Providers & Physicians

Robert E. Rupp , MD, FAAOS

Orthopedics , Surgical Specialist


Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
935 Mica Drive, Bldg. C, Suite 15
Carson City, NV 89705
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Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness
2170B South Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
925 Tahoe Blvd., Suite 105 and 106
Incline Village, NV 89451


School: Arizona State University
Major: Zoology
Degree: B.S.
School: University of Texas, Galveston
Degree: M.D.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Affiliated Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • California Orthopaedic Association

Additional Information

Dr. Robert Rupp is the senior partner of Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with over 30 years of Orthopedic experience. He is a Sports Medicine Specialist treating shoulder, hip and knee conditions. He went to medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch and graduated at the top of his medical school class in 1990 ranked number one. He excelled during his medical training and received the following awards:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Award for graduating ranked #1
  • Glenn Russell Memorial Award for Excellence in Neurosciences
  • Award for Excellence in Pathology
  • Edward Randall Medal for Academic Excellence
  • Competitive Academic Scholarship

Dr. Rupp continued his medical training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical College of Ohio. During his residency he scored in the 100th percentile on the national examination comparing him to other Orthopaedic residents across the country. Dr. Rupp took an active role in Orthopaedic research presenting and publishing multiple papers that have contributed to the advancement of Orthopaedic knowledge for the care of patients. His research publications have been included in the following medical journals:

  • American Journal of Orthopedics
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
  • Contemporary Orthopaedics
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Review
  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedics International Edition

After his Orthopaedic residency, Dr Rupp served in the United States Air Force for four years at Edwards Air Force Base. He became the Chief of Orthopaedic Services with a practice focus of arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery. During his military career he received the Top Performer Award in officer training and the Air Force Commendation Medal. Dr. Rupp received an honorable discharge from the Air Force and traveled to Lake Tahoe for fellowship training in Sports Medicine.

Dr Rupp has a full time practice in Lake Tahoe with both South and North shore locations. He specializes in advanced arthroscopic techniques of shoulder, hip, and knee surgery. He is the hip arthroscopy specialist of Lake Tahoe. He is also the Program Director of the Lake Tahoe Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, which trains other Orthopaedic Surgeons from across the country in advanced techniques of Sports Medicine. Dr. Rupp’s credentials include the following:

  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Research reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Education at the University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Mako SmartRobotics Surgical System

Dr. Robert Rupp uses the Mako SmartRobotics™ system for total knee, total hip, and partial knee joint replacement procedures. Learn more about Mako SmartRobotics™ >