Dr. Paul Girard, MD

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Dr. Paul Girard, MD
Dr. Girard graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1992 and then moved on to medical school at the Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago Illinois. He graduated in 1996 and began his Internship in General Surgery at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He was acknowledged as the General Surgery Intern of the Year from 1996 to 1997. After spending three years in Orthopedic Surgery Residency in Phoenix, he transferred to Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, California to complete his training. He completed his Orthopedic Residency training in 2002 and was chosen to stay at Naval Medical Center San Diego as faculty on the Orthopedic Trauma service. From 2002 to 2007, Dr. Girard served the assistant director of the Orthopedic Trauma Service.He was twice awarded the Academic Teaching Award in 2005 and 2007. He deployed in support of the global war on terrorism aboard the USS Boxer and USNS Comfort in 2003. Dr. Girard also took opportunities on his own free time to serve the population of Manta, and Latacunga Ecuador on separate occasions during medical missions sponsored by International Medical Alliance. In 2007, Dr. Girard separated from the Navy and joined the UC San Diego health system. The first year of his time at UC San Diego served as an Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship, and he has remained full time faculty since that time. He is the department Quality Assurance Officer and sits on the Health System's peer review committee, and also is a member of his department's Residency Review Committee. When away from the hospital, Dr. Girard enjoys being with his family, as well as boating and fishing.

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Medical Offices North200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dr. Girard's Performance
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    Under 10 minutes
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Amazing Doctor. Shattered my Tibia and he was able to put it back together. I can walk and run now. To you and your staff, Thank you very much.
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Dr. Girard graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1992 and then moved on to medical school at the Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago Illinois. He graduated in 1996 and began his Internship in General Surgery at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He was acknowledged as the General Surgery Intern of the Year from 1996 to 1997.

After spending three years in Orthopedic Surgery Residency in Phoenix, he transferred to Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, California to complete his training. He completed his Orthopedic Residency training in 2002 and was chosen to stay at Naval Medical Center San Diego as faculty on the Orthopedic Trauma service.

From 2002 to 2007, Dr. Girard served the assistant director of the Orthopedic Trauma Service.He was twice awarded the Academic Teaching Award in 2005 and 2007. He deployed in support of the global war on terrorism aboard the USS Boxer and USNS Comfort in 2003. Dr. Girard also took opportunities on his own free time to serve the population of Manta, and Latacunga Ecuador on separate occasions during medical missions sponsored by International Medical Alliance.

In 2007, Dr. Girard separated from the Navy and joined the UC San Diego health system. The first year of his time at UC San Diego served as an Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship, and he has remained full time faculty since that time. He is the department Quality Assurance Officer and sits on the Health System's peer review committee, and also is a member of his department's Residency Review Committee.

When away from the hospital, Dr. Girard enjoys being with his family, as well as boating and fishing.

Dr. Girard's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Chicago Medical School

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Maricopa Med Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Naval Med Center

    Completed in 2002

    Phoenix Orth Res/Maricopa Med Center

    Completed in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • 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
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection