Dr. Erik Stark

Dr. Erik Stark is Board Certified in Orthopaedics and has an additional Board Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He chose orthopaedic surgery as a career because of his interest in mechanics and fascination with physical science. Athletic endeavors played a vital role as well. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse and performed his internship at the University of North Carolina Hospital. After completing an orthopaedic surgical residency at Boston University Medical Center, he received an additional year of training at the San Diego Knee and Sports Medicine Research Fellowship. Here Dr. Stark was exposed to the full spectrum of cutting-edge techniques in the diagnosis and management of injuries of the shoulder and knee.

Dr. Stark has won many awards and honors, including the Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Resident Achievement Award. He participated in the American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program and has worked with the faculty at UCSD School of Medicine, training residents in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Stark is a faculty member at the San Diego Shoulder Institute and teaches advanced shoulder surgical techniques to doctors from around the world. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and other professional organizations.

Dr. Stark has served as team physician for local high schools and colleges.  He is the team physician for Mira Costa College, locally in Oceanside and Encinitas.

Dr. Stark has particular interest in martial arts. He has been practicing Brazilian Jui-Jitsu for the past decade and has been the team doctor for numerous grappling tournaments.

Dr. Stark lives in Cardiff by the Sea with his wife and two children. In addition to Jui Jitsu he enjoys snowboarding, weight-lifting and traveling with his family.

Orthopaedic Specialists of North County (OSNC) was founded in Oceanside in 1965 and incorporated in 1973. Over the years, we have treated multiple generations of families, including parents, grandparents and great-grandparents for their orthopaedic injuries and ailments.