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Michael Esposito, M.D.

Worker's Compensation 

Orthopedic Surgeon

Comprehensive Medical Treatment

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Esposito has been practicing in the Los Angeles/Orange County area as an orthopaedic surgeon since 1982, with offices located in Northern California as well. He has recently opened practices in the San Diego/Temecula Valley areas, providing continued excellent medical care to his patient's up and down the California coast. Dr. Esposito specializes in orthopaedic surgery with emphasis on shoulders, knees, elbows and low backs. Dr. Esposito also has a Fluoroscopy license and routinely performs Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections (L-ESIs). He accepts workers compensation and private insurance as well as personal injury liens.



University of California, IrvineCalifornia B.S. 1975 
University of California, IrvineCalifornia M.D. 1979 


St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach California 1979 
(Internal Medicine) 


Harbor General Hospital/UCLA Medical Center 1980-1981
(General Surgery) 
Los Angeles County USC Medical Center 1982-1986
(Orthopedic Surgery) 
Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital 1986-1987
(Spine Fellowship) 

Hospital Appointments: 

Santa Ana Outpatient Surgery Center, California

Alliance Surgery Center Bakersfield, California

Forest Surgery Center Santa Clara, California

Star Point Health Irvine, California

Tri-City Regional Medical Center Hawaiian Gardens, California

Silverlake Hospital, California

Workers' Compensation Specialist Since 1987 



"Electron Microscopic Surface Topographic Changes of Articular Cartilage after Continuous Passive Motion": Poster exhibit, Orthopedic Research Society February, 1984 

"Electrophysiologic Habituation of Auditory Cortex in Cats": Journal of Psychobiology 1984 


"Patella Fractures": Case presentations and literature review, LAC-USC Medical Center, Moderator - Dr. Tillman Moore, June, 1984 

"Current Concepts of Fracture Healing": HastingsBuilding, LAC-USC Medical Center, Moderator - Dr. Augusto Sarmiento, March, 1985 

"Children's Elbow Injuries": Case presentation, LAC-USC Medical Center, Moderator - Dr. Donald Weiss, July, 1985 

"Spinal Fusions: Anterior and Posterior Spine Fusions, Indications and Methodology": Rancho Los Amigos Spinal Injury Service, August, 1984 

Continued Medical Education: (past 5 years) 

Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine, A Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Review: 

Reconstructive Surgery and Trauma of the Upper and Lower Limb, Maui, Wailea, Hawaii January 2005

"Disability Evaluation Report Writing in the State of California Workers' Compensation System" Seminar, DWC-Medica1 Unit Providers Nos: 3 & 830, Irvine, CA January 2005 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 20th Annual Comprehensive Review Course for Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chicago, IL May 2004 

Masteries Series: Techniques in Arthritis Surgery, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Inglewood, CA April- May 2004 
North American Spine Society, 18th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA October 2003 Disability Evaluation Report Writing Class, Livingstone-Lopez Consulting, Carlsbad, CA August 2003 

North American Spine Society, 17th Annual Meeting, Palais de Congres de Montreal, October - November 2002 

Advanced Spine Preceptorship, Sulzer Spine-Tech Center, St. John's Health Center, Santa Monica, CA February 2002 

AmericanAcademy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 68th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA February / March 2001 

Shoulder Surgery Controversies 2000, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills, CA October 2000 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 16th Annual Comprehensive Review Course for Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chicago, IL April- May 2000 

Phone: (619) 293-3994

Fax: (619) 260-1048

Main Office: 

3200 Fourth Avenue, Suite 100

San Diego, CA 92103

365 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Suite 103

San Marcos, CA 92078

25495 Medical Ct. Drive, 

Suite 303

Murrieta, CA 92562

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