A message from Kip Sharpe:

At 7, I really liked digging and thought I was going to be a ditch digger but that professional goal didn’t last very long. My Mother was an orthopedic surgeon and in Junior High I decided that I too wanted to be a doctor. I thought I’d go into primary care until my third year of medical school when I realized that I wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon, too. I think it was the opportunity to fix things. I love the tools that we get to work with as surgeons and the fact that we get to FIX our patients.
I really enjoy what I do. I like working with my patients. I think my patients see that I care because I spend time to listen to each one of them. I also really enjoy my surgery days, when I get to work with those power tools.
Our division was founded less than a year ago and we named it intentionally because we understand what it means to be ACTIVE. I ride my bike to work regularly. I bike, swim and ski for fun and exercise and take care of athletes from t-ball to professional. My partner and I practice what we preach and we will do what we can to keep our patients active too!


  • Medical School
    • Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • Residency
    • USC-University Hospital
  • Fellowship
    • Institute for Bone & Joint Disorders
  • Undergraduate
    • University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate
    • Westmont College
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