Alan M. Hirahara
Alan M. Hirahara, MD, FRCSC, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic shoulder surgery and sports medicine. He runs a busy private practice in Sacramento, California. He speaks and teaches nationally and internationally, and does research and publishes on arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, orthobiologics, and the use of ultrasound. He is board certified in both orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine in both the United States and Canada. He is the medical director and team physician for California State University, Sacramento Athletics; and head team physician for the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Affiliate, San Francisco Giants). He has been the team physician for the NCAA championships and Olympic Trials in Sacramento since 2001. He did his fellowship training in orthopaedic sports medicine at the University of Toronto under Dr. Anthony Miniaci. He completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery in French at l'Université de Montréal. He attended medical school at UCSF and completed his BS in Kinesiology at UCLA with College Honors, Departmental Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated Magna Cum Laude.