World-class Orthopedic Care

Orthopedists at UC San Diego Health are widely recognized for their expertise in diagnosing, correcting, preventing and treating all types of muscular and skeletal diseases, conditions and injuries. We recognize how debilitating and painful orthopedic injuries can be and offer both surgical and non-surgical options for restoring function and managing pain.

UC San Diego Health is the Official Health Care Provider of the San Diego Padres.

Areas of Expertise

As part of a research intensive medical center, we are able to offer our patients knowledgeable, skilled care in all orthopedic subspecialties, including:

Orthopedic Specialists

UC San Diego Health has more than 20 orthopedists with subspecialty expertise in surgery, sports medicine, oncology, trauma and rehab. All of our physicians are active researchers in their field, on the leading edge of innovations. Meet our orthopedics team.

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Research

Treatment approaches for many types of orthopedic conditions are rapidly evolving, meaning patients have more options and better prognoses for many conditions than ever before. 

Our physicians and scientists study clinical issues such a back pain, muscle injury, arthritis, disc degeneration, exercise physiology and cerebral palsy, among other topics. What they are learning could help you with an unresolved or complex orthopedic condition.

Read about our research and clinical trials.

Orthopedics Appointments & Referrals

Orthopedics Specialists

Orthopedics Locations

La Jolla


Rancho Bernardo


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