Mark Schultzel, MD

Medical doctor (MD)
Orthopedic surgery
Upper extremity

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Accepting new patients
Virtual visits available

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  1. United Medical Doctors
    3750 Convoy St
    Suite 201
    San Diego, CA 92111
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About Mark Schultzel, MD

During a childhood trip to a mountainous region of Thailand, my twin brother (also a surgeon here at Sharp) and I visited a Hmong village, where we met children who were suffering from starvation and illness. I felt saddened by their struggles yet inspired by their resilience, and I decided that if I could become a physician, perhaps I could improve the quality of life of these kids and those suffering around me. My patient care philosophy is to treat patients with the compassion and empathy I would give my family and friends, and to employ evidence-based medicine and a team-based approach to cutting-edge surgical care. I had a small-town upbringing, which instilled in me strong family and community values. This, combined with extensive international travel during my growing years, has shaped my character and contributed to my understanding of patients from all walks of life. Being multilingual and understanding others’ cultures has taught me how to better empathize with patients and to create a more trusting doctor-patient relationship. In my spare time, I enjoy playing kendo (Japanese fencing), traveling to far destinations, scuba diving, surfing and spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy medical volunteering.
In practice since:
English, Japanese, Spanish
University of California, San Diego:
 Medical School
University of California, San Diego:
University of Missouri, Kansas City:
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic:
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Insurance plans accepted

Mark Schultzel, MD, accepts 45 health insurance plans.

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66 ratings
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Verified Patient
December 26, 2023


Dr. Schultzel is an incredible communicator, wonderful doctor, amazing person. He takes time to explain in details about your problem. Very professional, caring and humble doctor.
Verified Patient
November 3, 2023


Excellent doctor.
Verified Patient
October 24, 2023


Dr. made me feel very secure about my care and cancer about what we can do and can't do, because of my condition.
Verified Patient
October 17, 2023


Dr. is thorough, caring, kind, considerate and makes it personal.
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