James P. Tasto, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in San Diego, CA

About Dr. Tasto

James P. Tasto, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon practicing at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. in San Diego, California.

Dr. Tasto graduated from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Residency at the Harvard Combined Program in Boston, Massachusetts. Following his internship and a general surgery residency, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy from 1967 through 1970. He served in Japan, South Vietnam, Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, as well as USS Oklahoma City.

He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as a Past President of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is a Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Tasto is the recipient of many prestigious awards and honors including three times being awarded the Francis West Award for the Best Clinical Teacher at the University of California at San Diego Medical School.

Dr. Tasto has made over 500 presentations at national and international meetings and has published over 35 articles and book chapters in the field of arthroscopy, sports medicine, and orthopaedics. His areas of interest are sports injuries of the knee, shoulder, and ankle; specifically ACL, cartilage, and meniscal injuries, and shoulder conditions to include instability and rotator cuff tears. Dr. Tasto is considered an expert among his colleagues in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery.

Dr. Tasto lives in San Diego with his wife, four children, and seven grandchildren. He enjoys golf, mountain biking, volleyball, writing, and traveling.


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James P. Tasto, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon practicing at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. in San Diego, California.

Dr. Tasto graduated from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Residency at the Harvard Combined Program in Boston, Massachusetts. Following his internship and a general surgery residency, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy from 1967 through 1970. He served in Japan, South Vietnam, Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, as well as USS Oklahoma City.

He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as a Past President of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is a Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Tasto is the recipient of many prestigious awards and honors including three times being awarded the Francis West Award for the Best Clinical Teacher at the University of California at San Diego Medical School.

Dr. Tasto has made over 500 presentations at national and international meetings and has published over 35 articles and book chapters in the field of arthroscopy, sports medicine, and orthopaedics. His areas of interest are sports injuries of the knee, shoulder, and ankle; specifically ACL, cartilage, and meniscal injuries, and shoulder conditions to include instability and rotator cuff tears. Dr. Tasto is considered an expert among his colleagues in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery.

Dr. Tasto lives in San Diego with his wife, four children, and seven grandchildren. He enjoys golf, mountain biking, volleyball, writing, and traveling.



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