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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
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Interplan PPO
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare PPO

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

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