Cary M. Tanner, M.D.

Specializing in Disorders of the Elbow, Wrist, and Hand, Including Arthroscopy and Fracture Care
4.95652
Average Rating: 5 (23 reviews)

Cary Tanner was born in Los Angeles and went to high school at Long Beach Poly. Like his father Ray he raced motorcycles professionally.  He currently races vintage flat track motorcycles. He understands what it is like to recover from fractures very, very well.

He completed medical school and orthopedic residency at Stanford University. Beyond this, he has completed three fellowships: an NIH postdoctoral research fellowship and spine surgery fellowship at Stanford, as well as a hand and microvascular surgery fellowship at Duke University.

Dr. Tanner, Dr Johnson and Dr. Majors are the hand surgeons for the Fresno State Bulldogs, The Fresno Pacific Sunbirds, and the Fresno City Rams.  Dr. Tanner personally attends to the Fresno State men’s basketball team. 

Visit Dr. Tanner at the Savemart Center sitting behind the basket on the Fresno State side!

Dr. Tanner, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Majors utilize a team approach to care for a variety of throwing and upper extremity athletic injuries, combining diagnostic imaging, surgical intervention, and outstanding on-site athletic training and physical therapy.

Dr. Tanner is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who also received his certificate of added qualification for hand surgery.

He worked in machine shops from his early teens through medical school. He has nine research publications in national journals and two research awards. He is a faculty member of the University of California San Francisco.

He is married to Regina, an attorney and registered nurse with a master's degree in oncology. He enjoys his machine shop, participating in motorsports, and family activities.

Dr. Tanner's practice addresses conditions that occur from the elbow to the fingertip. Appointments may be scheduled at the Sierra Pacific Orthopedics, 1630 East Herndon Avenue, Fresno, California or by phone at (559) 256-1086.

Education, Training, and Affiliations

  • Medical Degree, Stanford University
  • Residency, Stanford University
  • NIH Fellowship, Oncology Research, Stanford University
  • Fellowship, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Duke University
  • Fellowship, Spine Surgery, Stanford University
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Patient Reviews

"I had reached a point that, at times, I could not use my left thumb because of the pain. Dr. Tanner is not only an incredibly talented surgeon but also takes the time to explain the different surgical options. I chose the procedure he recommended and I could not be happier. It has been 7 months since the surgery and I have almost full use of my thumb back and just occasional minimal pain. And that is only after I've been working all day using my thumb." – Elizabeth L. 
1630 East Herndon, Fresno, CA 93720