David J. Burnikel, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in San Diego, CA

David J. Burnikel Provider

About Dr. Burnikel

David J. Burnikel, MD, is a board-certified physician in San Diego specializing in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. With advanced training and extensive clinical experience, he treats a variety of orthopaedic conditions at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc.

Dr. Burnikel is dedicated to helping every patient regain full range of motion and functionality so they can live a healthy, active life. He offers both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for all orthopaedic conditions, including sports-related injuries. Dr. Burnikel is an expert in arthroscopic surgery for disorders of the knee and shoulder.

A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Burnikel earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. After completing the orthopaedic surgery residency program at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, Dr. Burnikel served as an active duty orthopaedic surgeon in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Newport, Rhode Island. Following his Navy service, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Burnikel is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 

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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