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Orthopedic Sports Medicine Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Fracture, Shoulder, Elbow, Sports, Arthoplasty, Arthroscopy


High School:
De La Salle High School
Concord, California, 2001

College or University:

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
La Jolla, California, 2005
B.S., General Biology
B.A., Psychology
Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa

Medical School:

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
La Jolla, California, 2009
Doctor of Medicine (MD)


General Surgery
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
July 2009-July 2010


Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC)
Kansas City, Missouri
July 2010-July 2015


Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Los Angeles, California
August 2015-August 2016
Program Director: John M. Itamura, MD

Additional Studies:

University of California, San Diego
Rady School of Management
La Jolla, CA
September 2019 – June 2021
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Honors and Awards:

Eagle Scout Award
Gold Humanism Honor Society Awardee
American Orthopaedic Association Resident
Leadership Award
UCSD Triton Changemaker Award, 2020
Fowler GSIC 2020 Finalist, COVID-19 Award
Rady School of Management – Brandes Scholarship
Rady Fellowship

Nominated for UCSD Alumni Award (2018, 19, 20)
Certificate of Excellence: Marketing Management –
Rady School of Management
Certificate of Excellence: International Supply Chain –
Rady School of Management
UCSD Robert S. Sullivan MBA Graduation Award,2021
2021 Top Doctor – San Diego County Medical Society


California Medical License – A115034 (2009-current)
Missouri Medical License – 2013012535 (2010-current)
Kansas Medical License – 04-36895 (2014-current)
California Fluoroscopy Supervisor Operator Permit –
RHC 00202260 (2016-current)
Qualified Medical Evaluator (CA): #157606 (2019-current)

Board Certification:

Board Certified with ABOS: Dec 2020
Passed ABOS Part I – 2015
Passed ABOS Part II – 2020

Orthopedic Fellowships:

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic
Surgeons (AAOS) – FAAOS designation

Languages Spoken:

Fluent in English, Japanese, Spanish
Conversational in Tagalog

Professional Background

Attending Physician – Synergy Orthopedic Specialists, Inc, San Diego, CA
-Orthopaedic Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Attending Physician – Southern California Permanente Medical Group, San Diego, CA
-Orthopaedic Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Academic Appointments:

Volunteer Clinical Instructor (Department of Orthopedic Surgery): UCSD School of Medicine, 2021-current
Adjunct Assistant Professor: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Orthopedic Surgery, 2020-current

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Orthopaedic Sports Fellowship:
Faculty Member/Staff Surgeon, 2016-2019

Clinical Administrative Appointments:

Sharp Community Medical Group:
Chief – Orthopedic Surgery Department (2021-current)
Orthopedic Specialty Advisory Council – Chair (2021-current)
Utilization Review/Quality of Care Committee Member (2021-current)
Regional Quality Committee Member (2021-current)
Sharp Memorial Hospital: Surgical Steering Committee (2021-curent)
Palomar Hospital EMR Committee Member (2018-2021)

Specific Teaching Responsibilities:

Volunteer Clerkship Instructor/Lecturer: UCSD School of Medicine, 2019-current
Orthopedic Surgery Clerkship Instructor: Touro College of Medicine, 2020-current
Faculty Instructor: Kaiser Permanente Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
Program, 2016-2019
Mentor to UCSD undergraduate, SOM students and residents, 2016-current

Specific Administrative Responsibilities:

UCSD Rady Strategic Planning Committee – 2020-present
UCSD Rady Student Board/Association President – 2019-2021
UCSD Rady School of Management Flex Weekend 21’ Cohort Representative – 2019-2021

Team Physician:

All United States Kendo Federation, 2009-current – volunteer physician
Team USA Physician: 2016-current
Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, 2015-2016:
Los Angeles Sparks
Loyola Marymount Basketball (College)
Cirque de Soleil, “Michael Jackson: Immortal” World Tour, 2012 – volunteer physician
United States Olympic Committee – Volunteer Sports Med Physician – 2018- current

Non-Clinical Work:

Ravara Healthcare – Medical Director –2020-current
Ethos Mask – Chief Medical Officer/co-Founder – 2020-current
Vital Care Health Systems – Medical Director – 2021-current
WellTrackONE – Medical Director – 2021-current

Society Memberships and Organizational Involvement:


California Orthopaedic Association, 2016-present
California Medical Association/San Diego County Medical Society, 2009-present
University of California, San Diego Alumni Association, 2001-present
Mt. Diablo Silverado Council Eagle Scout Society, 1998-present
Phi Beta Kappa Southern California, 2004-present
Southern California Kendo Federation, 2001-present
Dojo Delegate: San Diego Kendo Bu – 2017-present
San Diego Kendo Bu – 2001-current
VP of Public Relations, 2016-present
Captain, UCSD Kendo Team, 2005-2008
President, UCSD Kendo Club, 2002-2009Rady School of Management
Cohort Rep – 2019-2021
Rady Student Association: President – 2019-2021
Vistage on Campus – 2019-current
Rady Dean’s Steering Committee – 2020-current
UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences
Dean’s Leadership Council – 2021-current


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), 2010-Present

Committee Work:

Shoulder and Elbow Evaluation Committee, 2017-present
Emerging Professionals Committee, 2017-2020
AAOS Resident Assembly Delegate, 2014-2016
Executive Board Member-at-Large, 2014-2016
Committee Member, Global Health Committee, 2014-2016
Committee Member, Clinical Practice Committee, 2014-2016
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
Associate Member – 2017-present

Committee Work:

Exchange Fellowship Committee, 2017-2021
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), 2014-Present
Social Media/Communications Committee, 2019-present
Emerging Leader Program, 2014-present
Resident Leadership Delegate, 2014
American Medical Association (AMA), 2005-2010
All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF), 2001-present



Journal Reviews/National:
Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS Am)
Reviewer, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES)

Advisory Boards:

Social Media Advisory Board Member, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS Am/Br)

Paid Consulting:



Hippocrates Circle – Southern California Permanente Medical Group – 2016-2019
Pay It Forward Squad – Medical Mentoring: 2006-current
Orthopaedic Surgery Volunteering:
From Shaadi to Service, Goa, India, 2014
Hospitals for Humanity, Cebu, Philippines, 2013
Hospitals for Humanity, Tijuana, Mexico, 2011


Sessions Chaired/Visiting Professorships:

Invited Guest Professor – The Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement.
Dokkyo/Teikyo Medical Universities Visiting Lectureships: Tochigi and Tochigi, Japan, 2015.

Invited Guest Professor – American v. Japanese Medical Practice. Dokkyo/Teikyo Medical Universities Visiting Lectureships: Tochigi, Japan, 2010 and 2015.

Invited Guest Professor – The Practice of Medicine in America. Dokkyo Medical University Visiting Lectureship: Tochigi, Japan, 2009

Participant in Panel Discussions:

AAOS Resident Assembly – Panel Discussion on International Opportunities for Residents and Fellows. AAOS Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2015.

AAOS Resident Assembly/Executive Committee Panel Discussions. AAOS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2016

Paper Presentations at Scientific Meetings
Video Presentations/Webinars at Scientific Meetings; Podcasts;

Available on full CV

Research Activities



Yelp – Yelp Gold Elite: Kansas City, Los Angeles, San Diego: 2013-present
Judo 3-dan
Kendo 3-dan
PADI Deep Water Scuba Certified
BLS Certified