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About Catherine M. Robertson, MD

Catherine M. Robertson, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating injuries of the shoulder, knee and hip. She uses minimally invasive techniques for restoring joint function and to treat complex ligament, tendon, cartilage and meniscus injuries. Dr. Robertson is one of the few physicians in Southern California with specialized training in hip arthroscopy (minimally invasive hip surgery) and uses this advanced technique to treat femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and labral tears of the hip.

Her research interests include cartilage restoration and biology, sports injuries, and biomechanics of the hip and shoulder. She has published a number of articles related to these topics, presented at national meetings, and authored several book chapters.

Dr. Robertson is the head team physician for the San Diego Padres and the lead orthopedic surgeon for the San Diego Seals. She is also a team physician for the UC San Diego Tritons. She was an associate team physician for the San Diego Chargers. A former athlete herself, she has worked with professional, collegiate, and high school athletes and has a keen interest in the prevention and treatment of sports injuries.

Dr. Robertson earned her medical degree and completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She completed her fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. There she worked with some of the preeminent sports medicine surgeons in the country, performing complex arthroscopic reconstructions of the knee, shoulder, elbow and hip. Dr. Robertson gained considerable experience in the field of women's sports medicine at the country's first center of its kind, the HSS Women's Sports Medicine Center.

She is board certified in orthopedic surgery with a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine.

Dr. Robertson is a Southern California native. Outside of the operating room, she enjoys travel, running, skiing, and scuba diving.

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For more information, see Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2009-08-05

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • General Orthopaedics

Conditions and Treatments

  • Sports Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted