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Physician Directory | Michael Nuzzo, MD



Michael Nuzzo, MD

Dr. Nuzzo is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and specializes in

sports medicine. He is one of a few select doctors in the region who

received additional fellowship training in sports medicine. His practice

encompasses athletes at all levels of accomplishment and all stages
of life. He specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to
treat injuries of the hip, shoulder, knee, and ankle. Hip Procedure


Dr. Nuzzo specializes in Hip Arthroscopy and performs hip preservation surgeries to treat hip related disorders. He treats hip pain caused by femoral acetabular impingement or FAI, hip labrum tears, damaged cartilage, tendon tears, and chronic bursitis. He also performs hip labrum reconstruction for non-repairable labrum tears and Total Hip Replacements using computer aided navigation.

Shoulder Procedure


In the shoulder, Dr. Nuzzo treats rotator cuff tears, labrum tears, shoulder instability, fractures, and also performs shoulder replacements, including reverse shoulder replacement. He also performs superior capsular reconstructions of the shoulder (ASCR), a newly developed procedure for chronic rotator cuff tears.


Knee Procedure

In the knee, Dr. Nuzzo treats ACL, PCL and other ligament injuries, meniscus tears, knee fractures, and performs cartilage restoration procedures to include cartilage cell implantations, and osteochondral allograft implantations for damaged cartilage.


Foot & ankle Procedure

In the foot and ankle, Dr. Nuzzo performs ankle arthroscopy to treat damaged cartilage, ligament reconstructions for instability, and fractures of the foot and ankle.


Team Physician

Sports team coverage has been an important part of his career. He has served as the head team physician at Fresno Pacific University and is an assistant team physician at Fresno State University.



Dr. Nuzzo received his master’s degree from Georgetown University and a medical degree from Rutgers University Medical School. He completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at Texas Tech University and William Beaumont Army Medical Center and completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine, and Shoulder Surgery at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California.


Military Experience and Leadership

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Dr. Nuzzo was appointed Chief of an Orthopedic Surgery department. While deployed in Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, he served as the Orthopedic Trauma Consultant for Iraq Joint Operations and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

Dr. Nuzzo has served as the Chief of Staff at Fresno Surgical Hospital. He gives frequent lectures on the local and national level on Sports Medicine topics and has published multiple articles in Sports Medicine Journals.



American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow

Arthroscopy Association of North America






Sports Medicine, Shoulder, and Elbow Surgery, Congress Medical Associates and Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA



Orthopedic Surgery, Texas Tech University/William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX



Rutgers School of Medicine, New Brunswick, NJ

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.



American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine



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