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Physicians/Surgeons with RMM Orthopaedics: Tal S David, MD

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Drs. Robert M. Maywood are Orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists in San Diego, Temecula and Chula Vista. The Drs. are Qualified Medical Examiners for the State of California.
Tal S. David, M.D.

Dr. Tal S. David , MD  - RMM Orthopaedics
Tal S. David, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic and sports medicine surgery. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and completed an orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. David is subspecialty certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and has served on the medical staff of various professional sports teams including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Angels, and Anaheim Mighty Ducks. He is presently on the medical staff of the San Diego Chargers and an orthopedic consultant for the PGA and AVP Tours.

Dr. David is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopic Association of North America, and the NFL Team Physicians' Society. He serves on the Board of Editors of the peer-reviewed scientific journal, ORTHOPEDICS and is a member of the Scientific and Medical Committee of the Arthritis Foundation, San Diego Chapter. Dr. David has had the distinction of being voted "Top Doctor" in the field of orthopedic surgery by his peers in San Diego Magazine. He has authored the textbook "Arthroscopic Techniques of the Shoulder" and is editor of the Visual Arthroscopy Series on arthroscopic surgery. He has published extensively on topics related to orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and sports injuries.


  • Shoulder, Elbow, Knee


  • Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Knee Reconstruction

Type of practice

  • Orthopaedic Group

Scope of practice

  • Specialist within orthopaedic surgery


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002
  • Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine, 2007


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA Orthopedic Surgery
LSU Medical Center Hospitals and Clinics, New Orleans, LA Orthopedic Surgery
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA Sports Medicine Surgery


  • Scripps Memorial Hospital | La Jolla, CA
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital | San Diego, CA
  • UCSD Thornton Hospital | La Jolla, CA
Surgical Center
  • La Jolla Outpatient Surgery Center | La Jolla, CA
  • Oasis/SCA Surgery Center | San Diego, CA
  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery | University of California, San Diego


State Society Memberships
  • California Orthopaedic Association
Regional Memberships
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
Specialty Society Memberships
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
Additional Society Memberships
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

  • Society for Golf Medicine and Performance

  • Arthritis Foundation, San Diego Chapter

  • NFL Team Physician Society


SAN DIEGO magazine "Top Doctor" Award - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

ORTHOPEDICS journal-North American Board of Editors



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