About San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc.


About San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center, Inc. 

At San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. our mission is to provide outstanding orthopaedic care to patients of all ages and activity levels. We thrive on helping people throughout the San Diego area reach their health goals through advanced training and skills while maintaining a high level of customer service. All our staff members are friendly, caring, and passionate about helping people feel their best.

Our team of board-certified physicians offers a wide array of both conservative and surgical treatment options for a variety of orthopedic conditions. At San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. our team of expert orthopaedic surgeons perform a range of procedures, from minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to knee and hip replacement and reconstructive surgery.

Serving Our Community

As members of the San Diego community, our team of providers is dedicated to volunteer service. We also educate and mentor orthopaedic surgeons in the fields of sports medicine and arthroscopy through the nationally recognized San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine fellowship program.

We have built a reputation for providing individuals and families throughout San Diego with patient-focused medical care. Our team is welcoming, informative, and compassionate, and is dedicated to empowering every individual to make informed choices about their own personal health.

Meet Our Team

Team James Tasto

Orthopedic Surgeon

Team Michael Sirota

Orthopedic Surgeon

Matthew C Shillito Provider

Orthopedic Surgeon, Hand Surgery

Team David Burnikel

Orthopedic Surgeon

Enoch Chang new provider

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Team Sarah Potter

Physician Assistant

Fellowship Program

The San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship program offers a one-year training program in orthopaedic sports medicine. The program specializes in open and arthroscopic surgery with an emphasis on the knee and shoulder. It is one of the premier training programs in the country.

San Diego Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Docere Research & Education Foundation

Renee Hardesty (fellowship Program Coordinator)

(619) 229-5018, reneeh@sdsm.net

Notice of Non-Discrimination

San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. To view our full Notice of Non-Discrimination, click here.

Hospital & Surgery Affiliations

Sharp Coronado Hospital

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Sharp Memorial Hospital

Alvarado Hospital

Surgery Center Affiliations

Coast Surgery Center

Grossmont Plaza Surgery Center

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Billing Office

(619) 444-5917

“My son had surgery to repair a non-union navicular bone fracture in his foot. His surgery and recovery good not have gone better.”


“Dr. Burnikel proceeded cautiously and decided to skip the surgery route. We waited to see how the bone healed. It seemed to be the right decision, the bone healed well.”


“Dr. Burnikel is fantastic! My right knee is getting so much better after his treatment. He went the extra mile to examine my left knee too.”


“I would like to thank Dr. Sirota for the fabulous job he did on my right shoulder. I had a torn rotator cuff as well as really messed up muscles.”


“I can’t imagine having a better outcome with Dr. Sirota. Super happy with all four operations, carpel tunnel both arms and ulnar nerve translocation at both elbows.”


“I’m thoroughly impressed with Dr. Burnikels quality of care! I’ve seen him twice now and he was extremely efficient. I’m on my way to healing!”


“Dr. Sirota had an immediate understanding of the issues surrounding my hip. He was helpful, and wanted to make sure my goals were considered during this procedure.”



San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc.

6719 Alvarado Road, Suite 200

San Diego, CA 92120

Phone: (619) 229-3932

Billing Department Phone: 

(619) 444 -5917









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San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc., San Diego, CA

Phone (appointments): 619-229-3932

Phone (general inquiries): 619-229-3932

Address: 6719 Alvarado Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92120

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