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Meet the Doctor


Dr. Petrie is a native of Cape Town in the Republic of South Africa. His family includes three generations of physicians: his grandfather, both parents and Dr. Petrie. His family moved to the United States when he was a toddler and he grew up in Rochester, Minnesota in the shadow of the Mayo Clinic. As a child, he would accompany his father during school holidays on rounds at the Mayo Clinic, and this early exposure set the tone for his adult career.

Dr. Petrie double majored in Biology and Economics from UC Berkeley and attended Mayo Medical School and did his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He completed his Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, where he took care of the University Pittsburgh Sports Team and had exposure to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

As for his specialty in sports-related knee and shoulder injuries, he says, “I liked sports and ended up in doctors’ offices because of them. What is gratifying is to return someone to their life’s passion by fixing what is wrong. That, to me, is why I’m here.” Currently, Dr. Petrie is one of the medical team physicians for the LA Chargers.

Dr. Petrie lives in Irvine. He enjoys cycling, scuba diving and surfing.

Specialties & Procedures

  • ACL and Ligament Reconstruction of the Knee
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Fixation of the Shoulder
  • Fracture Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder
  • Knee Arthroscopy Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Repair Bicep Tendon Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair (arthroscopic)
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy Surgery
  • Shoulder Bankart Repair (arthroscopic and open)
  • Shoulder Capsule Repair Surgery
  • Shoulder Joint Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Latarjet
  • Shoulder Replacement including Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacements
  • Sports Medicine
  • Support Implant Removal
  • Trauma & Fracture Care

Medical Education:

Mayo Medical School, Minnesota : 1993


Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Minnesota : 1994


Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Minnesota : 1998


University of Pittsburgh Shoulder and Knee Sports Medicine Fellowship : 1999

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (2001)
  • Sports Medicine Subspecialty Board Certification

In Practice Since:1999


  • Recipient of Wyatt-Ayherst resident reporter program grant to the 1998 AAOS annual meeting (1998)
  • High honors in biology, University of California at Berkeley (1988)
  • Commencement speaker biology graduation, University of California at Berkeley (1988)


  • Orange County Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine