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CARLSBAD, CA, June 15, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Erik S. Stark, MD, has been recognized as a 2022 Castle Connolly Top Doctor — the fifth consecutive year he has received the Top Doctor honor. Only about 7 percent of the nation's licensed physicians are selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctors in their regions for their specialties.
Dr. Stark is an orthopedic surgeon with a sports medicine focus. He has special expertise in evaluating and repairing injuries of the knee, including torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs); shoulder, including torn rotator cuffs; cartilage; and Achilles tendon.
He sees patients ages 14 and older at Orthopaedic Specialists of North County, and can be reached at erikstarkmd.com.
Particularly skilled at performing (minimally invasive) arthroscopic procedures, Dr. Stark uses the most advanced tools and technologies. He also stays abreast of the latest advances in the always-growing fields of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.
"As an athlete myself, my goal is always to get patients back to the sports and activities they love — whether that's a 65-year-old pickleball player, a 20-year-old runner, or someone who likes to work in the yard or who has a physical job," he says. "I always do my best to get people back out there."
Dr. Stark is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, with subspecialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine.
A longtime member of the San Diego Shoulder Institute, Dr. Stark teaches annual courses that show physicians from around the world how to perform sophisticated surgical techniques.
Top Doctors are nominated by peer physicians and selected by the physician-led Castle Connolly research team.
"I really appreciate the validation from my peers," says Dr. Stark. "It's great that people recognize my work and how I care for patients."
Dr. Stark earned his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed a four-year orthopedic surgery residency at Boston University Medical Center and a research fellowship at the San Diego Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center.
About Castle Connolly
Castle Connolly publishes its Top Doctors list at castleconnolly.com and in a variety of print and online partner publications. Nominations are open to all board-certified MDs and DOs. The Castle Connolly team chooses honorees based on nominee criteria that includes their medical education, training, hospital appointments, and disciplinary histories.
Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.
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