Michael J. Fitzpatrick,MD
Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Michael J. Fitzpatrick M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon practicing at Mission Hospital since 2005. Dr. Fitzpatrick has focused his practice in investigating, diagnosing and treating sports injury. He has special research interests in minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery.
A graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Fitzpatrick completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 1998, followed by a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity Reconstruction at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2003.
Since completion of his fellowship, he has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine and Research Faculty with the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Long Beach, California.
Dr. Fitzpatrick is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a member of several professional societies such as the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has also been honored by the U.S. Air Force with the National Defense Service Medal, Medal of Accommodation, and Meritorious Service Award for Distinguished Service as an Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Fitzpatrick has been published in dozens of reports and abstracts on various orthopedic topics and conditions with his latest, Essentials of Orthopedic Surgery Handbook, just published by McGraw Hill.