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Physician Directory | Christian Heywood, MD



Christian Heywood, MD

ABOS Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specialties: Elbow, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine,

Total Joint Replacement


As an orthopedic surgeon, I am a able to blend my interests in

medicine, physics, and engineering with my passion for helping

people. I am focused on the prevention and treatment of sports

medicine injuries, and I enjoy working in partnership with my

patients to help them recover and reach their goals. I believe in a whole-body approach to treatment and am dedicated to helping my patients not only achieve a full recovery, but also improve their overall body function and performance. Through my specialty training in shoulder, elbow, and sports medicine injuries and conditions, I provide patients with experienced, individualized non-surgical and surgical orthopedic care. Additionally, I specialize in total joint replacement procedures and the care and management of fractures.


When I’m not treating patients, I enjoy participating in medical missionary work, good food, good music, and good surf.


Professional Memberships & Recognitions

• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

• American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

• Arthroscopy Association of North America

• California Orthopaedic Association


Team Affiliations

• Aptos High School

• Soquel High School



Brigham Young University - 1999

Degree – BS



The George Washington University - 2003

Degree - M.D., With Distinction - Top 25%


Research Year

Hospital for Joint Diseases – 2003-2004

Research Assistant in Department of Sports Medicine



The George Washington University - 2004-2009

Orthopaedic Surgery


Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic

Fellow, Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy – 2009-2010





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