John A. Schlechter, DOSurgery, Orthopedic
CHOC Sports Medicine Program
Dr. Schlechter is a board certified fellowship trained Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopy for children and adolescents.
Dr. Schlechter received his Bachelor of Science degree at Arizona State University, before attending the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology. Upon graduation he served as Chief Intern at Peninsula Hospital Center, part of the North Shore University Health System in New York. Dr Schlechter completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, here in Southern California, where he is currently the Director of Orthopedic Education and Research and Assistant Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program director. He completed a Pediatric Orthopedic and Scoliosis fellowship at Children’s Hospital San Diego as well as a post-fellowship preceptorship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the Orthopedic Specialty Institute in Orange, CA. He has authored numerous book chapters and articles in peer reviewed Orthopaedic journals. He is an active part of the clinical faculty for the Western University of Health Sciences. He serves as team physician for several local high schools. He has participated in several orthopedic mission trips to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and remains interested in international orthopedics. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America as well as the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
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