association

American Medical Association

Nebraska Medical Association

Lancaster County Medical Society

Irish-American Orthopeadic Society