Jaicharan Iyengar, MD is a nationally-recognized specialist in orthopaedic surgery with focus on treatment of the shoulder and elbow. He is the founder of the Stockton Shoulder Institute at Alpine Orthopaedics. He has served as the Head Team Physician to the Stockton Ports baseball team (Oakland A’s Class-A Affiliate) and the University of Pacific Tigers Division I collegiate athletics since 2013. He serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Touro University College of Medicine. He was recognized as a “Top Doctor” in California by the International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He also has earned a “Five-Star” honor rating by HealthGrades.com for his excellence in clinical care.
Clinical & Research Interests
Dr. Iyengar’s clinical focus includes sports medicine/arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, total shoulder replacement, shoulder instability, shoulder/elbow ligament reconstruction, and upper extremity fracture care. He has extensive clinical experience and has performed more than 1,000 successful arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow and knee. Dr. Iyengar has published numerous scientific articles and delivered presentations on rotator cuff repair, reverse shoulder replacement, frozen shoulder, shoulder instability and fractures/trauma of the shoulder and elbow. He has authored book chapters on minimally-invasive rotator cuff repair technique and elbow ulnar collateral ligament (“Tommy John”) surgery. He has a special interest in injury prevention and treatment of the throwing athlete.
Dr. Iyengar grew up in Southern California and graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with B.A. in History. He attended medical school at UC San Francisco and then stayed on at UCSF to complete his residency in orthopaedic surgery. After residency, he pursued additional training in shoulder, elbow and sports medicine surgery at the prestigious Charles S. Neer fellowship at Columbia University in New York. During his fellowship, Dr. Iyengar served as an assistant team physician to the New York Yankees and Columbia Lions Division I football team under his mentors Dr. Christopher Ahmad and Dr. William Levine, respectively.
Dr. Iyengar is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). In 2017 he was inducted as a candidate member of the prestigious American Shoulder & Elbow Society (ASES). He also serves as a scientific reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, the Shoulder & Elbow Section of the Journal of the AAOS and as an editor for UpToDate.Com.
Dr. Iyengar is interested in the global burden of musculoskeletal disease and has volunteered on orthopaedic medical missions in Uganda and South Africa. He is passionate about travel and has visited over 30 countries on 6 continents. He and his wife, a native of Stockton, spend most of their time chasing around their energetic young sons. In his free time, Dr. Iyengar enjoys running, snowboarding, yoga and wine appreciation. His first attempt at wine making, a cabernet sauvignon named Hombro Rojo (“Red Shoulder”) was released in 2018. Despite being a “Northern Californian” since 2003, he remains a die-hard Lakers, Dodgers and UCLA Bruins fan.