Tal S. David MD:

The region’s premier Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine

San Diego-based, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with an additional subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Dr. Tal S. David specializes in arthroscopic and sports medicine surgery.

In addition to his private practice, he is the Head Team Physician for the San Diego Chargers NFL football team and Medical Director for the San Diego Gulls AHL hockey team.



Dr. David Featured in "Biologics: What’s new in Sports & Shoulder" Video

Click here to watch Biologics: What’s new in Sports & Shoulder
By California Orthopaedic Association (COA 2017) Featuring Tal David

Dr David Receives 5th Consecutive "Top Doc" Award

Dr David to Instruct at Arthrex Level III Shoulder Arthroscopy Program

DECEMBER 9, 2017
Naples, FL

This technique-oriented program is designed to expose surgeon attendees to the latest surgical concepts in shoulder reconstruction. Practical hands-on lab and training sessions maximize surgeon exposure to the latest tools and techniques in shoulder surgery.

Dr. Tal David Honored With Vitals Patients’ Choice 5-Year Award

A select few of physicians were honored with the prestigious Vitals Patients’ Choice 5-Year Award, and this year includes Dr. Tal David.

Dr David Named "Top Doctor" for Fourth Consecutive Year


San Diego Magazine Honors "Top Docs"

Tal David, MD on the list for Third Consecutive Year.

AAOS Nominates Dr David to 2016 Team Physician Consensus Conference

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS/Academy) is pleased to nominate Dr. Tal S. David to participate in the 2016 Team Physician Consensus Conference.

Dr. David Receives "Top Doctors" Award from Castle Connolly

Castle Connolly top doctors award


“Awesome! Dr. David is a true professional and does exemplary work….

I would recommend this doctor, staff and the facilities to my family and closest friends, no question…”

Courtney H., San Diego, CA

“If you’re looking for the Best Orthopedic Surgeon in San Diego, Dr. Tal David is the one.”

Mike S., Winchester, CA

“I am a very active athlete and avid surfer and suffer from dislocated shoulders. Dr. David and his staff are very knowledgeable and have wonderful bedside manner. I would highly recommend Dr. David!”

Kara W., San Diego, CA

“I would recommend this doctor and would come back if I needed an orthopedic surgeon again. I live in different state but the distance for service is worth it.”

S. B., Henderson, NV

“Basically, I went with the recommendation that Dr. David was good with shoulders.  He wasn’t good with shoulders; he was freaking awesome!”

Greg L., Huntington Beach, CA

“Dr. David is in a small group but offers exceptional outcomes after surgery. If you are an athlete, go see Dr. David.”

Adam I., San Diego, CA