Dr. Christopher Sherman, DO

Dr. Christopher Sherman, DO

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Dr. Christopher Sherman is a leading Orthopedic Surgeon who serves patients from San Diego and Orange County from his three offices in Sorrento Valley, National City, and Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. Sherman provides treatment and care for foot, knee, and hip pain, sport and work-related injuries, traumatic injuries and fractures, as well as hip and knee replacement surgeries. Dr. Sherman obtained his Medical degree from the Midwestern University in 2005 and completed his residency and internship in Orthopedic Surgery at Riverside County Regional Medical Center in 2010. Dr. Sherman followed this with fellowships in the Orthopedic Trauma and Adult Joint Reconstruction at the University of California at San Diego in 2011. He received his Board Certification in Orthopedic Surgery 2015. It is Dr. Sherman's firm belief that in order to achieve the best possible outcomes, his practice must be committed to achieve exceptional results, provide personalized and comprehensive care, and stay abreast of the emerging trends and innovations in the Orthopedic field. Dr. Sherman stays busy taking emergency trauma call at multiple hospitals and tending to the needs of the patients at his three Southern California offices. In addition, Dr. Sherman's article regarding Intertrochanteric fractures was recently published in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. When not working with patients, Dr. Sherman enjoys exercising, spending time outdoors, traveling, and attending sporting events and academic conferences. Dr. Sherman welcomes all new patients to his practices, where most major forms of medical insurance are accepted. He speaks English and Spanish.

4910 Directors Pl Ste 350

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(858) 346-7171

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Keenan
  • Self Pay
  • Tricare
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more than 99% of peers
Clavicle Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Dislocation
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sherman "A succesful Orthopedic Surgery practice must be focused on effective communication, sound principle, a commitment to achieving exceptional results, and an emphasis on emerging trends and technologies."


  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release


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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.


