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Michael F. Shepard, M.D.

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About Dr. Michael F. Shepard

Dr. Michael Shepard is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon who is subspecialty trained in sports medicine with special emphasis on the care of the overhead athlete. Dr. Shepard’s clinical expertise includes elbow and shoulder injuries of the overhead athlete, elbow arthroscopy, and complex knee reconstruction. University of California Irvine Medical Center contracts out to Dr Shepard to treat all of their multi-ligament knee injuries.

Dr. Shepard is a team physician for the USA Volleyball Team, University of California Irvine, Chapman University, Cal State Fullerton, Orange Coast College, Cypress College, Golden West Community College, Santa Ana College, and Servite.

Mike devotes Friday nights to multiple local high school football games and treats high school athletes throughout Southern California.

Dr. Shepard grew up in Tustin and attended Foothill High School. Mike graduated Summa Cum Laude from UC Davis with a degree in Biochemistry and was also captain of the football team, an All American, and the recipient of the Woody Hayes Award as the nation’s top Division II scholar athlete. Dr Shepard graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine with AOA honors. He earned the McGraw Hill Scholarship as the top medical student in the basic science years. Mike completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA and completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Basic Science Research at UCLA. Dr. Shepard completed a second fellowship in sports medicine with world renowned Orthopaedic surgeons James R. Andrews MD and William Clancy MD at the American Sports Medicine Institute. At ASMI and now at OSI, Dr. Shepard participates in the care of athletes from the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA, and the PGA / LPGA tours.

Dr. Shepard has contributed significantly to the research of sports medicine. He has presented his research at numerous national and international scientific meetings. He has been the lead author on numerous publications regarding such topics as the generation of labral lesions in the thrower’s shoulder, elbow biomechanics, the diagnosis of meniscal injuries, the forces seen in ACL grafts, and the reconstruction of the posterolateral ligamentous complex of the knee. In 2004, Dr. Shepard’s poster presentation on SLAP tears in the shoulder was voted the most outstanding presentation at the annual meeting of the AOSSM – sports medicine society. In 2000, he received the Hip Society’s Frank Stinchfield Award for outstanding contribution to Orthopaedic research.

Dr. Shepard is a board certified member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He lectures and teaches about the special needs and care of athletes to Orthopaedic surgical residents, surgeons, therapists, and athletic trainers. In 2008, he was awarded UC Irvine’s volunteer faculty teaching award given to the most outstanding faculty member who is not at the University in a full time capacity. Dr. Shepard is a faculty member for the Kaiser Permanente Sports Fellowship, where he coordinates the sports coverage and the on field management of the Fellows.

Insurances Accepted

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.

  • Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • ChoiceCare/Humana
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Interplan PPO
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare PPO

For HMO plan participation please call the physician's office.

Affiliations HOI Surgery Center - Aliso Viejo
Education Medical Education - David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (Medical Doctor)
Internship - UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center (General Surgery)
Residency - UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Fellowship - American Sports Medicine Institute (Sports Medicine)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Conditions Treated
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture (Elbow)
  • Little League / Elbow or Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Runner's Knee (Knee)
  • Hamstring Strain (Sports Medicine)
  • Patellar Tendinitis (Knee)
  • Humerus Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Unstable Knee Cap (Knee)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture (Shoulder)
  • Bankart Lesion (Sports Medicine)
  • SLAP Lesion Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Fractured Knee / Knee Fracture (Knee)
  • Chondromalacia (Knee)
  • Elbow Contracture (Elbow)
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee)
  • Separated Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Meniscus Tear / Meniscal Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Shoulder)
  • Baker's Cyst (Knee)
  • Shoulder Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Strained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Olecranon Bursitis (Elbow)
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Knee Ligament Injuries (Knee)
  • Shoulder Fractures (Shoulder)
  • UCL Tear / Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Elbow)
  • Muscle Injury (Knee)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Shoulder)
  • Knee Cysts (Knee)
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture (Sports Medicine)
  • Sprains and Strains (Sports Medicine)
  • Knee Tendonitis (Knee)
  • Biceps Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Knee)
  • ACL Injury / Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Runner's Knee / Chondromalacia Patella (Sports Medicine)
  • Labral Tears of the Shoulder / Bankart Lesion (Shoulder)
  • Osteonecrosis / Avascular Necrosis (Knee)
  • Groin Pain (Sports Medicine)
  • Sports Concusion (Sports Medicine)
  • Little Leaguer's Elbow (Elbow)
  • Radial Collateral Ligament Sprain (Elbow)
  • Knee Pain (Knee)
  • Hyperextended Elbow / Hyperextension of the Elbow (Elbow)
  • Elbow Instability (Elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Rotator Cuff Tear (Shoulder)
  • MCL Injury / Medial Collateral Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • LCL Injury (Knee)
  • Shoulder Arthritis (Shoulder)
  • Tennis Elbow (Sports Medicine)
  • Anterior Knee Pain (Knee)
  • PCL Injury / Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Elbow Sports Injuries (Elbow)
  • Knee Arthritis (Knee)
  • Ankle Sprain (Sports Medicine)
  • Knee Bursitis / Goosefoot (Knee)
  • Knee Cartilage Injuries (Knee)
  • Meniscus Tear (Knee)
  • AC Joint Separation (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Bursitis (Shoulder)
  • SLAP Lesion Tear / Shoulder Lebrum Tear (Shoulder)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee / Knee Osteoarthritis (Knee)
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture / Tear (Elbow)
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) / Adhesive Capsulitis (Shoulder)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Spine (Pediatric))
  • Fractures (Sports Medicine)
  • IT Band Syndrome / Iliotibial Band Syndrome (Knee)
  • PCL Injury / Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • Dislocated Knee / Knee Dislocation / Kneecap Dislocation (Knee)
  • Golfer's Elbow (Sports Medicine)
  • Shin Splints (Sports Medicine)
  • Bicep Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Golfer's Elbow / Medial Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Shoulder Impingement (Shoulder)
  • Cartilage Injuries (Sports Medicine)
  • Synovitis (Sports Medicine)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Knee (Knee)
  • LCL Injury / Lateral Collateral Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • MCL Injury / Medial Collateral Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Labral Tear of the Hip or Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Separated Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Broken Collarbone / Collarbone Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Instability (Shoulder)
  • Strained Knee (Knee)
  • ACL Tear / Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Shoulder Instability (Sports Medicine)
  • Dislocated Patella / Sublaxation (Knee)
  • Shoulder Sports Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (Elbow)
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries (Elbow)
  • Joint Pain (Knee)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Sports Medicine)
  • Clavicle Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Sprained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Elbow Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy / Entrapment (Shoulder)
  • Throwing Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Osteoporosis (Shoulder)
  • Patellar Tendonitis / Patella Tendonitis (Sports Medicine)
  • Suprascapular Nerve Injury (Shoulder)