Mark Schultzel

Title(s)Assistant Clinical Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-5994-2869 Additional info
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    Collapse Education and Training
    UC San Diego, La JollaBS, BA06/2005BS - General Biology, BA - Psychology
    UC San Diego School of Medicine, La JollaMD06/2009Medicine
    UC San Diego, San Diego07/2010Surgery Internship
    University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City07/2015Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
    Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles08/2016Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship
    UC San Diego Rady School of Management, La JollaMBA06/2021Executive Business Administration
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    Boy Scouts of America1999Eagle Scout Award
    UMKC2013Gold Humanism Honor Society
    UN Global Social Innovation Competition2021UN Global Social Innovation Challenge COVID-19 Award
    San Diego County Medical Society2021  - 2023San Diego Top Doc
    Castle Connolly2022  - 2024Top Doctor
    American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) - Ortho Honor/Leadership Society2023AOA Induction
    Healio2023Healio Honoree
    Dr. First2023Dr. First Silver Award

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    Dr. Mark Schultzel is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery. He trained at the prestigious Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic under mentor Dr. John Itamura, and is a respected expert in injuries of the shoulder and elbow. His focuses of practice are shoulder and elbow sports medicine (labral tears, rotator cuff tears, Tommy John injuries), shoulder and elbow arthroplasty (joint reconstruction), and fracture care.

    Dr. Schultzel completed undergraduate, medical school, and business school at UC San Diego, with orthopaedic surgery residency training in Kansas City. He has experience with sports medicine coverage at an elite level, as a team physician for the US Olympic Team, San Diego Legion Professional Rugby Team, as well as for the Los Angeles Sparks and Loyola Marymount Athletics. He currently is a team physician for the USA Kendo Team and for the United States Olympic Committee. Dr. Schultzel is the Chair of the Sharp Community Medical Group Orthopaedic Specialty Advisory Council and sits on the Surgical Steering Committee for Sharp Healthcare.

    He is also committed to training the next generation of physicians: he provides mentorship to numerous college students, medical students, and residents, fellows, and young attendings. He is a volunteer associate professor for the UCSD School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgeon, and as Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery for Touro University School of Medicine and Rocky Mountain University. Dr. Schultzel is also a clinical instructor at Point Loma Nazarene University.