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.
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.
For more information please go to www.RPetrieMD.com.
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