Steven T. Thaxter, M.D.

Elbow, Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hip & Knee Replacement, and Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Dr. Thaxter graduated from University of California, Berkeley, in 1985 with a B.A. degree in biophysics. He earned his M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1989.

Dr. Thaxter completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California at Davis in 1994. He has been board-certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1997.

Dr. Thaxter specializes in arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgeries of the hip and elbow, sports medicine, joint reconstruction of the hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow, and regenerative medicine. He is also a consulting physician for several athletic teams, including Fresno State, Reedley College, and many local high schools.

A native of Fresno, Dr. Thaxter’s interests include spending time with family, playing tennis, traveling, and listening to music.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Thaxter at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics, please call (559) 446-0777.

  • Education, Training and Affiliations

  • Medical Degree, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California at Davis
  • Member, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, California Medical Association
  • Member, Fresno-Madera Medical Society
  • Member, Lipscomb Orthopaedic Society
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Patient Reviews

“I didn't actually see Dr. Thaxter. I was seen by his PA-C Long Her. My experience was really uneventful because everything went so well. I never had to wait an unreasonable amount of time at any point of my 4 visits for knee injections. Everyone was friendly, personable and truly seemed to enjoy their particular job. Long Her was very professional and gave me complete confidence in his knowledge and treatment. I couldn't have been more satisfied.”
– Mike R.
1630 East Herndon, Fresno, CA 93720