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  • Member, Alpha Omega Phi Honor and Service Society

  • North American Spine Society Political Engagement Committee

  • North American Spine Society Ethics and Compliance Committee


  • Puyallup

  • Bonney Lake


Undergraduate Education:

Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana


Medical School:


Netherlands Antilles, Saint Maarten

Orthopedic Residency:

Indiana University, School of Medicine

Indianapolis, Indiana



Orthopedic Fellowship:

Spine Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA



Justin Millard, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon. He moved from sunny southern California to join Rainier Orthopedic Institute and he is looking to all the beautiful PNW has to offer. Dr. Millard's philosophy is premised on a connection between the patient and doctor. The spine is complicated. He sees it as his job to find out where the pain is coming from to make his patients better. He wants his patients to feel heard and understood so that he can truly get to the root cause of pain and get his patients back to feeling their best. 

Dr. Millard is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. His practice focuses on minimally invasive and motion sparing procedure of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine. He performs over 250 spinal operations per year. His other areas of expertise include scoliosis, stenosis, tumors, fractures, infections, and degenerative conditions of the spine.

Dr. Millard is an attending physician at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington. In addition to his Washington state medical license, he is also concurrently licensed in California and has privileges at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He received his undergraduate degree in business management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana where he graduated with highest distinction and was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key national honor societies. Following Purdue University, Dr. Millard completed his medical degree at American University of the Caribbean in Saint Maarten, Netherland Antilles where he earned entry into the Alpha Omega Phi national honor society.

Dr. Millard then completed his surgical internship at University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri and Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Indiana University, School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Following Indiana University, School of Medicine, he completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, California. This additional training in disorders of the spine was under the direction of Dr. Hyun Bae. Cedars-Sinai is ranked #1 in orthopaedic surgery in California and ranked #3 in orthopaedic surgery in the Nation, according to US News and World Report.


If Dr. Millard could give one piece of advice to his patients about healthy living it would be, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." To this end, he knows the path to true healing is in the connection he has with his patients. He looks forward to serving the greater Puyallup valley in this way. Having five children keeps him busy, but he does find time to engage in snowboarding and playing the piano. 


  • Motion Preservation Surgery (Artificial Disc Technology)

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Spondylolisthesis

  • Cervical Disc Herniation

  • Lumbar Disc Herniation

  • Spine Fractures

  • Adult spine deformity

  • General Orthopaedics and Surgery

  • Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery


  • Piano and Saxophone

  • Scuba Diving

  • Eastern Philosophy and Yoga

  • Gourmet Cooking and Wine Appreciation

  • Snowboarding

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