Derrick A. Foge, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Derrick A. Foge, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

  • Specialty

    Back | Neck | Spine

  • Location


  • Fellowship

    Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship
    University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center – Department of Orthopaedics

  • Residency

    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
    University of Colorado – Department of Orthopaedics

  • Medical School

    Doctor of Medicine
    University of Colorado School of Medicine


Derrick Foge, MD, is a distinguished Special Forces veteran who holds a fellowship in orthopedic spine surgery – and numerous honors for his academic and military achievements. After earning his undergraduate degree, he joined the U.S. Army where he earned the Green Beret and Special Forces Tab. He served as Special Forces Medical Sergeant (Green Beret) over multiple deployments and in many missions overseas. He also trained others in emergency medicine and was involved in a wide variety of life-saving surgical procedures. Inspired by saving lives and helping injured comrades regain mobility, Dr. Foge pursued a career in orthopedics, eventually specializing in spine surgery.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado, where he also completed his Internship and Residency in Orthopaedics. He completed his Spine Surgery Fellowship at the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

In 2020, Dr. Foge joined the OPA spine surgery team, where he treats a wide variety of spinal conditions to help patients enjoy an active lifestyle. He remains active himself and enjoys fly fishing, bowhunting, weight lifting, running, and spending time with his wife and little girls.

  • Special Interests
    • Management of Spinal Conditions
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Disc Replacement
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Stenosis
    • Disc Herniations
  • Sample Procedures
    • ACL Repair
    • Arthroscopy
    • Disc Herniation Treatment
    • Disc Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Spine
    • Ortho Fracture Repair incl. Extremities
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Total Hip Replacement
    • Total Knee Replacement
  • Affiliations
    • Alaska Regional Hospital
    • Providence Anchorage Medical Center
    • Alaska Surgery Center
    • Alpine Surgery Center
    • Creekside Surgery Center

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Foge has a rare combination of extensive medical knowledge and honest compassion. He truly cares about his patients. He clearly treats the whole patient which is a rarity and I am grateful. If you’re fortunate enough to become his patient, I hope you benefit from his skills as well as his ability to understand the full picture of your circumstance.

– Karen


The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.

OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs), and total joint replacement.

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