Our Physicians

Our Founder

staff-8392Dr. Brian Gruber, MD, MBA
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, MBA | Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery | Knee & Shoulder Surgery
As a kid, Dr. Brian Gruber loved playing baseball. Naturally, like lots of kids, he thought he’d be a pro baseball player. However, a baseball pitching injury when he was 12-years-old brought him into an orthopedic surgeon’s office and from that day on, he had a new life goal and became focused on becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Gruber spent many years on the path to pursuing his goal, beginning with an undergraduate degree from Newman University in Kansas where he was also an academic All-American in Baseball. He then went on to graduate with honors and Alpha Omega Alpha recognition from the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Gruber completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan Hospital and Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and then completed his orthopedic and sports medicine training at Washington University. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and has specific training in orthopedic Sports Medicine.

When Dr. Gruber founded Integrated Orthopedics, after over a decade of practicing as an orthopedic surgeon, he had one goal:

• To build an orthopedic practice that puts patients first and provides the highest quality patient experience.

Each day we are pleased to receive feedback from patients in the office and online through social media that lets us know we are meeting our goal. Our teams works hard each day to get even better.

Just like the orthopedic surgeon who fixed Dr. Gruber’s elbow when he was 12, which allowed him to continue playing baseball, including at the collegiate level, he likes watching people get better. And it’s what drives him in his work each day.

Because of Dr. Gruber’s expertise in sports medicine, he has remained highly involved as the team physician for a number of sports teams. He has been involved with University of Michigan team sports including Wolverine Football. While in St. Louis he was an integral part of the medical team for the St. Louis Blues Hockey Club and the St. Louis Rams Football Organization. He was also involved with the March Madness Basketball Tournament and Team USA Development Hockey.

Dr. Gruber has expertise in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. His specific interests are rotator cuff disease and anterior cruciate ligament injury to the knee. Research has always been a passion for Dr. Gruber, and he has been published in the premier orthopedic journals Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

We invite you to learn more about our practice by looking around the website and checking out our orthopedics blog. If you ever have a need for orthopedic care, we hope you will consider Integrated Orthopedics for that care.

Our Physicians

Dr. David Larson, DPMFellowship-Trained Foot & Ankle Surgeon Dr. David Larson is originally from Arizona and completed his undergraduate and graduate education at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona with degrees in biomedical science. He obtained his doctor of podiatric medicine from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Larson then went on to do his residency with Franciscan-St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, WA. He is a fellowship-trained surgeon in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery and completed his fellowship at the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Westerville, Ohio. In addition to his medical background, Dr. Larson served in the United States Marine Corps for six years, rising from the ranks to sergeant, finally, finishing his military service as a platoon commander. In his free time – like many of our staff and patients – Dr. Larson enjoys being active, working out and outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. He recently completed his first Spartan race and looks forward to completing another one.

Doctor Gruber expertly repaired all of my injuries and recommended a physical therapist that specializes in athletes.

Nancy Best

I am grateful for the doctor’s skill and the technology that enables me to play the sport I love.

Mike Best

Dr. Gruber and his staff has been Ironwood Sports Medicine’s go to group for Orthopedic care.

Michael Suman
AT Ironwood High School

From the service, the patience, to the actual surgery, they actually listened to my feedback.

Vincent VJ Hils
NPC Bodybuilding Champion and Mr. Arizona in 2009

Dr. Gruber took really good care of me. Now I can keep dancing without any pain!

Tzu-Chia Huang
Ballet Arizona