David Cortese, MD, FAAOS
David Cortese, MD, FAAOS, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, joint replacement and fracture care. His particular practice interests include arthroscopic management of tendon, ligament and articular cartilage disorders of the knee and shoulder.
Dr. Cortese values a collaborative relationship with his patients to educate them on their condition, the variety of treatment options available and their treatment goals. By partnering with his patients, he develops individualized treatment plans that optimize outcomes and enable his patients to return to the active lifestyle they enjoy.
Dr. Cortese is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and is a 12 year U.S. Army veteran. When away from work, he enjoys hiking, cycling and skiing the trails in the region.
Specialties and Education
Specialties: Sports Medicine Orthopedics , Joint Replacement Surgery , Orthopedic Surgery
Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowships: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Southern California Orthopaedic Institute, Van Nuys, CA
Residencies: Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Medical Schools: MD, University of California, Irvine, CA