MICHAEL KLASSEN,

M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Subspecialty Board Certified in Sports Medicine

Clinical Care

Medical Legal Evaluations

I CAN SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS

CLINICAL CARE

Upper and lower extremity surgery including

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder Labral Reconstruction

Knee Meniscal Surgery

Knee ACL Reconstruction

Treatment with Biologics

MEDICAL LEGAL EVALUATIONS

Services for Attorneys, Insurers, and Government Entities include

Independent Medical Examination (IME) for personal injury cases.

 

Agreed Medical Evaluation (AME) & Qualified Medical Evaluation (QME).

 

Medical record review & standard of care reviews, opinions as to causation, impairment, and medical care & treatment.

 

Expert Witness Testimony - Practicing according to the standards of professionalism of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Klassen is an Advocate for the Facts and provides his opinion on cases for both defense & plaintiffs. He has extensive training in the proper diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. He is experienced in orthopaedic injuries, whether from motor vehicle accidents, sports activities or industrial incidents.

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ABOUT ME

Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1998 and Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Sports Medicine, Dr. Klassen has been in practice since 1995. He is a Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners. He affiliated with Monterey Peninsula Surgery Center, Central Coast Surgery Center and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

ABOUT ME

Dr. Michael Klassen attended college at Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA (1970-1971) and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance and Management from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (1971-1974). He continued his education at California State College, Bakersfield studying Biology and Chemistry (1983-1984) and University of California, Los Angeles studying Chemistry and Physics (1984-1985). Dr. Klassen earned his medical degree from University of California, Los Angeles (1985-1989). He continued his training with Surgical Internship (General Surgery) at University of California, San Francisco (1989-1990); Surgical Residency (General Surgery) also at University of California, San Francisco (1990-1991). He then went on to Orthopaedic Residency (Orthopaedic Surgery) at the University of California, San Francisco (1991-1995).

Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1998 and Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Sports Medicine, Dr. Klassen has been in practice since 1995. He is a Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners. He affiliated with Monterey Peninsula Surgery Center, Central Coast Surgery Center and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

Dr.Klassen was the Medical Athletic Director (2002-2013), California State University at Monterey Bay as well as Team Orthopaedic

Physician (2001-2013) and was Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Salinas Valley Samba Professional Futbal Team (2004-2008). He has also served as Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Monterey Peninsula College (1999-2000); Anniston Orthopaedic Associates, Anniston, AL (1995-1999); Donoho High School Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Anniston, AL (1995-1999); Walter Welborn High School Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Welborn, AL (1996); and Assistant Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, San Francisco State University (1993-1994).
 
Active in various professional organizations, Dr. Klassen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (2000) as well as being a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America; Consultant and Reviewer of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery for sports medicine; Member of the Board of Directors (2006 to present) with the California Orthopaedic Association and served on the Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery; and Member of the Inman Abbott Society. Dr. Klassen is an Associate Master Instructor for shoulder and knee arthroscopy and teaches in the learning center in Chicago, IL.
 
His professional interests are in shoulder and knee arthroscopy, sports medicine as well as cartilage transplant and ligament reconstruction. He is an avid golfer.
Licensure in California, Arizona and Nevada.

"Thank you Dr. Klassen for getting me back to what I love most — running!"

Dr. Klassen took the time to carefully examine my injury and explain the details of it to me. Taking my lifestyle/hobbies into account, he educated me on the treatment options I had and the respective possible outcomes. His explanations were easy to comprehend, which left me feeling confident in my decision to have surgery.

Thank you Dr. Klassen.

Dr. Klassen did the right elbow and right shoulder for me. Before the surgery, I had tremendous pain. Dr Klassen did and awesome job. I would highly recommend him because he is a top notch surgeon. If I ever needed another surgery, I would definitely return to his practice.

Dr Klassen cares deeply about his patients!

He is a very experienced Dr. and spends time discussing the best option for each individual, so he can help them get back to their lifestyles.

OFFICE LOCATIONS

Clinical Care Information

10 Harris Court Building A Suite A2 Monterey, CA 93940

Tel : 831-900-5115

Legal Evaluations Information

7033 N. Fresno Street Suite 201 Fresno, CA 93720

Tel : 559-435-5581     Fax : 559-435-5583

* Services provided throughout California

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