Dr. Kruse is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and attended
medical school at the University of California, San Diego. He completed
a residency in Family Medicine at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
Following residency, Dr. Kruse completed fellowship training in Sports
Medicine at the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Kruse holds two board certifications in sports medicine and family
medicine, and practices as a Primary Care Sports Medicine Doctor. Dr.
Kruse’s clinical expertise includes non-operative orthopedics and
sports medicine, general musculoskeletal care, sports concussion, general
medical needs of the athlete, and musculoskeletal procedures including
joint and tissue injections.
Dr. Kruse was 6-time All-American and National Champion gymnast at UC Berkeley
and finished his gymnastics career as a 4-time USA National Team Member.
This experience gives Dr. Kruse special insight into the care of the injured
gymnasts and dancers.
Before joining the Orthopaedic Specialty Institute, Dr. Kruse practiced
for 4 years at the University of California Irvine as an Assistant Clinical
Professor in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Family Medicine.
He maintains a Volunteer Faculty position with UC Irvine in order to continue
his active sports medicine teaching for medical students and residents.
Dr. Kruse also serves as a resource for the community and provides many
local lectures to various schools and community groups on a wide range
of sports medicine topics. He also has multiple peer-reviewed journal
and textbook publications on a wide range of sports medicine topics.
Dr. Kruse currently serves as a team physician for USA Gymnastics. He is
also a Team Physician for Biola University, The Orange County Soccer Club,
UC Irvine, Irvine High School, Godinez Fundamental High School and assists
with coverage for Crean Lutheran High School.
Dr. Kruse is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians,
the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), and the American
College of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Kruse’s outside interests include spending time with his wife
Mindi and their two children, Alex and Lyla. He also enjoys yoga, surfing,
playing guitar, and catching up on all sports by watching SportsCenter.