Dr. Petrie is a native of Cape Town in the Republic of South Africa. His
family includes three generations of physicians: his grandfather, both
parents and Dr. Petrie. His family moved to the United States when he
was a toddler and he grew up in Rochester, Minnesota in the shadow of
the Mayo Clinic. As a child he would accompany his father during school
holidays on rounds at the Mayo Clinic, and this early exposure set the
tone for his adult career.
Dr. Petrie double majored in Biology and Economics from UC Berkeley and
attended Mayo Medical School and did his residency in Orthopedic Surgery
at the Mayo Clinic. He completed his Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
at the University of Pittsburgh, where he took care of the University
Pittsburgh Sports Teams and had exposure to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“What is gratifying is to return someone to their life’s passion
by fixing what is wrong. That to me is why I’m here.”
As for his specialty in sports-related knee and shoulder injuries, he says,
“I liked sports and ended up in doctors’ offices because of
them.” Currently, Dr. Petrie is one of the medical team physicians
for the LA Chargers. He also works with Vanguard University sports teams.
In his free time, Dr. Petrie enjoys cycling, scuba diving and surfing.
He currently resides in Irvine with his wife and children.