Dr. Catherine Robertson, MD

Dr. Catherine Robertson, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
Dr. Catherine Robertson, MD is a sports medicine specialist in San Diego, CA. She graduated from UC San Diego, School of Medicine and specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic sports medicine.Read her story

4520 Executive Dr

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Robertson's Experience

Dr. Robertson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Robertson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Robertson "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.Dr. Robertson's 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. She is also team physician for the San Diego Sea Lions women's professional soccer team and UC San Diego Tritons. Dr. Robertson is the lead physician for the partnership between UC San Diego Health and the US Olympic Committee. She has also served as the associate team physician for the 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. Dr. Robertson 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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2  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Robertson does not have any board certifications listed.

50  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


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18  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Robertson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Robertson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Robertson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Robertson to family and friends
16 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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Dr. Robertson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Robertson is an excellent surgeon. While she isnt the most charismatic doctor I've ever had, she is as attentive and talented as they come. She is open minded and up to date on latest trends and options in her field. She is great. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
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Dr Robertson treats you with honesty AND kindness. She makes sure you understand every step of the process, and she does an amazing job. I'm very thankful she did my ham string surgery.
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I had two rotator cuff repair surgeries with Dr. Robertson, on both shoulders, both tendons severely torn, requiring a graft. Outcomes on both shoulders was excellent.
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