Michael J. Fitzpatrick M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon practicing at Mission
Hospital since 2005. Dr. Fitzpatrick has focused his practice in investigating,
diagnosing and treating sports injury. He has special research interests
in minimally invasive shoulder replacements and arthroscopic surgery.
Current Dr. Fitzpatrick serves at Co-Director of Mission Hospital Orthopedic
Institute and President of South Orange County Orthopedics. In addition,
he is a recipient of the Physician of Excellence Award from the Orange
County Medical Association.
A graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Fitzpatrick
completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia
in 1998, followed by a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity
Reconstruction at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in
2003. Since completion of his fellowship, he has been an Assistant Professor
at the University of Florida, Associate Clinical Professor at the University
of California, Irvine and Research Faculty with the Veterans Affairs Healthcare
System in Long Beach, California.
Dr. Fitzpatrick is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery by the American
Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and has received an additional Board Certification
in Sports Medicine. He is a member of several professional societies such
as the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy
Association of North America. He has also been honored by the U.S. Air
Force with the National Defense Service Medal, Medal of Accommodation,
and Meritorious Service Award for Distinguished Service as an Orthopedic
Surgeon. Dr. Fitzpatrick has been published in dozens of reports and abstracts
on various orthopedic topics and conditions with his latest, Essentials
of Orthopedic Surgery Handbook, published by McGraw Hill.
Questions About Your Care
If you have a clinical question about your care, medication, or follow-up
needs, please contact the South Orange County Orthopaedics, Inc. directly.
Fax: (949) 364-2110
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Education & Training
MEDICAL EDUCATION: Jefferson Medical College (Medical Doctor)
INTERNSHIP: Pennsylvania Hospital (General Surgery)
RESIDENCY: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Orthopaedic Surgery)
FELLOWSHIPI - USC University Hospital - Medical Center (Sports Medicine)
Areas of Interest
Dr. Fitzpatrick has focused his practice treating sports injuries. His
area of expertise centers around minimally invasive surgery and arthroscopic surgery.
Other Specialties or Certifications
BOARD CERTIFICATION: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
SUBSPECIALTY CERTIFICATION: Sports Medicine Subspecialty Board Certification