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David S Gazzaniga M.D.

(949) 722-7038
Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Area of Expertise
  • Sports Medicine
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
Medical Practice:
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute
22 Corporate Plaza
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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16300 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 400
Irvine, CA 92618
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Education & Training

Medical Education - Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH (Medical Doctor)
Internship - Beth Israel Hospital of Boston (General Surgery)
Residency - Harvard Massachusetts General Hospital (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Internship - Steadman-Hawkins Clinic (Sports Medicine)
Fellowship - Brigham and Women's Hospital (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Accepted Health Plans

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.
  • Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • United Healthcare PPO
For HMO plan participation please call physician's office.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Physician Bio

After growing up in Orange County, David Gazzaniga, M.D. left to play football at Dartmouth College and remained to attend medical school. He then went on to complete his residency at Harvard University. Dr. Gazzaniga has completed three separate fellowships: Trauma Fellowship and Foot & Ankle Fellowship at Harvard University, as well as a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

Dr. Gazzaniga had been in practice in the state of New York for the past eight years before relocating back to Orange County. While in New York, he served as one of the team doctors for the New York Jets as well as the head Orthopedic Surgeon for the New York Islanders and Hofstra University. He also worked as the attending Orthopedic Surgeon at the US Open in Flushing New York. Currently, Dr. Gazzaniga is one of the medical team physicians for the LA Chargers and is the team physician for St. Margaret's Episcopal School, University High School and the USA Women's Water Polo Team. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Conditions Treated

  • AC Joint Separation
  • ACL Injury / Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • ACL Tear / Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear
  • Bankart Lesion
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture / Tear
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Collarbone / Collarbone Injuries
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Dislocated Knee / Knee Dislocation / Kneecap Dislocation
  • Dislocated Patella / Sublaxation
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture / Fractured Elbow
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Sports Injuries
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement
  • Fractured Knee / Knee Fracture
  • Fractures