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Dr. Paul Joseph Girard, MD

Dr. Paul Joseph Girard, MD

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    Overview

    Paul Girard, MD, 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.{line break}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.{line break}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.{line break}In 2007, Dr. Girard separated from the Navy and joined UC San Diego Health. 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.{line break}When away from the hospital, Dr. Girard enjoys being with his family, as well as boating and fishing.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Surgeon

    Education & Training

    Naval Med Ctr-San Diego, Orthopedic Surgery; Maricopa Med Ctr, Orthopedic Surgery; Maricopa Med Ctr, General Surgery (Residency)

    Medical Degree - Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL

    Other Degree - Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

    Other Degree - Naval Medical Center, San Diego

    Other Degree - UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego

    Medical Degree - Orthopedic Surgeon

    Medical Degree - Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Medical Conditions Treated

    conditions treated by an Orthopedic Surgeon, like Dr. Paul Girard, may include:

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    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by an Orthopedic Surgeon, like Dr. Paul Girard, may include:

    Orthopedic Consultation, Spinal Cord Surgery, Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Follow Up, Spinal Cord Tumor, Spine Specialist Consultation, Spine Specialist Follow Up, Vertebroplasty, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedic Brace, Spinal Cord Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spinal Cord Reconstructive Surgery, Spinal Cord Second Opinion, Laminectomy, Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery, Hand Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Knee Replacement Surgery, Hip Replacement Surgery, Hip and Knee Surgery Consultation, Hip and Knee Surgery Follow Up, Orthopedic Reconstruction Consultation, Hand and Wrist Reconstruction, Orthopedic Reconstruction Follow Up, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, Cartilage Transplantation, Elbow Replacement Surgery, Osteotomy, Ligament Reconstruction, Orthopedic Trauma Follow Up, Deformity Correction (Post Trauma), Joint Contracture Release, Limb Reconstruction, Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Surgery, Spine Immobilization, Allograft Reconstruction, Nail Cement Spacer Reconstruction, Prosthetics, Osteotomy, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Fingers Reconstruction, Reverse Shoulder Replacement, Spinal Infusions, Kyphoplasty, Partial Knee Replacement, Casting and Splinting, Revisional Hip Replacement Surgery, Revisional Knee Replacement Surgery, Limb Lengthening and Realignment, Spinal Cord Surgery Consultation, Orthopedic Second Opinion, Independent Medical Exam (Orthopedic), Orthopedic Consultation (Spine), Orthopedic Follow Up (Spine), Diskectomy / Discectomy, Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation Consultation, Arthrodesis, Arthropathy, Orthopedic Consultation (Ankle), Orthopedic Follow Up (Ankle), Ankle Second Opinion, Knee arthroscopy, Hip arthroscopy, Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery Consultation, Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery Follow up and Viscosupplementation

    For detailed information, please contact Dr. Girard's office.

    Insurances

    Please contact Dr. Girard's office to confirm accepted insurance plans.

    Locations

    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Paul Girard accepting new patients?

    Yes, Paul Girard is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Paul Girard offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Girard's office at (858) 657-7000 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Paul Girard offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Girard's office at (858) 657-7000 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Paul Girard speak?

    Paul Girard speaks English.

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