I am a native of Southern California. I received my undergraduate degree
from UC Davis and then returned home to attend and graduate from the University
of Southern California with a Medical Degree. I remained at LA County/USC
to complete an Orthopaedic Surgery Internship and Residency. To further
my knowledge and expertise in Sports Medicine, I traveled to Long Beach,
CA and completed a yearlong Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Southern
California Center for Sports Medicine. While there, we treated athletes
from all levels of sport, as well as, being the designated Team Physicians
for Cal State Long Beach. I was trained in the most up to date skills
and techniques in Arthroscopic Knee and Shoulder surgery, as well as,
Knee and Shoulder Replacements.
I have now been practicing in Orange County, CA for nearly 15 years. During
that time I have gained a tremendous amount of experience in the world
of Sports Medicine. I have been the designated Team Physician for the
USA National Waterski Team, the USA Springboard Diving Team, World Team
Tennis with Billy Jean King, USA World Gymnastics Championships, the USA
Gymnastics Olympic Trials and the Maloof Money Cup Pro Skateboarding Competitions.
I am currently the Team Physician for the Orange County Soccer Club and
the AMA Professional Supercross/Motocross Racers. Finally, I have been
fortunate enough during the past few years to be taking care of some of
the Top Ranked Supercross Riders in the country.
For several years, I was voted one of the Top Docs Of Orange County by
the OCMA and Orange Coast Magazine. I spent time as an Orthopaedic Department
Chairman at the local Hospital, as well as, having served on the Board
of Directors for the local Surgery Center.
It gives me no greater joy than to help those individuals and athletes
who are down the help they need to get back in action. From the Professional
to the Weekend Warrior to just someone trying to get thru everyday living
needs, I find it extremely rewarding to be involved in their ultimate
recovery. I pride myself on being up to date with my knowledge and skills
in the latest and greatest in our specialty. This now includes the introduction
of Stem Cell Therapy to my practice.