About

Dr. Mark Schultzel is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery. He trained at the prestigious Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic under mentor Dr. John Itamura, and is a respected expert in injuries of the shoulder and elbow. His focuses of practice are shoulder and elbow sports medicine (labral tears, rotator cuff tears, Tommy John injuries), shoulder and elbow arthroplasty (joint reconstruction), and fracture care.

Dr. Schultzel completed undergraduate, medical school, and business school at UC San Diego, with orthopaedic surgery residency training in Kansas City. He has experience with sports medicine coverage at an elite level, as a team physician for the US Olympic Team, San Diego Legion Professional Rugby Team, as well as for the Los Angeles Sparks and Loyola Marymount Athletics. He currently is a team physician for the USA Kendo Team and for the United States Olympic Committee. Dr. Schultzel is the Chair of the Sharp Community Medical Group Orthopaedic Specialty Advisory Council and sits on the Surgical Steering Committee for Sharp Healthcare.

He is also committed to training the next generation of physicians: he provides mentorship to numerous college students, medical students, and residents, fellows, and young attendees. He is a volunteer clinical instructor for the UCSD School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgeon and Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery for Touro College of Medicine and Rocky Mountain University. Dr. Schultzel is also a clinical instructor at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Associations

Board certified surgeon within ABOS
Fellow of AAOS
Fellow of the AOA

Publications

Dr. Mark Schultzel has published numerous works across various medical publications.

Staff

Paul Rogers, PA-C

Paul Rogers is a board certified physician assistant that graduated from a Physician Assistant program in 2008 from Riverside Community College and has since completed Emergency Medicine and Orthopedics fellowships. He completed a Bachelor's degree in Physician assistant studies and additionally a Master's Degree in Organizational leadership.

Paul has over 14 years experience combined in Emergency Medicine as well as Orthopedic Surgery. Additionally, he has served for over 30 years in the military and is currently a Major in the California Air National Guard as well as provides lectures at several local Physician Assistant programs and gives back to his community by mentoring at local high schools and junior high schools, promoting health and fitness.

Future goals for him are to include giving back to his community and profession by continuing to provide education opportunities for P.A. students at his current places of employment.