The Servite sports medicine team works with the Orthopaedic Specialty Institute (OSI) in Orange, CA. Our team doctors are present at every football game as well as other events throughout the year, including but not limited to spring physicals.
Michael F Shepard, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Shepard is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who is subspecialty trained in sports medicine. Dr. Shepard's clinical expertise includes elbow and shoulder injuries of the overhead athlete, elbow arthroscopy, and complex knee reconstruction. Dr. Shepard is team physician and a clinical professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California Irvine. Dr. Shepard is also a team physician for Chapman University and Santa Ana Junior College. Mike devotes Friday nights to multiple local high school football games and treats high school athletes throughout Southern California.
Dr. Shepard grew up in Tustin and attended Foothill High School. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from UC Davis with a degree in Biochemistry and was also captain of the football team. He was an All American, and the recipient of the Woody Hayes Award as the nation's top Division II scholar athlete. Dr. Shepard graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine with AOA honors. He earned the McGraw Hill Scholarship as the top medical student in the basic science years. Dr. Shepard completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA and completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Basic Science Research at UCLA. Dr Shepard completed a second fellowship in sports medicine with world renowned Orthopaedic surgeons James R Andrews, M.D. and William Clancy, M.D. at the American Sports Medicine Institute.
Dr. Shepard has contributed significantly to the research of sports medicine. He has presented his research at numerous national and international scientific meetings. He has been the lead author on numerous publications regarding such topics as the generation of labral lesions in the thrower's shoulder, elbow biomechanics, the diagnosis of meniscal injuries, the forces seen in ACL grafts, and the reconstruction of the posterolateral ligamentous complex of the knee. In 2004, Dr. Shepard's poster presentation on SLAP tears in the shoulder was voted the most outstanding presentation at the annual meeting of the AOSSM, â sports medicine society. In 2000, he received the Hip Society's Frank Stinchfield Award for outstanding contribution to Orthopaedic research.
Dr. Shepard is a board certified member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He lectures and teaches about the special needs and care of athletes to Orthopaedic surgical residents, surgeons, therapists, and athletic trainers.
Dr. Shepard's outside interests include spending time with his wife Colleen and their four children, Molly, Katie, Erin, and Delaney. If there is any free time, he enjoys all sports, fly-fishing, paddling, photography, travel, and maintaining his reef aquarium.
Dr. Shepard and his family have a special devotion to Mary and is very proud to serve to the Servant Friars of Mary and the Men of Servite High School
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute
Dr. Michael Shepard
280 S. Main St. Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
Benjamin D. Rubin, M.D., M.S. Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Rubin is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He specializes in Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Shoulder and Knee Surgery. He is a founding member of the Orthopaedic Specialty Institute and Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.
Dr. Rubin is the founder of the Sports Medicine Committee of United States Diving, and served as the committee chairman and national team physician for U.S. Diving from 1982-2003, and as team physician for the Olympic Games in 1984, 1988 and 1992. Dr. Rubin was a U.S. team physician for the Maccabiah Games in Israel in 1985. During the past 30 years he has participated as the team physician for a number of local high schools and universities, and continues to be the team physician for Servite High School and a number of local and regional swimming and diving clubs.
Dr. Rubin was raised in the Bronx, N.Y., and received his Bachelor of Science degree at Cornell University where he was on the Dean's List, and his Masters of Science in Anatomy at Jefferson Medical College before attending the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he was awarded the prize for Excellence in Surgery. He interned at the University of Texas at Houston, and completed his Orthopedic Residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. His Sports Medicine Fellowships were performed at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston where he worked with the Boston Red Sox and the Harvard athletic teams, and also at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles.
Dr. Rubin feels strongly about giving back to his community and his medical specialty. He has contributed to the field of Sports Medicine by doing clinical research and publishing numerous articles and book chapters and is a frequent lecturer and instructor at local, national and international meetings. He has lectured extensively on the evaluation of shoulder mechanics, physical examination and rehabilitation, and the biomechanics of injuries in swimming and diving in the United States, Europe and South America. He is a Master Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, teaching surgical skills courses to orthopaedic surgeons from the U.S. and abroad, has been Chairman of the Ethics and Standards Committee, and serves on the Orthopaedic Learning Center committee of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Dr. Rubin is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Olympic Sports Medicine Society, the Western Orthopaedic Association, the California Medical Association, and the Orange County Medical Association.
Dr. Rubin enjoys spending time with his wife Judy, his daughter Alyson and son in law Brian and their son Cameron, and his Rhodesian Ridgeback, Jasper.
He also enjoys traveling, photography, jogging and working out.