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Russell S. Petrie MD
Primary Office

22 Corporate Plaza
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Office 2

16300 Sand Canyon Ave,
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92618
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Dr. Petrie is a native of Cape Town in the Republic of South Africa. His family includes three generations of physicians: his grandfather, both parents and Dr. Petrie. His family moved to the United States when he was a toddler and he grew up in Rochester, Minnesota in the shadow of the Mayo Clinic. As a child, he would accompany his father during school holidays on rounds at the Mayo Clinic, and this early exposure set the tone for his adult career.

Dr. Petrie double majored in Biology and Economics from UC Berkeley and attended Mayo Medical School and did his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He completed his Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, where he took care of the University Pittsburgh Sports Team and had exposure to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dr. Petrie currently is an instructor with the Hoag Sports Medicine Fellowship and the San Diego Shoulder Institute for the past 10 years.

As for his specialty in sports-related knee and shoulder injuries, he says, “I liked sports and ended up in doctors’ offices because of them. What is gratifying is to return someone to their life’s passion by fixing what is wrong. That, to me, is why I’m here.” Currently, Dr. Petrie is one of the medical team physicians for the LA Chargers.

Dr. Petrie lives in Irvine. He enjoys cycling, scuba diving and surfing.

Dr. Petrie's Physician Assistant is Karri Knodel, PA-C.

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Education & Training

MEDICAL EDUCATION: Mayo Medical School (Medical Doctor)
INTERNSHIPS: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (General Surgery)
RESIDENCY: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery)
RESIDENCY: Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center (Sports Medicine)
RESIDENCY: Nemours Children's Hospital
FELLOWSHIP: University of Pittsburg (Shoulder and Knee Sports Medicine Fellowship)

Areas of Interest

Dr. Petrie specializes in the following procedures. This is not a full list but contains the most common procedures performed on a regular basis.

  • Shoulder arthroscopy surgery
  • Arthroscopy - rotator cuff repair
  • Knee arthroscopy surgery
  • Repair bicep tendon (surgery)
  • Shoulder joint reconstruction
  • Fixation of shoulder
  • Support implant removal
  • Shoulder capsule repair (surgery)

Awards & Recognitions

- Recipient of Wyatt-Ayherst resident reporter program grant to the 1998 AAOS annual meeting (1998)
- High honors in biology, University of California at Berkeley (1988)
- Commencement speaker biology graduation, University of California at Berkeley (1988)

Other Specialties or Certifications

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (2001)
SUBSPECIALTY CERTIFICATION: Sports Medicine Subspecialty Board Certification


  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Minnesota Medical Association
  • Mayo Fellow’s Association
  • Zumbro Valley Medical Society
  • AMA, student section, Mayo Medical School

Our Locations

(949) 722-7038

Physician Offices

Huntington Beach

19582 Beach Boulevard, Suite 306
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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16300 Sand Canyon Ave, Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92618

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Mission Viejo

South Orange County Orthopaedics, Inc.
26730 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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Newport Beach

22 Corporate Plaza Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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