Dr. Dave R. Shukla specializes in the full spectrum of conditions of the
shoulder and elbow. In addition to his primary interest of shoulder arthroplasty,
he also performs minimally invasive/arthroscopic surgery for rotator cuff
disorders and other sports conditions. He has a strong interest in degenerative,
sports-related, and traumatic disorders of the elbow as well. His orthopedic
surgical training started at the Mayo Clinic where he completed a surgical
internship followed by a 2-year dedicated research fellowship on traumatic
elbow injuries. Following this, he completed an orthopedic surgery residency
at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and then returned to the
Mayo Clinic for a one-year fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery where
he learned how to manage some of the most complex conditions from multiple
world-renown upper extremity surgeons. He has been very active in research
and has maintained an interest in advancing the field of shoulder and
elbow surgery. He is committed to practicing evidence-based medicine,
and is an author on over 50 articles that are published or are submitted
for publication. He and has had 24 presentations at national and international
meetings, and serves as a consultant editorial reviewer for three journals.
He has continued to contribute to Mayo Clinic’s Annual “Teach
the Teachers” Advanced Elbow Surgical Skills Course since 2013.
Having been born at Hoag Hospital, Dr. Shukla attended Harbor Day School
and went on to attended U.C. Berkeley for an undergraduate degree. He
then went on to obtain an honors medical degree at the UCD before starting
training at the Mayo Clinic. His goal was always to return to serve Orange
County residents, the community in which he was raised, and where both
of his parents continue to practice as physicians. In his free time, he
enjoys playing tennis and golf.
For more information please view Dr. Shukla's Bibliography.