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Dave Shukla, MD

  • Primary Specialty:
    Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
  • Areas of Interest: Elbow,  Shoulder,  
  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon
    Total Joint Replacement of the Shoulder & Elbow
Procedures & Conditions Treated:


  • AC Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bankart Lesion Repair
  • Bicep Tendon Repair
  • Bursitis / Impingement Surgery
  • Clavicle Fracture Repair
  • Closed Reduction
  • Corticosteroids / Cortisone Shots
  • Cubital Tunnel Surgery
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Surgery
  • Elbow Arthritis Treatment
  • Elbow Arthroplasty
  • Elbow Fracture Surgery
  • Elbow Fusion Surgery
  • Elbow Reconstruction Surgery
  • Elbow Tendonitis Surgery
  • Humerus Fracture Repair
  • Labral Repair / Labrum Repair
  • Loose Body Removal
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Nerve Conduction Study
  • Nerve Decompression Surgery
  • Open Shoulder Surgery
  • PRP Injections¹
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Debridement
  • Shoulder Decompression
  • Shoulder Immobilizers
  • Shoulder Instability Repair
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Shoulder Revision Surgery
  • SLAP Repair
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction Surgery
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Tennis Elbow Surgery
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Ulnar Decompression Surgery
  • Ultrasound Guided Injections
PRP Injections are not yet approved by the FDA and therefore are considered an experimental medical procedure and are not covered by insurance.
  • AC Joint Separation
  • Arthritis
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Collarbone / Collarbone Injuries
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Subluxation
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture
  • Distal Triceps Tendon Rupture
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Fractured Elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Golfer's Elbow / Medial Epicondylitis
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Hyperextension of the Elbow
  • Labral Tears of the Shoulder / Bankart Lesion
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Little Leaguer's Elbow
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Olecranon Fractures
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Radial Collateral Ligament Sprain
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Calcific Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Sports Injuries
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • SLAP Lesion Tear
  • Sprained Elbow
  • Strained Elbow
  • Suprascapular Nerve Injury
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy / Entrapment
  • Tendinosis
  • Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondyltitis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Triceps Tendonitis
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligaments Injuries
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
  • Ulnar Neuropathy


Dr. Dave R. Shukla specializes in the full spectrum of conditions of the shoulder and elbow. In addition to his primary interest of shoulder arthroplasty, he also performs minimally invasive/arthroscopic surgery for rotator cuff disorders and other sports conditions. He has a strong interest in degenerative, sports-related, and traumatic disorders of the elbow as well. His orthopedic surgical training started at the Mayo Clinic where he completed a surgical internship followed by a 2-year dedicated research fellowship on traumatic elbow injuries. Following this, he completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and then returned to the Mayo Clinic for a one year fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery where he learned how to manage some of the most complex conditions from multiple world-renown upper extremity surgeons. He has been very active in research and has maintained an interest in advancing the field of shoulder and elbow surgery. He is committed to practicing evidence-based medicine, and is an author on over 50 articles that are published or are submitted for publication. He has had 24 presentations at national and international meetings, and serves as a consultant editorial reviewer for three journals. He has continued to contribute to Mayo Clinic’s Annual “Teach the Teachers” Advanced Elbow Surgical Skills Course since 2013.

Having been born at Hoag Hospital, Dr. Shukla attended Harbor Day School and went on to attended U.C. Berkeley for an undergraduate degree. He then went on to obtain an honors medical degree at the UCD before starting training at the Mayo Clinic. His goal was always to return to serve Orange County residents, the community in which he was raised, and where both of his parents continue to practice as physicians. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and golf.

Dr. Shukla is assisted by Physician's Assistant, Camille Bray, PA-C.

Helpful Patient Information for Shoulder Arthroscopy
Post-Operative Info >
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery FAQs >
Pain Management After Shoulder Arthroscopy >

Helpful Patient Information for Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Shoulder Replacement FAQs >
Pain Management After Shoulder Replacement >

Dr. Shukla's Common Conditions & Procedures FAQ's from AAOS
Biceps Tendonitis >
Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow >
Chronic Shoulder Instability >
Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone) >
Distal Humerus Fractures of the Elbow >
Elbow (Olecranon Bursitis) >
Elbow (Olecranon) Fractures >
Rotator Cuff Tears >
Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear) >
Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder >
Scapular (Shoulder Blade) Disorders >
Shoulder Joint Replacement >
Shoulder Separation >
Shoulder Surgery >
Shoulder Trauma (Fractures and Dislocations) >
SLAP Tears >

  • Medical School
  • University College of Dublin (Medicine and Surgery)
  • Internship
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester (General Surgery)
  • Residency
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital (Orthopedic Surgery)
  • Fellowship
  • Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Adult Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity)
Board Certification
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Mayo Clinic Elbow ‘Teach the Teachers’ Annual Faculty
  • Mayo Fellows’ Association
  • California Orthopedic Association
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Faculty for Hoag Orthopedic Institute Sports Medicine Program
  • Scientific Journal Editor Consultant for:
    • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
    • Journal of Musculoskeletal Research
    • Journal of Orthopaedic Research
    • Journal of International Medical Research
  • Finalist for Best Poster Prize at the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow
  • Best Paper at the Brooklyn Orthopedic Society Meeting
  • Magna Cum Laude Honors, Medical School
  • Award for Outstanding Media Content, AAOS (2018)
  • Recipient of a Mayo Clinic Orthopaedic Research Grant for the Anatomic Evaluation of the Sternoclavicular and First Sternocostal (2016)
  • Finalist for Best Poster Prize at the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow (2015)
  • Best Paper at the Brooklyn Orthopedic Society Meeting (2015)
Affiliated Locations
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute
  • Hoag Hospital - Irvine
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center - Newport Beach
  • Irvine Surgical Partners
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian - Newport Beach
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Irvine Orthopedics
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Newport Beach Orthopedics