Michael S. Nuzzo, M.D.

Michael S. Nuzzo, M.D.


Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee, Hip, and Ankle Arthroscopy Specialist and Shoulder Replacement Specialist

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Dr. Nuzzo is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and specializes in sports medicine. He is one of a few select doctors in the region who received additional fellowship training in sports medicine. His practice encompasses athletes at all levels of accomplishment and all stages of life. He specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to treat injuries of the hip, shoulder, knee, and ankle.
Dr. Nuzzo specializes in Hip Arthroscopy and performs hip preservation surgeries to treat hip related disorders. He treats hip pain caused by femoral acetabular impingement or FAI, hip labrum tears, damaged cartilage, tendon tears, and chronic bursitis. He also performs hip labrum reconstruction for non-repairable labrum tears and Total Hip Replacements using computer aided navigation.

In the shoulder, Dr. Nuzzo treats rotator cuff tears, labrum tears, shoulder instability, fractures, and also performs shoulder replacements, including reverse shoulder replacement. He also performs superior capsular reconstructions of the shoulder (ASCR), a newly developed procedure for chronic rotator cuff tears.
In the knee, Dr. Nuzzo treats ACL, PCL and other ligament injuries, meniscus tears, knee fractures, and performs cartilage restoration procedures to include cartilage cell implantations, and osteochondral allograft implantations for damaged cartilage.
In the foot and ankle, Dr. Nuzzo performs ankle arthroscopy to treat damaged cartilage, ligament reconstructions for instability, and fractures of the foot and ankle.
Sports team coverage has been an important part of his career. He presently serves as the head team physician at Fresno Pacific University and is an assistant team physician at Fresno State University.

Dr. Nuzzo received his master’s degree from Georgetown University and a medical degree from Rutgers University Medical School. He completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at Texas Tech University and William Beaumont Army Medical Center and completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine, and Shoulder Surgery at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Dr. Nuzzo was appointed Chief of an Orthopedic Surgery department. While deployed in Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, he served as the Orthopedic Trauma Consultant for Iraq Joint Operations and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

Dr. Nuzzo currently serves as the Chief of Staff at Fresno Surgical Hospital. He gives frequent lectures on the local and national level on Sports Medicine topics and has published multiple articles in Sports Medicine Journals.

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Dr. Nuzzo is available to see patients at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics' Herndon Campus. Please call (559) 256-5200 for an appointment.

Education, Training, and Affiliations

Sports Medicine, Shoulder, and Elbow Surgery, Congress Medical Associates and Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA

Orthopedic Surgery, Texas Tech University/William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX

Rutgers School of Medicine, New Brunswick, NJ
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF Fresno)
Head Team Physician Fresno Pacific University

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
Arthroscopy Association of North America

“I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you again for the wonderful care Dr. Nuzzo has given me. This weekend I did my first trail run in over two years and it felt amazing!!!  Even on the uneven and technical terrain, my knee felt totally stable. Other than a little post run soreness, it felt great! Thank you!! I even went for a 30 mile bike ride after. I also want to let you know what a blessing it has been to have such a caring, thorough and gifted doctor. Not all physicians take the time or show the compassion that Dr. Nuzzo does and I wanted you to let him know it is so appreciated. Thanks for giving me back what I love to do. See you at the next triathlon!”
– Kelly
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