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Dr. Steven Meier

Whether working with recreational athletes, injured workers, or any other individuals, Steven W. Meier, MD provides each patient with the quality of care given to professional athletes.

Dr. Meier utilizes multiple therapeutic techniques which may include an exercise program, rehabilitation, or minimally invasive surgery. When surgery is necessary, the most current and leading-edge technologies are employed, which typically result in less postoperative pain and faster recovery.

Teaching and research are essential for staying at the forefront of this evolving medical specialty. Dr. Meier regularly presents his original research, performs surgery internationally, and teaches advanced arthroscopic procedures to surgeons all over the world in countries such as Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa as well as within the United States. He has also published numerous articles in specialty textbooks and peer-reviewed journals.

Since Dr. Meier is known to be a leading surgeon within his specialty, patients with difficult and complex joint disorders often seek him out, including those who have had surgery elsewhere with unsatisfactory results. As a consequence, patients often travel from out-of-state and overseas to receive the care of Dr. Meier.

Dr. Meier has, with experience, refined how to individualize and streamline the practice of medicine to meet the demands of high-performance individuals while providing the same level of progressive treatment to athletes and non-athletes alike.

Educational Background


Elmhurst College,Elmhurst, Illinois, September 1985 – June 1989
Major: Biology, Degree: Bachelor of Science
Teaching Assistant and Laboratory Coordinator, Elmhurst College Biology Department, 1988-1989


Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Maywood, Illinois, August 1989 – June 1993
Degree: Doctor of Medicine


Northwestern University School of Medicine, General Surgery
Chicago, Illinois, June 1993 – June 1994


Northwestern University School of Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery
Chicago, Illinois, June 1994 – July 1998


University of California San Diego, and Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Sports Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder, Hip, and Knee
San Diego, California, August 1998 – July 1999

Professional and Academic Appointments

  • Director of the Center for Progressive Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery. June 1, 2006 – present
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California
  • Irvine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Irvine, California, August 22, 2006 – present
  • Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Medical Director, Sports Medicine
  • Orange, California, June 1, 2006 – present
  • The Center for Advanced Sports Medicine, Knee and Shoulder
  • Summit, New Jersey, November 2001-April 2006
  • Private Practice, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Northbrook, Illinois, October1999-October 2001
  • Orthopedic Consultant for Lake County Health Department
  • Waukegan, Illinois, November 1999-October 2001
  • Orthopedic surgeon at St. Jude Hospital
  • St. Lucia, West Indies, August 1999
  • Clinical Instructor, University of California San Diego Medical School
  • San Diego, California, August 1998-July 1999

Dr. Meier in the Media

Dr. Meier was recently featured in a USA Today article about NASCAR driver Tony Stewart’s leg injury, offering his expert opinion about what treatment Stewart would need and what the recovery would be like. USA Today interviewed Dr. Meier about this notable sports injury because of his expertise in sports medicine. View the article at usatoday.com

In 2017, Dr. Meier was named a SuperDoctor by Los Angeles Magazine for the 10th consecutive year. He received this award for consistently performing the most cutting-edge orthopedic procedures, conducting extensive research in new and innovative treatment options, and providing the best and most personalized patient care. View the article at superdoctors.com.

Dr. Meier was even featured in Sports Illustrated!

Press Releases

Locations for Medical Evaluations: Beverly Hills – Downey – Lakewood – Granada Hills – Hawthorne – Van Nuys – Los Angeles – Huntington Park – Monterey Park – San Pedro – Garden Grove – Oxnard – Panorama City

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