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Richard Dauphiné, MD, FACS

Richard Dauphiné, MD, FACS, is the medical director of the Monterey Sports Medicine Center and a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with 30 years of active surgical experience on the Monterey Peninsula.

Dr. Dauphiné received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his medical degree from Georgetown University. He served his surgical internship at Boston City Hospital and completed four years of orthopedic surgery specialty training at the Mayo Clinic. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopic Association of North America.

With more than 7,000 video-documented operative arthroscopies of the knee and shoulder,Dr. Dauphiné’s experience and surgical expertise are unparalleled on the Central Coast.

Actively involved in medical education, Dr. Dauphiné is an Associate Professor of the University of California, San Francisco Medical School and has been a preceptor for the University of California, Davis Medical School Allied Health Professions Section. He is currently a Clinical Investigator for Conformis, studying long term results of their partial knee replacements.

Curriculum Vitae

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons California
Physician and Surgeon
California Qualified Medical Evaluator
Radiographic and Fluoroscopic Supervisor
Over 6900 Video Documented Arthroscopic cases
Certified in Hyperbaric Medicine and Would Care, 2015
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Orthopedics, 1969-75
Boston City Hospital Internship, III Surgical, 1968-69
Georgetown University Medical School, MD, 1968
Yale University, Bachelor of Science, 1964


Associate Clinical Professor, U.C. San Francisco Medical School, 1985 – present
Preceptor, UC Davis Medical Center (past)
Family Practice Teaching Certificate, 2005-present
Active Staff, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, 1976-present
Active Staff, Board of Directors, Monterey Peninsula Surgery Center, 1990-present
Director, Center for the Knee and Shoulder, Monterey, California
Director, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center, Monterey, California
Courtesy Staff, Natividad Medical Center, Salinas, California, 1975-2006
Chief, Orthopedic Surgery, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, 1991-1995
Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Natividad Medical Center, Salinas, California, 1975-77
Chairman, Orthopedic Implant Study Task Force, 1994-1995
Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, 1976-1985
Chairman, Physical Therapy Committee, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, 1981
Consultant, Orthopedics and Knee Surgery, Southern Pacific Railroad and California Dept. Of Corrections
Consultant, California Children’s Services (CCS), 1979
Medical Advisor, American Athletic Trainers Association Certification
California ROP Teaching Credential: Sports Injury and Fitness Technology, 1985
Former Consultant, Orthopedics, Salinas Spurs professional baseball team
Former Team Physician, Monterey Peninsula College and Robert Louis Stevenson School Medical Advisor, Visiting Nurses Association


Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Surgeons; International College of Surgeons (past)
Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, London 2015
Arthroscopy Association of North America
International Arthroscopy Association
International Cartilage Repair Society
American College of Sports Medicine (past)
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society (past)
Bay Area Knee Society, San Francisco
Mayo, Yale and Georgetown Alumni Associations


Lt. Commander, Orthopedic Surgeon, US Navy Medical Corps, 1970-1972, Honorable Discharge


Rotary Club of Monterey
Board of Directors, Hospice of Monterey Peninsula, 1979-1985
Board of Directors, Friends of Hopkins Marine Station (Stanford), 1989
Business Sponsor, Monterey Bay Aquarium, 1984-present


Ten-Year Medical Service Award, California Interscholastic Federation, Central Coast Section. Included in the 2006 Edition of the “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons”.
Named Best Sports Medicine Doctor in Monterey County by the Coast Weekly Readers’ Poll.
Invited guest speaker, Japanese Society for Joint Arthroplasty 40th Annual Meeting, Okinawa 2010.


Teaching Knee and Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Restoration and Replacement Surgery, Athletic Injury, Rehabilitation, Scuba Diving Medicine and Wound Care.

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At the Center for the Knee and Shoulder, Dr. Richard Dauphiné offers the Central Coast’s widest range of personalized surgical solutionsfor the knee and shoulder.