CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center

CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center

CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center 332 Santa Fe Drive Suite 110 Encinitas, CA 92024



  • Preoperative Pain Management
  • Knee Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medecine
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery


Welcome to CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center. We established our practice in North San Diego County in 1978. Our mission is to provide you with high quality Orthopaedic care and make every effort to return you to the level of activity that you are accustomed to, and ensure that your visit with us is an extraordinary experience.


We offer specialized orthopedic evaluations, a wide array of diagnostic services on-site such as digital imaging and MRI, physical and occupation therapy, and the opportunity to participate in clinical research trials. 


Our physicians are Board Certified surgeons with expertise in non-operative procedures to ensure that you receive the most appropriate and timely treatment option. CORE staff are committed to helping our patients with every aspect of their healthcare experience. Before each visit, the CORE team is available to assist you with choosing the right specialist, arrange a convenient appointment time, and assist you with insurance and billing matters.


We care for many professional athletes, as well as the local sports community. Our physicians participate in the internship program provided by the local high schools. As the team physician for La Costa Canyon High School, Carlsbad High School and California State University, San Marcos, we are devoted to the health of our community.


Our Providers

You can count on our team of experts to evaluate your condition and develop a comprehensive plan for recovery. We offer non-operative treatment as well as surgical options based on an in-depth evaluation of your condition.


Keenan S. Carriero, DPM

Robert I. Gelb, MD

Christopher Hajnik, MD

Gregory J. Loren, MD

Michael J. Skyhar, MD

Amy L. Dusenberry, PA-C


Foot/Ankle Encinitas, Ca

Hand/Wrist Encinitas, Ca

Sports Medicine Encinitas, Ca

Joint Reconstruction Encinitas, Ca

Athlete Services Encinitas, Ca

Diagnostic Services Encinitas, Ca

Physical Therapy Encinitas, Ca

Hip Surgeon Encinitas, Ca

Knee Surgeon Encinitas, Ca

Shoulder Surgeon Encinitas, Ca

Foot Surgeon Encinitas, Ca

Ankle Surgeon Encinitas, Ca

Hand Surgeon Encinitas, Ca

Orthopedic Surgeon Encinitas, Ca

Orthopaedic Surgeon Encinitas, Ca