Connor J. Telles, M.D.

Spine Surgeon & Upper and Lower Extremity Fracture Care Specialist
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Verified Patient Rating: 4.91 (33 patient reviews and ratings)
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Connor Telles, M.D., is a Fresno native who is thrilled to be practicing in the Central Valley. Son of local cardiologist Dr. John Telles, Dr. Connor Telles is a board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon.  

After graduating from San Joaquin Memorial High School, Dr. Telles attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. While at Dartmouth, Dr. Telles rowed on the crew team and studied abroad in Puebla, Mexico. In 2001, Dr. Telles graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He then completed both his medical school training and orthopaedic surgery residency at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2012, Dr. Telles completed a spine surgery fellowship at Stanford University and St. Mary’s Spine Center in San Francisco.

In his free time, Dr. Telles enjoys mountain and road biking, water and snow skiing, hunting and fishing, playing tennis, and exploring the Sierras. His wife Kristin is a teacher. Together, they have two young children and a beloved Labrador Retriever.

Dr. Telles’ practice at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics includes adolescent and adult cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery and general orthopaedic trauma and fracture care. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Telles at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics' Spruce Campus, please contact his office at (559) 256-5393.

Education, Training, & Affiliations

  • Undergraduate Degree, Engineering, Dartmouth College
  • Medical Degree, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Internship, General Surgery, Yale Department of General Surgery
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Yale Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Stanford University St. Mary’s Spine Center Combined Spine Surgery Fellowship
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • Fresno-Madera Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • North American Spine Society
  • AO Spine North America

Patient Reviews

"I am a 72 year old male and in August 2016, five weeks after a Four-Level Fusion, I was without back pain and walking more than a half mile. Pain pills were reduced significantly and used only for continued healing pain, stiffness, and arthritis. Once I passed the three and a half week mark following surgery, my recovery made a major turn. There is no doubt that Dr. Connor Telles has a God-given gift, and I highly recommend him for anyone who lives with back pain with the only alternative of surgery. With the skilled craft of Dr. Telles, extremely knowledgeable PA, Natalie Johnson, and efficient staff, there is HOPE, especially if your are apprehensive in moving forward with surgery." - R. Adolph
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1630 East Herndon, Fresno, CA 93720