  • University Of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Midwestern University / Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Riverside County Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Riverside County Regional Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University Of California, San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • San Diego State University
    Other Education | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sherman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Sherman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sherman to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Sherman'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 (15)
in San Diego, Ca |
Dr. Sherman is the absolute best ortho surgeon . He detected my sc joint dislocation in 2 visits. I had spent a year in pain from a MD who had no idea what to do with the dislocated sc joint . Dr Sherman knew from the start and got me right into surgery. Within 3 months I am completely healed. I would recommend his and the offices service 5 stars. Almost 4 months in and no pain what so ever. He is truly a miracle worker.
in San Diego, CA |
Dr Sherman is a highly skilled orthodedic surgeon. His progressive tenique to healing had me out of bed on the day of surgery for a total hip replacement. I was able to climb 2 flights of stairs 2 days after surgery with only a cane. Seven days after surgery, while active, my pain level is at a 2-3, and at a 0 when at rest. All of the prior internal pain is gone. His amazing staff including David, and Maribel made care and scheduling smooth. Thank you for making my world a better place.
in La Mesa, CA |
Dr. Sherman did a excellent job repairing my mother upper leg near her hip. We were lucky he was available, he was very clear what need to be done, the surgery went as planned, explained how it all went afterwards, talked to me with respect and kindness. Every follow-up visit he was super friendly, talked to us with great respect and clarity. The staff at his office was very friendly, very helpful, treated us with the utmost respect! Our last appt. we arrive early and got us out early!
in San Diego CA |
Got me back to work and back on the field with my kids.
in San Diego CA |
Dr. Sherman and his staff have been a pleasure to work with. Scheduling and office visits are friendly as well as professional and free of long waits and hassle at all locations. They have all gone well above and beyond what I expected !
in Huntington Beach, CA |
I have been under the care of Dr. Sherman for nearly two years, after my motorcycle accident almost left me as an amputee. So take it from me when I say this : There's absolutely nobody in this field I would recommend more than Dr. Sherman. I know he's going to give it to me straight, everytime, even though at times it's the last thing I want to hear. He's very knowledgeable and always makes me feel comfortable in his decision of the proper care and treatment of my leg. Wonderful staff, also!!
in riverside |
horrible doctor, broke my tib on my right ankle and i went to get ct scans to get surgery and when i went to go see him again he reviewed the films and told me im fine and that he will see me in 3 months to have the cast cut off. 3 months past and i get it cut off and when they did i looked at my ankle and coudnt believe what i had seen, my ankle looked like it had a baseball in it and it was super red. when i confronted him and told him to look at my ankle he said im fine dont worry about it
Santee, CA |
On 1st visit Dr Sherman determined I required surgery for a broken fibula. 2 hrs later I was in surgery and left for home 3 hrs after surgery. Thought the surgery would be at soonest a week later. Amazing! The Dr and all staff members made me feel comfortable, at ease, and as though I was the priority of their day. All were very friendly, professional and accommodating. I was able to get in for a splint adjustment without an appt, after calling 1st. Highly recommend! I do not dread future appts.
in Temecula, CA |
Dr Sherman did not know me as a patient. I was injured overseas and in a matter of an hour we had contacted him and he had contacted military Dr's in Germany to help them decide if they could do the surgery there. They all deemed it was necessary for me to come home. He saw me a day later and performed surgery a few days after that. He took a great deal of time with me explaining what would happen. He is a great surgeon and cares and strives for excellence. So grateful he was my surgeon.
in Murrieta, CA |
As a result of a motorcycle accident, I became a patient of Dr. Sherman's. I had a serious femur injury and after he operated on me, I began an arduous rehabilitative journey. I came to feel so blessed to have Dr. Sherman on my side. He remained involved in all aspects of my recovery. He is very approachable and has a great bedside manner. He made himself available to me anytime I needed him. I know he truly cares about my recovery. Dr. Sherman and his staff are amazing.
in Vista, CA |
In February I was crushed by a Eucalyptus tree, causing an open compound fracture of my left Tibia & Fibula, and mangled some tendons. In the ER Dr. Sherman was called to do my surgery, which took three hours. I spent six months under his care afterwards. Dr. Sherman and his team were absolutely fantastic. From day one Dr. Sherman was an outstanding professional from the surgery he performed to the way he and his team communicated with me and my wife. These guys are the best.
in CA |
Dr. Sherman is an exceptional physician, who made an indelible impact on my life. In Nov 2013, I sustained a severe compound fracture to my left leg and faced amputation on more than one occasion. My case was very complex for a myriad of reasons. Allow me to say the following: This is an extraordinary physician who is dedicated, authentic and talented. He possesses a tireless work ethic and is one of the kindest human beings I've ever known. Thx to him I'm walking. Highly recommend
in Del Mar, CA |
I came in for a consultation for my hip. Dr. Sherman met with me for a few minutes and suggested an MRI. I didn't hear anything for 2 weeks, so I called the office. They assured me that they were on the case and I had nothing to worry about. That was four months ago. I haven't heard anything since. I didn't have the greatest interaction with Dr. Sherman either, whose bedside manner I would describe as poor at best. However, this could have been overlooked if his office were competent.
in Escondido, CA |
Worst medical office experience of my life! I came to Dr. Sherman for a second opinion on my severe calcaneal fracture that needs surgery. I can honestly say he has the WORST bedside manner I've ever encountered and he is SO unprofessional. He walks into my room eating and chewing loudly, clueless about my case because he didn't take a second to even glance at my chart. The RN was rude and laughed at my pain. Dr. Sherman sounded very unintelligent & arrogant, and was rude to my family. Don't go
in Corona, CA |
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Dr. Sherman accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Keenan
  • Self Pay
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
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  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Sherman has admitting privileges

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido
555 E Valley Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92025
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Sharp Coronado Hospital
250 Prospect Pl
Coronado, CA 92118
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Paradise Valley Hospital
2400 E 4th St
National City, CA 91950
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Alvarado Hospital Medical Center
6655 Alvarado Rd
San Diego, CA 92120
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Palomar Medical Center Poway
15615 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064
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Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
751 Medical Center Ct
Chula Vista, CA 91911
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Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Tri - City Medical Center
4002 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
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Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Riverside County Regional Medical Center
26520 Cactus Ave
Moreno Valley, CA 92555
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