Mark Collins, a grateful patient of Dr. Scott Ball, shares his story

An Active Life, Restored

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Back in the Saddle

When severe pain from osteoarthritis threatened to put an end to former Green Beret Scott Ellinger's athletic passions, he turned to UC San Diego Health for help. Krishna R. Cidambi, MD, performed a bilateral hip replacement using advanced surgical techniques. After only 39 days, Ellinger was pain-free and back on his road bike.

I think I have a bunion. Will I need surgery?

David Dalstrom, MD, orthopedic surgeon at UC San Diego Health


Congratulations to our colleagues on their recent appointments, accomplishments, awards and honors:


100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs | 2018

The hospitals featured on Becker's Healthcare's 100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs list for 2018 have earned recognition for quality of care and patient satisfaction for orthopedic and spine surgery.

AAOS 2019 William W. Tipton, Jr., M.D. Leadership Award

We are very happy to announce that Dr. Covey was recently announced as the recipient of the AAOS 2019 William W. Tipton, Jr., M.D. Leadership Award.  This is an amazing accomplishment.  It is the highest leadership award from the AAOS and recognizes Academy members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities which have benefitted the orthopaedic community, patients, and the American public.

Surgery of Hand

Reid Allen Abrams, MD

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Residency Program

Residents from left to right Dr. Siow, Dr. Britt, Dr. Politzer, and Dr. Gurusamy. Speaking in Monterey, CA at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Western Orthopaedic Association.  

The presentations are as follows:

Dr. Preet Gurusamy, "The Fate of Entrapped Posteromedial Stuctures After Spanning External Fixation in Tibial Pilon Fractures".  

Dr. Cary Politzer, "Utilization and Cost of Tibiotalar Arthrodesis versus Total Ankle Arthroplasty".  

Dr. Matt Siow, "Electric Scooter Orthpaedic Injuries Have Significant Financial Implications"

Dr. Elise Britt, "Lower Extremity CT Angiogram and Nephropathy in Orthopedic Trauma Patients"


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UC San Diego Health Named Official Health Care Provider of the San Diego Padres

UC San Diego Health is now the Official Health Care Provider of UC San Diego Athletics

Triton scholar-athlete health care will be led by six team physicians from UC San Diego Health — Catherine Robertson, MD, orthopedic surgeon and chief of sports medicine; Bryan Leek, MD, orthopedic surgeon; and primary care and sports medicine physicians Amy Leu, DO; Sarah Merrill, MD; Alan Shahtaji, DO; and Kenneth Taylor, MD.

Go, Tritons!