Dr. John C. Medlen, Chief Physician

Phone: 520-624-0888

Meet Dr. Medlen...

Years in Practice: 45

Born in: Nogales, Arizona

Languages Spoken:  English, Spanish (Native Speaker)

Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Certified 1986, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty Sports Medicine, Certified 2011, American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical, Certified 1979.

Hospital Affiliations: St. Mary’s Hospital & Health Center, Tucson, Arizona.  Staff member, Orthopedic Surgery 1983 – Present.

Dr. Medlen is a three time recipient of Vitals.com Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2018), and voted “Top Doctor” in 2020 by Arizona Top Doctors Magazine.

The Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.



  • Residency: UC Irvine, Irvine Affiliated Hospitals.  Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.  University of Arizona, College of Medicine.
  • Internship: University of California, Irvine Medical Center
  • Graduate: University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine.
  • Undergraduate: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.