Michele M. Schulz, M.D.

Michele M. Schulz, M.D.


Foot & Ankle Surgery, Hip & Knee Replacement, Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy, and Lower Extremity Fracture Care Specialist

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Dr. Michele Schulz graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology. She earned her medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1993.

Dr. Schulz completed her orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California, Irvine in 1998. Following this, she joined the faculty at the University of California, Irvine to practice orthopedic surgery. Her research interests at the university included the biomechanics of the patellofemoral joint and gender differences in the knee. She has recently returned to her hometown of Fresno to join Sierra Pacific Orthopedics.

She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the California Orthopaedic Association, and the Western Orthopaedic Association. She is board-certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Schulz’s practice is focused on sports-related injuries, knee, and hip joint replacements as well as adult reconstructive surgery.

In addition to her extensive medical commitments, she enjoys tennis, skiing, cycling, running, and cooking.

Dr. Schulz is currently accepting new patients, including industrial medicine/workers’ compensation, at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics' Herndon Campus, located at 1630 East Herndon Avenue, Fresno, California. To contact Dr. Schulz's office, please phone (559) 256-5154.

Education, Training, and Affiliations

  • Medical Degree, University of Southern California
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, University of California, Irvine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Western Orthopaedic Society
  • Member, California Orthopaedic Association
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“Dr. Schulz. You're amazing. I'm glad we can treat these hips with meds and therapy. The older you get, the harder it is to heal. Thank you for taking the time to see me today. I appreciate you.”
– Amber R.
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