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Sacramento Phone (916) 512-6262
Grass Valley Phone (530) 798-4717
Fax (916) 512-6262

Dr. Rich Tortosa
Board Certified Orthopedic Upper Extremity Specialist


Rich Tortosa, MD

Dr. Rich Tortosa is a fellowship trained board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the upper extremities, specifically the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand and Wrist Fractures
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Sports Medicine
  • Tendonitis

About Dr. Tortosa

Dr. Rich Tortosa is a fellowship trained board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the upper extremities, specifically the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. After graduating from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, he completed his specialty training and fellowship at the University of California – San Francisco. He has serviced the Yuba and Nevada County for over 30 years. Dr. Rich Tortosa has served as clinical faculty at UC Davis for over 23 years.

Dr. Rich Tortosa sees a lot of patients who enjoy Nevada County as part of retirement causing overuse syndrome and other type of injuries while they are enjoying the outdoor activities the region offers.

He treats a variety of conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, hand and wrist fractures, rotator cuff tears, sports medicine and tendonitis.

Dr. Rich Tortosa and his wife have settled into their new community in Grass Valley nicely, due in large part to the amazing people who drew them here in the first place. He enjoys the outdoor lifestyle including hiking, fly fishing and mountain biking.

His hobbies include photography, traveling and out-door activities.

Please see link below for new article in The Union written by Mary Beth TeSelle:

https://www.theunion.com/lifestyles/health/orthopedic-surgeon-drawn-to-nevada-county-by-patients/

Education

  • Undergraduate: University of California, Davis, CA
  • Medical: Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Training

  • Internship: University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Upper Extremity Fellowship: University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • National Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations