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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

David Kruse, MD

Specialty
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
Additional Language Spoken
English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Hoag Affiliated Physicians
  • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Address
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute - Irvine
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue
Suite 511
Irvine, CA 92618
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute - Irvine
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue
Suite 511
Irvine, CA 92618
Get Directions
Phone
(714) 634-4567
Fax
(714) 634-4569

Secondary Office

Address
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute - Orange
280 South Main Street
Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
Phone
(714) 634-4567
Fax
(714) 634-4569

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine
    Secondary Specialties
    • Family Medicine
      (Board Certified)
    Areas of Interest

    Non operative orthopaedics
    Non operative sports medicine
    Concussion care

  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Dr. Kruse holds two board certifications, sports medicine and family medicine, and practices as a Primary Care Sports Medicine specialist. Dr. Kruse’s clinical expertise includes non-operative orthopedics and sports medicine, general musculoskeletal care, sports concussion, general medical needs of the athlete, and musculoskeletal procedures including joint and tissue injections. Dr. Kruse also has special insight into the care of the injured gymnast or dancer.
    Dr. Kruse grew up in Florida but followed his personal sports aspirations to the University of California, Berkeley, via a full athletic scholarship for gymnastics. While competing for Berkeley, he was a 3-time captain, 6-time All-American, UC Berkeley Male Student-Athlete of the Year, Pac 10 Medal Recipient, and won an NCAA Team Championship. He continued his gymnastics career after college, competing full-time internationally as a 4-time member of the USA Gymnastics Senior National Team.
    After retiring from gymnastics, Dr. Kruse attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego and thereafter completed a residency in family medicine at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Following residency, Dr. Kruse completed fellowship training in sports medicine at the University of Notre Dame.
    Before joining the Orthopaedic Specialty Institute, Dr. Kruse practiced for 4 years at the University of California Irvine as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Family Medicine. He maintains a Volunteer Faculty position with UC Irvine in order to continue his active sports medicine teaching for medical students and residents. Dr. Kruse also serves as a resource for the community and provides many local lectures to various schools and community groups on a wide range of sports medicine topics. He also has multiple peer-reviewed journal and textbook publications on a wide range of sports medicine topics.
    Dr. Kruse currently serves as USA Gymnastics Men’s National Team Physician and as a Team Physician for the FAST swim club. He is also a Team Physician for the University of California Irvine and Godinez Fundamental High School, and assists with coverage for Crean Lutheran High School. In addition, Dr. Kruse helps with medical coverage for USA Water Polo both locally and internationally and provides sports concussion consultation and care for Servite High School, Santa Ana College, Santiago Canyon College, Corona Del Mar High School, and the Orange County Department of Education.
    Dr. Kruse is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He currently chairs multiple committees with the AMSSM and is part of the Program Planning Committee for the 2012 AMSSM Annual Meeting in Atlanta this year.
    Dr. Kruse’s outside interests include spending time with his wife Mindi and their two children, Alex and Lyla. He also enjoys yoga, surfing, playing guitar, and catching up on all sports by watching SportsCenter.
    Please visit www.krusesportsmd.com to find out more about David W. Kruse , M.D.