Meet Our Providers

At San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc., our mission is to provide the highest quality orthopaedic care to patients of all ages. Our team is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and resources to provide just that. We provide our patients with the highest level of care. We recognize that injuries can be debilitating and life changing, and we have committed our practice to showing compassion every step of the way.

We believe that communication is key. We will walk you through every step of the process, so you know what to expect before and after surgery. If you have questions or concerns at any stage of the process, we are here to guide you. Our surgeons are experienced, highly skilled and thrive off helping individuals obtain optimal health and wellness.

For more information about San Diego’s premiere orthopedic surgeons, please look at our providers below. If you have any questions or are ready to request an appointment! We are here for you and want to empower you to make the most informed decisions about your health.

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Team James Tasto
James P. Tasto, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Team Michael Sirota
Michael A. Sirota, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Team David Burnikel
David J. Burnikel, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Team Matthew Shillito
Matthew C. Shillito, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery & Hand Surgery

Enoch Chang
Enoch H. Chang, M.D.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Team Sarah Potter
Sarah Potter-Smith, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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"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., 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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