Michael Skyhar, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Encinitas, CA, Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas


Orthopaedic Surgery Encinitas, CA

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas

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  • Dr. Michael Skyhar specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, providing knee and shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff surgery, joint drainage and other procedures.

    He strives to provide comprehensive non-surgical care when possible and surgical precision when necessary. He has published and presented numerous articles about sports medicine injuries.

    He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Scripps Ximed Medical Group, and the California Medical Association and served as the chief of staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

    In addition to his practice, Dr. Skyhar is active in the community, treating athletes on local sports teams. He currently serves as Team Physician for Palomar College.

Education & Training

  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Hospital for Special SurgeryResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1987 - 1988
  • University of California San Diego
    University of California San DiegoResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1981 - 1986
  • Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
    Oregon Health & Science University School of MedicineClass of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

  • OR State Medical License
    OR State Medical License 1990 - 2021
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1983 - 2022
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top MD Consumers Checkbook
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons
  • Super Doctor SuperDoctors.com

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