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Michael Hunter, MD


Dr. Michael Hunter grew up in Southern California and attended Loyola Marymount University where he was on the Men's Division I rowing team while receiving a degree in Biology with a minor in biochemistry. He earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. Following this, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Prisma Health/University of South Carolina program in Greenville, SC where he was elected chief resident during his final year.

After residency, he returned to California to complete his fellowship-training in Joint replacement at Hoag Orthopedic Institute and then travelled overseas to New Zealand the following year. While in New Zealand, he completed a trauma fellowship at Auckland City Hospital under Dr. Bruce Twaddle, and a third fellowship in sports injuries at Unisports Orthopedics in Auckland, New Zealand. While at Unisports he had the privilege of taking care of the New Zealand Olympic team and All Blacks rugby team. He then returned to the U.S. and joined Newport Orthopedic Institute to focus primarily on joint replacement procedures. 

Dr. Hunter has been active in the research community having authored several book chapters along with publishing manuscripts in peer reviewed journals. He has had posters presented locally and internationally for his work in orthopedics.

Dr. Hunter currently lives in Orange county with his family. He enjoys cooking, skiing, mountain biking, and cycling around Newport Beach in his free time.

  • Medical School
  • Loma Linda School of Medicine (Medical Doctor)
  • Residency
  • Greenville Health System (Orthopedic Surgery)
  • Fellowship
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute (Joint Arthroplasty)
  • Auckland City Hospital (Orthopedic Trauma)
  • Unisports New Zealand (Orthopedic Sports)
Board Certification
  • Board Eligible ~ American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 1st Place - South Carolina Orthopedic Association Resident Research Conference
  • Lions award for Distinguished NCAA Div. 1 Athlete (Men’s Crew)
  • Sigma Xi Best Research Presentation at LMU Science Convention
  • Presidential Award for Undergraduate Biology Student LMU
  • Rose Hills Scholarship Recipient for Undergraduate Sciences
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre Med Honors Society
  • Distinguished Community Service Award for LionScience
  • Dean's List all 8 Semesters at Loyola Marymount University
  • U.S. Cup Southern Section Mountain Bike Race Series Champion
  • Castaic Lake Racing - Young Gun Award
Affiliated Locations
  • Hoag Hospital - Irvine
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian - Newport Beach
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Newport Beach Orthopedics
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center - Newport Beach