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Dr Scott A. Hacker M.D, M.S.

Hospital Affiliation : UCSD, 
Alvarado Hospital

Excellent Match for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
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Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Current Position

Chief of Orthopedics, Alvarado Hospital

Medical Education

Post-Graduate Medical Training
University of California, San Diego Orthopaedic Research Fellowship
Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Vail, Colorado under Drs. Richard Steadman and Dr. Richard Hawkins
Orthopedic Surgery Residency
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Harborview Medical Center
Children’s Hospital
Veteran’s Administration Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Medical Degree
University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Irvine, California
Post Graduate Education
University of California, San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering
Master’s Degree in Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Biomechanics
Thesis on Biomechanical Properties of Meniscal Tissue
University of California, San Diego
Bachelors Degree in Bioengineering, Magna Cum Laude

Awards & Honors

San Diego Magazine Top Doctor 2014
San Diego Magazine Top Doctor 2015
Doctor of Excellence, The Leading Physicians of the World 2016


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American College of Sports Medicine
American Society of Biomechanics
American Society of Mechanical Engineering
California Medical Association
California Orthopedic Association
San Diego County Medical Society
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society-California Psi Founding President

Sub-Specialty Interest

Knee and Shoulder
Sports Medicine
Joint Replacement


Dr. Hacker is a native San Diegan who returned to San Diego in August 2003 to bring world class training and expertise to athletes, individuals and workers in Southwestern California and the United States.

He is board certified and fellowship trained in knee and shoulder surgery in the treatment of sports related injuries.  He has special interest in advanced arthroscopic techniques, the treatment of arthritis and alternatives to joint replacement surgery.

His broad expertise includes arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee and treatment of athletic injuries.  He currently serves as a Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the United States Olympic Team at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.  He was previously affiliated during his fellowship with the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Rockies and the US Olypmic Ski Team and continues to treat professional, college, high school and recreational athletes.

Dr. Hacker has extensive experience in the treatment of industrial injuries of the knee and shoulder as well as other worker’s compensation injuries.

Majoring in Engineering at the University of California San Diego, Dr. Hacker graduated Magna Cum Laude and went on to receive a Regent’s Fellowship to continue his engineering studies at UC San Diego, completing a graduate degree in Bioengineering, specializing in orthopedic biomechanics and properties of the human meniscus and cartilage.  Dr. Hacker participated in extensive orthopedic research including landmark work describing the ability of the medial collateral ligament to heal and the anterior cruicate ligament to require reconstruction under Dr. Savio Woo at UCSD.

After his general surgery and orthopedic surgery training at the University of Washington, Seattle, he was awarded the prestigious orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the internationally famous Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.  In Vail, he trained under Dr. Richard Steadman and Dr. Richard Hawkins in knee and shoulder surgery, working with athletes and dignitaries from around the globe.

Dr. Hacker continues to teach regarding arthroscopic should and knee surgery and serves a clinical instructor to the San Diego Sports Medicine Felllowship program.
He is board certified by the American Board or Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Hacker wants all his patients to know that he and his team is committed to serving them in their orthopedic needs by providing the highest quality of treatment and service.





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