Jessell Owens, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship-Trained in Joint Replacement
Specializing in Joint Replacement Surgery, including Primary and Revision Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Skilled in Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty (Anterior Approach Hip Replacement)

Knee Surgery, Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement

Jessell Owens, MD, Joint replacement surgeon, knee replacement, hip replacement, reno, sparks, elko, nevada

About Dr. Owens

Jessell Owens, MD specializes in joint replacement surgery, including primary and revision total hip and knee arthroplasty. She is one of a few surgeons in the region skilled in anterior approach total hip arthroplasty (anterior hip replacement). Dr. Owens understands that not all patients are ready for surgery or require it. In order to develop the best treatment plan, she works with each patient to determine their priorities and goals, including where they want to be in one, five or ten years.

As a science lover who enjoys connecting with people, a career in medicine made sense to Dr. Owens. She chose orthopedics for its unique opportunities to treat disease versus manage it. Her joint replacement specialized practice enables her to build relationships with people who have lived highly active lives and have interesting stories. For Dr. Owens, helping them return to active lifestyles is fulfilling.

Dr. Owens's pursuit of excellence began at an early age. When a college professor told her she couldn’t study sports medicine, compete as a full-time student athlete and do research, she made it her mission to prove the professor wrong. Not only did Owens graduate from Pepperdine University summa cum laude, but she was also named an NCAA All-Academic Honoree (all four years), Women’s Swim Team Scholar-Athlete of the Year (twice), Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Natural Science Division Outstanding Graduate, and was a class valedictorian finalist.

As a Northern Nevada native, Dr. Owens enjoys hiking, skiing, and swimming when she’s not caring for patients.


Pepperdine University – B.S. Sports Medicine, Summa cum Laude, Malibu, CA
Medical School
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Orthopedic Surgery, Iowa City, IA
Colorado Joint Replacement, Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, Denver, CO

Affiliations & Memberships

American Orthopaedic Association – Emerging Leaders Program
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society

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